What's Mallard raving about today?
Ba-ZING! Take THAT, you...uh...culture!WV: "shecons." OH TOO EASY
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
NBC has 2 cable news channels:CNBC and MSNBC.CNN has 2 cable news channels:CNN and HLNeach 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.
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