March 14, 2005

Brenda Starr, Commentator? Or, How Far Can We Fall.

The Further Adventures of Brenda Starr via Wonkette

I'm actually shocked -- shocked! -- to be posting this. It seems that the comic strip Brenda Starr is inserting commentary on current Washington politics and the media. (Note -- In the following excerpt, Brenda's at a journalism awards ceremony accepting an award for someone else.)

“Imagine! In a democracy, the government tries to bribe journalists!"

Next panel: "And some journalists can be bought as easily as chewing gum!” The president, Huffington, and Buchanan all appear stricken.

Finally, waving the award before her, she concludes: "Most journalists are honest. But parties like this and awards like this compromise us all!”
OK, I guess I don't need to fear: this is about as close to real commentary as Teen Talk Barbie. My world-view is back to normal.

Posted by Ted Stevko at March 14, 2005 10:50 PM