Local Classified Ad Yanked After Calling for Obama Assassination

May 29, 2009 2:30pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: A classified ad which ran yesterday in a Pennsylvania newspaper — which appears to call for the assassination for President Obama — was pulled today. The ad, which ran in the classified section of The Warren Times Observer, connects Mr. Obama, the first African-American president, with four previous presidents who have been assassinated and reads, “May Obama follow in the steps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy!"  The original ad which ran in the newspaper Thursday was reposted on a blog. Read it HERE. Today, the newspaper issued an apology, calling it an “errant classified personal ad.” “The ad representative didn’t make the connection among the four other presidents mentioned and mistakenly allowed the ad to run,” the newspaper’s statement says. “The Times Observer apologizes for the oversight.” The ad was immediately discontinued on Thursday after its original printing and the identity of the person who placed the ad was turned over to Warren City Policy. The secret service is also investigating the person who placed the ad. — Sunlen Miller

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