So why the anonymity? Perhaps because the poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the “urban” makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can’t openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and ’70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness despite falling crime rates.
Yes because Obama’s face in the poster is painted similar to the “urban” paint of the latest Dark Knight file it ties to the inner city which, according to the author, implies black people are violent. Now i’ve contrived some really bad bullshit before but this guy deserves an aware. Hence he is the latest recipient of this site’s world of fame asshole award. Congratulations Philip Kennicott.
Oh and just to add insult to insult here is that picture again: