The Old Mixer wrote:
They both tried to be funny with that line...it's just that one of them wasn't funny.
"general, would you care to step outside?" wasn't meant to be a comedy line, it was meant to be a badass line, and a signal that Superman was back. It was a call-back to him getting beat up at the diner, and it was meant to show that he had his powers and confidence back.
the "freedom of the press" line is just a weak joke.