Remember, oh, about a week or so ago, all those left-wing “bloggers . . . engag[ing] in widespread speculation about the motive” (as R.S McCain put it) for the death of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman. Well, while, that diligent blogger trekked over to the Bluegrass State to find out while he could, the leftie blogs (and their favorite TV hostess) have, well, gone dark, that is, in covering this story.
I just did a few google searches and couldn’t find any new information coming from the left. Rachel Maddow, the aforementioned hostess, doesn’t seem to have touched the issue for a week.
Seems she’s lost interest. Maybe that’s because “law-enforcement authorities have yet to announce any leads, suspects, or potential motives.” And without any evidence to back up their case, their own prejudices can only fan the flames of conspiracy theories for so long. (Given how the accusations leveled at the immediate past President of the United States, I may have to reconsider that last statement.)
Indeed, that other McCain quotes a Kentucky journalist who exclaimed to him, “We don’t know anything. Hell, we don’t even know what we don’t know.”
Speculation continues to abound. While McCain throws out a number of possible theories, he is careful not to rush to any conclusions. For example, as to intimations that Sparkman may have been gay, he offers:
. . . the problem is that we have no idea whether Sparkman’s sexuality (whatever it was, and all I know is what people in Kentucky told me) had anything to do with his disappearance and death. It might be relevant or not. At any rate,that Tampa story is full of very strong suggestions that my Kentucky sources have reasonbly accurate “gaydar.”
He doesn’t do as Newsweek does (indeed he takes that magazine to task for doing so) and chalk Sparkman’s death up to anti-census sentiment. It would be nice if those who rushed to presume that right-wingers had created the climate which led to the murder of Sparkman would at least acknowledge how little they really knew, instead of abandoning the issue in droves without learning from their recent rush to judgment.
*double entendre intended.