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'The Wire' references abound on social media in response to riots

'The Wire' references abound on social media in response to riots

Perhaps predictably, social media were replete with references to “The Wire” today, as amateur pundits couldn’t wait to compare the violence on the streets of Baltimore the past few days with the HBO series that portrayed a city on the brink of despair.

“This live episode of The Wire is riveting,” actor and comedian Judah Friedlander tweeted Monday night, as rioters were taking to the streets in West Baltimore and firefighters were struggling to douse flames in many parts of the city.

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