In the latest issue of Superman, Clark Kent quits. And delivers a stinging rebuke of the modern media that nails it as well as anyone could:
But facts have been replaced by opinions. Information has been replaced by entertainment. Reporters have become stenographers.
You have to read the panels posted at the link, because they are simply fantastic. What’s amazing about this is that rather than give up on journalism, he’s becoming a blogger. This is a man who’s faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive; able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. And yet his esteem for truth and justice is so high that he considers his personal brand of mild-mannered reporting to be just as vital as his time spent wearing a cape and punching evil robots and aliens.
Some advice for the Blogger of Steel:
- Ban anyone who tries to out you as Kal-El.
- Don’t threaten to use your Heat Vision on trolls – you’ll only encourage them.
- Don’t respond to requests to syndicate your content. Those people are looking to profit off you without giving you anything in return. However, if you really want the word Kltpzyxm to get more search results on Google, go for it.
- Getting Lois and Jimmy to provide additional content is a great idea, but don’t let just anyone join your blog. You don’t want Green Lantern being his usual a-hole self on your blog for the same reason that Green Arrow got rejected from the Justice League. Keep your standards high.
Clark, if you’ve got any dirt on supervillains in Delaware, feel free to send us a tip. Anyone else have advice for the Scribe From Smallville?