Friday, October 17, 2008
"Kill Him" Threat Found Baseless
Well, dang it, if it isn't impossible to verify any claims that anyone heard someone yell, "kill him." Not regarding Obama and not regarding Ayers. It was a pure concoction from the Obama Cultists and The Insane Liberal Clown Posse.
From the Kansas City Star:
The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.
The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Obama’s name a man in the audience shouted “kill him."
News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story. (Obama also mentioned it in the debate with Sen. John McCain last night. -- Ed.)
Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.
“I was baffled,” he said after reading the report in Wednesday’s Times-Tribune.
He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.
After Scranton Times-Tribune’s David Singleton reported that a member of the crowd at a McCain-Palin yelled out “kill him” when Obama’s name was mentioned, other members of the media and, of course, the far-left blogosphere ran when it.
The conclusion: the only person who ‘heard’ someone yell out “kill him” was Singleton. No one else, literally, heard the remark, nor is there any other available evidence proving Singleton’s story to be correct.
I will not accuse Singleton of fabricating a story just to make headlines, but I will point out that members of the ‘mainstream media’ have never been as openly supportive of one candidate and biased against another in history.
Obama must not be all that and more, if his Cultists are so desperate to steal the election. This was a fabricated scare tactic, a shameless play of The Race Card and The Hate Card. This is your standard operating procedure for The Liberals.
I imagine all the bloggers on the Left, Center Left and The Far Left Fringe who eagerly promoted this fabricated event will be busily typing away, hurrying to publish a post correcting their eagerness in exploiting and sensationalizing the unconfirmed and completely fictional "kill him" story. Oh...wait...
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