May 30, 2009
LAYERS OF EDITORS AND FACT-CHECKERS SLIP UP: Pa. newspaper ad calls for Obama assassination. “Elchert tells The Associated Press that the newspaper’s advertising staff didn’t make the historical connection.”
It could have been worse. It could have said “Snipers Wanted.”
UPDATE: Reader Robert Crawford writes:
What does it say about the effectiveness of our educational institutions that no one connected that list of presidents to assassination? I can forgive not recognizing McKinley and Garfield as being murdered, but Lincoln and Kennedy?! Wouldn’t those two names make you wonder?
Nothing good. Sigh, indeed.