Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rush Doesn't Know Jack About Comics

In January of 1993, comic book writers Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench and Graham Nolan created a new villain for the Batman in Bane: a super villain who is every way his equal in terms of intelligence and brute strength, and in the Knightfall story arc, his stamp was cemented by becoming the villain who "broke the Bat". In the upcoming third and final sequel to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, Bane makes his onscreen appearance, played by British actor Tom Hardy. It took me all but 5-7 minutes to do research on the history of the fictional comic book villain (a good half-hour reading about the back story of this character in reality), and I doubt it would have killed Rush Limbaugh if he actually did before mouthing off that Christopher Nolan purposely made up Bane to make a political statement about presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital.
RUSH: Have you heard this new movie, the Batman movie, what is it, The Dark Knight Lights Up or whatever the name is. That's right, Dark Knight Rises. Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The Dark Knight Rises is named Bane, B-a-n-e. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which there's now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release date's been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bane?
That's right, Rush: Screenwriters David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan and his brother, Jonathan knew that Mitt Romney would run for President in 2012, knew that the Occupy Wall Street movement would rise out of nowhere and hold public protests in response to the decades-long policies that favored corporate greed over the common citizen, and created a character that would stick it to Romney in the middle of the 2012 Elections! I wish I were making this up. This is the new crackpot conspiracy theory Rush has thrown out into the ether of right-wing talking points for the brainless followers to latch onto and repeat ad-nauseum, I shit you not.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter how much sense what Rush spouts makes. All that matters is that his shittoheads believe it.

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