Comic Riffs 4 April 2018

Google Doodle: Maya Angelou’s son helps illuminate her 90th birthday

“DID YOU grow up in her shadow? No, I didn’t. I grew up in her light.” So are the illuminating words spoken in the past by Guy Johnson, who is among the featured speakers in Wednesday’s Google Doodle celebrating the late, great writer-activist Maya Angelou, who was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis. Johnson […]

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Sinclair Broadcasting’s mass ‘fake news’ message, as skewered by cartoons

SOMETIMES IT takes a collision of images to virally pierce the popular consciousness. Take the mash-up video by Deadspin video editor Tim Burke, who told The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi that Sinclair Broadcast Group has, as Farhi writes, “turned its many local newscasts into a national megaphone for its corporate views.” Burke’s video stitches together […]

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