Maybe it's the news organization's close relationship with Marvel Comics, which uses them to spoil its comics in clickbait news articles the day before they hit comic book shops. Who knows. But for some reason, USA Today has failed to name Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter, who serves as an advisor to President Donald Trump on matters of healthcare for the Department of Veterans' Affairs, as one of several members of his elite Mar-A-Lago resort club or various golf clubs appointed to government positions.
In an article today headlined "Trump nominates some club members to plum government jobs", USA Today names Robin Bernstein, the new ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Callista Gingrich, the new ambassador to the Vatican, Adolfo Marzol, an advisor in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Barry Nigro, who works in the Department of Justice, and Andrew Giuliani, who works in a public relations role for the White House, as Trump cronies handed cushy jobs in the government who coincidentally have also paid dues to Trump-owned clubs.
Perlmutter, however, was nowhere to be found in USA Today's report, which states, "never in modern history has a president awarded government posts to people who pay money to his own companies," but hedges its bets by adding, "there's no indication that they joined to secure an administration job."
A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.
Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.