Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Artist Faces Jail Sentence

If Obama wants this guy to toady up and help with the campaign again this year, he’ll probably have to cough up some bail money.

From the New York Post:

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.

Prosecutor Daniel Levy said the feds will likely seek “some term of imprisonment” after Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdemeanor charge of contempt.

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.

From top to bottom, everything about this administration is and always was based on lies, schemes and contempt, so why would anybody expect the guy who came up with the poster that represents it all to be any different?

Author: Doug Powers

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