Ooops. Would you folks like to walk that one back now?
A Kentucky Census worker found hanging from a tree with the word "fed" written on his chest killed himself and staged his death to look like a murder, authorities said Tuesday.No, it wasn't tea party activists, it wasn't some Glenn Beck viewer, it was Sparkman himself.
Kentucky State Police said Bill Sparkman died at the same location where his body was found Sept. 12 near a cemetery in a heavily wooded area of southeastern Kentucky.
A man who found the body in the Daniel Boone National Forest said the 51-year-old was bound with duct tape, gagged and had an identification badge taped to his neck.
Investigators say Sparkman acted alone in manipulating the scene to conceal the suicide.
Don't expect to hear any apologies from the angry left, their credibility now shattered.
Actually, it wasn't just the deranged left bloggers, but the lamestream media also got in on the act.
It was a bizarre and gruesome discovery in a remote section of eastern Kentucky: Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old teacher and part-time worker for the United States Census, was found two weeks ago hanging from a tree with the word "Fed" scrawled on his chest in felt tip pen.One porcine pundit called it another Glenn Beck killing. He might want to consider a retraction before calling his lawyer.
A man who said he was among those who found the body told tells the Associated Press that Sparkman was naked, bound at the hands and feet with duct tape and gagged - details that have not yet been confirmed by authorities.
Jerry Weaver of Ohio told the Associated Press he was visiting a cemetery in rural Kentucky with family members on Sept. 12 when he, his wife and daughter saw the body.
"The only thing he had on was a pair of socks," Weaver said. "And they had duct-taped his hands, his wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag or something.
"He was murdered," Weaver said. "There's no doubt."
The Daily Kos blamed Michelle Bachmann (R-MN). Another kook blamed all of the above.
Michelle Malkin wonders when the smears will be retracted. Well, it won't. The left will just MoveOn to another hoax.
Our prayers are with Sparkman's family. I'd say a prayer for the left but they're beyond redemption.
We'll just perform last rites on their credibility.
Update: The commenters at the HuffPost just can't handle the truth.
William Jacobson has a roundup of who you can look to for apologies. Not that they'll ever be coming.