By jaredmoshe | Jared Moshé's Blog July 29, 2008 at 11:42AM
I'm not a fan of the Wall Street Journal Editorial page. Not because I disagree with it - I'm open to reading people I disagree with - but because most of the time the writers takes fiction and turns it into fact. Now with Andrew Klavin's piece on The Dark Knight, it has taken fiction and turned it into idiotic propaganda. I quote:
"There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. "
What follows is a long list comparing the moral heroism of W to the moral heroism of Batman. Of course, Klavin leaves out the key comparison: That Batman begat the Joker just as Bush begat more terrorists.
But that involves accepting this BS argument. And it is BS.
The President of the United States of America is by definition not a vigilante. If he was a vigilante, he would not be President. To suggest they can be one and the same shows a complete misunderstanding of the role of the President...
...which kinda makes sense considering how many Bush advisors and former advisors write for the WSJ editorial page.