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Pennsylvania newspaper runs ad advocating Obama assassination

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Walter_Sobchak, May 29, 2009.

  1. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

  2. Paper Guy

    Paper Guy Member

    "Publisher John Elchert is quoted as saying, "It is unfortunate that it made it to press. The person who took the ad didn’t recognize the significance of the names. We canceled the ad and turned the information over to the authorities.""

    Wow...yay for ignorance.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It's hilarious that there are people out there dumb enough to let this stuff get by.
  4. wow, a paper sold an ad!
  5. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Walter: It probably was somebody on a classified ad desk who took a lot of ads and didn't recognize the common element.

    I think the person taking the ad also deserves the benefit of the doubt, because people have compared Obama, in a favorable manner, to Kennedy and Lincoln.
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I think everyone who made it out of elementary school should recognize a common theme among Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy.

    Maybe I'm wrong.
  7. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    I can well believe the person who took this ad did not know the significance of those names.

    The depth of ignorance in this country about our own history, and the complete lack of attention paid to it in schools (this has only gotten worse due to No Child Left Behind standards) is truly frightening.

    Either way, sadly, this was probably just a stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid mistake.

    I think I'll go :'( :'( :'( now.
  8. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Did anybody read the comments after that article calling for the killing of white trash? Why do we in this business allow anonymous comments?? My god what a sellout piece of shit business we are in. These comments have no business being printed in a "professional" publication!!!
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    You have people who don't even know who is the current vice president of the United States.

    And I'm sure a lot of people have never heard of Garfield or McKinley.
  10. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    I didn't see anyone up in arms when during the presidential campaign last fall when some folks were hanging Sarah Palin figurines in effigy.

    It doesn't have to be in the form of a newspaper ad to make it a problem.

    I guess which party and/or minority you belong to determines whether stuff like this is serious business or just a big joke.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Which is pretty much why the enlightened denizens of the political board are looking upon this as some sort of righty wingnut conspiracy.
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I can't speak for McKinley, but I'm pretty sure everybody knows who Garfield is.


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