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Yesterday, mijo ask me gwhy peoples celebrate the Cinco de Mayo.

“Is because of the Battle of Puebla,” I tole him.

“Do people in Mexico get borrachos and crazy like they do here in the United States?”

“Crazy? No. The kids get day off from eschool and then some mens dresses up in the pueblo of Puebla and play like is the battle happening again.”

“No crazy borrachos?”

“No, is more like kids eating candy and washing TV.”

“Is it about Mexican people being proud of their culture?”

“No,” I say. “I’m no proud of gringos gwearing sombreros and eating chimichangas.”

“Are chimichangas Mexican?”

“I don know. I never ate one,” I say. “But the gringos love to eat the food with all the cheez I don know what it is.” [Mas…]

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La Cucaracha: ‘Trump TV’ on Facebook tells its own truth (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Before Fox News, ‘fake news’ was ‘yellow journalism’ (toons)

by HORATIO GREELEY August 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Nasty lying scoundrels, despicable peddlers of lies, and, mostly, people who published stuff others hoped would never see the light of day, were called “Yellow Journalists” in the 19th Century. Who is the villain in the cartoon above? The sensational newspapers spinning “twaddle” about an election. Public Domain Review, which curates public domain images like […]

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Microsoft’s Clippy is back from retirement fighting ‘fake news’ (toon)

by HAPPY MAC July 12, 2017 Cartoons
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Microsoft has called mascot Clippy back from retirement to help fight fake news. Copy this image and save it for those Fox-loving peeps you still haven’t unfriended on Facebook. PREVIOUSLY ON CLIPPY:

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The Trump drama makes a fine (Rossini) opera (video)

by Soy Capitan June 7, 2017 Cultura
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Rebecca Nelsen (soprano) and Eric Stoklossa (tenor) deliver all the fake news about the 45 Regime in the style of composer Rossini and SNL “Opera Man” Adam Sandler. [Video by Operatico Politico.]

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From the Harvard Library: 5 Ways to Spot Fake News (infographic)

by Especial Correspondents January 24, 2017 Cartoons
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There are people out there that want you to believe their “alternative facts.” Don’t fall for that bullshit. The librarians at Harvard show us all how.

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Anchor Baby News: Stop the plague of ‘fake news’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Anchor Baby News: Horrified by so-called ‘fake news’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Hey, News Channel 8 dude: Where is the REAL news? (video)

by ROD ESTERLING May 21, 2014 Cultura
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On News Channel 8, right before the 5-Day Forecast, there was an impassioned plea for real news. Not that fake news about Miley Cyrus. Or Ñews. Call it an exploration of the through-the-looking-glass world of media making media mocking media, where everything you know is wrong. There’s a signpost up ahead, in the POCHO Zone. […]

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