Who? Reporters. It has been widely reported that some unidentified Republican supporter yelled "Kill him!" (in reference to Obama) at various Palin rallies. Now AP sheepishly reports that the Secret Service investigated one alleged incident, reviewed tapes of the rally, and found no evidence to support the media's charge.
The Secret Service heard "tell him" on the tapes, not "kill him," and could locate no person at the rally who heard those words ... except the reporter. The press is so incredibly biased or incompetent that this story — refuting a false allegation — is given a headline that states the false allegation as fact: "Secret Service looking into Obama threat at rally." The headline should read: "Reporter apparently spreading false reports of Obama threats."
There's a similar story about the apparently false report of a threat at a Palin rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania -- this time the Secret Service had lots of agents in the audience, none of whom heard any "kill him" threat. Again, the only person who claims to have heard such a threat is the reporter who filed the story. The headline is better: "Secret Service says 'Kill him' allegation unfounced."
Meanwhile, the press is reporting the following mean and hateful slogans being shouted by the crowd at Obama rallies:
- "Long live our wonderful president, George W. Bush!"
- "John McCain is an American hero, but we have examined the issues carefully and will give our vote to Senator Obama!"
- "Tax cuts for everyone!"