When Clark Kent Quit The Daily Planet

“I was taught to believe you could use words to change the course of rivers — that even the darkest secrets would fall under the harsh light of the sun…But facts have been replaced by opinions. Information has been replaced by entertainment. Reporters have become stenographers. I can’t be the only one who’s sick of what passes for the news today.”

Clark Kent, upon quitting The Daily Planet in 2012.  Everyone expected him to start a blog.

I wonder what the 2012 Kent would think of the current state of…things.

That’s Why He’s Superman: Clark Kent Goes Johnny Paycheck

“I was taught to believe you could use words to change the course of rivers — that even the darkest secrets would fall under the harsh light of the sun…But facts have been replaced by opinions. Information has been replaced by entertainment. Reporters have become stenographers. I can’t be the only one who’s sick of what passes for the news today.”

Clark Kent, quitting The Daily Planet in a well-earned huff.

Reporters have become stenographers.  Nice touch, Scott Lobdell.  That certainly seems true in the national setting of televised news cycles and corporate communications companies.  Thankfully, cities across the country (including Allentown) have great local reporting.  It’s a crying shame that so many of their papers are owned by huge conglomerates and that they’re struggling regardless.

As for the newly emancipated Kent,CNN shares this:  “I don’t think he’s going to be filling out an application anywhere,” Lobdell said. “He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from.”

Ah, Superman. You keep finding new ways to fight for us.