Perry White is the editor of The Daily Planet. He runs his paper as fairly as he can, and he always sticks up for his reporters, unless it concerns his deadline.
By the year 2018, Perry White is heard arguing on the phone loudly to Luthor's representative for trying to strong arm the Daily Planet to print or kill stories of his choosing. Outside his office, Lois and Olsen hear him and decide not to interrupt him, although Perry apparently hears them and shouts, acknowledging his awareness of their presence as well as uttering his famous catch-phrase "Great Caesar's ghost!".