Media Matters: Cunningham falsely claimed Hill quoted police chief warning of possible riots by Obama supporters

Media Matters

Cunningham falsely claimed Hill quoted police chief warning of possible riots by Obama supporters

Summary: Referencing an article in The Hill, radio host Bill Cunningham falsely attributed to a “police chief” the claim that “[i]f [Sen. Barack] Obama is elected, like with sports championships, people may go out and riot. If, on the other hand, Barack loses, there will be another larger group of people who will assume the election was stolen from him.” In fact, the quote that Cunningham read from the article was not attributed to a “police chief” or any other law enforcement officer, but was from Bob Parks, whomThe Hill described as “an online columnist and black Republican candidate for state representative in Massachusetts.”

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