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Did *The Guardian* just suggest the assassination of our President

  1. Oct 23, 2004 #1
    Holy fracking mother of all newspapers --- did The Guardian just sarcastically call for assassination of our President? Are these jackasses joking or is there and element of seriousness there? Remember these are the same far left liberal folks who took it upon themselves to attempt to influence our election by letter writing, emails, and indirect money donations -

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/columnists/story/0,,1333748,00.html
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2004 #2
    Want to talk about it with the Guardian’s Editor in Chief?

    Emily Bell, editor in chief of Guardian Unlimited, can be contacted at editor@guardianunlimited.co.uk
     
  4. Oct 23, 2004 #3

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    Haven't you heard of humor with a twist of sarcasm?

    Remember the right-wing Republicans from Nevada - the ones that commited voter fraud? I do. So, what's your point?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2004 #4
    While I can see the intended humour in the remark, it is pretty ill-judged given that the US has had three (I think) presidents assassinated in the past. But rather than being malicious, it probably highlights cultural differences in attitudes of the press to politicians, and in gun crime. After all, in the UK its the public who need to beware, not the politicians.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/vote2001/hi/english/talking_point/newsid_1336000/1336042.stm
     
  6. Oct 24, 2004 #5
    Ah yes, I suppose you're right, that IS "humor." The sort found in most top rate newspapers like The Guardian ----- I'm certain lots of Americans will just 'bust a gut' if given a chance to read this new Oscar Wilde of British humor.

    Hey, maybe Charlie Brooker, the article's author, might hire a Jeffery Dahmer type to baby-sit his kids. Then write about the 28 packages of frozen irony. Spaghetti anyone? Now THAT'S humor!!

    No wait – THAT's extremely bad taste -
     
  7. Oct 24, 2004 #6
    What, it was only a joke?

    Ok, Ok, I'll unpack.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2004 #7

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    I still don't understand the whole point of this post. So what? They said they wanted to kill the president. It wasn't written in Arabic, so why are you taking it seriously? :rofl: :rofl:

    Oh, I know why you created this. It was written by a bunch of liberals. Even if it were written in Arabic you wouldn't have mentioned it.

    Edit: They didn't even say they wanted to. They "suggested" it, as you so fondly put in the topic, which sort of trivializes this whole thread.
     
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  9. Oct 24, 2004 #8
    :rofl:
    Now that is funny, Tigers, even if it is just flat-out saracasm. Personally, I don't read newspapers anymore, whether they are supposedly quality or not. All you get is some hack's boring opinion, or their lame-ass attempt to provoke controversy and gain some cheap publicity for the rag in question... uh... hang on - you weren't being provoked there Tigers, were you? Oh, hang on - I get it; you are the Guardian's US correspondent, merely trying to whip up some publicity to boost The Guardian's flagging worldwide sales. Well I aint falling for it, mister. You aint dragging me into no transatlantic cat-fight. No sir. Nice try though.

    Seriously though, if you do feel strongly about it I'd advise you to write to The Guardian. You do have a point, but if you realised what a bunch of tea-sippin' weather-lovin' faux-liberal politically correct student pseudo intellectuals read the Guardian, you probably wouldn't waste your time.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2004 #9

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    Content of newspapers:
    - Horrible things happening to people you will never meet
    - Celebrity scandals
    - One politican's opinion of another politician
    - Some scribbler's opinion of anything.
    - comic strips
    - sports statistics
    - movie times

    Now the only value is in the last three, and all three can be found on the web, so why bother?
     
  11. Oct 24, 2004 #10
    The Bush government differs from other US administrations only in their level of arrogance/brashness. Every US government has done the exact same thing that Bush is doing, they've just been better talkers, etc.

    example: "Two Vietcong prisoners were interrogated on an airplane flying toward Saigon. The first refused to answer questions and was thrown out of the airplane at 3,000 feet. The second immediately answered all the questions. But he, too, was thrown out." (NY Herald Tribune, 04/25/1965) So that was 1965. Wouldn't those two Vietcong prisoners have preferred to have been locked up in a place like Abu Ghraib, or what?
     
  12. Oct 24, 2004 #11
    It appears that The Guardian has "apologized" for its "flippant and tasteless" --- (and jocular) ---- call for Bush's assassination.

    (italics are mine)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/tvradio/story/0,14676,1335307,00.html

    Good enough -
     
  13. Oct 25, 2004 #12
    I would suggest an assasination as well- however the BUsh admin is a hydra with only it's puppet-head sticking out- so it isn't a good idea-

    what needs to happen is a big car-bomb at the next Bildeburger conference-
     
  14. Oct 25, 2004 #13
    Point of order: please use quotation marks when taking text directly from The Guardian, or any other newspaper.
     
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