"That concludes our prepared statement," said the FBI spokeswoman. She dreaded what had to come next but there was no getting around it. "Questions?"
Of course there were questions. But at least, since all the news outlets had sent their biggest guns, it was about as orderly as one could hope for. There were Lane and Kent from Metropolis near the front; he was always polite. "Yes?"
"Clark Kent, Metropolis Daily Planet. Why is the FBI releasing this evidence now, instead of before the trial?"
"Or," the spokeswoman thought she heard Lane say, "after the execution?"
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