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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Follow Up on "Kill Him!!!"

It would seem that I was correct about the MSM narrative going around about people yelling out "Kill him!" I had questioned the claim that this had been shouted during a Palin rally in Florida and it would seem that a similar incident reported by some reporter in Pennsylvania (to continue the narrative that McCain/Palin supporters are unhinged, violent racists) is complete b.s.

Turns out that the Secret Service gets very interested if they hear such things about presidential candidates and investigate.

From the Times-Leader
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October 15
Secret Service says "Kill him" allegation unfounded
By Andrew M. Seder aseder@timesleader.com
Staff Writer

SCRANTON – 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 Oabama’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.


Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell “kill him.”

“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”
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The MSM - making up stories to benefit The Obamessiah.

Gateway Pundit also has the story.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler