This item is from the Santa Barbara Daily Sound, a bit out of the range of the Press Club blog, but still interesting. The Sound’s publisher, former Palo Alto Daily News managing editor Jeramy Gordon, is apologizing for a guest opinion piece by a Santa Barbara resident who called for a “bounty” on President Obama. The following is from Gordon’s apology:
- There’s no excuse for why the article was published. The column is indefensible and the proper measures have been taken to ensure such hatred is never published again.
We would like to apologize for breaking the trust of our readers. Even if the assassination of our president wasn’t Perry’s intended meaning — which she claims — it’s a conclusion that many highly educated people came to.
To be clear, neither Perry nor the Daily Sound offered a bounty. And the Daily Sound would never advocate for the assassination of our president or any other person.
Good thing they’d never do that. Ouch!