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CarbonDateSat Jul-17-04 06:29 PM
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"U.S. President Lex Luthor and hate radio"


          

In 2000, D.C. Comics did a story-line in which Superman's arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, ran as the Republican candidate for President of the United States. He won. With our own Lex Luthor running for re-election, I got to thinking about what the right-wing spin machine would sound like under a Luthor administration. A sample of my thoughts:

Synopsis: In the course of being the super-hero that he is, Superman uncovers a plot by President Luthor to take over the world and establish himself as the supreme ruler of the planet. Wishing to circumvent this plan, which is not yet in motion, he passes the information on to his wife, fellow "Daily Planet" reporter Lois Lane. Lane runs the story on the front page, citing Superman as her primary source. Right wing spin machine's reaction:
Sean Hannity: First off, we all know that Lois Lane is a liberal who would like nothing more than to see President Luthor fail in his war on terrorism. She is, in fact, a terrorist sympathizer and is not to be trusted. In fact, I spoke to Superman yesterday and he said that everything in that article was either misquoted or taken out of context.

Rush Limbaugh: Superman is an alien! Who are you going to trust? Our leader, President Luthor, or this alien invader who is trying to discredit him?

Bill O'Reilley: Superman is the ultimate illegal immigrant; he's a drain on our system and is worse than all the wetbacks coming from Mexico.

Robert Novak: According to high ranking sources in the White House, Superman is in fact, "Daily Planet" reporter Clark Kent, who is married to Lois Lane. Lane simply typed up this article after talking with her husband, and passed it off as an actual interview.

Limbaugh: An alien from outer space! He came here after his home planet was destroyed, probably by him! He destroyed Krypton, and now he's here to destroy Earth! You see, folks? These are the kind of people that our liberal media want us to trust: alien invaders who seek to destroy our planet!

Matt Drudge: LOIS LANE MARRIED TO SPACE ALIEN! GIVES OVER NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS TO INVADING FORCE!

Howard Fineman: Obviously, most people are instinctively against letting someone take over the world. But could you think of a finer leader to bring this world into the 21st century than Lex Luthor? Maybe this is the time for us to turn to Luthor, our true salvation.

Chris Hitchens: Nietzsche spoke of an "Ubermensch", which translates literally to "overman", but whose meaning is more closely related to the term "superman". Adolf Hitler fancied himself as the ubermensch, but he failed to live up to that standard of power and focus. In calling himself "Superman", Kent clearly has signalled to us that the ubermensch who will lord over us is not meant to come from this world, but from another. Where Hitler failed, Clark "Superman" Kent will succeed. He has signalled the beginning of his quest to rule the world by trying to bring down the most powerful mortal on the planet, President Lex Luthor. We must stand against this invader and embrace Luthor as our true superman.

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pictures, CarbonDate, Jul-17-04 06:46 PM, #1
hehe that's great, moonwatcher, Jul-17-04 06:52 PM, #2
      RE: hehe that's great, Bruce9, Jul-17-04 06:55 PM, #3
      To this day I can picture, moonwatcher, Jul-17-04 07:14 PM, #5
      I'm sure there could be...., CarbonDate, Jul-17-04 07:08 PM, #4
           RE: I'm sure there could be...., Bruce9, Jul-17-04 07:50 PM, #6
                what, like this?, CarbonDate, Jul-17-04 10:00 PM, #7
                     haha..excellent...Seinfeld would love that..., moonwatcher, Jul-18-04 01:14 AM, #8

CarbonDateSat Jul-17-04 06:46 PM
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"pictures"
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moonwatcherSat Jul-17-04 06:52 PM
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"hehe that's great"
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I especially liked Novak - up to his old outing tricks. haha

Is there more?

  

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Bruce9Sat Jul-17-04 06:55 PM
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"RE: hehe that's great"
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Thanks. I may use that graphic.

-B Yurgil

  

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moonwatcherSat Jul-17-04 07:14 PM
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"To this day I can picture"
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Edited on Sat Jul-17-04 07:14 PM by moonwatcher

          

your tune I think called "Mars Ticket" and laugh my ass off. The one where Bush has his space suit asking fior ticket and Cheney is in the background. haha

Maybe you could do a toon and Bart could run it together with Carbon's writing on the same day.

  

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CarbonDateSat Jul-17-04 07:08 PM
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"I'm sure there could be...."
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...but I figured I'd made my point. For the record: the graphics were pulled off the internet and are therefore copyrighted by DC Comics, but the text I wrote above was all me, and therefore is only copyrighted by me. You guys can use it if you want; just include a link to the Bartcop forum.

Actually, I think I'll pass this on to Bart himself to see if he'll run it.

  

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Bruce9Sat Jul-17-04 07:50 PM
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"RE: I'm sure there could be...."
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the graphics were pulled off the internet and are therefore copyrighted by DC Comics
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Fair use covers a lot of ground, especially when used as political speech.

  

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CarbonDateSat Jul-17-04 10:00 PM
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"what, like this?"
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moonwatcherSun Jul-18-04 01:14 AM
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"haha..excellent...Seinfeld would love that..."
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Edited on Sun Jul-18-04 01:15 AM by moonwatcher

          

I bet he'd get a kick out of that BIGTIME. That is really good/effective.

wingnuts like to have things explained in parables, I think, but toons drive them absolutely batty....


I found Bruce's toon, I bust a gut everytime I picture this one...



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