There has been a lot of flak going around about the “Obama as Joker” picture that has been making the rounds, even showing up on t-shirts. I really don’t have an opinion on it either way, I don’t think it is too funny (just a little) and really not making a good political point. Now Obama dressed up as Fidel Castro would be funnier and even closer to the truth, but that is not the purpose of this posting.
Some people are outraged by the picture. Guess you would have to be an kool-aid drinking Obama supporter to understand the outrage, after all he is the savior of us all (insert laugh). One of those outraged is the LA Weekly (I think they prefer grape kool-aid). In their blog posting the LA Weekly had this to say about the picture:
“It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.”
Hmm, I take it the editors aren’t happy with the picture… If you dig back in your memory you should recall that the LA Weekly had a cover picture of then President Bush, re-done as a bloodthirsty vampire. The LA Weekly had no issues with doing that but heaven forbid someone make fun of their messiah.
Many more examples ofÂ the liberal media being upset over this picture are easy enough to find. Once you find one see how easy it is to find those same people being upset over many of the slams against President Bush in various images, including one of him as the Joker. Don’t hold your breath while trying to find one.