I like this perspective, @TheLegndKillerX! It’s a really interesting way to view a complicated situation. One aspect that Young Justice is repeatedly touching on is that the heroes aren’t just fighting evil, they’re fighting bad press. Batman isn’t doing what he’s doing just because he can, he’s manipulating people and events because Lex is doing the same. If Lex wins in the public eye, they will continue to lose public support.
I can definitely see that!
Personally, though, I am siding more with Wonder Woman. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both Lex and Batman have said, in private, the exact same statement about knowing and proving. It’s definitely alluding to the fact that Lex and Batman are two sides of the same coin, using the exact same tactics for the exact same reason, just with different end goals.
My worry is if Batman’s manipulation won’t blow up in his face, because Batman has a lot more to lose if his manipulation goes public. A politician manipulating situations in the DC universe isn’t anything new and no one really trusts Lex, including the peop le working for him. But Batman’s teams rely on trust. If not to him, to the agents that he employs. His team consists of foreign ambassadors, team leaders, friends, and relatives who are regularly using their connections against the knowledge of those that trust and rely on them. I worry what would happen if everyone knew what was going on behind the scenes.