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Supercontext: The Fall of Gawker

Last year Peter Thiel secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit that destroyed Gawker. Should the wealthy be able to ruin a publication if they don’t like what it has to say? We discuss the new precedent this case set between privacy and Freedom of Speech, all while tumbling down the rabbit hole of trashy media and big money.

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Supercontext: DC Rebirth Special

Charlie and Christian examine DC Comics’ latest attempt to reinvent their publishing line. Is it really about defeating despair with hope, as writer/executive Geoff Johns has said? And is this friendly to new readers? We also look at the ethical implications of using characters from “Watchmen” in an attempt to create a shared universe with an emotionally compelling narrative.

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