From the Associated Press:
A northwestern Pennsylvania 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 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."
An oversight? Thats like comparing a rock to a mountain in my view. That was a forced apology because now the secret service is looking into the creator.
I unfortunately believe that it was an oversight. I'm reading a book right now entitled "The Dumbest Generation" and this really is what it's all about. Teens and young adults today who just are not informed when it comes to history, civics, local officials etc... It's sad. So the possibility that they "didn't make the historical connection" doesn't seem so far fetched to me.
The Secret Service should look into it AND young people do need to be more informed and aware.
Some things simply do not lend themselves to jokes or pranks.
This is one of them.
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