Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for January 09, 2015
what if all the social and political issues of history were decided the way they are today: by the news media agreeing on one representative incident, and the nation arguing the facts of that case into hysteria... cable news, 1890. anchor 1: the runaway slave hoke roberts was captured 100 miles away in indiana. man 1: thank god! the wickersham plantation got its property back! man 2: you monster! hoke was bravely fighting for his freedom! anchor 2: we can now report that the wickersham plantation has been sued four times in the past decade... man 2: i knew it! that cornelius wickersham is a scoundrel! man 1: hmph! man 2: and slavery is a travesty! man 1: aha! fox fence post is reporting hoke stole three chickens in indiana, and he once attacked his overseer! man 2: arrgh! could i be wrong about slavery? anchor 3: ...and witnesses say the overseer was abusive and drunk... man 2: vindication! slavery must end! man 1: wait! anchor 4: a shocking story from kansas, where an indian was shot by a settler... man 3: ah, now we can settle the indain question!
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