On Monday, The Onion wrote a brilliant piece pointing out that The Planet’s economic health is the “Most Unrealistic Part Of Superman Universe.” (Note that Utah Policy wrote an article highlighting this problem with the Superman mythos last year, but The Onion’s is way funnier.)
"I can play along with Superman using a steel girder to swat someone into outer space, but I just can't get past the idea that The Daily Planet still occupies one of the largest skyscrapers in all of Metropolis and is totally impervious to newsroom layoffs or dwindling home subscriptions,"
"The least they could do is have [Daily Planet editor-in-chief] Perry White be forced into retirement by an MBA 25 years his junior," Taft continued. "It'd be a start."
It will be interesting to see if next year’s film, Man of Steel, takes the change in media standards into account.
Thanks to Tribune Close Up editor Sheena McFarland for drawing my attention to the article.