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Witness the creation of a new form of art in late empire: the news media agent provocateur

Yes, of course, we saw it first with Geraldo, at at something resembling either the apex or the nadir with Jerry Springer, but unless we’re prepared to start making clear, honest, and public comparisons between, say Julius Streicher and Der Stürmer, and institutions like Fox News with Lou Dobbs, this next segment is going to confuse you, as much as he (pretended to be/was) confused about this crowd’s anger at them. Thanks to Maximilian for uncovering this. [via Open Anthropology]

BTW, I first learned of Julius Streicher from an essay by Ward Churchill, the supposedly ‘disgraced’ professor referred to by this man, who deserves to be a figure as high-falutin as pinocchio, or quixote; perhaps a short story by Borges, or  ‘phantasmatic production,’ (riffing on Derrida riffing on Marx’s obsession with consumptive devils and vampires in his writings): media as agent provacateur.

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  1. He almost didn’t make it out of the rally alive after trying to harass Ward Churchill. One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen was a hundred or so anarchists surrounding the poor dear, chanting “Fuck Fox News”, and local organizer Shareef Aleem standing nose to nose with him in the midst, reading him the riot act. I’ll have a post on that as soon as the DNC ends and I can get some time to dig up video.

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