Opinion

October 2, 2009 1:38 PM

Commentary: Nothing funny about Obama poll on Facebook

Forgive me if I don't think talk of presidential assassinations is funny. Not even on Facebook. So I'm glad the U.S. Secret Service investigated the online survey that asked whether people thought President Obama should be assassinated. They've determined it was a juvenile mistake. But assassination threats against a president are serious business. Even those who promote it in jest need to learn that lesson.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling crush the 100 meter dash <span class='title-duration'>01:03</span> 01:03

Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling crush the 100 meter dash 01:03

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau challenges Obama, British royals to "bring it" at Invictus Games <span class='title-duration'>00:23</span> 00:23

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau challenges Obama, British royals to "bring it" at Invictus Games 00:23

Death penalty politics <span class='title-duration'>01:52</span> 01:52

Death penalty politics 01:52

Why the Indiana primary matters for Ted Cruz and the 2016 election <span class='title-duration'>03:30</span> 03:30

Why the Indiana primary matters for Ted Cruz and the 2016 election 03:30

Why it's hard to keep the pounds off <span class='title-duration'>03:01</span> 03:01

Why it's hard to keep the pounds off 03:01

College sophomore from South Carolina honored at White House Correspondents Association dinner <span class='title-duration'>00:27</span> 00:27

College sophomore from South Carolina honored at White House Correspondents Association dinner 00:27

Obama's last White House Correspondents' Association Dinner speech <span class='title-duration'>32:40</span> 32:40

Obama's last White House Correspondents' Association Dinner speech 32:40

4 kittens rescued from fire in California <span class='title-duration'>01:20</span> 01:20

4 kittens rescued from fire in California 01:20

Target manager asked about bathroom policy <span class='title-duration'>02:31</span> 02:31

Target manager asked about bathroom policy 02:31

What are ‘bathroom rights’? <span class='title-duration'>01:17</span> 01:17

What are ‘bathroom rights’? 01:17

British royal family, Obamas trash talk ahead of Invictus Games <span class='title-duration'>00:40</span> 00:40

British royal family, Obamas trash talk ahead of Invictus Games 00:40

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos