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Posted September 27, 2012 | 40 Comments
Letter to the Editor: Marchers carrying defaced Obama poster were offensive
Driving by our Department of Motor Vehicles center on Sept. 17 in Front Royal, I was taken back ... back to the dark ages! Marching and carrying Obama's picture defaced with Hitler's mustache around town is inconsiderate. Comparing anyone to Hitler is desperate and insensitive. Does anyone who was at this little protest really understand or care how wrong this is on so many levels? Should we be as wary of Obama as they should have been of Hitler in Nazi Germany? If only those people had read "Mein Kampf."
Should freedom of speech and expression laws allow people to compare the president to a fascist dictator responsible for the deaths of several million people?
Of course I'm offended by it, of the Obama poster. I'm really saddened to have to watch this.
I think I know the origin of this absurd display ... Fox News welcomed Glenn Beck on board the day before Obama's inauguration. Beck ramped up his analogies. On April 2, 2009, Beck promoted his next show by asking viewers, "Is this where we are headed?" and then he ran photographs of Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown with images of Hitler, Stalin and Lenin; on June 10, Beck compared the Germans living under Hitler to Americans with Obama as president. I think the majority of us have grown and now know Beck for what he is. Peace.
Carol Jaworski, Front Royal