Cartoonists can beat journalists at their own game of first oversimplifying and then exaggerating.
In 1996, Gore Vidal narrated his debacle defending the programs he wrote for the History Channel, which dealt with on the imperial aspects latent in the American presidency, to a panel of corporate media.
“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven!” The words of Wordsworth do not fully fit, because with so much bloodshed, the stench of corpses, and skeletons, dead or a
A righteous wind is sweeping across Europe and corruption is being exposed all over.
Alex on the pathetic handshake between Rabin and Arafat.
Nineteen ninety-three was to be a banner year for Europe. With the opening of the Single Market people would cross frontiers without visas and goods would flow unhindered by tariffs.
Branko Brudar smiles and tells the new war joke, while carefully placing the Turkish coffee pot on the small office hot plate. “Until when will the Serbs and Croats fight?” goes the joke.
The usual regulatory mechanisms of the mainstream U.S. media (aim: exclusion of troubling or potentially disruptive information, narcosis of population) processed the turmoil in the occupied territories and in Israel itself with some initial difficulty.
Alex on Oliver North’s “fascism with a human face” and the mysterious case of Ralph the Lobster.