Keep this quiet though...
While the death of Bill Sparkman was a media sensation for pushing anti-conservative sentiments just a couple of months ago, it is receiving little to no coverage currently. Why? Because, as investigators have recently speculated, there is a possibility that he died by his own hands.
Well, that just doesn't make for interesting news at the so-called legitimate news organizations.
As the AP states,
"The strange case attracted national attention when it first came to light, prompting worries that it may be a sign of increased anger toward the federal government in the first year of Barack Obama's presidency."
Prompting worries from whom? The unhinged left wishing to create sensational accusations? Check. The list follows:
"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..."
"In recent weeks ... investigators have grown more skeptical that 51-year-old Bill Sparkman died at the hands of someone angry at the federal government."
Thus far, the AP article remains the only main-stream mention of the case as a possible suicide. Oh, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch explored the possibility.
Funny though, how rampant speculation of murder managed to find its way through the media, but now that authorities are leaning towards a suicide, mum's the word.
Will the rest of the media express the same skepticism as those mentioned in the AP article? Will the aforementioned media outlets begin tripping over themselves, offering apologies to everyone they accused of having blood on their hands? Or will they quietly sweep this development under the rug?
Shhh! Don't answer; it'll be our little secret.
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