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    Noam Chomsky Meets the PunisherHow do you turn the brilliant but rather prosaic writings of Noam Chomsky and Edward S Herman into a comic book Jonathan Hickman came up with this idea you just copy some of their sentences, then add a few statistics from a recent article on globalization Oh, and then you throw in lots of self righteous violence, of course, so that comic book readers can relate to the whole thing Noam Chomsky Meets the Punisher, basically Sounds like an ill advised approach Noam Chomsky Meets the PunisherHow do you turn the brilliant but rather prosaic writings of Noam Chomsky and Edward S Herman into a comic book Jonathan Hickman came up with this idea you just copy some of their sentences, then add a few statistics from a recent article on globalization Oh, and then you throw in lots of self righteous violence, of course, so that comic book readers can relate to the whole thing Noam Chomsky Meets the Punisher, basically Sounds like an ill advised approach Well, that s because it is.In their book Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Chomsky and Herman argue that the mass media impose propaganda designed to manipulate the general population into accepting economic, social and political policies that are actually not in their best interest, but only in the interest of small political and economic elites This ideological manipulation is argued to be the result of the mass media s very structure, most significantly of the concentration of media ownership, and of the media s reliance on advertising and governmental news sources The Nightly News provides a very rough and sketchy introduction to the theories developed by Chomsky and Herman, quoting a sentence here and referencing an argument there The spotlight is on the fact that our access to critical information on the topic of globalization is very limited, as the mass media we have come to rely on for information have every reason to keep us in the dark on the subject After all, why would global media conglomerates and the advertisers they rely on have an interest in us becoming aware of the harmful implications of processes that have been immensely profitable for them So far so good Unfortunately, the story Hickman has constructed around those scattered globalization facts is not only awful from a storytelling perspective cardboard characters, etc , but falls prey to the very ideological mass media tendencies it purports to criticize The anti globalization activists that the story presents us with are not reasonable human beings fed up with multi national corporations having unregulated political power, but psychotic cult members duped into rebellion by a recorded voice, ruthless and arrogant mass murderers We ain t the good guys we re killing without conscience, bad men with big ideas who look down on non violent protesters as they, it is claimed, offer nothing of consequence and have given up all hope for a better world, recommending that you simply abandon it Apparently, they are in it just for the killings.In short, the book s demonization of political activism is evenabsurd than the one usually provided by the mass media, and the false claim that peaceful activists are fighting for a lost cause simply repeats one of the most commonly trumpeted myths designed to discourage us from exercising our democratic rights Under its pseudo intellectual surface, The Nightly News thus adds up to littlethan Fox News in disguise While the book pretends to provide the kind of globalization critique that is usually repressed in our corporate controlled media environment, it is at its core every bit as close minded, neoconservative, and manipulative as your typical mass cultural commodity.Until ainsightful and sincere comic book comes along by Joe Sacco, maybe , I recommend you explore some of the many excellent conventional books or documentary films on the crucially important topics of globalization and mass media propaganda The writings of Noam Chomsky, clearly a not even half digested key influence on The Nightly News, would be a great place to start


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    A sniper begins shooting journalists and anyone connected to the media, journalists, cameramen, sound guys, all in the name of an obscure cult leader called The Voice John is recruited to join this mysterious and deadly organisation after a news story destroyed his life where he meets similar people who ve had a rough deal from the news companies, wrongful accusations, etc They begin the fight back against the information monopoly the media corporations hold and the way these corporations abus A sniper begins shooting journalists and anyone connected to the media, journalists, cameramen, sound guys, all in the name of an obscure cult leader called The Voice John is recruited to join this mysterious and deadly organisation after a news story destroyed his life where he meets similar people who ve had a rough deal from the news companies, wrongful accusations, etc They begin the fight back against the information monopoly the media corporations hold and the way these corporations abuse this power to mould our reality.I ve enjoyed Jonathan Hickman s work a lot his FF series with Marvel, his books with Image they re great, so it made sense to me to pick up his critically acclaimed debut comic book which writers like Andy Diggle and Brian Michael Bendis positively gush about in the blurb and Brad Meltzer even says This is what the future looks like Well, if this is the future of comics then I can only imagine that in the future we ve all become significantly stupider.You know how some kids go to college for their first term and return completely changed, believing that having heard a lecturer talk of big ideas and treat them like adults for the first time, they now know everything This is the impression Hickman gives in this book Reading The Nightly News is like reading someone who has just read Noam Chomsky for the first time and is clumsily fashioning a story around his barely digested teachings.Here s Hickman s take on news reporting journalists and everyone in the media are evil So evil they deserve to be shot in the head with a high powered sniper rifle And to make sure the reader is on the side of the lunatic with the gun, he makes every single journalist evil too He makes them say things like I tell people who to pick as the next president, what stocks to buy, what to think about foreign affairs The Japanese have a saying The press leads the public They re goddamn right So they re all amoral and deluded with god complexes they deserve to get shot right Especially when they re in collusion with the politicians who are evenevil and scary.Like cartoon Bond villains the politicians make toasts such as To the violence that makes peace possible To the true power that makes market economies stable and say even nuttier things like We destroy people without fear of retribution or litigation It s what we do And when the evil media types and the evenevil politicians get together Hickman has them literally quoting Goebbels and Hitler along with exposition like our revenues are tied to our dominance on the front line of ideas Yeah that s convincing dialogue, Jonathan, they would really be saying that to one another.But we re clear so far, class Media and political types are just bad They deserve all the bullets and bombs the cultists throw at them Because the cultists know what s really going on, they re the smart ones They re so smart they say things like We call them programming facilities You call them public schools 99 of 100 students are automata They are careful to follow prescribed paths and customs, not by accident but by the result of ample education Riiight We re all automata Thanks guys, for lifting the veil of deceit and showing me the truth now I see the world for what it really is.Hickman sprinkles info dumps in each chapter showing charts, figures, and stats in the midst of the story with a snarky and smug disclaimer along the lines of To find outabout poverty hunger rape genocide read below, however if all you re concerned about is entertainment, skip this and continue reading the next page He also includes smarmy comments throughout like an un asked for commentary along the lines of here s why I made this artistic choice because you wouldn t be able to handle anythingchallenging It s so unbelievably patronising On the one hand you haveevil than Darth Vader politicos and rich media types vying for some kind of Orwellian future and on the other you have brain dead anarchists represented here as heroes looking to create a utopia through nihilism And then between the two you have an author sneering at the reader with an array of facts lecturing you that you re a bad person because you bought this comic book for entertainment and that unless you re fighting the system and the corporations, you re an automata I don t know which I disliked , the authorial voice, the characters in the book, or the story I just know I hated them all.I get that 6 giant corporations owning all of the media outlets in the west is a bad thing, but Hickman s solution in the book is shoot them all For a book posing and boy is it posing as intellectual and knowing, that s a pretty trite answer Why put so much effort into making yourself look educated and smart when your only conclusion is chaos surely it undermines the entire point of the book If you want to address serious problems and talk down to people who ignore them, you can t then turn around and claim the solution is out and out violence, some brainless bang bang boom It betrays the central premise that this is an adult book with adult issues if you supply childish answers How about saying something intelligent and or original Hickman subtitles this book A lie told in 6 parts to cover himself from critiques about his actual political stance and the fiction he s writing He can make a political statement and then back away from it claiming hey, it s fiction, it s all a lie in other words he can have his cake and eat it It s a cowardly approach.And a hypocritical approach too Hey Jonathan, if corporations are so bad, why do you work for one Marvel is owned by Disney who are owned by Buena Vista, one of the Evil 6 you singled out Writing The Nightly News and then going to Marvel to write Fantastic Four is like if Tyler Durden made his you are not a beautiful or unique snowflake speech and then put on a suit and went to work for Goldman Sachs.But political posturing aside, how s the story Well, tedious to be honest The and I say this very loosely heroes of the book kill journalists and media types and then the book ends They re not characters as Hickman doesn t really give them character, they re just ciphers at best There are other plot holes in the book which I won t go into but are glaringly obvious if you choose to read this.There are a couple of good points I liked Hickman s art I didn t even know he was an artist but he draws pretty well and sets out the pages like graphic design rather than comics layouts and it s quite effective At times I felt the pages were a bit overstuffed with boxes of information but I suppose that s Hickman educating a robotic schlub like me to think than just read a comic for entertainment Thank you sir, may I have another Overall, this book is astonishingly crap Bad story and even worse characters aside, being condescended to on every page became very tiresome very quickly and I struggled to make it through the end This is political thought as written by an immature, thoughtless half wit who is parroting back ideas bigger than he conceive in a convoluted and messy way Hickman s response to 21st century media saturation is to throw his toys out of the pram while mumbling banalities about how everyone s an idiot I cannot believe writers I respect are in cahoots on this book, that a good writer like Hickman wrote this and that Bendis and Diggle praised it The Nightly News is one of the dumbest debuts I ve ever read and the kind of book a 15 year old would think is cool and righteous because they re 15 years old Jonathan Hickman, if this is you trying to prove your intellectual veracity, shut the hell up and get back to writing about the Thing and Spiderman, ok You re embarrassing yourself, mate


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    It s hard to say how I even felt about the story bc the lay out was so awkward Not top line Hickman.


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    Cute book While Hickman never actually throws away his credibility with the word sheeple , there is that vibe there The plot smacks of the convenience that marks conspiracy theory, which is either a reflection Hickman s personal philosophy, a boon to streamline his writing, or both One always has to fall on one or the other side of the Great Conspiracy, as there seems to be a lot of evidence both ways, but for the cynical, never enough to convince.Hickman himself admits that the idealism of Cute book While Hickman never actually throws away his credibility with the word sheeple , there is that vibe there The plot smacks of the convenience that marks conspiracy theory, which is either a reflection Hickman s personal philosophy, a boon to streamline his writing, or both One always has to fall on one or the other side of the Great Conspiracy, as there seems to be a lot of evidence both ways, but for the cynical, never enough to convince.Hickman himself admits that the idealism of the conspiracist is nopure or useful than that of those he opposes There is some balance in his presentation a degree of subtlety and satire but I don t think it quite overcomes the straw men and picked arguments in the book.But then, he s trying to provoke a reaction, which takes a delicate hand when dealing with dull and frightened people, which is how he paints his readership Perhaps, hedging his bets, he wrote the story for that sort of person hey, why write an instructional book aimed towards people who should be intelligent enough to have figured things out already I prefer writing as if to a peer, but it can be terribly tempting to imagine the world to be full of ignorant people with no self will, and raging against it for the damage it does to you.Hickman litters his book with charts, quotes, and invectives which can be quite amusing I particularly liked the characters confusing quotes between Chomsky and Goering particularly apt because of the fascist way Chomsky tries to control his field and silence detractors The shout out to Tufte was also appreciated, but not unexpected, given the design focus of the creator I should, for a moment, mention the art, which is conceptual and explorative Hickman doesn t mind flaunting his design background, and it really helps to give the book an original tone, even if it sometimes looks like a T Shirt from Express.But the simplified color scheme, intense inking, and stylization means that very specific and consistent character design is necessary to maintain the flow of the story, which Hickman doesn t always achieve But overall the design aesthetic is a nice change from your run of the mill book, especially seeing as a lot of those have same face problems, too.Nietzsche scholar Rick Roderick expresses that it is the nature of society to wear people down, to make them similar, and to replace their singular, free thinking parts with socialized, communal ones As a metaphor, identity is a sort of last bastion , under constant siege from without, and hence, any depression, frustration, or desperation you feel is not the symptom of maladjustment, but the perfectly natural reaction to being trapped under external pressure.But, personifying this social individual conflict edges too close to pathetic fallacypain and injustice is caused by ignorant, thoughtless actions than by malicious ones Certainly, there is a consistent form that this conflict takes, which some authors represent in personal terms, but usually, this allegorical representation is about as apt as suggesting that bears meet secretly in order to plan better ways to use their claws and teeth on hapless salmon.Certainly there is a destructive imbalance at play, and it is soul wearing to labor beneath it, but it is disingenuous to represent this power play as ultimately purposeful and unnatural It makes for an exciting story, gets the revolutionary blood pumping, making you feel alive, and revealing, for a moment, all the bare scaffolding of our unequal society, but it s an oversimplification.Like Fight Club, it s meant to wake you from your daze, your useless, work a day life, and make you feel righteous, for a moment Beyond that fleeting fist pump, the method is rarely effective I always prefer works that treat the readerrespectfully presenting multifaceted, subtle arguments, allowing the reader to come to their own informed conclusions.There is some subversion in TNN, but it is difficult for me to see what line Hickman intends to draw between cynicism and idealism The character of the author is always acknowledged, and despite some deliberate self deprecation, Hickman portrays himself as informed, sure, and freed from social control by his knowledge and will Combined with the portrayal of the reader as weak and ignorant, Hickman comes off as somewhat egotistical and deluded, as conspiracists tend to be no one would be out to get you if you weren t worth getting.The book wasn t one sided, and it did reverse its themes a few times, but it s rather linear, and if you think you ve guessed the Big Twist, you have His attacks on the media evoke other comic greats, particularly the talking heads from Miller s The Dark Knight and the struggle between information and power from Ellis Transmetropolitan.He has other similarities to Miller, as well with his thick ink and violent storyline of a small armed man acting against a large power structure, it is evocative of Sin City However, TNN doesn t have the heavy satire of Dark Knight, nor is its exploration of journalism and the power of ideas as vivid as the gonzo sci fi adventures of Spider Jerusalem Hickman s story is going for a muchrealistic approach, yet he seems to have traded a sci fi fantasy for an ideological fantasy.Hickman states several times that the book is meant to be a fun, simple revenge story, though condescendingly prefaces these admissions with the implication that the reader would be incapable of seeing anything deeper, anyways Perhaps he s trying to be funny, or perhaps it s merely an extension of the little trust he puts in the reader, or maybe, he s simply hedging his bets putting his philosophy of the world out there, and then indicating that no one will get it , since, if changing people were as easy as entertaining them with personified inequality, the world would have long ago grown better on the backs of willful, informed, revolutionaries.But then that s never how it plays out Every power structure comes to resemble the ones before it, independent of who put it there or why I could have done with somecynicism about both revolution and enlightenment , but then, Hickman needed there to be a firm ideological structure for his revenge bent protagonist to follow.Unfortunately, the straw men he s fighting him make his journey feel rather weak, and perhaps that should clue us in If Hickman isn t capable of presenting the enemies of revolution as sympathetic human beings, then he probably isn t capable of comprehending why such structures develop, despite all the illumination he places before us in pretty charts.In the end, the bad men in his allegories arevillains than characters, sociopathic and acting not out of their own ideals or confusion, but from ennui and a need for chaos He suggests that his protagonists methods aren t that different, but since their enemies are not true foils, it becomes clear where Hickman s sympathies lie, and that those sympathies are coloring his conclusions.I enjoyed this book, but I would have liked itif it respected the reader and painted the situation in realistically complex ways, showing the difficulty of trying to comprehend the Big Picture But maybe that s a problem Hickman, himself has, which would have come off better if he presented this flaw as something to struggle with instead of something to idealize My Suggested Reading In Comics


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    The Nightly News is the story of a group that becomes labeled as the Cult of the Voice and their attempts to bring justice to corrupt journalists by any means necessary While the author makes it very clear that he s not advocating violence, this cult of anti news activists use a system of identifying corrupt or lazy reporters that have ruined the lives of others by pursuing story rather than fact and kill them on live television The Nightly News is essentially a treatise against the twenty fou The Nightly News is the story of a group that becomes labeled as the Cult of the Voice and their attempts to bring justice to corrupt journalists by any means necessary While the author makes it very clear that he s not advocating violence, this cult of anti news activists use a system of identifying corrupt or lazy reporters that have ruined the lives of others by pursuing story rather than fact and kill them on live television The Nightly News is essentially a treatise against the twenty four hour news cycle and the lack of objectivity and fact in news today It makes the argument that the news is created to indoctrinate the public rather than to inform them and that it is engineered that way by a complicated, corrupt web of politicians, businessmen and journalists The cult aims to create a world free of that pervasive influence and they kill many of those that they see as contributing to this culture of indoctrination The story is supported by a unique art style and infographics that may or may not be factual but that add to the story being told The web woven throughout The Nightly News is complicated and occasionally hard to follow but it s certainly not short on hairpin curves.To say I m not a Jonathan Hickman fan is a fairly significant understatement I have yet to really like one of his stories but I flat out HATED Pax Romana The Nightly News is a step above Pax Romana in several ways but the best I can say about it is that it s not quite as terrible Just like with Pax Romana, the story is essentially a tiresome treatise on a subject that appears to be near and dear to Hickman s heart It s like if you mashed Noam Chomsky with the lunatic on the street corner and then gave him a gun Stories often have a point that they want you to walk away with when you re finally finished reading but I truly hate when the story gets lost in that point For a large part of The Nightly News, I felt like I was reading some manifesto posted on some obscure blog At no point did I care about a single one of the characters because I was never given a reason to do so They weren t fully fledged people, they re just talking points for Hickman It also falls prey to what appears to be Hickman s fatal flaw an addiction to babbling on and using an art form meant for SHOWING to TELL you everything There were understandable and relatable points in the story and lessons in which I somewhat agreed with Hickman, only to have him take it to some conspiracy nut wet dream s extreme and lose my attention completely It s not quite on the same level of Pax Romana, but I feel no smarter or emotionally changed from reading this Mostly, I was just bored.A large part of the reason that it IS actually better than Pax Romana however is the art While Pax Romana s panels were so heavily dominated by text that I could barely tell that there was art in there at all, The Nightly News does very interesting things with the art work Gone are the traditional panels It has the same strangely pretty art style as I ve come to expect from Hickman but he uses shadow and color to have violence without it being gory It s still somewhat shocking butstark and thereforeinteresting for it There is still a lot of text but instead of hiding the art, it accentuates it For a story with this much text and extraneous infographics, it s actually easy and compelling artistically to follow the progression from page to page.Given my deep hatred of his previous work, I had pretty low expectations of The Nightly News Perhaps that colored my opinion but frankly I m still not convinced that Hickman knows that graphic novels are supposed to tell stories along with the moral If you re fascinated by conspiracies and the idea that the news is really just propaganda, The Nightly News may be just the book for you To be fair, the art makes it worth flipping through even if you re as bored by conspiracies as I am


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    I think my favorite part of this whole book is Hickman s final words It made the most sense of it all haha So what s this about Well a bunch of news or media people are getting shot in the head Like Bam, boom, head gone or big motherfucking hole in the head Why Because a group of people are being controlled by The Voice and told to do these awful things With a abstract look of it all, not common comic paneling, and a ton of philosophy questions, the comic begins a dark spiral trip down I think my favorite part of this whole book is Hickman s final words It made the most sense of it all haha So what s this about Well a bunch of news or media people are getting shot in the head Like Bam, boom, head gone or big motherfucking hole in the head Why Because a group of people are being controlled by The Voice and told to do these awful things With a abstract look of it all, not common comic paneling, and a ton of philosophy questions, the comic begins a dark spiral trip down a dark way.Good Really enjoyed a lot of the dialog The back and forth made me think, made me question things, made me scared of my own thoughts sometimes even The twist and turns kept me intrigued and really loved the ending I also thought the structure was well done and told a complete, one shot story Bad The art isn t my favorite Can t really tell who is who Everything is blotchy and dark The structure is hard to follow at first and takes awhile to get used to The questions are tough and maybe a bit too wordy for some Overall this was pretty interesting comic I don t know if I d suggest it to a new comic reader but once you read a few, this is something to check out since it s SO different I d go with a 3.5 out of 5


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    It s a rare occasion when I worry that a comic book purchase will land me on a Homeland Security watch list After reading the first chapter of the elegant hardback that I picked up at Westfield Comics, I was concerned The Nightly News was creator Jonathan Hickman s debut work In it, he attempts to channel the popular rage that films such as Network and OutFoxed attempted to bring to the forefront The pages are packed with info graphics which despite many disclaimers stating that the acco It s a rare occasion when I worry that a comic book purchase will land me on a Homeland Security watch list After reading the first chapter of the elegant hardback that I picked up at Westfield Comics, I was concerned The Nightly News was creator Jonathan Hickman s debut work In it, he attempts to channel the popular rage that films such as Network and OutFoxed attempted to bring to the forefront The pages are packed with info graphics which despite many disclaimers stating that the account is fictional put forth a great deal of real information as it relates to the structure of corporate media in the United States and the world at large This is a book that was several years ahead of its time When the first of six issues came out in 2008, we had yet to witness the effects that the Arab Spring, Occupy, and Anonymous movements would have on the popular discourse The only people screaming about globalization and the concentration of wealth into the hands of an ever smaller circle of people were anarchists, ultra liberals, and the basement dwelling conspiracy theorists The book is a scathing indictment of the systems of control that have been created over many decades Media, education, pharmaceuticals nothing is out of bounds as Hickman verbally assaults the establishment Four years after its release, many of the topics that are addressed with violence in the book are core issues for the rising wave of populism that started with Egypt last spring and continued on through the Winter Hickman s mysterious driving force, The Voice, would be perhaps proud to see the new generation of activists who are not content to merely wave sins, but actively work to tear down the corporations, politicians, and purveyors of control whose works define the world in which we live If The Nightly News were to come out today, it would be hailed by the Occupy movement and decried by Fox News as a blatant call for violent uprising In truth, it is a tremendous story whose broad, sweeping narrative reminds us that the struggle for freedom is ongoing and, as Thomas Jefferson famously said, that the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants I m sure The Voice would agree


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    I ve heard nothing but gushing praise for Hickman, so I m going to jump on the bandwagon by checking out all his early stuff 5 minutes before he starts his gig at Marvel.This book looks amazing Stylistically, it s like nothing I ve seen before Every page is a feast for the eyes The story is also just the sort of thing I like, blending Fight Club subtle political discourse with a wicked sense of humor and wish fulfillment violence against the man The trouble is, it left me feeling pretty emp I ve heard nothing but gushing praise for Hickman, so I m going to jump on the bandwagon by checking out all his early stuff 5 minutes before he starts his gig at Marvel.This book looks amazing Stylistically, it s like nothing I ve seen before Every page is a feast for the eyes The story is also just the sort of thing I like, blending Fight Club subtle political discourse with a wicked sense of humor and wish fulfillment violence against the man The trouble is, it left me feeling pretty empty The characters don t have much depth and are often difficult to tell apart The intricate design work, while fascinating to look at, doesn t always make for the clearest reading There isn t enough of a plot to hang the message on, and what there is doesn t reach any satisfactory conclusions Maybe if I was stillof an Angry Young Man I could overlook the storytelling flaws in favor of the fight the power sentiment But telling me that a handful of giant corporations own the media is only a first step You then have to do something interesting with that information beyond just putting bullets into members of said media.The potential here is obvious, and I look forward to seeingfrom Hickman This one, while entertaining, just didn t hit all the necessary notes with me


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    I ve enjoyed nearly everything Jonathan Hickman has done, and The Nightly News has been sitting on my bookshelf for some time now, waiting to finally be read The book is described in one blurb as a cross between Fight Club and Network, and it s absolutely correct in that assessment It follows a cultlike group that s effectively killing off news reporters for being bad at their jobs It s very ultraviolent and extreme, and as a choice, it s not really a bad one The story is interesting and rea I ve enjoyed nearly everything Jonathan Hickman has done, and The Nightly News has been sitting on my bookshelf for some time now, waiting to finally be read The book is described in one blurb as a cross between Fight Club and Network, and it s absolutely correct in that assessment It follows a cultlike group that s effectively killing off news reporters for being bad at their jobs It s very ultraviolent and extreme, and as a choice, it s not really a bad one The story is interesting and really keeps things moving.The key of Hickman s early work, however, is the style It s always pretty jolting, with a lot of abstract stuff combined with quite modern looking text boxes and speech bubbles The style, in this case, both works in ways to advance the story well while also acting as a sort of barrier to get things moving forward It was a bit of a struggle in this one that didn t exist for me in other things he did, like Pax Romana.Still, worth reading It s unlike much of anything else I ve read in a comic up to this point


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    This is a real interesting book but I think it was cause I was reading it the same time I was reading Fahrenheit 451 Nightly News is mimicking movies like Network They news and all the organizations that own all the news are trying to control us, and to make everyone thing a certain way, much like the government in Fahrenheit The story involves a group called The Hand that is starting to attack the news media through brutal attacks and bombings throughout New York City The problem is that it This is a real interesting book but I think it was cause I was reading it the same time I was reading Fahrenheit 451 Nightly News is mimicking movies like Network They news and all the organizations that own all the news are trying to control us, and to make everyone thing a certain way, much like the government in Fahrenheit The story involves a group called The Hand that is starting to attack the news media through brutal attacks and bombings throughout New York City The problem is that it really doesn t feel like it follows through Who is the leader of this group And are their methods really going to have a real effect Most of these seem to be a let down in the end The style of the book is what drives this though, and the mix of story with actual statistics about news organizations and what they do


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The Nightly News As An Act Of Violence Spirals Out Of Control To Encompass The Entirety Of The News Media, A Cult Has Emerged From The Errors And Retractions That Have Ruined Careers, Marriages And Even Lives Under Direction From His Cult Master, The Hand Leads An Army Of Followers Committed To Revolution, Willing To Die For Their CauseCollecting The Nightly News