Follow-Up: Hill's 'Assassination' Gaffe Conspiracy

Turns out the frenzy over Sen. Hillary Clinton's unwise decision to invoke the murder of Robert Kennedy while schmoozing some newsfolk can be traced back to that old reliable right wing conspiracy. "Mrs. Clinton's remarks were initially reported online by The New York Post, whose reporters were not traveling with the Clinton campaign but were instead watching a live video feed of the meeting with newspaper editors. Its report quickly jumped to the Drudge Report, then whipped around the Internet and on television, with outraged comments piling up on Web sites."

"Campaign aides were taken aback by the quick reaction to her remarks, but then quickly realized that Mrs. Clinton had to backpedal. She then spoke to the traveling press corps for the first time in more than a week, at a supermarket here." [NYT]