Los Angeles Coroner’s official Michael Cormier died last week and sources cited by the Los Angeles Times, state law enforcement officials believe Cormier may have been poisoned. Well, the story is making the rounds on Twitter, with many under the impression that Cormier was responsible for investigating the cause of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart’s death.
Odd – Andrew Breitbart Coroner Possibly Murdered dlvr.it/1VSQqs
— Chris Gary (@ChristopherGary) April 29, 2012
LA county coroner is dead…suspected poisoning. Brietbart’s COD was to be released by them this week…hmmmmlatimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/…
— arcee (@arcee1985) April 28, 2012
Of course, President Obama is accused for assassinating Andrew Breitbart and Michael Cromier in one tweet:
— lakesunrise (@lakesunrise) April 29, 2012
There is no evidence tying Michael Cormier to the investigation of Andrew Breitbart’s death. It just shows how things, flawed or inconclusive, take root and spread like wild fire on Twitter. Too many people are elevating Andrew Breitbart to a status of such importance that the Obama administration would go out of its way to kill him. That’s just not so.