Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I completely disagree. I think in the court of public opinion you tend to be guilty until proven innocent. That is to say, people tend to be willing to believe things if they're bad, especially when it comes to saint-like politicians. We're conditioned to buy into scandals.
The people who joined Bane's revolution were ready to revolt regardless (a small overall fraction of Gotham's population). Bane was sealing the deal with the speech. You don't know that EVERYbody in Gotham believed what he said. I think most of Gotham didn't know what to think and were just trying to stay safe.
Yep, you said it before I did.