We have a statement that has been used again and again to attack John McCain and Sarah Palin – even by Barack Obama himself – that was a total lie. It never happened. Nobody said “kill him!” according to the Secret Service’s thorough investigation. If it hadn’t been for the fact that this bit of liberal demonizing propaganda had amounted to a direct threat to kill a candidate, no one would have ever known.
One liberal commentator described the “Weimar-like rage” of Republicans. But the fact is, it is the DEMOCRATS who are like the Nazi Weimar Republic: THEY are the ones who are resorting to propaganda techniques right out of Joseph Goebbels’ playbook.
I have been hearing for a good weak now about the incredible wave of Obama hatred of Republicans toward Barack Obama at rallies. Anti-McCain and anti-Palin hatred from Democrats has been deemed irrelevant. So what if Democrats call Sarah Palin a “cunt,” and so what if a prominent pro-Democrat comedian calls for Sarah Palin to be gang-raped by black men – that doesn’t qualify. Nothing wrong with that. Sarah Palin is a Republican, and many in the media believe she DESERVES hate. Thus the mainstream media is not only creating fictitious allegations to damage Republicans, it is ignoring genuine hate coming from Democrats.
One remark in particular has been repeated over and over again: “kill him!” We have heard it over and over again on every mainstram media outlet. But they aren’t the only ones passing off lies as truth.
Last night in the Presidential debate, Barack Obama said:
OBAMA: I mean, look, if we want to talk about Congressman Lewis, who is an American hero, he, unprompted by my campaign, without my campaign’s awareness, made a statement that he was troubled with what he was hearing at some of the rallies that your running mate was holding, in which all the Republican reports indicated were shouting, when my name came up, things like “terrorist” and “kill him,” and that you’re running mate didn’t mention, didn’t stop, didn’t say “Hold on a second, that’s kind of out of line.”
And I think Congressman Lewis’ point was that we have to be careful about how we deal with our supporters.
Maybe Senator Obama should be careful about how he deals with the truth. Obama justifies John Lewis’ statements on the grounds that Lewis was troubled over what McCain supporters were saying, and then Obama cites a statement now proven to be false as an example.
Democrat Rep. John Lewis – an Obama surrogate – made an absolutely hateful. unforgivable, pure race-baiting statement about John McCain and those who support him:
“What I am seeing today reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse,” he said.
Noting that Wallace, a divisive political figure in his day, had also run for president, Lewis said, “He created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights.”
The thing is, John Lewis said his ugly piece. The nameless man who said “kill him!” at a Republican Sarah Palin rally was made up by a biased, leftist, liberal, lying, demagoguing, propagandizing journalist.
Scranton Times-Tribune reporter David Singleton made the claim. It has been picked up and run over again by mainstream media entities such as ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. And Barack Hussein Obama. And it is a lie.
The Scranton Times ran an article announcing that the Secret Service was investigating the “kill him!” claim. It turns out that yelling “kill him!” about a major candidate for President of the United States is a bad thing. Another Scranton Times article had the title, “One Obama threat aside, Palin crowd mostly well-behaved.”
Well, now we know that the Palin crowd were ALL well-behaved. It was only liberal journalists who were acting in a despicable manner:
Secret Service: No One Shouted ‘Kill Him’ at McCain Rally
Little Green Footballs | Oct 16, 2008 | Charles Johnson
Posted on 10/16/2008 10:42:41 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
If you need any more evidence that you cannot trust the media in this election, here you go.
All week, every media organization in America has been endlessly repeating that someone shouted “Kill him” at a Sarah Palin rally when Barack Obama’s name was mentioned. As Jake Tapper might say, they were all “atwitter” about it, and used this incident to promote the view that McCain and Palin were deliberately inciting “dangerous extremism.”
Just one little problem. The Secret Service investigated the incident, interviewed security agents and dozens of audience members, and the only person in that whole crowd who heard “Kill him” was … the reporter, David Singleton of the Scranton Times-Tribune.
It’s a phony story.
Secret Service says ‘Kill him’ allegation unfounded.
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 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.
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.”
Sadly, I didn’t see this story on CBS, NBC, ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. You can figure that they won’t be doing any mea culpas and acknowledging that – boy – they had really got that Republican-hate thing wrong.
NiceDeb writes a great article titled, “Time To Quash The Angry Republican Mob Myth, Right Now,” which has links to videos and articles exploding the sheer vile biased stupididy of the mainstream media.
At this point, you should assume that hateful statements shouted out at McCain-Palin events were nothing more than liberal plants fortuitously standing right next to mainstream media microphones.
Journalists are liars. They are biased. They are demagogues. They have become propagandists in the mode of Joseph Goebbels. And they have launched a propaganda campaign against Republicans that is rivaled only by the Nazi propaganda campaign against Jews. Routinely, they have presented or allowed to be presented as fact false stories about Republicans, while refusing to investigate stories that would hurt Democrats’ interests.