Category Archives: Media criticism

Cartoon: Only SOME Can Be Objective

Another cartoon drawn by Nadine Scholtes! As well as drawing this cartoon, Nadine made a crucial contribution to the script; she suggested making the final panel a thought balloon, an idea I immediately agreed to. This cartoon was directly inspired … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Media-Man To The Rescue!

If you like these cartoons, consider supporting the Patreon! A $2 pledge makes a big difference. ─── ⋆⋅☆⋅⋆ ── Hi! Sorry for the long pause in cartoons – I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder (I’m right-handed) and could … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Being Foxy About Vaccines

════ ⋆★⋆ ════ This cartoon is a collaboration with Becky Hawkins. ════ ⋆★⋆ ════ Nearly all Fox staffers vaccinated for Covid even as hosts cast doubt on vaccine | Fox News | The Guardian The vast majority of employees at Fox … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Might As Well Face It, We’re Addicted To Fear

If you like these cartoons, you can help me make more by supporting the Patreon. The marketplace is a terrible way to produce news. Because it the end, being the market, it’s not about what viewers need. Or about what … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture: It Won’t Stop! (AKA Being Evenhanded the Mainstream Media Way)

If you like these cartoons, you can support them with a long, complicated ritual that involves watching every episode of Buffy several times (remembering always that a show like Buffy has hundreds of creators, not just the asshole showrunner) followed … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The News Could Not Be Any More Objective

If you like these cartoons, please help us make more! This cartoon was drawn by the one and only Kevin Moore! Hello from the east coast!  When I originally wrote these words (in December 2021), I was in upstate New … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture, Mimi, Jimmy, and Cowards At The University of Tennessee

This story is dispiriting and ugly. (Alternate link). When she was in the ninth grade, Mimi (who is white) sent a friend a three-second video in which Mimi used the N-word. Ms. Groves had originally sent the video, in which … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Looters!

Help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really helps. I usually post my cartoons on Patreon a week or two (or more!) before I post them in public (like on “Alas”). It’s a … Continue reading

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Comedy Is Dead

___________________________________________________________ Help me make more cartoons like this one by supporting my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really helps. ____________________________________________________________ Happy Halloween! I totally swiped the “comedy is sacred” gag from Alexandra Erin. (With her kind permission). The inspiration … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Defending Free Speech

__________________________________________________________ Help me make more cartoons like this one by supporting my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really helps. ____________________________________________________________ I have three complaints about the way mainstream pundits treat the “campus speech” issue. First of all, they vastly … Continue reading

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