Just what America and the comics world needs. Some nutjob in Florida decides to hold his local school board at gunpoint, but before he brandishes his weapon, he goes and spray paints the V for Vendetta symbol on the wall. The asshole. Now we get to hear newsclip after newsclip about this guy and how comics are a bad influence on people. What a great topic for the 24-hour news cycle to push on us as a distraction from the things that actually matter.
Should we discuss how the republicans are blocking the opportunity to thank our first responders with quality health care? How senator-elects are calling for the censorship of the press? How governor-elects are demanding to outlaw a public worker’s ability to fight for fair wages? Nah. Now we have a jackass with a firearm making pop culture references that he probably doesn’t fully understand. And here Fox News and MSNBC step in.
Enjoy your fireworks show, America.