Finding humor in the Obama banner controversy - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

INTERVIEW

Finding humor in the Obama banner controversy

By Ryan Nobles - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan -email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A photo on the satirical web site Tobacco Avenue is getting all kinds of buzz in Richmond today. It pictures, Club Velvet owner Sam Moore's head on the head of the Joker, right before the villain is "interrogated" by Batman in the film the Dark Knight.

Moore has been under fire for putting a large banner of President Barack Obama as the Joker outside his downtown club.

Jeff Kelley is the editor of Tobacco Avenue which bills itself as "Richmond's Most Accurate Source of Mis-Information" and he joined us live via Skype to talk about the photo.

There are a number of ways to unpack the satire in this photo, but was your chief goal to give mister moore a taste of his own medicine?

An interesting aspect of this, is that Moore is a bit of a villain already in Richmond, he has found himself on the wrong side of the law many times.

There was an interesting discussion about freedom of speech, and few people don't believe that Moore and Club Velvet have every right to post the photo. Is this your way of exercising your own free speech?

See the video at right to see his responses to Ryan's questions.

If you'd like to see the photo for yourself, designed by Tobacco Avenue's Dana Craig and to read another story about the controversy, see the link at right.

(c) 2009. WWBT, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Police arrest suspect accused of striking officer with vehicle

    Police arrest suspect accused of striking officer with vehicle

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:55:13 GMT
    Tia Nicole Peyton (Source: Chesterfield Police)Tia Nicole Peyton (Source: Chesterfield Police)

    With the assistance of U.S. Marshals 36-year-old Tia Nicole Peyton was taken into custody without incident.

    More >>

    With the assistance of U.S. Marshals 36-year-old Tia Nicole Peyton was taken into custody without incident.

    More >>
  • The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

    The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:01:56 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:33:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
  • Goochland mother shoots New Zealand man attempting to break into home

    Goochland mother shoots New Zealand man attempting to break into home

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:38:02 GMT
    There is no update on the man's condition. (Source: RNN)There is no update on the man's condition. (Source: RNN)

    A man is in custody after breaking shot at while trying to break into a Goochland home--just two days after moving to America. 

    More >>

    A man is in custody after breaking shot at while trying to break into a Goochland home--just two days after moving to America. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly