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The Murder of Bill Sparkman, and Its Aftermath

Thursday, September 24, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

When I reported on the brutal murder of a census worker in Kentucky on yesterday’s show, I knew then it would lead not just to an urgent hunt for his killer(s), but also the sort of crazy talk that now regularly attends any crime of violence that provides the nutters at both extreme ends of the political spectrum an excuse to engage in their rants.

Read the comments at the Washington Post column on the murder. The very first comment is typical of what will flow out of the far left today:

First shot fired in the Huckabee civil war incited by Limbaugh hate radio, Mormon Elder Beck and RNC Fox News. These get-rich-by-scaring-and-angering-the-weak-minded sneering shock jocks have the blood of this man on their hands.

Posted by: coloradodog | September 24, 2009 7:05 AM

There is no concern for Mr. Sparkman here, and zero facts on which to make the blood libel. I am surprised the Post allows such ravings, but they do illustrate the derangement that runs through the virtual world. Last week Speaker Pelosi used a very similar argument absent the case-specific venom instead of speaking into her own following as conservatives routinely do about the necessity of reasoned argument –sharp, pointed, and sustained– not the need to silence the opposition.

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