Thursday, November 19, 2009
Talk of Killing Obama Circulated One Year Ago
The latest on good Christian wingers seemingly calling for Obama's death by citing Psalms on bumper stickers and t-shirts (see post below) made me go back exactly one year to the chilling threats along these lines that my magazine, Editor & Publisher, helped bring to light. I wrote a column detailing some of it -- please go back red-- but beyond the "lynching" incidents, most chilling were the many incidents of school kids chatting about "assassinating" Obama. They could have only heard that talk at home. One can only imagine that it continues today.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch