Like with most quasi-political battles, this controversy was never grounded in good faith or an understanding of the Joker’s decades-long legacy of anarchy. It’s about advancing a narrative, and Joker just doesn’t fit.
Bombshell will no doubt be a salacious and well-acted film, though it’s hard to see how a sexual harassment drama triumphs at the box office for a Christmas season release alongside a new Star Wars. It’s a film worth making; the story is there and it’s a big one. But it’s not because of the talent at Fox News, NBC, or CNN — it’s because we are only now realizing how much media companies have become integral to our lives and identities.
I’m writing now on July 22nd, 2019 in Dallas after a big day at BlazeTV taping an episode of The News and Why It Matters! I’ll be back on the show tomorrow as well + Glenn Beck’s national morning radio show. Quite the adventure!