Category Archives: Media criticism

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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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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Cartoon: Equally Bad!

Please help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! I make a living primarily from lots of people pledging $1, and that’s kind of awesome. Back in August, a racist drove to El Paso, Texas and shot up a … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Token White Male Character

I can only make these cartoons because of my supporters on Patreon! If you can spare it, please join them! A $1 pledge really matters. If you don’t pay attention to online discussions of diversity in media, well then: Good … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Puerto Rico Loop

If you enjoy these comics, please support them on Patreon. A $1 pledge means a lot. The ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico is being mostly ignored by virtually all institutions on the mainland. It’s impossible to imagine that the crisis … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Hiring

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon: Panel 1 The panel shows two white men; one is wearing a turtleneck shirt, the other is wearing a necktie with a sweatervest. Both are balding, but … Continue reading

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