The Anti-War Rally Altercation

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Anti-War Rally Altercation

Have you been following the story about the altercation between a military vet and anti-war protesters this past weekend? According to's Dave Johnson:

The media interest surrounding Private Joshua Sparling's claim that he was spit at during the Washington, DC protest merits skepticism considering that his previous claims of victimhood have turned out inaccurate, and that he's been a frequent associate of right-wing figures such as Sean Hannity and Oliver North.

... In December, 2005, as reported on the Fox news show Fox & Friends Sparling supposedly received a Christmas card with a death threat Sparling claimed not to have kept the envelope, just the note inside.

Sparling also appeared on right-wing radio host Sean Hannity's radio show to talk about this incident. It later turned out the Christmas card death threat was sent by a white supremacist.

Sparling also found fame as a featured Republican guest at the 2006 State of the Union address, introduced by the GOP representative from his home district ...

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