Pennsylvania Newspaper Runs Ad Calling for Obama Assassination Friday, May 29, 2009Apologizes for the oversight?? Is that all they have to say? I'm not sure what I wanted them to say but I know I wanted more than that.. The things that people do never ceases to amaze me! People are always so quick to want to go overseas and fight the "terrorists" that live there instead of dealing with the ones we have living and breathing in our own country. I wonder if this were another President, would stronger actions have been taken against: the person who, number 1) placed the ad, number 2) who printed the ad, and number 3) for the editor of the paper... Puhlease...
Print ShareThisWARREN, Pa. — A small-town newspaper is apologizing for running a classified advertisement calling for the assassination of President Barack Obama.
Warren Times Observer Publisher John Elchert says the ad appeared Thursday. It read, "May Obama follow in the steps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy!" The four presidents were all assassinated.
Elchert tells The Associated Press that the newspaper's advertising staff didn't make the historical connection.
He says the northwestern Pennsylvania newspaper turned information over to police and that the Secret Service is investigating the person who placed the ad.
A note in Friday's paper says the newspaper "apologizes for the oversight."