Year Of The Death Threat: Journalists, News Agencies, And Unhinged Individuals

A lot of people do not like President-Elect Donald Trump, and they probably never will. A lot of people do not like Hillary Clinton, and probably never will. Both President-Elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have received numerous death threats, over time.

Now it seems as if everyone is casting death threats at each other due to their political stances. People spout death threats for just the appearance of support towards President-Elect Donald Trump. People grow upset if it is just a job that is assigned within his vicinity. People are upset if you volunteer to perform at the inauguration to help unify the nation, even though you disagree with President-Elect Donald Trump.

Below is a compilation of comments/stories that have been put out by various entities/individuals.

In relation to President-Elect Donald Trump:

CNN uploaded the following Youtube video on January 18, 2017. The segment itself was odd due to the timing of the release and the subject discussed. It has already been heavily criticized:

While security is in place and there is no specific, credible threat, a quirk in America’s rules for succession raises questions about who would be in charge if an attack hit the incoming president, vice president and congressional leaders just as the transfer of power gets underway. CNN’s Brian Todd reports.

Miami Beach Man Arrested, Charged With Making Death Threats Against Donald Trump – NBC Miami:

A Miami Beach man is behind bars after making an online threat to kill President-elect Donald Trump, authorities said.

Dominic Puopolo, 51, was arrested Tuesday and charged with making the threat on his Twitter account, according to an arrest report.

In a video posted Monday, Puopolo said he would be at the inauguration of Trump on Friday in Washington D.C. and would kill him, the report said.
It turns out the Dominic Puopolo is a friend of Hillary Clinton.

Jennifer Holliday: ‘Death threats’ prompted Trump inauguration drop-out – The Washington Times:

“I’m an artist and I love America,” the singer said when asked why should would consider singing at Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. “It just didn’t dawn on me. I performed for four other presidents. I started with Ronald Reagan, daddy Bush, Bush, the Clinton’s during their eight-year time. […] It didn’t dawn on me that this was like a bad thing and we weren’t doing ‘America’ right now.”

Opera star Andrea Bocelli backs out of singing at Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats – Daily Mail:

Opera star Andrea Bocelli backed out of singing at Donald Trump‘s inauguration after receiving death threats, The Mail on Sunday has learnt.

The revelation came as another singer – Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday – last night pulled out of the President-elect’s festivities after being threatened and branded an ‘Uncle Tom’.

Electoral College voter gets death threats – The Hill:

An Electoral College voter said on CNN Wednesday that he’s received death threats over his vote.

Michael Banerian, a college student in Michigan and the youth vice chairman of the Michigan Republican party, is one of the state’s 16 electors who will cast a vote for president-elect Donald Trump.

Omarosa Manigault Says She Received Death Threats, Friends Stopped Talking to Her for Supporting Trump – ABC News:

Omarosa Manigault, the former “Apprentice” contestant who was the Trump campaign’s director of African-American outreach, said she caught “a lot of flak” and received death threats for supporting the president-elect.

“I was called every single racial slur in the book that you could direct towards an African-American by African-Americans,” she said through tears.

Actor Patton Oswalt:

Telegraph “Journalist” Who Called For Trump’s Assassination Has Been FIRED – TruthFeed

 

This Tech CEO Was Fired For Death Threats Against Donald Trump – Fortune:

The CEO and President of PacketSled was recently let go after posting death threats against president-elect Donald Trump on social media.

Ohio man charged with Twitter death threat against Trump – AOL:

A 24-year-old man from Ohio could face five years in prison if he is found guilty of issuing a death threat towards President-elect Donald Trump. NBC News is reporting that Zachary Benson, who appeared in court on Thursday, is being accused of posting a message on Twitter that read, “My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to [cease] existing.”

Twitter filled with death threats against Trump – McClatchyDC:

Anxiety over the election of Donald Trump has unleashed a wave of death threats on Twitter against the president-elect. “It’s about time!!” said one tweet. “I dont exactly agree with #AssassinateTrump, but then again… i dont disagree either,” was another.

LA Times fires reporter who wanted Trump dead – Washington Examiner:

The Los Angeles Times on Thursday fired a freelance reporter who tweeted that he hoped Donald Trump would die. “Earlier today, Steven Borowiec, a freelance journalist in South Korea, posted a tweet about Donald Trump on his personal Twitter profile that violated our professional standards,” the paper said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.

Teenage Trump supporter receives death threats – Cleveland 19 News:

Manuel became an overnight sensation on social media, but not everyone was a fan. He’s received numerous death threats for his support of Trump.

“I would say about 7 or 8,” Manuel said.

The teenage Trump supporter has been brutally harassed online.

“One comment I remember said that we should go clip this n*****, and clip means we’re going to take you out, basically, and it’s absolutely insane,” Manuel said.

Gay Couple Gets Death Threats for Supporting Trump – The Wall Street Journal:

Death Threat to Trump at Protest: ‘He’ll Be Dead Within a Week’ – BreitBart:

Teen arrested for Trump death threats – The Hill:

A Georgia teenager has been arrested after allegedly making death threats against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on social media, the Associated Press reported.
The 15-year-old boy’s name has not been released and police haven’t indicated the nature of the threats.

Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler receives death threats over tweet – WMC Action News 5:

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –The King of Memphis wrestling is receiving death threats over his tweet about Donald Trump.

Jerry “The King” Lawler sent a tweet February 9 announcing his support for the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In relation to those who opposed/criticized President-Elect Donald Trump:

Professor Who Criticized Trump in Hiding After Death Threats – Alternet:

Olga Perez Stable Cox, a psychology instructor at Orange Coast College, was secretly recorded by a student during a class days after the presidential election. In a video posted to YouTube on December 6, Cox expresses disappointment, fear and to a lesser degree, hopefulness about the future. The footage begins with Cox stating the incoming administration is led by a “white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.”

Curses and Death Threats Rain Down on Hillary-Backing Republican Newspapers – The Daily Beast:

As Election Day looms, it’s ugly out there—uglier, in fact, than anyone can remember as reliably Republican newspapers absorb readers’ abuse, vitriol and even vows of violence for endorsing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

The Arizona Republic, which broke with 126 years of tradition to support Clinton for president instead of the GOP nominee, might be unique in having to grapple with death threats from apparently enraged Trumpkins

Mother Who Ran Into Hillary Clinton Hiking in the Woods Is Now Receiving Death Threats – NYMag

Delegates face death threats from Trump supporters – Politico:

At the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting, delegates describe vicious missives demanding they support the GOP front-runner.

Alicia Machado Says She Got Death Threats After Becoming Posterchild Trump’s Bodyshaming – People:

Alicia Machado doesn’t want to see Donald Trump anywhere near the White House.

The former Miss Universe spent a tumultuous election season campaigning for Hillary Clinton, but was the subject of obscene negative comments from Trump and his fans, and even death threats, for her support.

McMullin says he’s received death threats from white supremacists – Fox 13 Salt Lake City:

SALT LAKE CITY — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, a serious contender to win Utah this election, said he has received death threats in recent days.

“Trump supporters are spreading lies about who I am and my policy positions and now we’re even receiving threats from the white supremacists,” McMullin told reporters ahead of an appearance at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Nebraska’s Ben Sasse faces heat at home for Trump stance – AP:

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It’s been a long summer for Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, the conservative Republican whose refusal to support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has led to angry confrontations at local meetings, criticism from leaders in the state party and even death threats.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Sasse acknowledged he’s been lambasted by his party’s most engaged voters and other politicians in his overwhelmingly conservative state but said he doesn’t regret his decision to publicly oppose — and at times ridicule — the New York businessman.

Megyn Kelly reportedly received death threats from Donald Trump supporters – Business Insider:

Fox News host Megyn Kelly told her network that she received death threats from Donald Trump supporters, New York magazine reported Tuesday.

Death threats prompt anti-Trump pundit Erick Erickson to enlist bodyguards – McClatchyDC:

Conservative talk-radio host Erick Erickson says his anti-Donald Trump sentiments have generated deaths threats in recent weeks and led him to post around-the-clock security guards at his north Macon home.

The threats, he said, include words from his detractors who’ve voiced intentions “to come shut me down violently.”

People need to cut back on rhetoric and stop with the death threats.

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