Obama Joker Poster Artist Exposed As Liberal-Leaning Palestinian

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Since NewsBusters and the Drudge Report first introduced America to the Obama Joker poster -- with help from talk radio host Tammy Bruce, of course -- most media outlets have speculated the artist was likely white, conservative, and racist.

    WRONG!

    As reported by the Los Angeles Times moments ago, the up-until-now anonymous creator of the poster sweeping the nation is a 20-year-old college student of Palestinian descent with largely liberal political leanings.

    Honestly, you can't make this stuff up:


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    what does this mean? Is he from palastine or what? I mean I'm of middle eastern decent, but white as can be, born here, my mother and grandmother born here, but still of middle eastern decent. So what do they mean when they say this? I think it's only relevant if he himself is from palastine.
     
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    I'm curious how many folks here who opposed this person's legal prosecution will now favor it based on his political position.

    Regardless of his political position, he broke the law, and is deserving of prosecution, whatever they legal authorities determine that to be.
     
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    So he has proven to be a bed wetter. He'll get a free pass now.
     
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    The guy who created the pic is the liberal Palestinian, not the guy who put it on a poster and distributed it.

    Again, where can I get one of those posters?
     
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    You can get as many as you'd like by clicking here.

    There's one of George Bush as the Joker too.

    Johnv said, "Regardless of his political position, he broke the law, and is deserving of prosecution, whatever they legal authorities determine that to be."

    What law did either of them break?

    There's quite a bit more to this story.

    Alkhateeb’s identity and the reasons behind why he created the image firmly close the lid on the smear that the poster has racial overtones or is in any way “dangerous,” as liberal news outlets claimed.

    Once again, the establishment’s attempt to play the race card in an effort to deflate burgeoning populist opposition to Obama’s political agenda has failed miserably.
    Despite the best efforts of the corporate media to imply that any criticism whatsoever of Obama is racist – as MSNBC host Carlos Watson enunciated last week – the continued grass roots rebellion against Obamacare, the cap and trade scam, prolonging Bush’s wars, and the banker bailout will not be cowed by attempts to chill free speech by using the race card to intimidate people away from exercising their free speech.

     
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    Defacing of public property, both municipal and federal.
     
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    A Palestinian?

    From what country?

    Where is it.... what were its boundaries.... who was its king, governor, president or ruler by any other title?

    The one who drew it? What wrong did he do? In our country, its own supreme court recognizes burning of the flag as free speech..... so why should Obama be off limits.... every other President before him has been charactertured in one way or another.... and few very flattering........ Posting on public or federal property is a different question but becomes less important if such similar behavior was previously common place and allowed and never addressed.
     
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    I have no problem with the content of the poster, or with a person excercising their Amendment I rights. This is not a case of that. This is a simple issue of a person defacing property. In regards to whether similar behavior was previously allowed, there's nothing in the story to suggest that was the case. In fact, the original story cites that the city in question has had problems with defacing for a while, which suggests that this isn't a case of selective prosecution.
     
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    He admitted to making the joker poster as a joke but claims he didn't write the captions like "socialist" underneath.
     
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    Then they should be prosecuted, but this is just small potatoes. Here's the real problem, the government and media doesn't want to stop there. If the government and media had their way all dissent would be considered un-american, un-patriotic, and un-lawful, Or least carry such a feeling of guilt and fear that no one would dare practice it any longer. That is un-american and we shouldn't put up with it for a minute.

    Don't let a few over eager kids defacing public property turn your head away from the real issue here.
     
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    This just in...

    Police in Clermont Florida looked the other way when people posted "lost pet" and "yard sale" flyers in the same places our dangerous teenage "vandal" posted Obama Joker posters.

    Apparently the police didin't have a problem with it until the media hyped the story and claimed the teen's actions were dangerous criminal acts.

    The investigators admitted to the teenager that they “look the other way” when people post “lost pet” flyers and similar signs on telephone polls, clearly suggesting that police intervention was both politically motivated and done only in reaction to the contrived media outrage whipped up by Florida news stations and newspapers.

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    Crucially, the police told the teenager that he was “not in any kind of trouble” over posting the flyers, which completely contradicts mainstream media stories about him facing potential vandalism felony charges and jail time.

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    So what do you think Johnv? Should we not also prosecute all those posting "lost pet" and "yard sale" flyers on telephone poles? We should at least publically (media) threaten them with felony vandalism charges and jail time too. The law is the law right? Fair is fair.
     
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    That's entirely up to the city in question. A local city near me has a very strict ordinance, and will fine individuals who put up such signs. If they enforce it, I support such enforcement.

    But we're not talking "lost pet" signs. We're talking political signs. Most cities, even if they give some leeway on "lost pet"signs, will more regularly enfore political signs. The reason I know is is because I've volunteered for local mayoral campaigns numerous times. Any campaign or political signs posted on public property, regardless of who it's about, are summarily removed, and the candidate fined. Only signs on private property are allowed.

    According to the original story in the Orlando Sentinel, and on the local TV broadcast, the city has been having problems with postings such as those for a while., suggesting that this isn't a case of selective prosecution.


    But the biggest factor in this case is that this person wasn't intending to engage in free speech. He was trying to win a contest by putting up the posters. Putting up a poster or posters so you can win a contest summarily ends the free speech debate.

    That said, there's nothing in any of the related stories that suggest the city was allowing identical pro-obama posters, but disallowing anti-obama posters. If this were the case, the city should be made to disallow all, not just allow some.

    All that aside, as Christians, we should always be encouraging people to remain lawful. If posting bills is unlawful, we shouldn't be doing it. If a city selectively goes after the bill posters, that's another story altogether, but that doesn't negate the fact that we should always be encouraging people to remain lawful.
     
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    The police admitted they didn't have a problem with the posting of political posters even to the point of watching the kid posting them many times and doing nothing until the media got involved and made a big deal out of it. So your political poster argument holds no water.

    Apparently the police didn't care one way or the other. It was the media who forced the issue and tried to paint a picture of dangerous rebels roving the streets of the USA doing something vile and illegal.

    BTW, I agree with you about putting up signs on public property. If it's against the law it shouldn't be done, but if those in charge of upholding the law allow one person to do it they should allow everyone to do it or better yet, they should enforce the law equally and fairly and let no one do it.

    Censorship of the viral “Jokerbama” image continues on one of the largest social network websites on the internet, Myspace.

    Users have now discovered that uploading images of George W. Bush as The Joker is deemed to be acceptable, while attempting to upload Obama as The Joker is classed as a violation of terms and conditions.

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    Conclusion: parodying Bush is ok and parodying Obama is unacceptable.

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