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http://blog.dilbert.com/post/151552548531/why-i-endorse-gary...
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Clinton supporters have been telling me for a few days that any visible support for Trump makes you a supporter of sex abuse. From a persuasion standpoint, that actually makes sense. If people see it that way, that’s the reality you have to deal with. I choose to not be part of that reality so I moved my endorsement to Gary Johnson.


This post is not about Trump or Clinton. It's about Adams and his analysis.
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https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/10/10/0543258/dilbert-cre...

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/151552548531/why-i-endorse-gary...
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Clinton supporters have been telling me for a few days that any visible support for Trump makes you a supporter of sex abuse. From a persuasion standpoint, that actually makes sense. If people see it that way, that’s the reality you have to deal with. I choose to not be part of that reality so I moved my endorsement to Gary Johnson.


Good Gawd .... "any visible support for Trump makes you a supporter of sex abuse." Jesus, how stupid.
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Adams' writing is one of the few election-related things I enjoy reading. It's always funny to watch people go insane about whatever he writes. I'll just paraphrase what he says on most every blog post: He likes to come up with crazy shit and see how people react. Never take advice on any serious topic from a cartoonist.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't understand this.
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I wonder if he still thinks this is due to Trump's brilliant persuasion?
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Fuck Scott Adams. Fuck him with Dogbert's dick.
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Scott Adams wrote:
I think you will agree that it doesn’t matter if any of the allegations are true, because the stink from a mountain of allegations – many that seem credible to observers – is bad for the national brand too


Well, that's...certainly the post-reality "truthiness" that Colbert was always making fun of on his show, sure.

I remain foolishly optimistic enough to refuse to accept it as the nature of the world.
 
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Scott Adams wrote:
I think you will agree that it doesn’t matter if any of the allegations are true, because the stink from a mountain of allegations – many that seem credible to observers – is bad for the national brand too


I wonder how Adams would feel if every publisher dropped Dilbert because of allegations that are false, but still create a "stink" that is bad for their brand.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
Scott Adams wrote:
I think you will agree that it doesn’t matter if any of the allegations are true, because the stink from a mountain of allegations – many that seem credible to observers – is bad for the national brand too


I wonder how Adams would feel if every publisher dropped Dilbert because of allegations that are false, but still create a "stink" that is bad for their brand.

He already wrote that his speaking engagements have dropped to zero this year down from several requests a month consistently for decades. He's more than aware of how it works.
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damiangerous wrote:
He already wrote that his speaking engagements have dropped to zero this year down from several requests a month consistently for decades.


That's a lot different from what we're talking about. Not wanting someone to speak because what they say is gross is different from not buying what they produce because what they say is gross. And the people who are not hiring him to speak because of what he will say are correct about what he says, as far as I can see.

The proper analogy to what he's praising is if he were ostracized and punished for allegations that are entirely false. He's saying in the quote that that's fine, and what people should expect.
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Scott Adams, that Dilbert dude wrote:
To be fair, Gary Johnson is a pot head who didn’t know what Allepo was. I call that relatable.


Especially relatable since you don't know how to spell Aleppo...
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