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Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist
The Smoking Gun ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | unknown

Posted on 09/05/2012 9:40:41 PM PDT by Dajjal

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 should be incarcerated (though, statutorily, his punishment would not exceed six months). Additionally, government lawyers have contended that Judge Frank Maas could fine Fairey up to $3.2 million.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; communism; communist; fairey; giant; hopeandchange; hopenosis; marxism; marxist; obama; obamafriends; obamaposter; obamatruth; obamatruthfile; obey; obeygiant; propaganda; romney; romneyryan; ryan; shepardfairey; socialism; socialist
This thread is a good place to learn who Shepard Fairey is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2121506/posts
Obama’s Venomous Artist-Fundraiser

Fairey has a company ("Obey") that produces his own artwork, such as these.
See Fairey's website: http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Prints



Obama has written Fairey that he admires "the political messages involved in your work."

The political messages in Fairey's art are:
1) Communist dictators are god-like supermen
2) The United States is a police state at home and an imperialist oppressor abroad
3) Capitalism is an evil system based on greed and exploitation
4) Ordinary Amerikkkan workers are guilty of blithely supporting an unjust system
5) The only good Americans are those who fight The System
6) The communist Peoples' Armies will soon triumph over Amerikkkan imperialism and bring peace to the world out of the barrel of a gun.



1 posted on 09/05/2012 9:40:47 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: Dajjal

Karma is a wonderful thing.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 9:42:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: Dajjal

Maybe they should deport him to north Korea, he could get a job making propaganda posters for fat boy.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 9:45:39 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: ETL; 2ndDivisionVet; nickcarraway; markomalley; Free ThinkerNY; RobinMasters; narses; Pyro7480; ...

Shepard Fairey ping


4 posted on 09/05/2012 9:47:31 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: Dajjal

What is the significance of 7 ft 4 inches and 520 lbs. It is on several posters with the word “Obey”. (Anyone hear echoes of “there were giants in the land”?)


5 posted on 09/05/2012 9:48:07 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Dajjal

You know, he is a great artist.

6 posted on 09/05/2012 9:48:56 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: yank in the UK
Yeah...Shepherd ought to do real well in the joint...what with him having a last name like "Fairey."













Heh, heh...heh, heh...heh, heh...
7 posted on 09/05/2012 9:49:36 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Slyfox

Nice one. Can you do one that says HOPELESS? :)


8 posted on 09/05/2012 9:52:19 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Admin Moderator
I forgot to check the "this is an excerpt" box.

The full article can be read at the Source:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/shepard-fairey-sentencing-report-683412

Can you fix that, please?

9 posted on 09/05/2012 9:52:31 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: bronxville

10 posted on 09/05/2012 9:59:51 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: the_Watchman
What is the significance of 7 ft 4 inches and 520 lbs. It is on several posters with the word “Obey”. (Anyone hear echoes of “there were giants in the land”?)

See:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2121506/posts
Obama’s Venomous Artist-Fundraiser

Excerpt:

"His first famous artwork was a sticker depicting Andre the Giant (Andre Roussimoff, 1946 - 1993), the WWE Hall of Fame wrestler and actor.

"In his mind, Fairey began to associate the strength of the wrestler with the power of giant government. Andre the Giant became a symbol of Big Brother because he was ... big. Fairey soon created a stylized version of Andre’s face, which he adopted as the logo of his Obey Giant company."

11 posted on 09/05/2012 9:59:59 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: the_Watchman

There is a bit of trivia related to those stats - they represent the height and weight of Andre the Giant. Fairey thought that Andre was a great symbol for Big Gummint because of his size.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 10:07:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Dajjal

uh oh, hollywood celebs “i pledge video” has the fairey poster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kAw4OTlA0

“i pledge to be a servant to barack obama”, the creepy 2008 celeb video

**wonder how many of their “pledges” they’ve kept?


13 posted on 09/05/2012 10:09:32 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

I guess they belong to the government...


14 posted on 09/05/2012 10:11:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Ashton and Demi broke their pledge (marriage), so did Courtney Cox and her hubby. Wonder if the “Housewife” Eva, planted 500 trees..... blah, blah, blah. I haven’t seen any of them abandon their highfalutin, jet set lifestyles.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 10:17:26 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: All
A very real concern is whether Shepard Fairey is going to unveil a 2012 Obama poster at the DNC convention. He is adept at making eye-catching posters (though usually plagiarizing another artist's original artwork or photograph). In 2008 Conservatives missed every opportunity to create a Wright- or Pfleger-level scandal or tying the Hope and Change and Progress posters to Fairey's Stalin and Mao and "E Pluribus Venom" posters.

If Fairey designs a 2012 poster, I hope that Conservatives do not make the same mistake again.

16 posted on 09/05/2012 10:38:04 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: Dajjal

Isnt that what the guy who spoke for Obama tonight did?


17 posted on 09/05/2012 11:50:24 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: the_Watchman
What is the significance of 7 ft 4 inches and 520 lbs. It is on several posters with the word “Obey”. (Anyone hear echoes of “there were giants in the land”?)

It's the size of his cellmate, Bubba, who will make him his bitch.
18 posted on 09/05/2012 11:58:39 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: the_Watchman; Dajjal
What is the significance of 7 ft 4 inches and 520 lbs. It is on several posters with the word “Obey”. (Anyone hear echoes of “there were giants in the land”?)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant_Has_a_Posse

19 posted on 09/06/2012 12:09:50 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Dajjal
See, Fairey should have just stolen a couple of billion dollars from investors, like Jon Corzine. Then, he wouldn't be facing ANY jail time.

Of course, he'd also have to know where all the political bodies were buried.

Federal prosecutors are nothing but a gang of thugs with armed enforcers.

20 posted on 09/06/2012 5:51:36 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Slyfox

Thank you Slyfox. :)


21 posted on 09/06/2012 7:31:06 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: the_Watchman
Several have responded regarding the numbers, but the "OBEY", IIRC, comes from the movie "They Live" which starred Rowdy Roddy Piper (another wrestler from the Andre era) and a bunch of aliens. The aliens had tech that could use everyday items to send subliminal messages to the masses, and were using this same tech to mask themselves from the public. A special set of glasses would allow humans to see the aliens and the propaganda.

The aliens were in league with top govt. officials and media to keep the people unaware of their plans. One of the subliminal messages was "OBEY".

22 posted on 09/06/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: the_Watchman
Several have responded regarding the numbers, but the "OBEY", IIRC, comes from the movie "They Live" which starred Rowdy Roddy Piper (another wrestler from the Andre era) and a bunch of aliens. The aliens had tech that could use everyday items to send subliminal messages to the masses, and were using this same tech to mask themselves from the public. A special set of glasses would allow humans to see the aliens and the propaganda.

The aliens were in league with top govt. officials and media to keep the people unaware of their plans. One of the subliminal messages was "OBEY".

23 posted on 09/06/2012 7:36:32 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Thanks for that explanation! I had not come across that in anything I’d read on Fairey.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: All; ETL
Just saw this at Drudge:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/shepard-fairey-dodges-prison-683412
No Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist In Federal Contempt Case, Judge Rules

"Rejecting a Department of Justice request for prison time, a federal judge spared Shepard Fairey--creator of the Obama “Hope” poster--time in custody during a sentencing hearing this morning.

"Judge Frank Maas ordered the 42-year-old artist (seen at right) to serve two years probation, complete 300 hours of community service, and pay a $25,000 fine for a misdemeanor contempt conviction. Fairey pleaded guilty earlier this year to destroying and fabricating documents during a civil lawsuit over the iconic 2008 campaign image.

"Fairey delivered a statement in U.S. District Court apologizing for violating the court’s trust in connection with litigation against the Associated Press. He termed his scheming the “worst thing I ever did.”

"Fairey, who lives in Los Angeles, was ordered to report to probation officials there within 72 hours. If he completes his community service within a year, his probation term can be discontinued."

25 posted on 09/08/2012 1:29:16 AM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: Dajjal

In other words he got away with it.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 3:31:59 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 59 days away.)
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To: Dajjal

27 posted on 09/09/2012 3:43:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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