Oh Good God. You know, the other day when I said that Frankie’s big scoop would be “Elder Stars of ‘Starbuck Jones’ in Torrid Affair,” I was kidding. I didn’t think that anyone, and I mean anyone, would notice such an innocent-looking stroll and think, “Oh, boy, look at the scandal right in front of me–here’s my next paycheck!”
Frankie is really, really bad at this villain business. Sure, I recognize that he has the requisite sleaze factor (based solely on the fact that Westview hates him, so who knows if that sleaze actually exists). But he would also have to have some kind of journalistic ability, and the judgment necessary to recognize when a story is not a story, and vice-versa. And italics.
Of course, I don’t know why Clean-Shaven Fred Flintstone is even taking the time to berate them. In case he didn’t notice, the network already ran with both of these stories. It’s way, way too late to decide they just aren’t up to snuff. It’s also hard to tell his reporters, “Don’t do that thing that we used, and that we paid you for. Just stop doing that. What? What should you do instead? I don’t know. I’ll let you know after we run your work in prime time.”
Unless…the last two days were a dream sequence for Frankie? I would not put it past this comic strip to pull that one.