A Pennsylvania newspaper was forced to apologize this week after they published a letter to the editor which called for Barack Obama’s execution.
On Monday, The Daily Item of Sunbury published a letter written by W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania which called out the president for failing to defeat ISIS.
“To the families of those fallen heros [sic] whose blood lies on the sands of Iraq; don’t you think it might be time to rise up against an administration who has adequately demonstrated their gross incompetence?” Stover’s letter read. “I think the appropriate, and politically correct, term is regime change. Forgive me for being blunt, but throughout history this has previously been accompanied by execution by guillotine, firing squad, public hanging.”
“When society dictates,” Stover added, “the end always justifies the means, otherwise the actionwould [sic] not be taken.”
On Thursday, the 78 year-old paper’s editorial board apologized after being harassed by liberals for days. The board said they “bungled the Obama attack letter” and that “no bells went off when the editor handling the letter read it and placed it on the opinion page.”
“The procedure at The Daily Item is for the person editing letters to review the content for offensive language and ad hominem attacks,” the paper continued, according to Politico. “Publication is, however, a signal that the opinion is not one we would readily suppress, which can accurately be interpreted as an endorsement of acceptability — much to our chagrin in this instance.”
The board then admitted that they were apologizing due to intense reader outrage.
“Our readers and critics have reacted in force, as they should have,” they said. “We accept their judgment and embrace the calls for heightened awareness and a higher standard for civil discourse.”
“We will strive to do better in the future.”
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