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Outrageous: MSNBC Broadcast Causes Left-Wing Woman to Make Fake School-Shooting Threat Blamed on Tea Party

Posted on | November 26, 2010 | 6 Comments

On Nov. 9, South Florida talk-radio host Joyce Kaufman was named as chief of staff for newly-elected Republican congressman Allen West. That night, Rachel Maddow aired a video of Kaufman giving a fiery speech at a Tea Party. A shooting threat Nov. 10 led to the shutdown of Broward schools, and Kaufman’s resignation was announced Nov. 11. 

Two weeks later, the truth emerged: The shooting threat came from Ellisa Martinez, a left-wing Green Party activist:

The FBI says that after Martinez saw a tape on MSNBC of Kaufman at a July 3 Tea Party rally, she fired off a threatening email that led to a lockdown at all Broward County schools.

(Hat-tip: Weasel Zippers.) Martinez was arrested Tuesday after fleeing to California. She was arraigned Wednesday in Los Angeles and will be extradited back to Florida. All along, West’s supporters suspected this was a hoax. MSM headline you’ll never see:

MSNBC Inspires Left-Wing Hate Hoax

Why does this remind me of “Send the Body to Glenn Beck“?

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers! My guess is that Professor Reynolds linked me because he knows how depressed I am about . . . I don’t want to say it. Anyway, I blame Nick Saban.

Also thanks to the Rhetorican for the link. Meanwhile, if you think you can handle it, Jennifer Aniston in a bikini.


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