Waiting For The Phone To Ring, by Dennis O’Neil

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil was born in 1939, the same year that Batman first appeared in Detective Comics. It was thus perhaps fated that he would be so closely associated with the character, writing and editing the Dark Knight for more than 30 years. He's been an editor at Marvel and DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he's worked on Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, the Question, The Shadow and more. O'Neil has won every major award in the industry. His prose novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Denny lives in Rockland County with his wife, Marifran.

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3 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    The Republicans were very savvy with pointless verbiage at their campaign; unlike the Democrats, the Republicans designed their program to offer NO DEAD SPACE between events for the media to supply any context (at least those members of the media not already in the Republicans' pockets).

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    It's easy to fill up DEAD SPACE if you are willing to lie about anything.

  3. Zonker says:

    I don't think that is a particularly good analogy. Gresham's Law works because people hoard the good money and circulate the bad money. What is the "good information" people are hoarding in favor of the "bad information" they are actually broadcasting? Instead, I think a simpler analogy is the old supply-demand curve. Way back when, you only had Cronkite, Huntley/Brinkley and whoever ABC put on the air. Today, there are too many venues (CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS) chasing a finite supply of meaningful insight. Not to mention the Entertainment Tonights and National Enquirers starting to poach on the political landscape. So with an abundance of channels and a finite supply of talking heads worth listening to, vapid airtime is the inevitable result.