Gay murder scandal fails Coco's smell test!

I've been slow on the uptake lately. I try to follow alternative news sources, and so yesterday when I was at the supermarket I saw a tantalizing article in Globe -- headlined "Obama Caught Up in Gay Murder Scandal."


So far, the Chicago cops' investigation into the murder of Trinity United Methodist Church's gay choir director has come up empty. But a top Chicago private detective tells GLOBE he believes the shooting death of 47-year-old Donald Young may be connected to Obama, who belonged to the church once headed by the scandal-scarred preacher the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

"Donald Young was silenced because of something he know about Obama," says the private investigator, who has connections to the police department's homicide unit.

I was all set to blog about it, but time has been in short supply lately, so I didn't get around to weighing in on this pressing matter -- a story so hush-hush that even WorldNetDaily hasn't touched it -- as soon as I should have.

However, I did enlist the help of the ever-loyal Coco, whose ceaseless evaluations of various media claims has been invaluable over the years.

As you can see, she thought the story was at least worth a sniff:


Overall, on a scale of 1-10 I'd rate Coco's reaction maybe a 2. (She did later walk on the story, though....)

Anyway, Coco and I are a bit behind the learning curve, because John Hawkins has already been all over this story:

...I stepped up to the plate, bought the latest copy of the Globe, and perused the story so I could tell you what it was really all about -- because after all, if this man is going to be our next President and he's going to be getting involved in gay murder scandals, I think the American people have a right to know that.
He concludes there's not much to it -- especially because the "source" is that notorious guy who earlier claimed that he'd shared sex and drugs with Obama:
Now granted, this is the Globe and as such, I wouldn't give Larry Sinclair and their anonymous "private investigator" any more credence than I'd give say, the anonymous sources for a Seymour Hersh story, but still, I thought you should be aware of this story just in case you are ever discussing Barack Obama and the gay murder he isn't -- well probably isn't -- involved with.
I'm reassured, and so is Coco.

But why is Hillary being so uncharacteristically silent? Couldn't she at least do the charitable thing and state her belief that Barack Obama was not involved in the murder?

posted by Eric on 05.13.08 at 11:49 AM


So did I, until I found three others killed in the same fashion with that Christmas period of three weeks, another one from the choir there, one a member, one seemed not to go there and it was put off to cyber-sex meeting (though on the southside gay blogs, he knew two of the others). I find it strange they were all felled by a shot to the head. I find it interesting that it took so long for Young to get reported (several different versions of when he was found in the press. Cops haven't found anything... and everyone's chucking it up to bad neighborhood... but even the residents know they were targets.

candy   ·  May 18, 2008 6:25 AM

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