Obama assassination ad pulled from PA newspaper

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    Local Classified Ad Yanked After Calling for Obama Assassination - Political Punch

    Link to the ad here.
     
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    There we go, now that was a good "censorship" ... death threats are illegal. Although I don't really see the "threat" in the ad, gotta be more to the story.
     
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    I don't think there is anything more to the story, KK, the ad was the story.

    While it may not be a clear cut death threat, it's certainly calling for the assassination of the president.
     
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    If you put an ad in the paper like that, it would seem as if you're calling for the assassination of Obama. However, it seems as if they had legal guidance in the way it was worded. I'm not sure if this is even a crime since it didnt include the necessary verbiage.
     
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    I'm no legal expert, j, put you don't need a PhD in US History either to put two and two together here.
     
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    I'm sure they realize the intent, but as the story says, they're investigating (looking for a specific law that covers this).
     
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    What an idiot. I'm certain this won't end with the newspaper simply pulling the ad. This guy just made himself a person of interest. Placing an ad isn't a completely anonymous way to go.

    I'm amazed that these extremists get away with making such vicious comments about the president these days anyway. Talkshow hosts are some of the biggest culprits.
     
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    Ahhh the press of the time hammared Abe Lincoln too, and look how that turned out.

    Oooooooopppps.
     
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    Doesn't look like a threat so much as a wish.

    I'd still pull it if I was the editor.
     
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    Funny how that works, YOU always know what is, but the rest of us are wrong when we use the same line of reasoning on things the Democrats do. Go figure.
     

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