We’ve been awaiting this update since the arrival of the third issue of The Gotham Times, now The Ha Ha Ha times has updated to reveal a defaced and disgraced Gotham Times editions with the traditional red Joker scrawlings, blotches, clippings and post-its.
The third edition of The Gotham Times is out now for your perusal, headlining with the title “Batman — Savior or Menace?”, whilst also reporting on Harvey Dent’s “Landslide win” and grass roots campaign scheme.
Thanks Tim and Pierre.
There’s also a new Harvey Dent email, sent in by Zdravko:
If someone were to tell me four months ago that Harvey Dent was going to win by the biggest margin in Gotham City history, I would have directed him to Arkham Asylum. But that’s the big story today. Thanks to the incredible efforts of people like you, we have changed the fate of Gotham City.
Harvey Dent won every precinct, every neighborhood, every demographic, and every gender and age group. His sweeping victory shows just how far the desire for real change goes in Gotham City.
This is not just Harvey Dent’s victory, it’s your victory. You passed out flyers, rallied, marched, created political videos, and got out and voted. You made your voices heard. And today, the entire world can hear you. Today, “Take Back Gotham” is not just a slogan – it is a reality.
This is the last campaign email we’re sending out. Now, we turn our energies to the hard job of fighting and winning the war on crime and corruption. We’ll need your help – to keep the pressure up on the politicians, to show the criminals our will, and to support Harvey Dent’s crackdown on corruption.
“Arrest Batman, but not yet” says the new issue of The Gotham Times. As expected, the city is split on opinion about our caped crusader. This is a website for the vigilante cause.
If you want to join them you can email them here: firstname.lastname@example.org, which leads to this response:
Dear Gotham Citizen,
Thanks for expressing your interest in joining Citizens for Batman. The easiest way you can join is by attending a meeting. Check the web site for meeting times. If you can’t attend, you can always lobby City Hall to support Batman and stop any talk of his being arrested.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Founder and President, Citizens for Batman
The Harvey Dent site, amongst this plethora of new viral websites, has been updated with a new design. The site also sports website banners and some Harvey Dent wallpapers (in the 1024x variety). www.ibelieveinharveydent.com
“We heard about the message you left at the DA’s office. I know you have some big ideas about being a good citizen. No one likes a squeeler. You know nothing.They’re out there putting their lives on the line so you can sleep OK … and you’re laying in your bed. Let’s see what happens the next time you need someone in blue.
Think about who they are. Check document LC6551. You know where to look.”
We are the Answer also have a new email response:
Thank you for your information on suspicious activity regarding a police officer. Your information appears to possibly be very important in an open investigation regarding the officer(s) involved. It is impossible to disclose any specific information on the investigation, but be assured that the information you have provided is being handled with the utmost seriousness and confidentiality.
If you have any further information about criminal activity that the officer(s) have or will be engaging in, you are encouraged to use the tip-line form as an ongoing resource.
Please keep this email and the information you have provided us confidential. Your information is part of an ongoing police investigation and is therefore subject to all laws governing an investigation. Premature disclosure of information could compromise the investigation.
Again, thank you for your assistance. We rely on your help. Together, we are making Gotham City better, safer, stronger. Together, We Are the Answer.
So we will be able to turn someone else in soon. We just need a time and location…wait!
Head on over to www.thegothamtimes.com to read the newspaper articles that we posted about yesterday. You can also email the editor of the paper with a “letter”, email@example.com.
Gotham Times Secrets
Clicking around on page 1 of the article reveals this little clickable secret left by The Joker:
The “We are the answer” (www.wearetheanswer.org) now shows a “Not authorised” page, the defacto Internet Explorer version… which I’m not sure I should see on Firefox. This hints that the page itself is manufactured, perhaps just saved as the index.
The website is now up! It seems to be some sort of neighborhood watch scheme where civilians can report crimes in their area. You can also find these choice quotes from Gotham politician Harvey Dent:
“Positive Feedback makes for a Positive City” — Harvey Dent
“Help us make Gotham a better, safer and stronger city by helping us to stomp out corruption” — Harvey Dent
In a city where “business as usual” has meant continuing corruption and scandal, Harvey Dent is anything but usual. The assistant District Attorney is shining a light on a lot of dark corners and exposing corrupt cops and city officials. He’s making some enemies, but here at Action 3 News, we think he might be the best friend this city has had in many, many years.
–Wilson Corrigan, Spotlight on City Hall, Action 3 News.
I was born in this city in 1925 and I’ve seen her go through the dark days of World War II and the bright days of the civil rights movement and the crazy days of the sixties. But nothing seemed as bad as the last couple of years. Bless Harvey Dent. What we need is more people like him, instead of having to depend on a crazy man in a costume to do what the police aren’t doing.
–T. Johnson, letter to The Gotham Times
Dear Mr. Dent,
After all the things that have been happening, and especially the Fear Toxin attack, I applied for a transfer with my company. I felt that, despite the roots I have here—I grew up here and my parents live here—Gotham was not a place where my wife and I could raise our soon to be born son. I hated to move away. If people like me move away, soon all that would be left would be the poor and the desperate. I withdrew that request for transfer today. You make me feel hope for this city. Your work gives me the courage to stay and fight for the city I love.
And another one… this time its Gotham City Rail, www.gothamcityrail.com, complete with a map of Gotham City, clearly showing the damage done during Batman Begins in the region of The Narrows.
So, the folks that were lucky enough to be recruited by The Joker have now started to receive their gifts. It seems that they shall be receiving a Gotham Times new paper, complete with news articles, commentaries, Gotham adverts and much more to set the tone of the movie.
The articles in this newspaper pay a number of references to a few new websites, the first is that of The Gotham Times itself, www.thegothamtimes.com, with its first online edition launching Friday November 23rd. The second new viral marketing website seems to be one “We are the answer” which appears multiple times — referring to the page www.wearetheanswer.org, but this site hasn’t yet gone online, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the treats that it holds. Thirdly, a reference to an email was included in the print for firstname.lastname@example.org, and when emailing this address this auto response is returned:
See you found my little message. So, do you think you have what it takes to be a part of my circle of friends? Are you a backstabbing, self-promoting, ambitious clown who will do anything to prove yourself to me? If so, the first step of your application process awaits…if you know where to look.