Hmmmm...there's the Jack Ryder/Creeper thing, but then Jack isn't exactly a model of journalistic integrity anyway.kalorama gets me stream of consciousness-ing:
How so? . . .
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After being the first guy to "get" Superman he's going to be expected to get quotes for his Superman stories, quotes which are all made up. He'll have to leave out certain info he knows from his stories because it's dangerous or threatens his ID and present a version sanitized for the public. And there's just the general conflict of writing about yourself and not saying so.
Here's a good example of Clark's approach to journalistic ethics:
And don't get me started on Lois Lane. As far as I can remember she kept writing Superman stories even after she married him. :)
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I thought it would be a breach of the journalist's code of ethics to report on a subject that you have a relationship with without disclosing that relationship.
So Clark Kent was the progenitor of Fox News.
And so it goes.
Good writing or imaginativeness will matter greatly, if not vitally, but keeping anything from appearing overused wouldn't be what would be making any fiction or writing good.
Who doesn't love how cooty and borderline nonsensical any superheroes in their outfits and with their "identities" would be to begin with? Who would consider them plausible or realistical to begin with? I know I wouldn't.
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Chillingly good stuff besides Mignola, Slint, M, Knut and really big chunks of tinfoil?Been called a 'good egg'. Been told to rock, been told to steady myself. Been told to (please) be goin' places.
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I haven't read Man of Steel in a while, so that's probably right. Still, it's easy to get a "scoop" if it's about you. I guess he doesn't interview himself as much as it seems, but he has done it. I also didn't think that most people would be thinking only about Post-Crisis continuity.
One of the main problems with this is that Clark's Superman stories further his career, he gets paid for filing these stories and they presumably help him win journalism awards and raises. He would likely be at a lower rung at the planet if he didn't have "access" to Superman, it was the Superman story that first got him noticed. Lois's care would probably suffer, too, so many of her scoops come because of her status as "Superman's Girlfriend."
Here's the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics. Most superhero journalists break lots of these. Clark is in trouble from rule one, with the "deliberate distortion" of writing about Superman as if he were another person.
I thought that Samaritan story was really awesome. There's another good one from Astro City 2 with a reporter who sees an amazing superhero fight, but eventually realizes he has to write only the provable facts, what's left after editing is a boring story about a shark found in a subway.
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