Antonin Scalia quickly becomes this generation's Vince Foster as Twitter declares he was murdered — murdered!

Not that it takes much to send Twitter into a conspiratorial frenzy, mind you

By Scott Eric Kaufman
February 16, 2016 8:23PM (UTC)
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Antonin Scalia (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

All it takes is one poorly worded report and all of the sudden Twitter remembers that the Clintons murdered Vince Foster and it's on, again, in conservative circles.

In this case, the poorly worded report came, not the least bit ironically, from My San Antonio, which quoted Cibolo Creek Ranch owner John Poindexter saying that "[w]e discovered the judge in a bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled." The fact that his physician, Brian Monahan, told the Washington Post that "[p]atient confidentiality forbids me to make any comment on the subject" didn't help either.


In short, then, the "pillow over his head" screamed murder, to those inclined to hear it as such, even if the "unwrinkled" "bed clothes" indicated that he'd died peacefully, which has led to this:

Have no fear, though, because as the above tweet indicates, Michael Savage is very much on the case:

Which isn't to say that the run-of-the-mill hatred didn't also abound:


For those who claim that a new justice shouldn't be appointed before the next president is elected, something worth remembering:

Cruz: 'One Justice Away' from Radical Court

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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