Pennsylvania Paper Runs Ad Alluding to Obama’s Assassination

May 29, 2009

(ChattahBox)–Former presidents of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy, all share a tragic history. All four presidents were assassinated while in office.

And someone residing in Warren Pennsylvania wants President Obama to join their ranks. This person feels so strongly about killing our President, he/she went so far as to pay for a newspaper ad calling for President Obama’s assassination and the newspaper printed it.

The Warren Pennsylvania Times-Observer published an ad on Thursday that reads: “May Obama follow in the footsteps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy!” The ad contained no attribution.

The Keystone Progress contacted the paper’s publisher, John Elchert to alert him to the existence of the ad in his newspaper and he indicated he was sorry and apparently discontinued the ad, but was not immediately forthcoming with a retraction and an apology.

“The person who took the ad didn’t recognize the significance of the names,” said Elchert.

Finally on Friday, the Times Observer apologized and stated, 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.”

“Unfortunately, the attitude of the person who placed the ad is too prevalent in Pennsylvania,” said Michael Morrill, the executive director of Keystone Progress.

There are lots of dangerous, hateful and angry people out there, let’s hope the FBI deals with this threat to our President.



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