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The Real News Network is having some difficulty with "virtual integration", I have noticed the past several months. Moonlighting by some of its headline reporters at "progressive" mastheads online is a likely source of its emerging editorial conflicts. Someone who hasn't screened the drama attempts a review of "Watchmen" by consulting with someone who hasn't screened it either. First episode aired 20 October. It's up to E03. Connelly's an odd choice as Gerald Horne, prolific historian of US militancy--of which Tulsa 1921--is a frequent guest on Marc Steiner's shows as well as other networks.

HBO's Watchmen Tackles the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, not really

The setting is a fictitious town in Oklahoma, ostensibly 2019, interleaved by anachronistic subplots of "master-slave" relationships--so far an English manor, a NAZI secretarial pool. The contemporary characters are masked vigilantes (anti-heroes) policing those remnants of "Americana" with which they strongly identify (antagonists). Elements of the dystopian society include the trailer park "Nixonville", a museum to the Tulsa massacre funded by federal gov "redarations", DNA kiosks, bizarre climate phenomena, fascist digital tech "balanced" with non-lethal weapons, foster care for children of adult Nixonville residents, HAZMAT contraband, and mundane "middle-class" appointments of ethnic, professional, and domestic tranquility à la Stepford. Last week the protagonist (uniformed for police raids as a badass prioress) discovered that her mentor in the PD was lynched by a cryptic, 117-year-old stranger in a wheelchair.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 03:47:40 AM EST
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