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The End of the News Media?

Probably not, I don't think that the media companies will dry up and blow away. There is an audience of news junkies in America, and there's money to be made convincing the junkies to watch their tv shows and their advertisements and visit the websites for the clicks.

Sure, the Mueller report ended up being nothing, after two years of hype. But how many out there lost their faith that the media was sincere in their effort to uncover what the truth was?

I heard that viewership of CNN dropped off after the Mueller report. What does that portend? I dunno. The media can't own their own mistakes, however. They have to present themselves as legitimate. The media news corporations have to get Mr. and Mrs. America to believe that without the news corporations, there would only be people who believed in UFOs and Bigfoot telling you the news.

Okay so this week in the comic I had some fun on the page. I got to imagine what Tir na n Og would be like. Turns out they draw buildings in perspective, just like us. The animals and plants are a little different. Also their mode of dress is different too, and some of the women use eyeliner to outline the shape of their eye sockets.

Also, the third daughter looks cute again in panel five, well done, 2003 me!

See you fellows next week!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book based on the ancient Irish Myth the Three daughters of King Coluath O'hara. The translation and story was from Jeremiah Curtin's book Irish Myths and Fairy Tales but don't go and spoil the comic by reading it. I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page is here. Please let me know in the comments if you want to buy a copy and end the suspense, and if enough people want it then hey I'll publish it. Thanks!

So after she bethought herself, the third daughter of King Coluath O'hara went to the rushes, pulled up a stalk, went down, followed her husband, and never stopped till she came to the lower land.

After a while, she reached a small house near a splendid castle. She went into the house and asked, coudl she stay there till morning. The woman of the house answered "You can. And welcome." And I'll point out here that visiting houses is something that the third daughter has done before. When she was following her husband, she stayed in houses while her husband slept outside. I wanted to point this out because this sort of thing is possible in a high-trust, homogeneous society like the people of Ireland more or less had when they told this story verbally over firelight. Those times you once heard about in America, where people in small towns knew each other and they kept their doors unlocked at night? Those times are long gone. I wonder whether the lack of trust we've developed has something to do with the 70 million legal immigrants we've brought into our land, or whether it's been exacerbated by the 12-20 million illegal immigrants roaming around.

I might be wrong, though! Go ahead and leave a message in the comments if you think different!


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