He appeared on the February 12, 2009 episode of "The Colbert Report" to help resolve the problem of who owns the image of President Hussein Obama used in a poster by Shepard Fairey, but photographed by Manny Garcie, who was working as an employee for the Associated Press.
The Question At HandEdit
The Poster At The Center Of The ConflictEdit
The Corporation Who Paid For The PhotographEdit
The Photographer Who Took The PictureEdit
The "Artist" Who "Adapted" ItEdit
Ed was convincing in his conclusion that the only way to resolve the issue was to figure out who paid him to argue in their favor.
In the end, Ed sided with Fairey, but was not clear as to why exactly.