Date: 2018-01-20 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I know a lot of people think this was written as a reaction to Bush but now I can't read it as anyone but Trump and I KNOW that wasn't intentional.

Date: 2018-01-20 04:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Unless someone could see into the future...

Then again, Trump is no Luthor, Luthor no Trump...

Date: 2018-01-20 05:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Ironically businessman-Lex was partially inspired by Trump (an early image mirrored 'The Art of the Deal') but an 80s image of him as more competent and ruthelss, not what we later learned, and Lex moved away from that with time as well.

Lex Luthor is just such a better president.

Date: 2018-01-20 04:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
So what was Jimmy's deal that he got shushed about?

Date: 2018-01-20 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Superman: People will make the right choices, even though they have no way of knowing Lex is really a supervillain, because no hero is willing to say as much in public, even myself.

Date: 2018-01-20 06:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
One thing that always bugged me about this story is the "LUTHOR LOSES" headline Perry holds up. News organizations never do that - they focus on who did win. It just highlights the artificiality of drama here that they never bothered giving Luthor an opponent.

Also, that font size is so huge that the bottom's going to be cut off when it's folded in half, and Lois looks like a 12-year-old, but those are different issues.

Date: 2018-01-20 06:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trooper924
Who was Luthor running against anyways?

Date: 2018-01-20 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
I think they said he was a third-party candidate, so... both Bush AND Gore?

Date: 2018-01-20 10:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragontail
Not sure about the US (because I don't live there) but, here in Australia, newspapers don't and haven't worried about the fold for a long, long time, the belief, rightly or wrongly, is that readers absorb the front page and all it's elements as a whole, thanks to the way they've been "taught" to do so by cable TV and magazine covers.

News stands here also sell papers flat, not folded, and most home deliveries are now flat as well.

Date: 2018-01-20 11:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Weird, I thought newspapers did do that with at least major headlines that could go either way. Like elections. Or maybe they used to. I don't work in the industry, so I honestly don't know either way.

Date: 2018-01-21 07:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
It's quite common to write stories like this in advance. Headlines always focus on who won, though.

Date: 2018-01-20 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mrwalker
This is a very different take on Superman's reaction to Candidate Luther than in Justice League Unlimited.

So there was a virus that wiped out all records of Lex's past crimes...but what about people's memories?? I was reading during the Fall of Metropolis, when Lex Jr was exposed as the original's brain in a clone body, and leveled the city as revenge. I'd think that would make national news...

Date: 2018-01-20 11:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Lex claimed that was an evil clone.

Date: 2018-01-21 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mrwalker
I see.


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