finger in my eye

Posted by cfkane1701 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew it. I knew it was coming. The second I congratulated the podcast on the great guest James Robinson, I knew this day would come.  The last podcast, in addition to having the worst sound in the world, included a couple of political cheapshots. Babs, G-man, Norm, and James were discussing the percentage of older people who are regular comic readers and out of the blue James busts on Republicans. And Babs kind of piled on, but only a little.  
 
Man, 25% of comic book readers are over 65? What percentage overall do you think are conservative? Might not be 50/50, but I bet conservatives read Batman and Superman, too. And some of them have found Comic Vine and listen to the podcast. I can't be the only one. 
 
I'm not blogging to get into a flame war over liberal vs. conservative. That's never going to get resolved, and I hope it doesn't, because two parties slugging it out are better than one saying how it's going to be. I'm just disappointed, that's all. I totally understand; the arts attract a lot of people who aren't down with the Red States' ethos, and the podcast is made in San Francisco, with hosts from NYC and Chicago.  It's just that I have to deal with it from movies and TV, and I didn't think I'd have to deal with it from my favorite podcast. It makes me a little sad and it took some of the fun out of a podcast I'd really been looking forward to.
 
And before you fall all over yourselves to tell me I'm being oversensitive, I still think James is a great writer, I still think the podcast is terrific, and I still respect everyone's opinions. About comics.

#1 Posted by Press Oblivion (1658 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting :) 8 It's all about business. Is that 25% stat real?

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