No, the "Hope Obama" artist had nothing to do with that balloon chase. But over the weekend, Shepard Fairey made big news with an admission: He lied about which images led to his famous Obama creation. The question now is how this will impact his lawsuit against the Associated Press. It certainly provides ammunition for the anti-Obey lobby.
The Associated Press photo of Barack Obama and right, Shephard Fairey's poster. Photo: AP