In fact, the reaction to the Sparkman suicide…

does say a lot about political discussion in this country.


What it says is “Wow, but there are a lot of bigoted people among the Online Left.” What makes this really funny is that these posts were spit out as automatic links to the HuffPo’s very stiff admission that Sparkman hanged himself for the insurance money. Enjoy them while they’re there…

Via JammieWearingFool.

Moe Lane

Legal Insurrection calls out Online Left for retractions, apologies.

And no doubt unicorn rides, seeing as the third is just as likely to happen as the first two.

In case you’re wondering, this call is due to the announcement that census worker Bill Sparkman killed himself for the insurance money (H/T: R.S. McCain) – which means that he was not murdered by conservative monsters from the id, or murdered for ideological purposes – or, in fact, was murdered at all.  I’m sure that this would be an embarrassment for everyone on the Other Side who flogged this particular narrative, except this would imply that they cared about Sparkman in the first place.  Which they didn’t, so expect a grudging bare minimum, at best.

Moe Lane

PS: For the record: when you try to set up your suicide to make it look like you’ve been murdered by your ideological opponents, you have officially abrogated any obligation for me to be upset at your plight.

Crossposted to RedState.

Bill Sparkman’s death a suicide?

Via Hot Air, a report that the Bill Sparkman investigation may be taking an unexpected turn:

Investigators probing the death of a Kentucky census worker found hanging from a tree with the word “fed” scrawled on his chest increasingly doubt he was killed because of his government job and are pursuing the possibility he committed suicide, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said no final conclusions have been made in the case. In recent weeks, however, investigators have grown more skeptical that 51-year-old Bill Sparkman died at the hands of someone angry at the federal government.

Obviously, the most important thing to find out here is the truth.  I admit to a little concern here: if investigators are not finding evidence of a political motivation for the killing, it doesn’t necessarily follow that Sparkman wasn’t murdered.  The circumstances of the man’s death always seemed at least a little ritualized; I’m hoping that the investigators are being very careful about not prematurely coming to a conclusion.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

R.S. McCain in Kentucky already finding media bias in Sparkman killing.

Oh, you’re going to just love this one.  Robert Stacy McCain went down to the site of the Sparkman murder in Kentucky to do some on-the-scene reporting, and he’s already found a situation where an Obama supporter and Democrat who was skeptical of the media treatment of this story got turned into a stereotypical government-hater by a reporter.


He’s got video of that interview, so click on over to check it out.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.