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:
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the jfk thing was a stupid example to use. there is plenty of solid evidence including video testimony of james files (look him up on you tube) that prove otherwise.
You are correct
If he committed suicide, then he is dead, but if he "faked his own death" does that mean he is still alive?
Look for it in the issue revealing the top global warming researchers cooked their data.
the second Oswald’s name came up it was clear this cat is uninformed No offense Mr. Blackwell, but Oswald didn’t shoot anyone.
They will say the facts are correct, even though the crimes are false or some such brownwater.
Time mag is a glossy rag that is unfit to line a bird cage.
The many Jews murdered by Stalin would disagree with that.
Who shot J. D. Tippet?
I never started.
Jews were considered a security risk.
Why? I could not tell you. What is odd is that they were not considered native regardless of how long their families had been in their land.
Russian Czars used Jews as scapegoats for centurys. See the Pogroms
Here is the statement from a Jewish artist E u g e n e Y e l c h i n.
"Section Five" refers to the fifth section of the former Soviet Union passport, which stated a citizen's ethnicity. In the passport I carried until I emigrated from Russia to the US, the fifth paragraph listed me as "Yevrei, Jew."
In Cold War Soviet Union it was not safe to be a Jew. Jews were presumed traitors and security risks. Their activities elicited police surveillance and informers. As a result, Jews were in a constant state of anxiety.
The word "Yevrei" was embarrassing. Being a Jew was an embarrassment. It was also a liability.
Consequently, "Section Five" burned like a suddenly revealed deficiency, producing in the holder of the passport feelings of shame and guilt. It branded one for life. .
If no one bought it, it would not exist.
True enough. But when I came to an age & income where I could buy magazines, Time was never on my list; it was garbage even way back then.
Big fat no...
Did the profilers ever apologize to middle age white males, re:maryland sniper?
Was going to post something similar, but you beat me to it. This guy, Blackwell, must not get out much. Oswald never fired a shot. It would appear he was complicit in the assasination planning, but realized too late that he was being set up as the patsy.
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