What? I didn't suggest Lois wouldn't trust Clark enough to tell him what is going on with her. I said that her reaction to his criticisms (calling them "nominal") indicates to me that she believes his complaints are insignificant and silly. It is because Lois is a proud woman and Clark's friend that I would have expected her to react to Clark's criticisms by explaining herself not by ignoring and dismissing him.Well, given that Lois is an extremely proud woman, I don't see that kind of reaction as something completely out of the equation. And assuming Clark and Lois are friends (there hasn't been anything that proves otherwise), they should have enough trust between them to tell each other things to their face.
If I have said Lois should have left with Clark instead of Cat, then it is not because I wanted them together for romantic reasons. I don't want Lois with Clark right now; he needs to grow up first. I thought Lois would have worked better than Cat because Cat's decision to leave with Clark was out of step with her characterization in the title thus far whereas standing up for journalistic integrity is more of Lois Lane's thing.Fans of Lois are not asking her to be written better, but to be written as Clark's girlfriend. It got very obvious when Lois fans make statements like it should be Lois who leaves the planet together with Clark, not Cat.
For my part, I have not said Lois should have been swayed by Clark's speech. I'm perfectly fine with her staying at Galaxy Communications as long as she has a long-term plan to redeem it from the inside. That's the kind of "different approach" I can endorse. What I have a problem with is when Lois is written as an executive producer who seems to react to criticism of her low quality journalism with indifference. Lois's response to Clark's comments to her in Perry's office did not indicate she has a different approach to things that is consistent with the integrity I expect from her character.Apparently, Lois has to be swayed away by Superman's Jerry Mcguire moment and can't have a different approach to doing things.