Secret Service: No One Shouted 'Kill Him' About Obama

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    Obama tried to make the point last night showing McCain's negativity and how abusive his supporters are to Obama. He related the story, reported throughout the press, that when his name was mentioned, McCain supporters shouted, "Kill him!"

    It never happened. Read the story. We're being manipulated, friends. Secret Service: No One Shouted 'Kill Him' About Obama
     
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    Yep, I posted this earlier:

    the only one who seems to have heard it was the first reporter that wrote about it:

    The Associated Press: Secret Service looking into Obama threat at rally

     
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    I wonder why you feel the need to mischaracterize what the secret service said.
     
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    I'm sorry, I thought everyone on this board was literate.

    I posted this story because the mainstream media is still approaching the allegation as though it did happen, even though there isn't much evidence.
     
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    Wow, you Cons are trying to spin anything you can, look its over, accept it just like I had to accept it when the monkey was given the Presidency in 2000 and all you Cons were jumping for joy.

    Good call
     
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    Which is why I posted the AP story.
     
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    Yeah Chic, fall in line, heel to toe, eyes in the boat - and all that jazz. It's time for the real monkeys to take the helm.
     
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    I told you it was a lie. Now let's hear about how the press isn't biased, and doesn't lie:

    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."...

    "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.”

    “We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”

    Secret Service says "Kill him" allegation unfounded | Wilkes-Barre breaking news | timesleader.com - The Times Leader
     
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    So the media is making stuff up to smear McCain.

    What a shock.
     
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    Doesn't surprise me. If someone had they would be investigated for making a threat.
     

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