Secret Service Says “Kill Him” Comment Is Crap
Posted by Casey on October 16, 2008
Not a big surprise here. Sorry to burst your bubble libs, but I saw this coming a mile away. There was never any proof that anyone in a crowd for Palin said “kill him” in reference to Obama. Simple journalistic integrity should have prevented a rumor from getting spread by an Obama drooling lacky in the media.
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.
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.
Got that? It was a load of crap manufactured by a pro-Obama journalist in order to smear conservatives as radicals. Yet the real radicals in Obama’s camp go unmentioned.
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