When government bullshits you

By Joe America I have an advanced college degree in communications from one of the best communications schools on the planet at the University of Southern California. You know Walter Annenberg? Dude funded a lovely school, lovely. I recite these credentials so you know I’m an expert at this stuff. I’ve examined everything from newscasts … Continue reading

The Professional Heckler is an institution, Panelo a passing fancy

By Joe America The Duterte Administration is getting very sensitive about criticism. Vice President Robredo criticized the drug war and the President threw a hissy fit, tauntingly offering her the job of drug czar. You can see the burning anger in his eyes when he talks about it, a woman, after all. The trolls, of … Continue reading

What does Justice Leonen mean when he says we ought not demonize?

By Joe America I retweeted a tweet and was immediately blocked by Associate Justice Leonen. Well, these things don’t happen for one tweet, so my guess is that the good Justice had been reading my host of earlier tweets critical of the Supreme Court for not certifying the election of Leni Robredo as the nation’s … Continue reading

A proper interpretation of the UPV cheer

Posted by Joe America To understand the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) cheer that is being criticized by Duterte supporters and propaganda network (DDS), you have to have a brain and a basic understanding of satire as a literary device. Satire, noun, the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize … Continue reading

Accidental malice, the way of our times

By JoeAm I was struck the other day by the realization of how much unthinking effort we put into living other people’s lives for them. I was stuck at an intersection, about to go through, when a car popped out from behind a truck. I could see him, but the guy behind me could not, … Continue reading