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  • The Anti-Women March on Washington

    01/28/2017 4:43:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    takimag.com ^ | January 26, 2017 | Gavin McInnes
    If you’re baffled by a women’s march that excluded thousands of women and was run by an extremist Muslim, well then you “literally just can’t even,” which is basically, like, WHATEVER! This was not a women’s march with any kind of logic behind it. It was an anti-women march, and women participated because they fell for a steaming-hot pile of platitudes. These useful idiots were duped by Islamist Linda Sarsour, who is determined to normalize her extremist culture. It was one of the stupidest marches in the history of modern politics, and it says a lot about where we are...
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama ‘Hope’ poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous “Hope” poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000. …
  • Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist

    09/05/2012 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 26 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | unknown
    Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist Prosecutors want Shepard Fairey sentencing to serve as a warning SEPTEMBER 5--Federal prosecutors want Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, to serve time in prison following his misdemeanor conviction for destroying and fabricating documents in connection with a civil lawsuit over the iconic campaign image. In advance of Friday’s scheduled sentencing of Fairey in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Department of Justice has filed a memorandum arguing that a prison term for the 42-year-old artist would be “appropriate.” However, prosecutors did not specify how long Fairey...
  • Will Obama "Hope & Change" artist/commie propagandist, Shepard Fairey, do a poster w/ new slogan?

    05/02/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    various sources | May 2, 2012 | self
    Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston NY Daily News | February 7th 2009 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/02/07/2009-02-07_street_artist_shepard_fairey_who_designe.html ________________________________________________________From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, I’m honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepardhttp://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out ________________________________________________________ Here is the 'thank...
  • Shephard Fairey, Creator Of The Obama "Hope" Poster ... Mug Shot

    03/26/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 74 replies · 121+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 3/26/12 | The Smoking Gun
    Meet Shepard Fairey. The famed street artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster is pictured here in a United States Marshals Service mug shot... (snip)
  • The Obama Hope Artist Is Going To Jail?

    02/27/2012 10:52:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic "Hope" campaign poster featuring then-Sen. Barack Obama for the 2008 presidential campaign, pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct.See the story here. I know it's not spelled the same way, but it looks like Mr. Fairey may get a chance to live out his name behind the slammer (that's a lot of innuendo for one sentence!). I whipped up a couple of parting gifts for him... This one is from me to liberals
  • Lying artist ‘Hope’less (Shepard Fairey faces up to 6 months for contempt)

    02/25/2012 10:04:09 AM PST · by dead · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2012 | BRUCE GOLDING
    The artist who created the iconic “HOPE” poster for President Obama’s 2008 campaign faces up to six months in the slammer for lying in court papers about the source of his inspiration... < snip > Fairey, 42, admitted undertaking an elaborate scheme to make it seem that he used one Associated Press photograph of Obama “as a reference” for his famous image, when in reality he had used another AP image. He made the false statements as part of a lawsuit he brought against the AP to block a potential copyright claim. “Violating the court’s trust was the worst thing...
  • Obama ‘Hope’ Artist Pleads Guilty To Contempt

    02/25/2012 10:05:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/24/12 | Chad Bray
    The Los Angeles artist behind an iconic poster that became a symbol of President Barack Obama’s campaign four years ago pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor Friday stemming from his actions during a copyright dispute over the poster. * * * At a separate bail hearing Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Levy said prosecutors are likely to seek some term of imprisonment in the case.
  • Obama 'HOPE' poster artist pleads guilty [to criminal contempt]

    02/24/2012 6:15:47 PM PST · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoooooo! ^ | 2012-02-24 | Larry Neumeister
    The creator of the Barack Obama "HOPE" poster pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a "terrible decision" in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster. Shepard Fairey entered the plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum potential penalty of up to six months in prison. Sentencing was set for July 16. The criminal case originated after the artist acknowledged he had fabricated information in a lawsuit he brought against the AP in February 2009....
  • Obama HOPE Artist Beaten Bloody in Copenhagen by Left-wing Radicals

    08/16/2011 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/11 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 5:44 AM HOPE Obama HOPE artist Shepard Fairey was beaten bloody in Copenhagen by anarchists who told him to, “Go back to America.” The Guardian reported: When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifying. Last weekend, Fairey – creator of the famous “Hope” poster that came to encapsulate Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign – was beaten up after the opening of...
  • Shepard Fairey on Occupy Wall Street: ‘I Support the Movement.’

    11/18/2011 6:39:16 PM PST · by Dajjal · 15 replies · 1+ views
    GalleristNY ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Sarah Douglas
    Shepard Fairey on Occupy Wall Street: ‘I Support the Movement.’ The Artist Says He’s at Work on Images That ‘Call Out the Villains’ by Sarah Douglas11/15/11 [snip] This morning, we spoke with artist Shepard Fairey, who was recently chosen by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation as its first “Artist as Activist,” for which Mr. Fairey created 100 signed prints of a new poster called “The Future is Unwritten,” which is available through Artnet.com, starting at $1,250, to benefit Coalition for the Homeless. We asked Mr. Fairey, who spoke with us on the phone from the James Hotel, not far from the...
  • Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

    10/15/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/14/2011 | Simone Wilson
    This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original. An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: Look familiar? ​"I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie together a little bit of the radicalism...
  • Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

    10/14/2011 3:39:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    L A Weekly ^ | Oct.ober 14, 2011 | Simone Wilson
    A West Coast legend does his part. ​Yup. This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original. An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: "I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie...
  • Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama image

    03/12/2011 4:29:14 AM PST · by csvset · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 March 2011 | BBC
    The Associated Press has sued several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorised use of the Hope image created by artist Shepard Fairey. Artist Fairey used an AP photo without permission to create the image, and was sued by the news agency for violating copyright. That case was settled. AP argues that using the image on T-shirts is wilful and blatant violation of the copyright of the photo. A spokesman said that using photos for free devalued the work of journalists. The news agency filed lawsuits against Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Zumiez seeking unspecified damages. A Nordstrom spokeswoman said in...
  • Even Shepard Fairey's Losing Hope (Obama 'Hope' poster artist)

    09/24/2010 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/24/2010 | Aamer Madhani
    The artist whose poster of Barack Obama became a rallying image during the hope-and-change election of 2008 says he understands why so many people have lost faith. In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president -- a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama. Fairey explained that when he came up with the poster in 2008, he was trying to find a single image that embodied the issues he cared most about -- promoting health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. He likened the issues...
  • England's Revenge?

    07/21/2010 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 07-21-10 | Stoutcat
    Hoo boy, times sure have changed, haven’t they? Time was, when heads of state went to visit each other, they presented each other with meaningful and symbolic gifts, embodying not just the bounty and artistic abilities of the country bestowing the gifts, but also the importance and significance of the relationship between the visiting countries and their leaders. Possibly the best known gift of this type is the Resolute desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Hayes in 1880... Possibly the best known failure of this type of gift was President Obama’s gifts in kind to PM Brown... Which...
  • Hope-A-Dope: Lawyers for Lying Artist in Obama "Hope" Poster Suit Want Out

    11/02/2009 2:41:49 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies · 806+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | November 2, 2009 | By Ed Shanahan
    In a motion filed in federal district court on Thursday, lawyers representing artist Shepard Fairey in the copyright fight with The Associated Press over his Obama "Hope" poster asked that they be allowed to withdraw from the case and that a Jones Day attorney and a pair of law professors be allowed to replace them. The move comes a little more than a week after Fairey admitted lying about which AP photograph he used as the basis for his iconic poster -- and then fabricated and destroyed evidence to cover up the truth. Fairey's present legal team -- led by...
  • Artist admits he lied about 'Hope' photo

    10/18/2009 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 1,935+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2009 | AP
    Shepard Fairey’s claim that he had the right to use a news photo to create his famous Barack Obama “HOPE” poster became a widely watched court case about fair use that now appears to have nearly collapsed. By Friday night, his attorneys — led by Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University — said they intend to withdraw from the case and said the artist had misled them by fabricating information and destroying other material. Fairey himself admitted that he didn’t use The Associated Press photo of Obama seated next to actor George Clooney he...
  • Artist Admits Using Other Photo for ‘Hope’ Poster [Obama's communist-propaganda icon artist Shepard

    10/17/2009 4:57:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies · 2,202+ views
    "Shepard Fairey has now been forced to admit that he sued the AP under false pretenses by lying about which AP photograph he used to make the Hope and Progress posters," Kasi said. "Mr. Fairey has also now admitted to the AP that he fabricated and attempted to destroy other evidence in an effort to bolster his fair use case and cover up his previous lies and omissions." Kasi said the AP would continue to "vigorously pursue its countersuit alleging that Fairey willfully infringed the AP's copyright in the close-up photo of then-Sen. Obama."
  • ARTISTLIARTHIEF [Artist Fairey Stole Obama "HOPE" Image]

    10/17/2009 7:38:54 AM PDT · by angkor · 5 replies · 787+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Oct. 16 2009 | Big Hollywood
    In a strange twist to an already complicated legal situation, artist Shepard Fairey admitted today to legal wrongdoing in his ongoing battle with the Associated Press. Fairey said in a statement issued late Friday that he knowingly submitted false images and deleted others in the legal proceedings, in an attempt to conceal the fact that the AP had correctly identified the photo that Fairey had used as a reference for his “Hope” poster of then-Sen. Barack Obama.