Man Arrested, Accused of Threatening to Kill CNN Employees Over ‘Fake News’

Jacqueline Thomsen, reporting for The Hill:

A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot and kill CNN employees, WGCL-TV reported Monday.

The FBI launched an investigation after the man, who is unnamed in the CBS report, reportedly called CNN 22 times about a week ago.

“Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down,” the man told a CNN operator, according to court documents obtained by WGCL-TV.

Evan McMullin:

The things our leaders say and do, good and bad, inspire others to act accordingly. Their examples should encourage unity and respect for our vital institutions, not enmity and threats of violence.

The rhetoric of leaders matters.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018