Fake It Til You Make It

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“My dad says your comic strip doesn’t really address the issues that young people face today and you just say that in your interviews to give the impression that FW is far more substantive than it actually is.”

“Ummmmmm, uh, yeah.”

Bernie’s dad sounds like he’s quite a character. He must be beaming with pride, what with Bernie just about ready to move up to 13th grade and all. Why is everyone pretending that Cindy is still a news anchor? Her last “big story” involved a ninety year old actor talking about the 1950s and while it may have made for a ripping good yarn, it’s hardly “news”, fake or otherwise.

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13 responses to “Fake It Til You Make It

  1. ian'sdrunkenbeard

  2. billytheskink

    Well Cindy, there was that time your television station accused Montoni’s of redlining using your tip and your research even though Montoni’s delivery drivers Rachel and Lefty did actually bring the ordered pizza to the neighborhood Funky’s computer flagged and were actually physically assaulted when they did so.

  3. Jimmy

    Maybe Thatsnot is Bernie’s dad and not his peer. That would explain the age difference.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    Whoa! “That stuff”! Watch out, people who do “that stuff”, Tom Batiuk is coming for you!

  5. Charles

    Way to defend the institution of journalism, Cindy. Jesus, every single one of his characters is a nihilistic asshole.

    Sad thing is that I bet in a couple months Batiuk will be back claiming that charges of “Fake News” are bad and we should be very very cross about them! And he will expect us to take him seriously, because it’s such a serious subject.

    • Epicus Doomus

      She has no integrity nor does she find any fulfillment or joy in her profession. It’s no different than pizza making, comic book selling, cancer book writing or teaching…just a dismal, tedious, soul-sucking slog, another thankless task to be endured.

  6. Paul Jones

    Well, that was certainly incisive social commentary and totally not trite, perfunctory gibberish bleated by a crotchety old fart.

  7. gleeb

    Don’t forget her interviews in New York of a woman who was remarkably clean and lucid despite living in the streets and having an untreated chronic mental illness.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    No way Bernie’s dad said that.

    The lesson here today is to always trust the media, they know better.

  9. Rusty Shackleford

    Hi Cindy, this Adeela, the new night manager at Montoni’s, she wants to know why the media ignores the plight of her people.