This is the message. This is the message of the message.
A close-up of Tinyman's face now, his frown. Tinyman of America, candidate for the presidency.
Nasty, Tinyman's opponent, took the mike. "I am not opposed to violence in comic books" he said. "I think that's a non-issue." The crowd went silent. Nasty glared at the camera.
A voice spoke: "Mr. Nasty, do you think part of your opponent's success in the polls comes from the fact that he sticks firmly to the non-issues?"
"Yes. No. Whatever. End of interview." Nasty said. And then, to top it all off, he declared: "Ladies and gentlemen of the press, this statement is a lie, and you may quote me on that."
"Well," Tinyman said to the interviewer on the Morning Show, "I'm sticking to my guns on this one. Someone has got to be willing to go to bat for the kids. They want their violence in comic books and I say we give it to them. Being a kid is very stressful today, more stressful than it was for us, what with all the tension caused by school shootings. So if my kid, after a nerve-wracking day at school, wants to read some Captain Wham!, I'm not going to stand in your way. Their way."
"Tinyman, I thought you said at the debate yesterday that you were opposed to violence in comic books."
"Oh. Did I? Well, I'm entitled to change my mind, aren't I? After all, my opponent isn't even willing to consider the issue, much less give it the kind of reasoned and open analysis that would cause him to lose track of where he stood..."