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Vicious, Right-Wing Hate Crime Was a Hoax: Left Punked Again

November 24, 2009

The Left’s most recent blood libel has been dispelled. The Associated Press reported today a Kentucky census worker found killed in a national park committed suicide. On September 12th, 51-year-old Bill Sparkman was found naked with a rope around his neck in Daniel Boone National Forest, bound with duct tape, with the word “Fed” scrawled on his body. (He was not “hanging,” as the media often reported.) The Left, at a loss over the town hall uprisings across the country, found another useful corpse and blamed conservatives for the murder. But according to the AP:

Authorities said Sparkman alone manipulated the scene to conceal a suicide…Sparkman had recently taken out two life insurance policies that would not pay out for suicide, authorities said. If Sparkman had been killed on the job, his family also would have been be eligible for up to $10,000 in death gratuity payments from the government.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went out of her way to make this connection on her program. The night Sparkman’s death hit the national media, Maddow asked her guest: “Have you heard anything? Are you hearing anything, even circumstantial evidence, in that regard?”

In a subsequent interview with Gilbert Acciardo, a friend of Sparkman’s, Maddow had an anti-climactic exchange.

In terms of this part of southeastern Kentucky…are folks in this area familiar with the census and its purpose? I don’t know if there’s any way to generalize about that. Is there any fear that you’re aware of that the census might be seen as kind of a government intrusion?

Translation: Didn’t you all star in Deliverance? You’re almost as backward as John Murtha’s constituents, right? Acciardo replied:

No. I’m not aware — Of course, it’s been 12 years since I worked for the state police. I wasn’t aware of any problems then, and I’m not aware of any problems like that right now.

Time magazine stirred the pot in an article entitled, “Did Government Distrust Lead to a Census Taker’s Death?” The down-the-middle, straight-shooting journalists wrote:

The discovery of the body of Bill Sparkman, 51, a substitute teacher and a field worker for the bureau, comes at a time when talk media, tea parties and white-hot town-hall meetings have fanned antigovernment sentiment. Speculation has run rampant that the Sparkman case may be related to the vitriol. Kentucky, like many other Southern states, voted overwhelmingly for Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential election.

As it turns out, it was suicide. (Much like leftism itself.) The case should tell us everything about leftists. They see a cancer survivor commit suicide and blame Middle American Moms; they see a radical Muslim phone al-Qaeda before going on a terrorist shooting at Ft. Hood and blame exhaustion.

  1. November 24, 2009 10:21 pm

    A glowing example of how the Left views ordinary Americans. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so bigoted. You and I, friends. In their eyes, we’re nothing but backwoods hillbillies at war with the “revenooers.” The ignorance of the MSM is appalling, and seems to get worse, if that’s possible. They’ve raised the stupidity bar pretty high as it is.

  2. paddyo' permalink
    November 25, 2009 6:29 am

    Just a small correction that you should make, David — it was Daniel Boone National FOREST, NOT National PARK. There’s a difference. There’s no such national park.
    Thanks for clarifying.

    • November 25, 2009 2:19 pm

      Duly clarified.

      Just a small clarification — it’s Ben, not David. 🙂

  3. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 25, 2009 7:01 am

    The credibility of main-stream media has reach a new low in America. The difference between fact and fiction has become a mystery without an ending.

  4. Elaine B permalink
    November 25, 2009 9:52 am

    These people are beyond the pale. Implying that Kentuckyians are going to be out murdering census workers because they are all right-wing nuts who, of course, voted for McCain.

    Simply despicable.

  5. Marylou permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:27 pm

    I remember when I was ONE OF THEM! I thought you guys were close to monsters. Actually. I was afraid (turns out not of you, more afraid of me, but that’s another subject not for here or now). My conception was than those on the right were ALL racially prejudiced, warmongers, unfeeling, etc. Of course, had I actually been able (!!) to have a conversation I might have discovered differently….but that was the whole thing. Somehow, and this is one of the things this website understands and exposes, I NEEDED to have those (“right-wing”) people be things, objects, not real.

    I remember it well. I was in a world of hurt. Being a left-wing nut (I proudly called myself a rabble-rouser, a la Acorn (though that formal organization hadn’t been established yet; the tactics were the same, however, much like a community organizer….find the sad sacks and those with a beef and stir them up)) seemed to satisfy some deep spiritual need. We were definitely better than anyone else in our minds. We had the truth.

    Now thankfully I know the real truth. You folks are generally good and kind and gentle, honest and sincere Americans who want to save our country and its Constitution, not nuts in any way, except as Barry Goldwater said, you may have an excess of zeal which is no vice (if I got that right).

    I have new heroes now. Hooray!

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