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I am a longtime reader of Dailykos but I have never posted a diary, so please excuse me if I fail to follow the proper etiquette. This morning I saw something that I feel the Kos community needs to know about. I work in Roswell, Georgia, a suburb to the north of Atlanta.  We have a weekly newspaper here called the Roswell Beacon. This morning I was shocked to see the cover of this week’s issue which features the headline "White Fright" above a picture of Barack Obama inside a gun’s cross hairs:
obama_beacon

The accompanying article is about hate groups in the area who are upset about Senator Obama’s candidacy and concerns the local authorities have about possible violent acts from these groups. The article itself is not offensive, but the cover is beyond the pale. As indicated by the article, there are some serious racists in the area, and Obama’s candidacy has brought out the worst in a lot of people. The last thing we need is a newspaper to suggest assassination with an incendiary cover such as this.

Please let the Roswell Beacon know how you feel about their irresponsible cover:
http://beaconcast.com/

The Roswell Beacon is a free newspaper that relies heavily on advertisers to keep them afloat. Below is a list of companies that advertise with them:

Carl Black Buick GMC Pontiac Hummer of Roswell
770-475-9500
carlblackroswell.com

Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Emoryjohnscreek.com

Holiday Inn Roswell
770-817-1414

Harrison Motor Sports
678-879-1200

Northpoint Office Furniture
770-640-5581
npoff.com

Music Matters
770-650-6550
musicmatters101.com

Reliable Heating and Air
770-594-9066

Fitness Together
770-649-9700
ftroswell.com
Mom’s Table
770-552-7515
momstableonline.com

Cigar Merchant
770-642-1221

Crabapple Wellness and Med Spa
770-594-1233
forrestsmithmd.com

Flagstar Bank
800-642-0039
flagstar.com

North Atlanta Boot Camp
404-978-5362
northatlantabootcamp.com

Sage Woodfire Tavern
770-569-9199
sagewoodfiretavern.com

Tent Sale a la Mode Interiors
770-667-9646

Daza Dance
678-910-9693
dazadanceatlanta.com

St. France School
770-641-8257

Sun Station Tanning Salon
770-752-0095

Income Oriented Investors
Thepwmg.com

Originally posted to spiralstairs on Tue May 20, 2008 at 10:39 AM PDT.

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