Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Census Worker Victim Of Suicide, Not Right-Wing Extremism

Hey! Remember the census worker Bill Sparkman who was discovered hanging from a tree with “FED” written on his chest? And remember how people, mostly left-wing bloggers and pundits, assumed that Sparkman was a victim of right-wing extremism?

Turns out Sparkman committed suicide.

Yup! The man responsible for murdering Sparkman was not a right-wing extremist enraged by “anti-government sentiment,” but rather the census worker himself. Turns out Sparkman staged his death as part of an insurance scam.

Think this is one paper’s opinion, or rather spin? Here are a few additional sources:

CNN

Fox News

New York Times

USA Today

The Washington Post

And to think that the mainstream media was so quick to blame the incident on right-wing extremism.