- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spider-Man’s long-time detractor J. Jonah Jameson is getting a new job at “The Fact Channel,” and he’s starting to use language remarkably familiar to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

“I’ve faced crises that would have had you pinheads curled up in a fetal position begging for money” the character says in an upcoming issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Writers previously made him the lead editor at The Daily Bugle and the mayor of New York City.

“He even used the word ‘pinheads.’ Looks like J. Jonah Jameson now has a ‘No Web Spinning Zone,’ ” entertainment website Bleeding Cool reported Wednesday after billing the bombastic Mr. Jameson “the Bill O’Reilly of the Marvel Universe.”

Marvel’s current writer of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Dan Slott, is openly liberal on social media, most recently going on Twitter to refer to the Second Amendment rights as “perceived rights.”

On June 19, he also tweeted: “Also a damn good reminder — the reason I’m up at 2AM is to script comics. And not to argue w/ gun-luvin’ ‘Murcans about their fave subject.” The tweet has since been deleted.

The Bill O’Reilly-like behavior and Fox News likenesses inserted into Spider-Man comic books comes only weeks after two well-known members of the industry, Chuck Dixon and Paul Rivoche, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal asserting that editors have a strong bias against conservative writers and artists.


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