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From Gail's run on BoP comes one of my favorite Lois showings in a non-Superman book.


Context: Babs is in trouble with a government agent she used to know who is seeking to control her. While she's talking to Katarina--the government agent--someone interrupts them. (Note that the first two scans are from BoP 101, whereas the rest are from BoP 102, thus staying within the scan number limits.)
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Re: Ethical

Date: 2009-11-02 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Well, the strength of the bias is certainly undisclosed, but the bias itself isn't. Lois is a known associate of (and beneficiary of) the superhuman community. The ridiculous number of times Superman has saved her life is obviously on record, since she always makes an article out of it, and writing about the beginning of her friendship with Diana earned her a Pulitzer. She's been on the cape beat for a long time, it's inevitable that she should have good relationships with and therefore a favorable view toward many of them, which I'm sure she herself would readily admit.

The bigger concern to my mind would be Clark's secret ID; if she writes around it, that's one thing - part of a reporter's job is to determine what the public has a right to know and what the public doesn't - but sooner or later it seems inevitable that she interview him and ask a question to which he has to lie to protect his civilian ID. And if she knows it's a lie - which she would - and prints it, that is as unkosher as it gets.

Of course she's not nearly in as gross a position as Clark himself.

Re: Ethical

Date: 2009-11-02 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaybee3.insanejournal.com
Yes, Clark is in a weird position. He has written a number of articles on Superman himself, using knowledge only he would know because he is Superman. I imagine that everytime he misses a deadline or something, he just whips out an article basically about himself and gets kudos all around. Something odd there.

Re: Ethical

Date: 2009-11-02 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thirdblindmouse.insanejournal.com
He's a hero who happens to be a reporter, but he's no hero reporter. At least he doesn't use his inside track to make a name for himself (er, for Clark Kent, I mean), does he?

*points to icon* Tintin is more of a hero reporter -- or he would be, if he ever wrote up any articles. Ah, the benefits of having a rich boyfriend. If only Clark had one of those --oh, wait. ;)

Re: Ethical

Date: 2009-11-03 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 01d55.insanejournal.com
The Lois/Superman interviews would be conducted in private; it's a simple matter to exclude the case you describe by printing neither the answer nor question.

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