Obama Speech Causes Student Suicide

From Fox News (of course):

George Washington University students in Washington, D.C. learned of a tragic coincidence of timing on their campus Wednesday. As President Obama delivered a speech on deficit reduction in the Jack Morton Auditorium, university officials were learning one of their students had committed suicide in his dorm room across campus.

Fox News has learned that the male student may have been a junior at the school and was described as solitary. He rarely left his dorm room, according to a source.

“I am deeply saddened to report that the university has been notified of the death of one of our students,” GW President Steven Knapp said in a message to his students, faculty and staff. “The student was found in his room this afternoon at the City Hall residence hall,” he said.

GWU officials tell Fox that police were notified about the incident around 2pm, which happens to be at the same time that President Obama was speaking. A source tells Fox that the incident may have occurred earlier, noting that police went knocking on the student’s door at 1:30pm. As of this writing, Fox has not been able to obtain reaction from the White House.

Update:
Fox News has removed the article.

22 Comments

    1. Why aren’t we getting Michele Bachman Turner Overdrive’s opinion on this? She’s an expert on sucicde pannels, dontcha know.

  1. Why? Because it happened while the Prez was there. A typical thing to do would be for the Prez to express generic vague sympathy to the family, etc.

    Face it, the post title is a flat lie. If you like hating on Fox News, I’m sure you can find plenty of legit reasons without resorting to making stuff up.

  2. No, the post title is pretty on, I think. The implication in the article is anything but subtle – and anything but logical.

    You know, last night lightning hit the Empire State Building three times around midnight. Interestingly, at the same moment I was brushing my teeth. I have not been able to get a response from the National Weather Association regarding a possible connection between the two.

  3. His suicide did coincide with Obama’s speech. He must have been aware of Obama giving the speech there at the school that day. I’m not saying he did it as a political statement… I’m just saying.

    1. Maybe he was not aware of Obama’s speech (where everyone had gone) and with his dorm and sidewalks empty he suddenly felt very alone and that pushed him to kill himself.

  4. He’s not the first person to commit suicide during an Obama speech. While I won’t say Obama was or was not the cause, because I haven’t found any evidence either way, during a rally for the 2010 elections someone jumped off a bridge in Portland, Oregon and drowned. The story didn’t get national and almost didn’t get local attention other than this brief article:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/10/body_recovered_from_willamette.html

    The only reason I knew about it was I heard it happen on the police scanner while I was listening to the President’s security detail.

  5. Maybe he was listening to Judas Priest’s “Better by You, Better Than Me” and heard Rob Halford say “do it, do it, do it.”

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