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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 05:27 PM
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NPR Receives Bomb Threat After Juan Williams Firing
Source: Think Progress

The media firestorm that resulted from NPRs decision to fire Juan Williams for making a bigoted remark about Muslims included rhetorical bombs lobbed from Williams cohorts at Fox News. As Media Matters noted, conservatives have used Williams firing as an excuse to continue their war on NPR and to call for its defunding. Juan Williams was put up against a wall and NPR shot him, Glenn Beck claimed, who also said that voices are being silenced by jack-booted thugs. Many Fox Newsers even tried to explain NPRs decision as some sort of George Soros-linked conspiracy. Today, the Washington Post reports NPR received a bomb threat today, and while the threat didnt specifically cite the Williams saga, NPR officials said the tone suggested it was involved:

NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction.

Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail and was immediately turned over to local police and the FBI. The organization did not publicly disclose the threat or release details, on the advice of law enforcement officials.

The letter didnt reference the Williams firing specifically, but people at NPR, who spoke about it on the condition of anonymity, said the timing and tone suggested it was sent after Williamss widely publicized termination.

NPR warned its employees this week to be extra cautious, citing a general security threat in a staff memo. Were being more aware of whos entering the building and generally being more vigilant, an NPR spokesperson said.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/26/npr-bomb-threat /
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 06:07 PM
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1. Another example of the violence of the tea bags and
the republicans. And Beck and Rush and fox keep on going.
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 06:12 PM
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2. Here we go.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 06:17 PM
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3. This will continue, and get worse
until Fox and hate radio are paid back in kind.
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 06:37 PM
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4. I'm so very afraid of what may happen after this election.
If we lose, the country will be destroyed. If we win, the baggers may go on a rampage, and the public as a whole may be in danger.

This is not a good time to be an American, I'm afraid....
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Ticonderoga Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 07:58 PM
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6. We stand ready to come to your aid. Relax
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 07:14 PM
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5. Thank you Faux news.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:16 PM
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7. NPR receives threat; timing suggests link to Juan Williams firing
Source: Washington Post

NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction.

This Story
NPR receives threat; timing suggests link to Juan Williams firing
Q&A, Transcript: Juan Williams fired after anti-Muslim comments on 'The O'Reilly Factor.'
Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail and was immediately turned over to local police and the FBI. The organization did not publicly disclose the threat or release details, on the advice of law enforcement officials.

The letter didn't reference the Williams firing specifically, but people at NPR, who spoke about it on the condition of anonymity, said the timing and tone suggested it was sent after Williams's widely publicized termination


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:16 PM
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8. the right wing cannot handle a Democracy
in fact they can't handle diddly.
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bigdaddycoles66 Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:16 PM
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9. Sounds to me like the Republicans and the Tea Party has turned
in to the Taliban. We talk about foreign Terrorist as a threat to our democracy. It is now the Republican and the Tea party that are the terrorist that is the main threat to our democracy. Vote early using early ballot forms. Vote Democrat and wash out these terrorist before they destroy our constitution.
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:16 PM
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10. I sure hope "ordinary Americans"
can see how basically VIOLENT these right-wingers are! I've no doubt they were all big spankers. They cleary believe in violence as a way to manage conflict!
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Spiderzumbie Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:28 PM
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11. " Them Turrists keep bombing us! Wait, Republicans did it this time? God Bless 'em, Mavericks!"
Hmm,almost reminds me of something..........
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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-27-10 04:50 PM
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21. awesome cartoon
And so true
:D
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:34 PM
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12. Waterboard the fucking terrorist!
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 08:45 PM
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13. What are they going to do, through Williams through the window?...
Edited on Tue Oct-26-10 09:02 PM by rasputin1952
He was/is a bomb, now he works for FOX...someone pull the pin and let the handle fly, he's a dud!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:03 PM
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Must have come from one of the RW viewers.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:03 PM
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14. Must have come from one of the RW viewers.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:15 PM
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15. Fucking neanderthals.
We should have killed them off when it was still legal.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:34 PM
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16. A bomb is just a metaphor for head stomping.
Thank you, Fox.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 10:03 PM
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18. poor Blech has his metaphors & evidence all mixed up
It must be all the million$ he's made along with the dead brain cells from the alcohol
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 10:01 PM
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17. "jack-booted thugs?" Glenn Blech should look in the mirror
:crazy:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-27-10 08:01 AM
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19. Let's List the violent attacks by the Right Wingers
Let's List the violent attacks by the Right Wingers
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-27-10 08:07 AM
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20. The teabaggers--fake tough guys
Edited on Wed Oct-27-10 08:17 AM by Kingofalldems
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