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Paper says mistakenly ran ad urging Obama killing

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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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Paper says mistakenly ran ad urging Obama killing


www.reuters.com

By Jon Hurdle

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A local newspaper in northwest Pennsylvania apologized on Friday for running a classified advertisement that called implicitly for the assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama.

The Warren Times Observer, with a circulation of about 11,000, ran the ad in Thursday's paper and pulled it as soon as it was discovered by a manager, said publisher John Elchert.

The ad read: "May Obama follow in the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy," Elchert said.
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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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"Elchert declined to identify the person who placed the ad, and said he had referred the case to local police, who notified the Secret Service.

Elchert said the representative who took the ad apparently didn't make the connection between the four assassinated presidents -- Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy -- and mistakenly allowed the ad to run.

"It was just an honest mistake," he told Reuters."

I find it hard to believe that this was a mistake. Newspaper editors are very thorough in what they choose to run. Something like this doesnt just slip through the cracks.

But hey, at least they pulled it, props for that.

www.reuters.com
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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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I don't find it hard to believe, at all, that they didn't make the connection. While some may be very thorough we're not talking about the New York Times here. Besides is was a classified ad. I'm glad they pulled it and reported it though.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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Here begins the label of the newspaper is now considered; Racist, Anti-Gov, Pro-Slavery, Pro-murder.

All from that one thing, you just watch, all the MSM will bring it up if anything is used from there newspaper.

"Why would you listen to a racist newspaper that calls for the death of a president!?"

They're ruined.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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I don't see a problem with it as they neither suggested action to enable such an event, nor did they propose others act on such a suggestion.

To state an opinion is fine.

Morrisey of the Smith's did so on his website.

Like saying I wish Obama was (white, conservative, juiced, etc.)

Just words.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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The newspaper has the right to choose what ads they will and will not print but I don't see how this is disturbing or anything especially given the past 8 years where there was an actual movie about the assassination of Bush.

Whoever placed the ad did not say they would kill Obama. The key word is "May". Anyone can have their opinion right?

Personally, I don't agree with the ad but let's not exaggerate either.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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hahahhaha i think the #s funny

the editor probally seen the lincoln and jfk and was like ohh they must hope obama changes america but didnt correlate the relationship behind how they died

either way ahahhaa



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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Dooper I normally agree with you but this one walked a fine line. I can see how it wasn't caught as the ad is somewhat vague and with the fast pace of business it certainly could have slipped through the cracks. I won't go so far as to call this an intentional blunder on the part of the newspaper, but the ad itself is quite clear in what it implies. My opinion is that it is borderline on inciting violence.

One thing is for sure, whoever put an ad like that in the paper is completely off their rocker if they think they aren't being watched now.

[edit on 29-5-2009 by sos37]



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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This isn't humerous, but what bothers me is that I noticed in the news, how they were always comparing Obama with Lincoln and Kennedy, almost intentionally setting the stage for some citizen to get the idea of assassination.

This was purposely published, furtherly pushing the attempt to be made.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by dooper
I don't see a problem with it as they neither suggested action to enable such an event, nor did they propose others act on such a suggestion.

To state an opinion is fine.

Morrisey of the Smith's did so on his website.

Like saying I wish Obama was (white, conservative, juiced, etc.)

Just words.


Normally I would agree but we are talking about the President of the United States. Although I don't have much respect for the man currently holding the office at the moment, I do have respect for the office itself. Anyone holding such an office should be afforded more careful protection than normal because nobody would do the job otherwise. I'm sure this was a "to be on the safe side we better report this" thing but who knows? Could have been a message to someone. Maybe, maybe not.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:55 PM
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Poor taste. I don't like Obama. I don't like his policies, his cabinet, his ideology, but the majority of sheep did vote for him so he is our president. We can only hope to uphold certain standards that the liberals DIDN'T when Bush was in office.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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you really think obama going to get assassinated by some lone citizen then your off your rocker, with almost all of the political officials who have been assassinated it has been because they didnt do what the rich and the people behind the scenes wanted

now obama is the greatest thing to happen to the people running # because we had bush who played as if he was ignorant and didnt know anything and the worst president we can have but then they bring out obama who is charismatic and diff. and people see this mofo as the savior and sit back and let himdo whatever they want

so unless obama does something that makes the elite mad im sure he wont get assassinated



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
Poor taste. I don't like Obama. I don't like his policies, his cabinet, his ideology, but the majority of sheep did vote for him so he is our president. We can only hope to uphold certain standards that the liberals DIDN'T when Bush was in office.


you can already see that aint going to happen from his whole socialist economic plans to the strips of the constitution being shredded you can tell obama is not upholding nothing



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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I know HE isn't going to uphold anything, just look at his loooooooong string of broken canpaign promises. But we have to uphold a certain standard, or else we will be just as bad, immoral as these NWO, loser ivory tower, elitists.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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oooh my bad i mist took your post

but this aint going to happen imo until people stop giving him passes and # just cause they say "well, he aint worse then bush" and that aint right



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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Some junior editor who didn't understand the significance of the former presidents passed this without understanding what he/she was reading.

I don't see what all the fuss is about, hoping that bad things happen to the president is not the same as making a direct death threat.

If that were true, half the Democratic party would be behind bars after some of the public statements made about Bush, not to mention how thousands of French people sent him bags of pretzels when he choked on one.



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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It's all a conspiracy in itself.

If they make it look like someone is out to get the president, the elites can get away with doing it themselves.

Get it?



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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but i still think the elites dont want obama dead becuase hes their puppet



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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No problem. If the add mentioned Bush or Cheney, I would be a nonissue.
Don't get me wrong. I am not supporting Bush or Cheney. But nor do I support Obama.

Different face. Same boss. I don't give a sh(t what anyone says about either GW or Obama.

It's freedom of speech. It might even be satire. I don't know, but it doesn't bother me.

All presidents of the U.S.A should die, before they become gods. eh?


MBF

posted on May, 30 2009 @ 12:05 AM
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I don't want anybody to kill Obama, because we would be stuck with Biden. That's like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. At least Obama is kind of intelligent even though he does stupid things.



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