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On Bill Sparkman’s Suicide & the Hysteria of the Left

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:07 pm - November 25, 2009.
Filed under: Blogging,Hysteria on the Left

Well, at least, Howard Dean, Rachel Maddow’s guest host on her eponymous MSNBC show, reported that the death of Bill Sparkman was rule a suicide.  He noted only that the show has reported the story, without referencing the hysterical assumptions Miss Maddow made.  Wonder if she, when she returns from her Thanksgiving break, will apologize for breathlessly linking his death to anti-government protesters of the tea party variety.

So eager to besmirch conservatives are that that once these left-wingers learned about his death, they rushed to judgment asserting that right-wingers created the climate of hate which led to his murder, for murder they presumed it to be.  One prominent left-wing blogger quickly ruled out suicide, writing

on September 26, “No Suicide: That’s the one thing we know for certain now in the case of the Kentucky lynching”…

Lynching?  Lynching?  Wonder if he’ll apologize for such overheated rhetoric now that an investigation has revealed the truth.

But, as we learned from the experience of the dishonest Joe Wilson, investigations don’t mean much to leftists when they don’t yield the result they want.

Well, at least we have one more piece of evidence of the hysteria of the left–and their readiness to slime conservatives even if the only “evidence” they have to back up their case is their own prejudice.



  1. I don’t know who to feel more sorry for: Sparkman, or the lefties who salivated over the “lynching” narrative of his death.

    Sparkman had cancer. He chose to take his own life, and to frame that action as a murder in order to rip off the life insurance company (having them pay despite Sparkman’s choice to breach his contract with them). I feel bad about Sparkman’s cancer; let’s leave it at that.

    Lefties, meanwhile, were deprived of a story that was going to fit their most paranoid, negative fantasies of what America is like. The poor dears.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 25, 2009 @ 2:28 pm - November 25, 2009

  2. (i.e., that they were deprived of the chance to posture, to exult, etc.)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 25, 2009 @ 2:30 pm - November 25, 2009

  3. ILC: Dan Reihl says the cancer story was a fake. But, I haven’t seen that reported elsewhere.

    This seems to be a cut-and-dried insurance scam.

    Best wishes,

    Comment by MFS — November 25, 2009 @ 5:17 pm - November 25, 2009

  4. Thanks MFS.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 25, 2009 @ 5:21 pm - November 25, 2009

  5. Can we just declare that Sully’s a disgraceful, limey FPOS?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 25, 2009 @ 10:41 pm - November 25, 2009

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