Reporter: It’s not everyday a billionaire admits to parading around in leather playing cops and robbers. Why do it? Seriously! were you just getting too bored sitting around counting your money? Decided to play dress up and it just stuck. Or how does that work exactly?
Reporter: I think our audience would like some answers.
[Clark shows up]
Oliver: I lost someone… she meant everything to me.
Reporter: So… for that you want what? a merit badge and special rights?
Oliver: No. No, you’re right. I’m not special. But this isn’t about who I am, it’s about what I do. And, and I don’t think I’m the first rich boy who felt that way. It was John F Kennedy who once said “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”
Reporter: So now you’re… you’re comparing yourself to a fallen hero of this country?
Oliver: Well why not? He saw the hero in all of us. I’m not dwelling on revenge for past atrocities or looking ahead to what I can personally gain from a few tax breaks, drilling oil wells in the ocean, putting up razor wire fences to keep out immigrants - who only want what our grandparents wanted. In this world of armchair bloggers who’ve created a generation of critics instead of leaders, I’m actually doing something. Right here. Right now. For this city. For my country.
[Oliver looks over at Clark. Clark smiles. Oliver smiles back]
Oliver: And I’m not doing it alone.
[Oliver leans in slightly]
Oliver: You’re DAMN right I’m a hero.