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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:

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:

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

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Holiday Inn Roswell

Harrison Motor Sports

Northpoint Office Furniture

Music Matters

Reliable Heating and Air

Fitness Together
Mom’s Table

Cigar Merchant

Crabapple Wellness and Med Spa

Flagstar Bank

North Atlanta Boot Camp

Sage Woodfire Tavern

Tent Sale a la Mode Interiors

Daza Dance

St. France School

Sun Station Tanning Salon

Income Oriented Investors

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

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