Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly for January 21, 2021


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    dadthedawg  4 months ago

    Yeah, during the depression the TV was….. kind of fuzzy.

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    Leojim  4 months ago

    They had a thing back then called news.

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    Zykoic  4 months ago

    Crisis amplifiers with distortion. But we do get lots of flavors.

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    wiatr Premium Member 4 months ago

    Buzz is right about that.

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    littlejohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    It, the Great Depression, was so scary the News Reeled on the subject every day.

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    Harumph  4 months ago

    This strip nails it.

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    That’s true. Today’s news and social media overly dramatizes everything.

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    Lou  4 months ago

    Amen. You could watch tv right to the bit showing a destroyer crashing through heavy waves while a song with the name I wish I could remember. Then along came 24/7 cable news. Since there is a finite amount of “new” stuff in a given day and tv only survives when there are eyes on screen, they had to come up with new insane ways of getting us to watch.

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    Bobbers Premium Member 4 months ago

    All breaking news, all the time! And we must have something every day requiring the Situation Room! (Though if I had to choose, I’d still pick Ted Turner over Rupert/Lachlan Murdoch!)

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    JudyHendrickson  4 months ago

    Not as scary as the news media!!!!

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 4 months ago

    That says it all

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    heathcliff2  4 months ago

    Pearl Harbor was announced over radio less than five minutes after someone realized what was happening. The same was true with economic downturns. Now anyone can see a president flinch while being attacked and simultaneously watch an American city burn while firefighters are kept at bay by mayors, governors and other anarchists.

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    e.groves  4 months ago

    Well, there were a lot of newspapers competing for readers. I imagine they used some hype.

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    Albert Sims Premium Member 4 months ago

    Haven’t watched any cable news since dumping cable TV a little over a decade ago.

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    DCBakerEsq  4 months ago

    Hysterical Ignorance makes everything more exciting.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    Imaging them covering the Real flu pandemic of 1918….

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    prrdh  4 months ago

    Or as hate-filled.

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    Scoutmaster77  4 months ago

    News is the rough draft of history. Don’t take it to seriously.

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    wlbr549  4 months ago

    Network news started declining when networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, etc.) started merging their news divisions with their entertainment divisions. Instead of news being reported factually, it became sensationalized (i.e., more entertaining).

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    Stat_man99  4 months ago

    Sooooooooooooo True!

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