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PA newspaper runs ad calling for assassination of Obama

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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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PA newspaper runs ad calling for assassination of Obama


www.dailykos.com

The Warren Pennsylvania Times-Observer (www.timesobserver.com...) published an ad today calling for the assassination of President Barack Obama.

The text of the small classified ad reads, "May Obama follow in the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy!" There is no other text and it has no attribution.
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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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Reading the ad, I can almost believe that most people at the Paper didn't really understand the message, because of the way it is presented.

"May Obama follow in the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, & Kennedy."

If you don't have an understanding of history it sounds innocuous enough. Some random person in the ad department, who has no real historical knowledge could probably accept that and think they were praising Obama.

Why blame this on malice on the part of the newspaper when incompetence and ignorance is a perfectly rational reason for letting it in the paper.

www.dailykos.com
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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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From another website, it look as though the paper is apologizing and took the proper steps. It's just amazing to see this get published though.


They continued: “Upon realizing the mistake early Thursday morning, the ad was immediately discontinued and the identity of the person who placed the ad was turned over to Warren City Police as per newspaper policy. The local police department forwarded the information to federal authorities, as per department policy.”


RawStory



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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:14 PM
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