H/T to Tarzie over at the Rancid Honeytrap. I was never a fan of late night comedy mainly because it was late at night and I had to get up early in the morning, but the few times I did watch that stuff, I found it rather adolescent and somehow cognitively dissonant. Plus, I tended to prefer reading to watching. A great reason for adding these corporate tools to your Boycott List.
Regular readers will know that one of the most unfair and purist things I do on this blog is to quote people like John Oliver and Jon Stewart accurately when they say transparently power-serving things. It might be because I have a bad habit of waking up on the wrong side of the bed, or it may be because:
- Their progressive reputations are entirely the result of savvy marketing, and these people are actually centrist or right-wing liberals, or worse (and this isn’t a matter of opinion, it’s a fact evidenced by the power-serving and reactionary things that they say).
- Everything they tell their viewers about the world comes from their moderate-conservative politics, and their tepid, incrementalist “solutions” aren’t little stepping-stones on the path to progress, but are distractions that lead people towards elite-approved dead-ends (and it could only ever be this way because, as basic media literacy would dictate, they are the employees of corporations for whom…
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