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  •  Vaguely corroborated? (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Johnson was pushing the issue quite so, so I felt compelled to at least provide a counterpoint, however vaguely corroborated that counterpoint it.
    If the words of the Director of the Secret Service testifying before Congress count as "vaguely corroborated", then what do you call an unsourced statement from a guy trying to sell a book, i.e. the sole source of the "400% increase" story?

    Reality-based community?

    •  I see you're on a quest. (0+ / 0-)

      This is vague:

      While the Secret Service saw a spike in death threats in 2008 and again in 2012, the total number of daily threats against Obama is for the most part similar to those against his predecessor, George W. Bush, and has occasionally dipped significantly lower, according to reports from the Secret Service.
      and was the source of Bob Johnson's original conversation, which I included up in my diary.  I had to do some digging of my own to even find the Wikipedia quote referencing the Director of SS.  

      Then I listed a litany of things that don't square with the notion that the numbers are any different from President to President.

      A reality-based community is critical of statements that don't align with other well-known phenomena, such as expressions of racism toward a candidate.

      Follow me on Twitter: @THTBAW. I crush trolls with truth, boredom with snark, and ignorance with links.

      by therehastobeaway on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:15:34 AM PST

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