Well, who knew! Turns out that the person who generated the amateurish Photoshop of President Obama all dressed up as Heath Ledger’s most famous character short of a gay cowboy is, indeed, an amateur user of Photoshop! He did not append the dumb “SOCIALISM” tagline to the picture, though. That was the work of some still-anonymous doofus who found the Flickr page of Firas Alkhateeb and thought, “Hmm, what this really needs is a provocative but nonsensical word across the bottom.”
Anyway, the revelation that the Joker artist is a 20-year-old college student from a Palestinian family who says “If he had to choose a politician to support … it would be Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich,” should put to rest any questions about the ascendancy of a dangerous right-wing Shepard Fairey.
Obama Joker artist unmasked: A fellow Chicagoan [Top of the Ticket]