Aug 4, 2009

Posters Put Panties in Bunch

The outrage de jour is over a couple of posters in LA showing President Barack Obama as the Joker.

It's unclear who created the image and who is posting it across the city. No one has taken credit so far. They don't want to be killed by the Obama groupies, no doubt.

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous. Wha?

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.
"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous. We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."
Urban - made up - Roundtable non-profit so I can draw a salary and get quoted on the news Hutchinson... What?! A witch hunt to find the Joker? Come on, Earl! You can't have it both ways! Oh no. You want the first amendment - you got it. Because you don't like it? Waaaah. It's not like they made Obama to look like Curious George (hehe, remember that one?)

So where was Earl when we made all that anti-president Bush propaganda stuff? Oh, it was okay then because Bush was not in Earl's camp. Earl gets to decide when the spiggot of free speech is fine and dandy and when it's 'mean-spirited and dangerous'? I love hypocrites and that's why...
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is BLASPHEMES HIPOCRITE OF THE WEEK!

Congrats Earl! Just send me $50.00 to me so I can ship your free T-shirt. Meanwhile, here are some more 'mean-spirited and dangerous' sh*t that didn't bother Earl.


Cthulhu said...


As political commentary, that's pretty insightful. The originator very clearly gets his ideas across.

However, the sad truth is that those posters are "so last year."

I love those "You Back the Attack!" posters. Would be interesting to see conservative versions of them.

Wolf Shirt said...

Hypocrite of the week - its only tuesday

Swamp_Yankee said...

So Bush as the Joker is "Brilliant" (read the comments)

But Obama as the Joker is off limits?

Are they going to shut down Mad Magazine now?