Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Clean Slate: Obama Joker Artist Revealed - Political News - FOXNews.com

Clean Slate: Obama Joker Artist Revealed - Political News - FOXNews.com: "A 20-year-old college history major of Palestinian descent who supported Rep. Dennis Kucinich's presidential candidacy is the anonymous artist who turned a Time magazine cover photo of Barack Obama into the nefarious Joker of the Batman series, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Firas Alkhateeb was home in Chicago on his winter break from the University of Illinois when he toyed around with Photoshop to come up with the image. He posted it to the picture site Flickr for friends to see his artwork, the paper reported.

Months later, the doctored picture appeared on posters around the country with the word 'Socialism' added to it."

After all the ink spilled about this image and declaiming the nastiness of conservatives, it turns out the image was created by a supporter of the most left-wing clown who ran for the Democratic nomination.


Beth said...

lol, it figures. I could never see why people were so upset about the joker picture. Nor could I see what movie makeup had to do with socialism. Some people just need to get over themselves. There's such a thing as creative use of a public image, and it's good, not bad, that people take advantage of their 1A rights.

Walter Matthau said...

I am the joker.

Jack Lemmon said...

I thought you were great in The Odd Couple. But aren't you dead now?

Professor Groeteschele said...

Death (or nuclear war) is not only possible, it's probable.

Herman Kahn said...

Hey, you sound just like me!