Newspaper Apologizes For Letter Threatening President Obama

Sunbury, Northumberland County — A central Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after publishing a letter that threatened President Obama.

The Daily Item published the controversial letter to the editor on Memorial Day.

W. Richard Stover may be in trouble with the FBI and Secret Service.  The Lewisburg man called for the execution of Barack Obama by guillotine, firing squad, or public hanging.

The Daily Item apologized for failing to catch and remove the inappropriate paragraphs.

The newspaper released a statement, saying in part, “We did something we shouldn’t have and the readers who called us on it deserve accountability”.  A publisher at The Daily Item declined to speak on camera.

Eyewitness News also reached out to the author of the letter.  Stover stood by his actions when we spoke with him on the phone, telling us to “read the letter again” if we wanted his thoughts on it.

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