The Liberals, led by the biased MSM took one look at the posters of President Obama as the Joker ala Keith Ledger and raised hew and cry over how it was racist imagery. It was vicious Republican propaganda. It was “White Face.” It was direct link between President Obama and the violence of the ghettos. It was horrible and racist, a cruel assault by Angry White Men upon the Liberals’ adored and idolized First Black President.
Obama as The Joker by Firas Alkhateeb
The joke is on them. The image of President Obama as the Joker was created by Firas Alkhateeb, a twenty-year-old Palestinian-American history major at the University of Illinois. Admittedly, Mr. Alkhateeb probably isn’t much of fan of President Obama; he’s a supporter of Rep. Dennis Kucinich!
Alkhateeb does not seem to be an extremist of any stripe, Right, Left, or Muslim. He seems to be a college student from Chicago who had a bit too much time to kill one day.
Somehow I don’t think this will stop the Liberals from labeling him as Right-Wing extremists or disgruntled Muslim though – because dissent is racist in their minds.
From the LA Times:
Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe’s Photoshop software.
Alkhateeb had been tinkering with the program to improve the looks of photos he had taken on his clunky Kodak camera. The Joker project was his grandest undertaking yet. Using a tutorial he’d found online about how to “Jokerize” portraits, he downloaded the October 23 Time Magazine cover of Obama and began digitally painting over it.
Four or five hours later, he happily had his product.
On Jan. 18, Alkhateeb uploaded the image to photo-sharing site Flickr (shown at right). Over the next two months, he amassed just a couple thousand hits, he said.
Then the counter exploded after a still-anonymous rogue famously found his image, digitally removed the references to Time Magazine, captioned the picture with the word “socialism” and hung printed copies around L.A., making headlines.
So the joke – and the Joker – is certainly on the race-baiting Liberals this time. The Obama Joker poster been a veritable Rorschach Test for MSM’s yellow journalism and the Liberals’ projection onto the mystery artist of their own unreasonable and deep-seated prejudices and racial biases.