"Well, I guess it can't be said that President Obama wouldn't hurt a fly. The commander in chief was recently pestered by a fly during an interview. He swatted at the insect and killed the little guy instantly.
Believe it or not, we've actually been contacted by multiple media outlets wanting to know PETA's official response to the executive insect execution.
In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.
If all this has you wondering how you can be a bigger person (figuratively, as well as literally) in your dealings with exoskeletal beings, check out our handy-dandy bug catcherone of which we are sending to President Obama for future insect incidents. I can tell you from personal experience that it sure came in handy the other day, when one of my cats was chasing the World's Largest Palmetto Bug around the house.
Posted by Alisa Mullins" http://blog.peta.org/archives/2009/06/obama_and_the_f.php
^ above link is part 2, basically they said media is making a big deal about the fly swat, not peta.
peta knew this was going to gain them grounds, they can push their humane bug catcher and be in the media once more.
What are your thoughts about obama and killing the fly? Peta making a big stink about it?