[addressing media reporters outside the prison]
Behind you is a symbol of oppression. Blackgate Prison, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man,
[holds up a picture of Harvey Dent]
Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice!
[to Gordon, at Blake's apartment]
Commissioner, we need to keep you moving until we can get you in front of a camera.
You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this CORRUPT CITY! Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent from the words of Gotham's police commissioner, James Gordon.
[holds up Gordon's speech papers and begins to read]
"The Batman didn't murder Harvey Dent, he saved my boy then took the blame for Harvey's appalling crimes so that I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the mad man who tried to murder my own child but I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth and it is time for me to resign."
[calls to prisoners]
And do you accept this man's resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all these liars? Of all the CORRUPT?
[prisoners roar with approval]
Those men locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act, based on a lie?
Gotham needed a hero...
It needs it now more than ever. You betrayed everything you stood for.
There's a point, far out there when the structures fail you, and the rules aren't weapons anymore, they're... shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day... you may face such a moment of crisis. And in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did, to plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean!
Your hands look plenty filthy to me, Commissioner.