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10.24.2004

'The Guardian' pulls the infamous "assassination" column

Power Line is reporting that The Guardian has pulled the infamous "assassination" column and printed this statement:
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."

Well, considering this paper's track record this really does not do much for me. The fact that this junk was actually printed says more to me than that statement.

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