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DOJ: California man charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe employees

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  1. Diamond Jim Silver Belt

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    A California man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Boston Globeemployees after the newspaper coordinated a series of editorialsdenouncing President Trump’s attacks on the media, the Justice Department said Thursday. Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, California, was charged with making threatening communications in interstate commerce. He allegedly made threatening calls to the Globe about 14 times between August 10 and 22. On Aug. 16, the day hundreds of newspapers published editorials promoting the freedom of the press in coordination with the Globe, Chain called to say he would shoot Globe employees in the head “later today, at 4 o’clock,” prosecutors said. According to the DOJ, Chain referred to the Globe as “the enemy of the people,” echoing Trump’s rhetoric.




    Showing up armed at a pizzeria was bad enough but now his supporters are being arrested for threatening to kill members of the press while using the language he uses. Only question is when will he be pardoned?
     
  2. Rational Poster War Room Messiah

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    No big deal nothing to see here.
     
  3. Quequeg Banned Banned

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    Yep, Trumps attacks on the press are totally harmless.
     
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    Good. I’m glad he was arrested. These are the types that threaten and threaten and then we wonder a year later why it happened
     
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    The guy should be locked up for a very very long time.

    However he didn't actually try to carry it out, say like the guy that shot up the the softball shooting.

    If this is Trumps doing then that was Obama's.
     
  6. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    Another stupid 'but but Obama' out of you.

    The reference to Trump here is his rhetoric against the press, his calling them "the enemy of the people" repeatedly, and yes that does affect people.
     
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    Did Obama repeatedly call the press (or in that case the Republican House) the "enemy of the people" and state that all of them were insidiously lying and trying to mislead the public for the benefit of [well, none of them seem to agree on what shadow organization is behind this plot] and to the detriment of the country?

    No?

    Okay, then they aren't comparable. And, frankly, saying that about the Republican Party would be a hell of a lot more accurate than saying it about the entirety of American journalism.
     
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    Did you heard Alex Jones got caught looking at tranny porn
     
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    To get it out of the way.

    It had to be done.
     
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    All projection all the time for Jones and his scumbag ilk.
     
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    Fucking idiot.
     
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    That guy is deplorable.
     
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    Why the fuck would he? They burried and brushed past every scandal and wrongdoing and cupped his balls for 8 years. What is your suggestion, exactly? That Trump shouldn't call them on blatant bias and half-truths because there might be a nutjob in a population of 350 million?
     
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    These are the same lefties that say you shouldn't post a pic of Mohammed in the newspaper because it provokes Muslims...
     
  16. AgonyandIrony Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Bout the only thing anyone's heard about him since his dumbass got banhammered.
     
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    (a) They didn't give Obama any better treatment than any other president: in fact, the MSM was much more unnecessarily critical of him than his predecessor GWB, who probably got the cushiest treatment of any president of my lifetime relative to his performance.

    (b) There is no blatant bias, nor are there any more "half-truths" than in any administration past. When you expect equal amounts of positive and negative coverage regardless of performance, you are yourself asking for bias in favor of presidents whose actions are below the norm. In the case of Trump, what with his historical amount of lying, his unprecedented incompetence (and the incompetence of his swindler crook cabinet appointees, and his openly hostile and antagonistic treatment of just about everybody, to expect the media to conjure up some positive puff pieces to go alongside the daily hard news that puts him in a bad light is, once again, to ask for bias in your favor.


    Honestly, it's so absurd. Four years ago, when the media was biting hook, line, & sinker on repeating baseless criticisms of Obama propagated by the GOP, I thought "good grief, how can anyone not realize how badly this guy is getting smeared.

    And now, in 2018, we've revised the past to render the false narrative that Obama was pampered by the media. @Jack V Savage, or maybe pan, had some good insights on this phenomenon.
     
  18. Darth_Inv1ctu5 I will shit on everything you love

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    Lock that retard up for a year, his kind only understands Pavlovian conditioning, maybe this will serve as a deterrent. If not, double the time for every subsequent offense
     
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  20. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    More seriously, I do fault Trump for fomenting this base, but it's not just his side that buys into the "anti-establishment" delusions of desperation that culminate in outrageous violence.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Congressional_baseball_shooting

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    We are not at the stage where politicizing mental illness that approaches this level of murderous terrorism makes sense. This isn't the Kristallnacht. Maintain perspective, Jim.
     

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