Man of Steel: Drudge-Like Character Breaks Story of Superman [SPOILER ALERT]
It figures that Matt Drudge would break news of Superman’s presence on Planet Earth. Man of Steel features a Drudge-style leak storyline in which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lois Lane (Amy Adams) discovers that an alien walks among us. She tries to run the story in the pages of the Daily Planet, but her editor, Perry White, says that he won’t run it out of fear it will make the newspaper look nutty. That’s when she turns to Matt Drudge – er, Glen Woodburn, an internet maven. He asks her why she’s coming to him when she’s said in the past that he’s a purveyor of lies and muckraking. She shrugs it off, and hands him the story anyway.
Sure enough, Woodburn runs the story, prompting worldwide shock. He later becomes a critical piece in locating Superman when the planet comes under assault from General Zod.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).