Newspaper Makes Fun of Secret Service Blunders With Obama Watermelon Cartoon

Over the past few days Americans have been floored by the low level of protection the Secret Service has Obama watermelonbeen providing to President Obama and his family.

As Jim Romenesko observed on his website, the Boston Herald used the controversy surrounding the Secret Service to make a watermelon joke.

In the cartoon, President Obama is brushing his teeth while dressed in pajamas. In the tub, a bathing intruder asks “Have you tried the new watermelon-flavored toothpaste?”

The cartoon is captioned, “White House invader got further than originally thought.”

(What is it with people and their watermelon jokes?)

As was reported this week, an intruder with a knife made it past Secret Service and into the East Room of the White House.

On September 19 the Secret Service didn’t stop unstable Iraqi veteran Omar Gonzales as he climbed the fence and ran through unlocked doors to reach the inside of the White House.

As if that incident weren’t troubling enough, we also recently learned that bullets struck President Obama’s private residence but weren’t noticed by Secret Service until days later. And on Tuesday news broke that the Secret Service allowed an armed contractor with a criminal record on the elevator with Obama, according to The Washington Post:

The private contractor first aroused the agents’ concerns when he acted oddly and did not comply with their orders to stop using a cellphone camera to record the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident.

When the elevator opened, Obama left with most of his Secret Service detail. Some agents stayed behind to question the man and then used a national database check that turned up his criminal history.

The agents broke protocol by even allowing the man on the elevator with Obama in the first place. No one who hasn’t undergone a strict screening of their background and criminal history is supposed to be allowed near the president.






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  2. whether you like Obama or Not the sheer audacity to publish a cartoon like this in the racial climate the US finds itself in, show the contempt this publication has for African Americans. If Black People continue to Purchase this Paper, and continue to buy the products this newspaper advertises, without A BOYCOTT. Then don't cry about it. African Americans are like walking Zombies. Everyone is disrespecting Blacks because they know " Tomorrow they'll still buy my stuff, No matter what I do to them.". WAKE UP!!

    • This paper (Boston Herald) is known for it’s negative postings. about the President, the Gov Patrick or just black people in general. They always post an apology after the fact. I don’t spend my money on this paper. I do read it if someone leaves one behind or I see one at work.

  3. Can you believe this?

  4. Speechless…

  5. No self respecting racist publication would ever publish an article, cartoon, etc., without an old, played out, nasty and racially charged slur being included, whether it has any context to the discussion or not. That is the very nature of racism: its relentless, inane and irrelevant insanity!

  6. We can no longer allow racist radical upset us any longer. It’s obvious that racism is not going away and the few people that continue to promote rascim is not going away. so we should continue to support the path of Blacks. We are a blessed people with a long history of survior and comments made in the media, news papers or cartoon as posted in this post. So to Blacks of America let’s stop getting upset and become proactive in our persuit to acheive success that will build a bridge between racism and open a path in the future that our children and grandchildren wll have avenue to travel for success.

  7. I get so tired of these lame racist antics…it is so old. It is as if someone is putting a dare on. You know as I dare you….and they just go right ahead and do it. What got me with the White House intruder is that they did not shoot and kill him. Had he been a black man he would have been shot dead just like Capitol police gunned down dental hygienist with a history of mental issues with her 18-month-old daughter inside. Not to mention let a stranger get on the elevator with President Obama. I know he was a white man. They would not let a stranger get on the elevator with President Obama if the man was black—man or woman. White people ALWAYS get a pass.

  8. The man is right WAKE THE FUCK UP AFRICAN AMERICANS WTFU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. You are so right. I am so fed up with all this racial stuff that going on it is sad, We might be in the 20 century but white American are still living in the past. I am so glad i don't feed into this madness.

  10. White boys/men just can't contain their inbred vile hatred for black men, especially intelligent black men. We remain a serious thorn in their nasty self hating side.

  11. Here a thought for measure and being blunt about it. Now if I was most hated black president my republicans and some whites who called his wife features as to a primate the apologies' criticize on every principle and with inadequate security I'm think it clearly says they like to se him leave office a what ever cost. SO if you so close to killing with the lack of care think of what they fill about you and thing how many black died in Nam the statistic speaks for it self so when will we back there ass up I hope it not too late .

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