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The Whole World Is Watchingnew

Last week's raid in Oakland may been the best thing that could have happened to the Occupy Movement.
East Bay Express  |  Ellen Cushing  |  11-02-2011  |  #OCCUPY

21st Century Situationists

Framed inaccurately by the press, The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is best understood as a contemporary extension of the French Situationist movement of the ’60s, a mass inversion of rhetorical logic, meant to break the spectator’s passivity toward the spectacle and turn the obscuring force of mass media back on itself. Using pop cultural references and superficial Internet memes like the double-rainbow guy and “Hide ya kids, hide ya wife...” in the context of a once-powerful political forum was a Dadaist attempt to wipe the slate clean, to rise above the fruitless tit-for-tat schoolyard shouting match to which our political discourse has been reduced by the 24-hour news cycle and corporate spin-doctoring.
Metroland  |  Josh Potter  |  11-04-2010  |  Media

Meh. Liberals Rally on Brink of Historic Defeat, But Does It Mean Anything?new

What does it mean that on the weekend before a momentous GOP thrashing of Democrats nationwide, nearly a quarter of a million primarily young, mostly left-of-center revelers from all over the country descended on the nation’s capitol, snarled the D.C. metro system and flooded the National Mall?
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  11-03-2010  |  Politics

Media Matters Wants You to Drop Fox Like It’s Hotnew

Days before the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rallies, a bevy of advertisements for the campaign against Fox News Channel hit stations across the D.C. Metro system last night.
Washington City Paper  |  Alex Baca  |  10-26-2010  |  Media

Is Jon Stewart Funny in France?new

Each day my daughter is faced with the challenging job of translating Comedy Central's The Daily Show into French, rendering hip American cultural references, Yiddishisms, bleeped-out expletives, and quirky American slang into something a French audience will understand and find funny.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Jaime O'Neill  |  07-21-2009  |  TV

No News is Good News: Jon Stewart Talks

Stewart is not just a smart-ass; he's actually smart. And while he can be glib, he's arguably one of the most moral people on television news.
Hartford Advocate  |  Adam Bulger  |  06-09-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Author Expects Bitter Fight in Iraq to Continuenew

The Toronto author who covered the invasion of Iraq for Harper's asks when Americans will realize that the vestige of democracy is gone and they're living under a totalitarian regime.
Montreal Mirror  |  Juliet Waters  |  12-08-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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