On the left (appropriately enough), a parody that ran in the BDS-obsessed Vanity Fair magazine last year, as The Dark Knight played in theaters (and whose subtext was viewed as — very likely unintentionally — sympathetic to President Bush, as Andrew Klavan wrote). On the right, an unknown Photoshop artist apparently living in Los Angeles, or possibly the very city that stood in for Gotham in The Dark Knight:
Okay, clearly they are completely the same because one looks like a mug-shot and the other does not, one is based on a photograph and the other is not, one has a big scary word under it and the other does not, and the word-enhanced one has a word that's completely fucking nuts. Also the guy on the left invaded the wrong country and suchlike; the guy on the right's just trying to make up ground in the war-crime department. I give the Obama smear higher points for graphical punchiness.
Moving on, Ed then points to two of the usual dumbasses getting all huffy at some guy from the LA Weekly I've never heard of but who undoubtedly speaks for you and I, dear reader, on matters of art. We played the race card, yes we did, a leap not so surprising as imagining that giving unsupervised billions to bankers is socialism.
After that, this:
But really, at this point, why be amazed? The left’s hypocrisy in these matters is merely yet another attempt, tacitly in this case, to epater les bourgeois. All the more so, since most leftwing attempts at political satire all too often end up as humorless sledgehammer parodies such as this.The "such as this" link leads to a discussion of foaming-mouth-leftist duo Cillizza and Milbank and their Mouthpiece Theater.
YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FUNNY, LEFTIST.
Mouthpiece Theater killed.
I blame this foul-mouthed gentleman: