Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Joker is on the Liberal Media

Remember those posters of President Obama's face painted as The Joker from The Dark Knight? You know the one with the caption that read, "SOCIALISM" in large, foreboding letters.

You might also remember how many in the liberal media argued the poster was racist such as Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post:

Obama, like the Joker and like the racial stereotype of the black man, carries within him an unknowable, volatile and dangerous marker of urban violence, which could erupt at any time. The charge of socialism is secondary to the basic message that Obama can't be trusted, not because he is a politician, but because he's black.

Well, as it turns out, the man behind the Joker poster is a 20-year-old student at the University of Illinois named Firas Alkhateeb. Alkhateeb, who is of Palestinian descent, did not vote for Obama but does like Dennis Kucinich. Somehow I don't think Alkhateeb was trying to tell people that Obama can't be trusted because he's black. So why did he make the poster? Because he was bored during his winter break.

As usual, when it comes to criticism of Obama, the liberal media reads things that aren't there.

So the joke - or in this case The Joker - is on the liberal media.

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