“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.
13 responses to “Fake It Til You Make It”
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.
When did this happen?
Maybe Thatsnot is Bernie’s dad and not his peer. That would explain the age difference.
Whoa! “That stuff”! Watch out, people who do “that stuff”, Tom Batiuk is coming for you!
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.
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.
So in that sense, Batty succeeded at creating a realistic character.
Well, that was certainly incisive social commentary and totally not trite, perfunctory gibberish bleated by a crotchety old fart.
You listen to Rush Limbaugh too?
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.
No way Bernie’s dad said that.
The lesson here today is to always trust the media, they know better.
Hi Cindy, this Adeela, the new night manager at Montoni’s, she wants to know why the media ignores the plight of her people.