>> 24 Oct 2004


I didn't want to let this pass without comment. In an article in the UK Guardian, Charlie Brooker calls for the assassination of President Bush. Here is the quote that raised eyebrows;

"On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?"

Can you imagine the howls of outrage if the Daily Telegraph had run a similar story during the Clinton years? Yet our hypocritical leftist friends stay mute on this. Except, of course the Guardian. This is now what they to say on the subject;

"The final sentence of a column in The Guide on Saturday caused offence to some readers. The Guardian associates itself with the following statement from the writer.

"Charlie Brooker apologises for any offence caused by his comments relating to President Bush in his TV column, Screen Burn. The views expressed in this column are not those of the Guardian. Although flippant and tasteless, his closing comments were intended as an ironic joke, not as a call to action - an intention he believed regular readers of his humorous column would understand. He deplores violence of any kind."

So it was just a JOKE!! Sure guys, we believe you.


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