New Media Victory: USA Today Dubs 'Dark Knight's' Bane 'Ultimate Occupier'

New Media Victory: USA Today Dubs 'Dark Knight's' Bane 'Ultimate Occupier'

Bane, the villain in the summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises,” leads an army of folks who want to take from the rich to line their own pockets.

If that sounds like a refrain from the Occupy Wall Street songbook, go to the head of the class.

“The Dark Knight’s” plot connection to the fading, violent OWS crowd is an obvious one. Even an apolitical pal concurred after we took in the film together just before its nation-wide release.

The press, however, couldn’t be bothered to state the obvious. Then, web-based reporters like the great Andrew Klavan eloquently led the charge, rubbing the press’ face in the truth.

Now, we see as mainstream an outlet as USA Today agreeing with New Media while reporting on this year’s OWS-themed pictures.

Last month, the ultimate occupier, Bane, led his forces against the Gotham City elite in The Dark Knight Rises— taking over the stock exchange. On Friday, Cosmopolis hits theaters, with Robert Pattinson as a financier whose limousine navigates through mobs of angry protesters.

The irony is that media types were ready to brand Bane as a Mitt Romney doppelganger before the film opened.


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