Neil Postman can suck it! The Simpsons is awesome!
September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
While Amusing Ourselves To Death made some excellent points about the adverse effects of too much TV on a nation, Postman failed to realize that sometimes (and really, sometimes is getting rarer and rarer these days) television can be both artistic and dissident. Plus, it’s got the added advantage of being accessible to a wider audience.
Case in point: The Simpsons
For twenty-some seasons now, the show has been a witty and satirical take on modern American life, wrapped around good stories and compelling characters. What can be more artistic than that? Take a look at some of The Simpsons best shots at US politics: