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Saturday, March 27, 2010

That damned nostalgia

What's Mallard raving about today?

Network News, Nostalgia.

Mallard just figured out that network news has become irrelevant? I'm used to dealing with a 3 week lag, but a decade-long lag?

8 comments:

Tog said...

Ba-ZING! Take THAT, you...uh...culture!

WV: "shecons." OH TOO EASY

Ducky is Right said...

Reaction boxes needs a 'blank stare' option. This strip produces no reaction with me.

I don't think ducky gets the point of a simile. You can't be nostalgic for something that's still around.

dlauthor said...

Last I checked, network news was still kicking the ass of anything on Fox "News", viewership-wise.

We also already know Tinshley's nostalgic, because everything he longs for is long gone. Reagan, papers that run his strip, the last functioning lobe of his liver ...

Kip W said...

I, uh, hereby acknowledge that there was a 'Mallard Fillmore' comic strip today.

In the time it took to write that, I've already forgotten it.

deepbeep said...

I'm feeling nostalgic... for 5 minutes ago, before I read this worthless cartoon.

FWIW, although they certainly don't have the power they did a few decades ago, network news programs consistently get higher ratings than cable news.

rewinn said...

Today's "comic" is supposed to advance the proposition that the hip, popular, up-and-coming thing is cable "news", even though the actual news this week is that "Fox News" utterly failed to block modest health insurance reform.

In part, because hip, popular, up-and-coming people are embarassed to be associated with angry, impotent liars.

rewinn said...

Today's "comic" is supposed to advance the proposition that the hip, popular, up-and-coming thing is cable "news", even though the actual news this week is that "Fox News" utterly failed to block modest health insurance reform.

In part, because hip, popular, up-and-coming people are embarassed to be associated with angry, impotent liars.

Marion Delgado said...

NBC has 2 cable news channels:

CNBC and MSNBC.

CNN has 2 cable news channels:

CNN and HLN

each of them have a combined viewership about half that of Fox News Channel.

For a while CNN was Fox lite, and lost viewers. And I doubt non-extremists want a liberal version of Fox News (MSNBC is not that at all). so FNC will be with us for a long time:

it can afford to lose money - it's supported as a propaganda vehicle.

any number of businesses are right-wing and insist on fox news. some hotels, all mcdonalds, etc. So like MSFT, it has a lock-in for a certain amount of market.

I think complaining about Fox News is a *great* idea.

The next time I go to a hotel that keeps Fox News on, as I leave I'll say, I won't be back - I don't do business with hotels that keep Fox News on.

I wouldn't eat at a McDonalds anyway, but I would cheerfully say, oh, Fox News? I should get out of here - when I'm there to hit the Red box rental.

etc.