Skip to comments.Will Time Magazine Apologize to Glenn Beck?
Posted on 11/28/2009 4:19:45 AM PST by Kaslin
"Government Distrust and a Dead Census Taker."...[W]as it part of the recent rage at what right-wing commentators decry as the big-spending, socialistic government of the first African-American President? Al Cross, a former reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal who covered the area for 30 years, believes that the conditions underlying the murder go back much farther and are much deeper and more local than the recent spate of ire. (Read TIME's cover story on Glenn Beck.)
Well, now it turns out that Kentucky investigators have concluded that poor Sparkman committed suicide, faking his own death in order to let unnamed beneficiaries collect on a recently-contracted life insurance policy. How very sad for Sparkman and those whom he loved. And how sad for our country when a leading news organ like TIME races to conclude that anti-tax protesters likely had a hand in the unfortunate mans death.
This is a repetition on a much smaller scale of the liberal media reaction to the assassination of President Kennedy. The Presidents murder was an open-and-shut case of a young, disaffected Communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, who hated the cold war warrior Kennedy. Oswald was especially affronted by JFKs opposition to Cuba as a Soviet satellite 90 miles from our shores.
Prompted by the brave but mistaken Jackie Kennedy, liberals had to make Jack a martyr to civil rights. Jackie had complained that her husbands assassination at the hands of some silly little Communist robbed his death of meaning. A better reality would have been to make Jack the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy. The liberal media resembled nothing so much as Cinderellas ugly step-sisters trying to jam their big toes into that delicate glass slipper. Well make it fit!
Liberals must be frustrated. For 46 years at least, they have been trying to make reality comport with their increasingly bizarre theories. If Kennedy was killed by a Communist that Communist must somehow have been motivated by the atmosphere of violence and intolerance fomented by right wingers in Dallas. Why, didnt those Dallas schoolchildren cheer when JFK died? Yes, they did. But thats because they had not been told why they were going home early on a beautiful fall afternoon. Even proper liberal kids yell happily for an afternoon off.
Ironically, civil rights was probably the only thing on which President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald would have agreed. Communists have committed countless crimes against humanity, but racism is not one of them.
So, now, we have the truth about John Sparkman. He was not the victim of Tea Party-goers waving copies of Glenn Becks book. He was not lynched by anti-revenuer low lifes straight off the set of the movie Deliverance. The poor man hanged himself.
Will TIME now apologize to Tea Party folks, to Glenn Beck, and while theyre at it, to Tea Party-goer James Madison? It was Madison who said the people are right to take alarm at the first advance on their liberties. That was the headline of a September 25th story in TIME about the death of 51-year old Bill Sparkman. Sparkmans naked body had been found in a remote area of Harlan County, Kentucky, with the word FED scrawled on his chest. Sparkman had been hanged. Immediately, TIME and others began to speculate. Had Sparkman been hanged by anti-government, anti-Obama violent right wingers? TIME led the speculation, taking the opportunity to drag in Glenn Beck:
WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER . . . .
Blackwell said that the census taker “faked his own death”. If that’s true he failed big time.
The left doesn’t apologize.
Better brush up on Stalin. He was very anti-Semitic.
Every citizen of the USSR had an internal pass port. Jews no matters were they were from had a pass port that showed they were Jewish.
Tell that to Russian Jews.
Don’t bet the commune, comrades.
This only makes what the liberals did in 1963 even more monstrous. If the media had trumpeted the truth, “Kennedy Assassinated By Known Communist With A Russian Wife”, American society would have been galvanized and the damage done by the liberals’ demonization of Joe McCarthy would have been completely undone!
I sincerely believe if that had been the case, JFK’s successor would have announced, “We’re going to liberate Cuba and we’ll use everything we’ve got in order to do so. Our nukes outnumber the Russians’ by twenty to one. Any questions?”
Being anti-Semitic isn’t racism, silly. It’s only racism if the “victim” is black.
Has Beck mentioned this? He should more than mention it. He should make this the subject of a multi-segment assault on Time. Maybe even sue them. Not with any goal of collecting money but of publicizing this. It's amazing. That link to Beck is right in the middle of the story. And it's still there. You think they would have scrubbed it by now.
Will Americans stop spending any money on Time publication?
In the backs of their minds ,with all evidence produced ,they still believe their story. They arent about to retract an inch of it.
Jews no matters were they were from had a pass port that (*showed they were Jewish*)Why?????.
So what you’re saying, if I understand you correctly, that in the minds of all those Harvard graduates and such at Time Magazine, this story is FAKE but ACCURATE!
He killed himself so his son could collect insurance money. The police had found that the word FED was written upside down on his chest and he was in a kneeling position. All he had to do was get up
It doesn’t matter if the supposed instigation of this death has been proved a fraud or not. The fact is to the libs, if you don’t love liberalism/leftism, you’re a “hater.” Pure and simple. That basic meme has been shouted loudly since I was in my teens forty years ago. Don’t want to spend billion excuse me trillions on a wild goose chase? You’re a HATER!!! Think maybe people should try to work for a living rather than take government swag to subsist? Hater again. Maybe conservatives should start calling libs haters because, libs seem to hate the constitution and common sense.
I’m not sure if you are agreeing with me or not. What I meant was that the article said that he faked his death. He’s dead so his death wasn’t faked. What was faked was a murder.
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