Commenting to post yesterday wondering why the left has lost interest in the death of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman, Pamela Troy defended the sudden silence of the left (on an issue about which they couldn’t shut up toward the end of September):
What exactly is your point? That Maddow isn’t commenting because no new information has come out?
I have no idea what happened to Bill Sparkman, but suspecting some anti-Government nut is hardly out of line, given that his body was set out nude with the word “fed” written on it.
Well, Ms. Maddow did play it (as did a number of her ideological fellow travelers) as if some anti-Government nut (who regularly tuned in to Glenn Beck when not following Congresswoman Michelle Bachman’s tweets) was all but certainly the culprit. Given their incredible interest when the story broke, their current silence is telling. Remember, they’re the ones whose outrage made Sparkman’s death a national issue.
As I noted in that post, libertarian blogger R.S. McCain (with whom I occasionally correspond) “trekked over to the Bluegrass State to find out while he could,” doing so on his time, on his own dime (and with what he could rustle up from readers). So, I’m wondering if any left-wing bloggers have followed in his footsteps, heading to Kentucky to investigate this story–about which they made much when they seemed so certain that the murderer read right-wing blogs and participated in anti-big government tea parties.
If they were so certain Sparkman was murdered by a right-winger, why didn’t they go down their to test prove their hypothesis? And heck, doesn’t Ms. Maddow’s network have a few more resources than that Kia-driving blogger?