Today's question brought to you courtesy of awesome folks at "Honest Trailers" youtube series. Their "The Dark Knight" video made a point I never could figure out from Nolan's movie:
- They had several people murdered by Harvey once he became two-face
- If that fact became public, all the criminals would be released. That makes sense.
- So, they needed a patsy to blame for the murders instead of Harvey, to keep his reputation all white-knightey.
- Since they had nobody else to pin the murders on, Batman took the fall.
They DID have someone else to pin the murders on! A psychopathic murderer! Who was at the moment conveniently known to everyone in Gotham as a criminal. Joker!
So, the question is, WHY didn't they pin the Harvey Dent's murders on Joker?
I'm looking for official explanation - from a movie; or DVD commentary; or interview with Nolan or someone else involved with the script.