Secret Service Says Nobody Yelled 'Kill Him'

But Pa. reporter stands by story of angry shout during Palin rally
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2008 10:56 AM CDT
Secret Service Says Nobody Yelled 'Kill Him'
Sarah Palin waves to supporters during a rally in Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday, October 14, 2008.   (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

The much-repeated charge that someone in the crowd at a Sarah Palin rally in Scranton shouted “kill him” at the mention of Barack Obama is unfounded, according to a Secret Service agent. No agents in the crowd heard the shout, nor did any crowdmembers the service interviewed, reports the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader. Numerous media outlets have repeated the story, citing the original report in the Scranton Times-Tribune, which has stood by its story.
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