The (Lexington, Virginia) News-Gazette has apologized after a surge of reader criticism after running a prejudicial ad that makes vague reference to controversy stirred up by the “black race” in connection with the Confederate flag.
The ad, which was purchased by area man Raymond Agnor this month to espouse his views on a number of tangentially related topics, has prompted readers to draw up a petition calling on the paper to apologize.
“About the confederate flag,” the ad reads. “Because of all the trouble the democrats and black race are causing, I place this ad. No black people or democrats are allowed on my property until further notice.”
The ad then veers abruptly into concerns about the national debt, social security and taxes. Read more