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I'm wondering if you saw the picture last week depicting the maturation of the Obama's into characters from the 1970's sitcom Sanford and Son. Let's just say that many in and out of the media are commenting.

To see what the fuss was about, I searched for the Smithtown Messenger website, a small Long Island, NY newspaper with a modest circulation base. No luck -- looks like they are too small and that creating a website has not been within their budget.

To see the image, do a quick search for [Obama photos in the Smithtown Messenger]. You're looking for a piece titled "Before and After" photo. Then, based on how you feel, give the newspaper a call and share your opinion on their piece. Yep, I'm about action...no time for a bunch of digital revolutionaries with a whispering voice. Speak up!

Oh, I thought I'd share with you the newspapers statement of apology: "The publisher of the Smithtown Messenger regret [sic!] any offense taken by our readers at the photographic political satire depicting the current and past presidents on the editorial page in the April 29th, 2010 issue. While we have grave disagreement with the policies of the current Administration, we hold the office of President of the United States in great respect."

Contact information:
Attention: Phillip Sciarello
Title: Managing Publisher and part-owner
News Source: Smithtown Messenger
Address: 127 East Main Street
City: Smithtown
State: NY - New York
Zip: 11787
Phone: 631-265-3500
Fax: 631-263-3504
Posted By: torin ellis
Saturday, May 8th 2010 at 1:15PM
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