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“Baffled:” Secret Service can’t find anyone to corroborate reporter’s “Kill them” claim
Michelle Malkin Website ^ | October 16, 2008 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 10/16/2008 8:48:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The “Kill Them” claim spread like wildfire across the MSM as evidence of “insane rage” on the Right. Barack Obama mentioned it during the debate.

Now that the Secret Service has investigated and failed to find a single person to corroborate the reporter’s claim, I’m sure you’ll be seeing this on the front pages and nightly news lead stories in all the media outlets that spread it.

Right?

Riiiiiight.

The Times-Leader reports:

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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Related from Patterico: Nobody Yelled “Kill Him” About Obama at a McCain or Palin Rally.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2008; alinsky; drivebymedia; election; electionpresident; elections; enemedia; liberalmedia; mccain; mediabias; msm; obama; obamedia; propagandawingofdnc
If there's no racism, we'll have to make some up...
1 posted on 10/16/2008 8:48:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s face it folks, Obama is a pathological liar. Period!


2 posted on 10/16/2008 8:50:26 AM PDT by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are very good at making things up, aren’t they?


3 posted on 10/16/2008 8:51:04 AM PDT by USMC 4-ever (If your brain is just a collection of random chemicals - Is it possible you have some backwards?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another LIE by the untrustworthy MSM press that wants the terrorist appeasing marxist thug in the White house.
4 posted on 10/16/2008 8:51:33 AM PDT by jrooney (Obama's mentor says God Da*n America. That explains Obama's refusal to put his hand over his heart.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re in a world of hurt if the SS hasn’t figured out libs lie.


5 posted on 10/16/2008 8:51:50 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It makes me so mad to see the media blatently lie and portray Palin supporters as a bunch of dangerous racists. I feel like I want to spam the obama campaign with email after email demanding a retraction of last night’s lie regarding the infamous Palin rally.


6 posted on 10/16/2008 8:51:59 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: USMC 4-ever

And on the flipside,

we have pictures of the vulgar, obscene, misogynist T-Shirts worn by 0bama supporters,

and interview transcripts.


7 posted on 10/16/2008 8:52:28 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm waiting for the excuse of:

"Well of course nobody else heard it. After all it was a McCain/Palin event, why would anyone be truthful?"

8 posted on 10/16/2008 8:53:02 AM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they mistook Kill for Drill....”Drill baby Drill” must surely be racist!


9 posted on 10/16/2008 8:53:14 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Acorn, Africa,Alinsky, Ayers,....BroadwayBank,Bastard child,Birthcert......now to the "C"s ;-))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This idiot wants attention!!! Stupid reporter started this is crap of lies.

(NoCoGOP’S wife message)


10 posted on 10/16/2008 8:53:38 AM PDT by NorCoGOP ((borrowed from another Freeper) "They have Obama...we have Oh! MAMA!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Telling a story to the Feds that is not corroborated by others...Let’s ask Scooter Libby what happens to people who do this.


11 posted on 10/16/2008 8:56:03 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Is it too early to open a female wing on Mt. Rushmore?)
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To: messierhunter

Aren’t there federal laws that prohibit inciting a riot. Could the MSM who reported the comment happened when it didn’t be held on some kind of legal charges?

Is there anyone in Scranton able/willing to press charges against them?


12 posted on 10/16/2008 8:57:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Acorn, Africa,Alinsky, Ayers,....BroadwayBank,Bastard child,Birthcert......now to the "C"s ;-))
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To: jrooney
Remember Clinton lying about church burnings in Arkansas?

“Fake, but accurate...” is the lib's mantra. If it can be imagined and conceivably fits the narrative, then it's established as fact.

13 posted on 10/16/2008 8:59:42 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They will stop at nothing to preserve their false view of the world;their power depends upon it.


14 posted on 10/16/2008 9:01:22 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I want to know is if they were real Secret Service agents who showed up at the home of that woman who the Obama telemarketers say threatened the Messiah.


15 posted on 10/16/2008 9:02:46 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, here’s an idea. Ask the Scranton-Times Trib reporter why he made that sh!t up!


16 posted on 10/16/2008 9:08:53 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing!

17 posted on 10/16/2008 9:10:39 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting how the MSM has to make up racist remarks from McCain/Palin supporters while outright ignoring very real sexist remarks from Obama/Biden supporters. Once it becomes an Obamanation, they’re going to be surprised when they’re taking orders DIRECTLY from the White House.


18 posted on 10/16/2008 9:11:24 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: hoosiermama

Actually, I saw one story where a Secret Service spokesman said that someone might have said “Tell him” or Tell them.” Either one would have sounded like “Tell ‘m.”


19 posted on 10/16/2008 9:26:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

File it under “Fake but accurate.”


20 posted on 10/16/2008 9:27:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Jackson57
Once it becomes an Obamanation, they’re going to be surprised when they’re taking orders DIRECTLY from the White House.

They won't mind one bit. During the clinton years, leftist reporters had a ball, with parties at the White House and free ord'oeuvres and chardonnay practically every day.

So what if Clinton forced at least six media outlets to fire reporters he didn't like. Those weren't their sort of people anyway.

One of the things I suspect the press most resents about Bush is no more free celebrity parties on the White House lawn, no more free drinks, no more Hollywood stars and starlets to schmooze around with. If Obama gets in, there will be perpetual party time for his favored sycophants.

21 posted on 10/16/2008 9:29:27 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone needs to tell Bob Beckel.


22 posted on 10/16/2008 9:35:00 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe someone shouted “kill him with kindness” or we’ll “kill them” in the election. So now you can’t use “kill” under any circumstances at a political debate? More PC crap!


23 posted on 10/16/2008 9:36:16 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (Typical White Person #8,675,309 sez, "How'd that vote for Perot work out for ya.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriousness of the charge./s


24 posted on 10/16/2008 9:38:10 AM PDT by texsean (I'm votin' McCain for 3 reasons: WOT, Pro-Life, and the 'Cuda!!)
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To: Cicero

I agree with you to an extent. However, the MSM will quickly realize that Obama is going to be much more dictatorial than the Clintons. Bubba was all about having fun while being in charge. Obama is going to be all about BEING IN CHARGE. And many more of the “journalists” in the MSM are going end up in the not “their sort of people” pile.

This quote from Martin Niemoller is going to have much more meaning very soon:

“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”


25 posted on 10/16/2008 9:38:55 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This reminds me of the AP story that claimed Republicans were cheering after it was announced that Bill CLinton had a heart attack. Yet, if you watched the video of the incident it was clear that the Republicans in the audience were actually responding with support for Clinton when it was further announced that he was in stable condition and was alright.

It’s amazing to watch the media make up lies about Republican crowds, while they ignore blatant acts of vitriol and hatred that are on display at just about every Democrat rally. From spitting on the Color Guards to physically attacking those they disagree with, the media ignores everything that might expose the democrats as anything less than tolerant and open-minded.


26 posted on 10/16/2008 10:28:53 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *sses.)
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To: cwb
It’s amazing to watch the media make up lies about Republican crowds, while they ignore blatant acts of vitriol and hatred that are on display at just about every Democrat rally. From spitting on the Color Guards to physically attacking those they disagree with, the media ignores everything that might expose the democrats as anything less than tolerant and open-minded.

You've got their number cwb.

27 posted on 04/17/2009 4:16:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (The New York Times can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of anyone- bow to Lincoln)
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