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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:23 PM

MAGA Bomber's Lawyers Blame Trump, Sean Hannity for His Radicalization

Source: Daily Beast

The “MAGA Bomber” who mailed explosives to President Donald Trump’s critics turned violent on a steady diet of Fox News, Trump tweets, and Facebook, his lawyers claim.

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Sayoc watched Fox News “religiously at the gym,” the filing continued. He typically ended his evenings watching Sean Hannity’s show. He also began to feel victimized as a Trump supporter, his lawyers wrote. On Facebook, he shared posts about supposed attacks on Trump supporters. When his van was vandalized, he believed it was the work of “anti-Trump forces [that] were trying to hurt him.”

Sayoc’s lawyers pinned some of the blame on Trump. “He began to consider Democrats as not just dangerous in theory, but imminently and seriously dangerous to his personal safety,” they wrote. “President Trump did nothing to dissuade this message.”

They pointed to multiple instances in which Trump told his followers that Democrats were out to hurt them, including an October 2018 rally when Trump said Democrats “destroy people. They want to destroy people. These are really evil people.” Sayoc sent the bombs that same month.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-bomber-cesar-sayocs-lawyers-blame-trump-sean-hannity-for-his-radicalization



The Dotard is going to get people killed ....

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Reply MAGA Bomber's Lawyers Blame Trump, Sean Hannity for His Radicalization (Original post)
UpInArms Jul 2019 OP
NBachers Jul 2019 #1
0rganism Jul 2019 #2
MontanaMama Jul 2019 #3
mopinko Jul 2019 #4
bucolic_frolic Jul 2019 #5
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2019 #6
proActivist Jul 2019 #12
riversedge Jul 2019 #16
TryLogic Jul 2019 #21
moose65 Jul 2019 #27
DeminPennswoods Jul 2019 #7
bucolic_frolic Jul 2019 #8
marble falls Jul 2019 #9
beachbum bob Jul 2019 #10
yaesu Jul 2019 #11
BigmanPigman Jul 2019 #13
yaesu Jul 2019 #15
pstokely Jul 2019 #23
yaesu Jul 2019 #26
SunSeeker Jul 2019 #14
ck4829 Jul 2019 #17
Mme. Defarge Jul 2019 #18
RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 2019 #19
NotASurfer Jul 2019 #20
moondust Jul 2019 #22
Cha Jul 2019 #24
McKim Jul 2019 #25
lagomorph777 Jul 2019 #28
Bengus81 Jul 2019 #29

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:32 PM

1. They should be cellmates.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:32 PM

2. "Fox News, Trump tweets, and Facebook"

if that's all it takes to turn people into murderous psychopaths, then we have a really big problem. like several million big.

how many are itching to go on a killing spree?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:33 PM

3. MF45 has already gotten people killed.

It is going to get worse.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:34 PM

4. are we gonna talk about the steroids?

 

i swear, not a small part of the epidemic of hate and rage.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:38 PM

5. OMG Are they admitting Sayoc was BRAINWASHED

by all that propaganda?

I'm not a big fan of excuses for illegal and dangerous behavior, but I also believe that a weak mind, manipulated long enough with false facts and distortions, can be convinced of just about anything.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:41 PM

6. In his case, it only took a light rinse.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:03 PM

12. +10 nt

 

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:26 PM

16. The horrible thing is that there are a LOT of people who are easily manipulated by

Trump types.. Trump is dangerous. Period.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 12:12 AM

21. Trump is indeed dangerous.

He has continually set the stage for potential violence. And, of course, Putin would love to see a rerun of the American Civil War.

And, look at our Southern border concentration camps. Trump is just waiting for the detainees to riot, obviously trying to make their lives miserable enough to trigger one.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:23 AM

27. I've seen it with my own eyes!

And it's always people who were very conservative to begin with. No one has been "converted" or anything. It's just a steady drip-drip-drip reinforcing beliefs they already had, but magnifying them with the outrage meter turned up to 11. On Fox News, they repeat the same talking points over and over and over again, until it becomes deafening. It's no longer enough for them that Democrats have different political opinions. They are now telling their viewers that Democrats are evil, and are the enemy of America.

I really, truly think that most people, deep down, think there is a law out there somewhere that says that "news" programs are not allowed to blatantly lie. I've actually heard people say a version of "if it wasn't true, they wouldn't be allowed to say it." They have no idea that Fox News is an entertainment network masquerading as a news network. All those bobbleheads on Fox and Friends, along with Tucker and Hannity, are actors on a set. It's the same with people who blindly share memes on Facebook all day long that are, at worst, blatantly false, or at best a stretch of a grain of truth.

Sometimes it's so depressing, I feel like giving up. You can't reason with the true believers. I've gotten into comment flame wars with people who insist that the Republican Party is the party of civil rights, or who are convinced that Obama kept kids in cages. Or the latest one I've seen, that we could have built the wall with all that money that Obama sent to Iran.

However, there are some who CAN be reached, even if it's just planting a seed in their heads. I have one co-worker who would seem to be a typical MAGA voter. She's 68, Baptist, and was married to a Baptist preacher before he died last year. She is your typical Southern preacher's wife, but she absolutely despises Trump and thinks he's the biggest hypocrite who's ever lived. So there is a little hope here and there!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:45 PM

7. Is this the Junk Food Defense, except it's politics?

nt

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:50 PM

8. Twinkies exert a lot less control on the mind

compared to words, theories, logic, falsehoods IMHO

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:02 PM

9. He may be right. But he still gets to go to jail for a long time. Let's find out ...

how sorry he is for being a patsy when he gets enough time feel truly sorry and has the opportunity to do something to expiate his own guilt.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:08 PM

10. Could pivot into some major civil suits against these players

 

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:10 PM

11. The fox news lobotomy defense, I knew that was coming. Some nursing homes have blocked Fox

because of the rise in blood pressure & aggressiveness it causes, heard that on the radio a month ago.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:08 PM

13. Really?!?

Doctors and facilities like the nursing homes need to make this known. The fake prez is physically dangerous to the citizens. I think that is a presidential first.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:21 PM

15. yep, heard during a talk show, I believe it was in a red

state' The home probably would not like to advertise it as I'm sure crazies would be protesting or worse. Also, for business reasons too, turn off potential customers, but yeah, I would like to know if this is a trend, I bet it is.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 01:51 AM

23. if faux fake news raises blood pressure, why do so many docs have it on in their waiting rooms?

?

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Response to pstokely (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 10:07 AM

26. to increase business. For profit healthcare. nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:12 PM

14. "I'm shocked!"

Said NOBODY.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:43 PM

17. K&R

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:24 PM

18. Bingo! It's what I have been waiting for:

THE TRUMP DEFENSE!!!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:44 PM

19. Abc news: No Blame? 17 cases invoke trump in connection with violence

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

20. Limblob must be feeling sad

MAGAbomber didn't give him a shout out. Got to make him feel isolated and irrelevant too

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 12:35 AM

22. Bill O'Reilly: "Tiller the Baby Killer"

Abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was assassinated on May 31, 2009.

Bill O’Reilly’s Dangerous War Against Dr. Tiller

Fox has been accused of inciting other murders as well.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 06:14 AM

24. Wow.. Some Reality Shite!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:17 AM

25. Broadcasting Hate Speech Does Foment Violence: Radio Rwanda!!!

I went on a Human Rights Tour of Kigali Rwanda. At the Human Rights Museum a large part of the displays were about how Radio Rwanda stirred us the hate that resulted in violent clashes between people who had been neighbors and living side by side. This resulted in large massacres. I stayed in Hotel Rwanda and down the street was the former headquarters of Radio Rwanda. So please don’t tell me that Fox News is “free speech”. This level of hate speech should not be allowed in our country.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:12 PM

28. The Flip Wilson Defense: "The Devil made me do it!"

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:01 AM

29. Funny how PUSSY those bad ass Trump lovers become when the shit hits the fan.........

Tough asses one and all spewing this is TRUMP Country. Then they do stupid shit,get caught and snowflake out,cry when taking mug shots etc...........

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