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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for October 25, 2021

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    stevesilver48  3 months ago

    They might want to consider a pen name. Remember Dalton Trumbo or whatever his name was?

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    Is a screenwriter like a skywriter, but with a different medium? Either way, I suspect that this guy’s not going to get many buyers: Politicians are already expert in that field.

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    Superfrog  3 months ago

    It’s a novel approach.

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    in.amongst  3 months ago

    Dunno why – but reminds me of an old RD section called “Drama in Real Life”.

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    GROG Premium Member 3 months ago

    There’s far too much of that crap going around.

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    History re-written. That profession is almost as old as “the oldest profession”.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  3 months ago

    And the next president of the United States is, Cornelius Noodleman!

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    CheeYongPek  3 months ago

    hmm. it just so happened that I finished watching – Traced Amounts by Eric Gladen. that sign look like it could read “CDC”

    no need to reimagine history. just need to discard the statistics that doesn’t fit into your agenda.

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    eastern.woods.metal  3 months ago

    More like " History re-imagined to fit you dreams "

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    jessie d. Premium Member 3 months ago

    Jan, 6, 21 script by Trump, Bannon; public pillories by Cheney.

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    Can't Sleep  3 months ago

    Alternate reality while you wait. We used to call it science fiction, but their customers hate science.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 3 months ago

    to^^@count olaf above-the real ’Ministry of Truth" (like the original in the book 1984) was a large part of the Trump administration-where you needed an encyclopedia just to keep track of the lies

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    dflak  3 months ago

    It must be true because that’s what I want to believe.

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    I was FRAMED!!!!!!  3 months ago

    The defense script for the TRAITORS of 1/6.

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    MS72  3 months ago

    Wasn’t there a strike or something?

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    monya_43  3 months ago

    You can’t make up the outrageous garbage slung by the right wing wackos. They’ve got fantastic imaginations.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Not new. I mean really, how much of the history of the English people did we get from Shakespeare?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    Most stuff from FAUX Noise qualifies as Science Fiction…

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    Geophyzz  3 months ago

    I can’t understand why Disney can reimagine history in their recent live-action Lady & The Tramp, but Song of the South is still forbidden.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Anybody interested in an in-depth analysis of which media sources are biased in which directions and which ways can find it here, from a service that specializes in such research: https://adfontesmedia.com

    “All Sides” largely agrees with the overall positioning of the above but doesn’t provide as much granularity: https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-chart

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    And, just like the major fast food chains, there’s an outlet in every state house, most local council chambers, and lots of voter recruitment offices.

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    Out of the Past  3 months ago

    This is sort of like Winston Smith’s job at the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

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    kartis  3 months ago

    Speaking as an outsider – not an American – I find it interesting that these debates take place on a comic page. Wiley is pretty even-handed in making fun of all sides, but it is also clear where his criticisms are directed. Yet, people show up here to claim his words to prove their own point of view; which (1) proves the point in this comic and that (2) everyone has become their own screenwriter for reality.

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    Bookworm  3 months ago

    To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, “History is recreated by the winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.”

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    grange  3 months ago

    Historical movies have pretty well all been revisionist. The Patriot, for example, switched the personalities of Benjamin Martin and Col. Tavington. You can’t very well have a brutal and murderous protagonist. Then there was U-571, which attributed the British capture of the Enigma machine to an American crew. I’m sure the Texas Taliban are just itching to put their own stamp on some new material.

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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    “It was Agatha all along” fits all situation. Name may be changed as needed.

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    Newenglandah  3 months ago

    To those who claim that Fox News is better than other news sources because it out polls them:

    Over the past few decades rap albums featuring obscene and sexist lyrics outsold recordings of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s music. Are you going to tell us that it proves that obscene rappers are better musicians than Beethoven? Would you prefer that your kids listen to garbage-mouthed rappers crowing about their booty-lishous babes over Beethoven (or Brahms, or Mozart, or Chopin, or other immortal composers)?

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    phileaux  3 months ago

    1984

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    You really have to be willfully blind to interpret a violent attack on the Capitol, complete with video tapes, as an attempt to wash the windows from the inside or to hold a job seminar.

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    Bruce1253  3 months ago

    We tried to find someone to write a history with Trump as a kind, knowledgeable, compassionate, loyal, person who only wanted the best for the society he was honored to serve. We couldn’t get them to stop laughing long enough to start writing. There was one guy who tried, but his computer crashed after one paragraph.

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    patrickab7  3 months ago

    Wow, the fungus is growing.

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    paranormal  3 months ago

    Speech writer for Trumpet the Dumpet???

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    If I could re-write history,Donald Trump would be in debtor’s prison in a Charles DIckens novel.

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    They need some good screenwriters if they want people to go to the theaters. But history reimagined won’t do well because it will have a sad ending, anyway you slice it

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    Electric Monk  3 months ago

    And here come the TROLLS. And definitely not Wiley fans.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    People that can’t handle the truth, make up alternative facts.

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    leemorse9777  3 months ago

    A lot of people simply vote for a party without doing any thinking on their own. Much simpler. Seems the Republicans can’t win without cheating. The Democrats need to become as bad in order to win. Does that make them any better ? Sadly, for us, Democrats and the country, I think we are screwed in 2024. The pendulum swings both ways and we just have to ride it out.

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    No Fox is in charge of lies and half truths.

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    sisterea  3 months ago

    The republicans are doing perfectly fine rewriting history by themselves.

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    "Doon the Watter" on the Waverly  3 months ago

    Sad, but way too close to the truth for comfort.

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    eddi_tbh  3 months ago

    Yellow journalism 2.0

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    bobgreenwade  3 months ago

    It’s nothing new. The story about the Pilgrims at Plymouth sharing a Thanksgiving feast with local natives, which was taught as historical fact in schools for many decades (and may still be), came from a novel.

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    perry.cline Premium Member 3 months ago

    The burgeoning new market for editors History canceled to fit your agenda

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    bakana  3 months ago

    The Winners have been rewriting History for years.

    The GQP finally realized that there is nothing stopping the Losers from doing it, too.

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    aussie399 Premium Member 2 months ago

    And then you have the cancel culture clowns and politically correct idiots who just ignore factual history for real and will not countenance ANY deviationfrom their ridiculously stupid outlook.At least most films don’t claim to accurately reflect history

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