Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Donald Trump and…Bill Finger

The White House proclaimed May 2017 as Jewish American Heritage Month.

Look who is name-dropped in the 4/28/17 press release:

The achievements of American Jews are felt throughout American society and culture, in every field and in every profession. American Jews have built institutions of higher learning, hospitals, and manifold cultural and philanthropic organizations. American Jews have even brought us our greatest superheroes—Captain America, Superman, and Batman. American Jews have composed some of our defining national hymns like "God Bless America," timeless musicals like The Sound of Music, and even famous Christmas songs. From Admiral Hyman G. Rickover to Albert Einstein, Richard Rodgers to Irving Berlin, Jerry Siegel to Bill Finger, Mel Brooks to Don Rickles, and Levi Strauss to Elie Wiesel, American Jews have transformed all aspects of American life and continue to enrich the American spirit.

A few years ago, even some hardcore Batman fans had not heard of Bill Finger. Now he's mentioned in a presidential statement as if he's a household name.

Plus no mention of Bob Kane. Who shares qualities with a certain current high-ranking elected official.

Finally, something I like about this administration.

3 comments:

Bob Rivard said...

Pretty ungracious post. Not to mention the sheer cognitive dissonance of "finally liking" him for writing "Bill Finger", rather than for defending and strengthening the beleaguered Jewish state that Obama stabbed in the back at every turn.

bobhu simem said...

The first admirable attribute of the current presidential administration in just over the three month mark- who would've guessed that it would happen so soon?

Tribunal de los Superweyes said...

Dear Mark, would you accept an interview with a Mexican comics podcast? Tribunal de los Superweyes. We're around since 2010, and we're fascinated by your stories.

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