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Quotes: Hero with Bad Publicity
"Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice."
H. L. Mencken, Predjudices (Third Series)

"It is a maxim deeply ingrafted in that dark system, that no character, however upright, is a match for constantly reiterated attacks, however false."
Alexander Hamilton, The Reynolds Pamphlet (1797)

"Yes, random street crimes are constantly occurring, and in the traditional sandbox manner, you can jump in and resolve them—and when I say 'can', I of course mean 'fucking have to or be shot': ignore too many petty crimes and the Anti-Crime Task Force will become hostile, which delivers a bit of a mixed message. 'We're against vigilante justice, Spider-Man! —Wait, he's not doing vigilante justice! What an asshole! Let's kill him with vigilante justice!"

David: There are cops, but they only show up later, when Batman gets framed. Then they disappear again. Like, the only thing cops do in this entire movie is persecute the good guy.
Chris: There was an uncredited rewrite by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
David: And Eazy-E and MC Ren, dude. Please.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Batman Returns

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
Jesus, The Bible (New International Version), John 15:18-19

Peter Parker: Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it! That's slander!
J. Jonah Jameson: It is not. I resent that. Slander is spoken. In print, it's libel.

As a newsman, I know I should keep my opinions to myself, but I just wanna say: Kenan and Kel, we hate you!
Newsman, Kenan & Kel

Cath: Of course, that what superheroes do. I don't care if people try to slander just because we're doing what's right.
Michael: I haven't heard any slandering...
(Michael is very confused, so Cath shows him a newspaper clip of Spiderman, it's from the Daily Bugle. It's about how Spider is a Public Menace to Manhattan, to add insult to injury, it credited the Punisher as a hero.)
Michael: You do have a point there.


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