Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)
Interesting interpretation on the scene in Superman in The Daily Planet. When Clark goes on his little rant about the media and the position The Daily Planet is taking he does it after taking off his glasses. Suggesting that isn't "Clark" the character in the book going of on this rant "for show" but Superman espousing his beliefs on the status of media, playing the "role" of Superman in trying to be a symbol of inspiration for people.
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.