Sometimes it pays to do a bit of research before going on an editorial rant. Progressive journal, Salon had an absolute fit about Marvel’s CEO Ike Perlmutter and his wife Laura giving money to Donald Trump’s veterans’ fundraiser. Regular readers of this site know I am not a fan of Mr. Trump and felt that his boycott of the Fox debate was nothing more than a childish tantrum made to avoid the possibility of screwing up and hurting his lead in Iowa.
Now because of the donation to veterans, Salon’s hatred of Trump and anything conservative, has transferred to Ike Perlmutter, who still runs most of Marvel (a company I worked for in 2003). According to the progressive Salon, Ike Perlmutter must have a “Trump agenda.” Nothing can be further from the truth.
How should progressives respond to the recent news that Marvel Comics CEO Ike Perlmutter donated over $1 million to a Donald Trump event intended to draw viewers away from the Republican presidential debate? As a start, they should remember these words of wisdom from one of Marvel’s most iconic superhero franchises, “With great power comes great responsibility.”