The former gray lady of comic book journalism, Bleeding Cool, published an article about a joint venture between Marvel Comics and Northrop Grumman. Bleeding Cool described Northrop Grumman as an arms manufacturer and a maker of weapons.
From the article:
Northrop Grumman is an aerospace company
Not once did the word “aerospace” appear in the article. That’s funny, because that’s what Northrop Grumman is, an aerospace company. They make airplanes.
Here’s a list of some of the aircraft produced by Northrop Grumman:
The way the article reads, you’d think Northrop Grumman uses child slave labor to manufacturer AK-47s.
Also from the article:
The article was written by Jude Terror, one of Rich Johnston’s bosses over at Bleeding Cool.
Bleeding Cool use to be a good website
Bleeding Cool was a lot better when Rich Johnston was in charge. The Diversity & Comics YouTube channel gets labeled as a troll campaign and Northrop Grumman is now described as an arms manufacturer.
If it wasn’t for the riveting NFL coverage, Bleeding Cool wouldn’t be worth going to.
Marvel Comics announced they are ending their partnership with Northrop Grumman, so there’s nothing to get upset about. Excelsior!
Joe Glass, a comic book writer and journalist at Bleeding Cool, is trying to shut down the YouTube channel Diversity & Comics. He is also trying to shut down the Diversity & Comics Patreon account.
Remember when the comic book community valued free speech?
Joe Glass knows about harassment
Here’s a tweet he posted on Sunday, the same day he tried to report Diversity & Comics to YouTube:
He was commenting on a photo of guys wearing Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hats. In Joe Glass’ world, this makes them serial rapists and guys who cannot get dates. That sounds like harassment to me.
Leave Diversity & Comics alone
I wish Joe Glass and everyone else would just leave Diversity & Comics alone. You don’t like his content? Fine, then don’t watch his videos. It’s a big world. There’s room enough for everyone. You don’t have to try to de-platform him. I probably wouldn’t enjoy the comics Joe Glass creates, The Pride, but I would never try to get his books removed from the public marketplace. It wouldn’t even occur to me.
I just wouldn’t read them.
I enjoy the Diversity & Comics videos and I want them to continue, and I voted for Hillary Clinton twice. I may not agree with Diversity & Comics on everything, but I don’t think that’s a requirement.