New York Drone Poster Correction – An Even Better Story

In a Sept. 18th blog entry, I misidentified the source of the above posters. They were not created and put up by the New York Civil Liberties Union. Instead, they were the work of an anonymous renegade artist who was recently interviewed by Animal New York. The 29-year-old artist said he “served in Iraq as a ‘geo-spatial analyst.’” Wonder if the dude was tight with Don Senor, the spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority and Romney’s foreign policy brain?

He said the posters were placed on kiosks pegged to the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. (He artist also said he is a big fan of the U.N.) “As far as his political views, the artist feels that Obama and Romney are ‘essentially the same.’ If anything, he says his work ‘identifies strongly with libertarianism.'”

The posters were a huge PR success. The neoconservative New York Post reported comments from spooked New Yorkers:

Annie Cohart, 25, an elementary school teacher, was not amused. “It’s a little scary to me, the missile chasing after the kid, at a quick glance it’s unsettling,” she said.

A 30-year-old Chelsea man, who asked not to be identified, said, “It looks real, there are NYPD posters in the subway that look just like them.”

The NYPD’s “counter terrorism squad” is reportedly vigorously pursuing the artist.

(Thanks to David Kramer for pointing out my error in the original blog).

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4 Responses to New York Drone Poster Correction – An Even Better Story

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit September 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    “The NYPD’s “counter terrorism squad” is reportedly vigorously pursuing the artist.”

    Because, you know, that whole “free speech” thing is SOOOOO 18th century.

  2. Jim September 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    NYPD is dusting for fingerprints at the scenes of the crime.

    Hopefully the govt. doesn’t screw up again and bust Brandon Mayfield again. (For the non-Oregonians – he was the Portland lawyer busted as a terrorist based on a totally muddled fingerhead match from Spain).

  3. Tail-Gunner September 26, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Art is terrorism? Not in my jury nullification world. NYPD should be going after banksters and the officials protecting them before everything is destroyed in this country! If they are going after this artist, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be open season on all corporate media who spew propaganda every day!!

  4. Brian Fleury September 27, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    This should be disturbing, while it won’t happen in NY anytime soon it happens every day in Yemen, Afghanistan, Yemen, and I’m sure other countries we don’t know about.

    In America today, truth is the enemy. The biggest gaffe a presidential candidate can make these days is to tell the truth — especially if it’s an unpleasant one.

    Catch him if they can, I wish the artist the best of luck evading the thought police.

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