Clark looked at Bruce for a few moments, and just shook his head, "That's a no, then." He'd been a reporter long enough to know these sort of things, it especially helped when he used to have a rich friend that did a lot of the same things. Though, Lex just enjoyed giving away some of the more popular tricks used by others with a lot of money to actually get attention from the press. He still smiled, as if it really wasn't that big of a deal to him, he could work without an interview from Bruce Wayne. It wouldn't be too hard with all the others he could interview about it, and the only reason he asked was to see if he could actually get some sort of interview which would please his boss. He knew if he hadn't asked, he would have been yelled at by Perry White, since he did manage to actually talk to the playboy millionaire for a few moments, but that was because of an emergency and had less to do with anything for The Daily Planet.
"Thank you, for you time anyways, Mr.Wayne," Clark added. He was still taught to thank people, even if he didn't actually get what he wanted, his parents were pretty clear about that one. He was still quite used to doing everything like the human he pretended to be, Clark was always such a nice person and allowed himself to fade into the background of anything. He also was just a simple farm boy and made sure that everything his parents had taught him when he was young was always used, since he felt more human than alien. After all, he was raised like a regular child or at least treated like a regular child even with his powers. It wasn't until later that he learned where the powers even came from and what he really was. He just had to deal with being both Clark and Superman, though he could always choose just to be one or the other, since he had plenty of chances to do so. He just couldn't make that big of a decision, since the world needed Superman, but he was still Clark Kent even if he wasn't such a memorable person.
"Maybe we'll talk some other time," Clark ended, and walked off, figuring that Lillian would be safe for now and that she needed the sleep anyways, and he had a few things he needed to get done at the hotel before he went off to do a few other things. He needed to get everything done with what he had so far for the article about this research center, and then he needed to head off to the college and figure out what happened with Lillian. Of course, he figured it would be easier to do that as Superman, rather than Clark. He really didn't want to have a nasty run in with The Batman as Clark, he was sure it wouldn't end well. He just headed for the hotel for the time being so that he could get a few of his own things done before he started thinking about those things though.