Community activists United NY staged a costumed demonstration in Manhattan on Thursday to protest economic inequality on the final evening of the Republican National Convention. The action made more explicit a connection first observed by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh: the homophonic relationship between Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and Bane, the Batman villain of DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises. While Limbaugh's extremely tenuous connection of the two was designed to cri
With the release of The Dark Knight Rises coming up on Friday, anticipation for Christopher Nolan's final Batman film has reached a fever pitch. Still, I don't think anyone expected the media hype to get to the level of ridiculousness it managed to achieve this week, when political commentator Rush Limbaugh claimed that the character of Bane was included in the film as part of a vast media conspiracy against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's association with investment firm Bain Capital.
The jury's still out on whether Limba