The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted criticism for accusing Mr Obama of "palling around with terrorists", citing his association with the sixties radical William Ayers.
The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric
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The Death-Threat Debate
From the magazine issue dated Oct 27, 2008
......... the U.S. Secret Service had told media outlets, including NEWSWEEK, that it was unable to corroborate accounts of the "kill him" remarks—and according to a law-enforcement official, who asked for anonymity when discussing a political matter, the Obama campaign knew as much. Now some officials are disgruntled that Obama gave added credence to the threat by mentioning it in front of 60 million viewers. .............
Devil505 wrote:It's your side that's doing it Stephen...Not ours.
stockingfull wrote:OK, let's look at it another way: was there or wasn't there a spike in death threats on one particular candidate in October and, if so, why?
Perhaps Obama shouldn't have been so secretive about his past instead of fueling the speculation.
stockingfull wrote:Wow, I'd sure like to know the comparably incendiary things said by Obama and/or Biden in this campaign.
spc wrote:Devil505 wrote:It's your side that's doing it Stephen...Not ours.
It's the reporting of it. Here is an example:
PMSNBC reported the leaker in the "Africa is a country" story is Martin Eisenstadt, but guess what there is no Martin Eisenstadt.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/1 ... 42785.html
And the left gloms on it. you won.
Devil505 wrote:I have seen a virtual lynch mob at Fox News attacking Palin in the last few days.
spc wrote:They don't want to get thrown off the plane, ie Washington Times.
kootch88 wrote:Come on, that makes no sense at all. You saying that he is at fault for being half black and not spilling his entire life on the floor for the likes of this forum and the public to digest? So who sets this incredible standard as to what and is not divulged? Do we have to list every woman or girl we bop before marriage in order to qualify for office? Do we have to try and list every item that wasn't exactly the truth in our life? How far back do we go, to prenatal days? What else do we have to vomit up for the public? Who decides what is and is not acceptable, the guys from this forum? Great, we know how bipartisan they can be. That train of logic just doesn't work.
Devil505 wrote:McCain did a similar thing to the NY Times.............In Flight!!