The last time a Batman movie hit cinemas, conservative US commentators claimed it argued in favour of George Bush’s stance on the war on terrorism. This time US shock jock Rush Limbaugh has slammed The Dark Knight Rises as anti-Mitt Romney propaganda, because it’s villain (created in comic books in 1993) has the same sounding name as one of Romney’s old companies.


Peter Fray

Fetch your first 12 weeks for $12

Here at Crikey, we saw a mighty surge in subscribers throughout 2020. Your support has been nothing short of amazing — we couldn’t have got through this year like no other without you, our readers.

If you haven’t joined us yet, fetch your first 12 weeks for $12 and start 2021 with the journalism you need to navigate whatever lies ahead.

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

12 weeks for $12