Preparing to meet the press, Billy and Roxie form her story: "We Both Reached for the Gun."
In the fantasy sequence, Roxie is Billy's ventriloquist dummy, saying everything he tells her to.
They make her out to be the innocent girl taken advantage of by Fred.
"Not a bit reprehensible. It's so defensible!"
The press seems to buy it completely, especially the "stay away from jazz and liquor" part.
It seems Billy has manipulated the press just as well as he manipulates Roxie.
It's the headline of the paper the next day: They Both Reached for the Gun!
Everyone loves Roxie, the "sweetest little murderer" in Chicago. Women get haircuts like her; men want to be her next victim. One sailor has a Roxie Hart heart tattoo, and her auction is raking in the dough.