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Old 12-03-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Apparently, 399% of these death threats are coming from the 544848043583939983497349398st congressional district.


Secret Service Spokesman: Threats Against Obama Have Dropped To Normal Levels
Or the 57th state.

But seriously, the 400 percent number comes from Ronald Kessler's book, "In The President's Secret Service." The book was probably finished right after Obama took office as he and Biden are mentioned (positively by the Secret Service agents) but not as much as the presidents from Kennedy - G. W. Bush leading me to believe the stat could be old.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Apparently, 399% of these death threats are coming from the 544848043583939983497349398st congressional district.

Secret Service Spokesman: Threats Against Obama Have Dropped To Normal Levels
No, this is another that has been debunked;

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CNN.com - Transcripts

This is Holmes Norton asking the head of the Secret Service about reported threats against the life of the president. This is interesting as well.

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NORTON: Please don't assign to me a number in my question. I just asked you if the threats were up. Are the threats up or not, Mr. Sullivan?

SULLIVAN: They are not. The threats right now in the inappropriate interest that we're seeing is the same level as it has been for the previous two presidents at this point.
CNN's Sanchez Retracts His Claim of a 400 Percent Increase in Presidential Death Threats | NewsBusters.org

CNN's Sanchez Retracts His Claim of a 400 Percent Increase in Presidential Death Threats
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