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Man leaves death threat on Adam Schiffs voicemail under influence of Fox News 2 months 1 day ago #3396603

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A 52-year-old Arizona resident accused of leaving a death threat on the voicemail of Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff was likely angry about something he had just seen on Fox News, according to a recent court document.

Jan Peter Meister allegedly called Schiff’s office on October 1, the same day President Donald Trump had called for Schiff to be arrested for treason. Schiff was one of the leading prosecutors in the impeachment proceedings against the president.

A written out recording of the phonecall is to be found on www.vox.com/2020/2/4/21122916/adam-schiff-threat-fox-news . Because of the choice of words I wont post it here.

Following an investigation, Meister was arrested on October 3. He was indicted on October 23 on a host of charges, including illegal possession of a number of firearms.

Meister is pleading not guilty to all the charges. Now, in a court filing filed last Friday, lawyers representing Meister say the threatening voicemail was likely influenced by something he saw on Fox News.
In short, Meister appears to have bought what Fox News has been selling.

Court filings don’t indicate which specific segment motivated Meister’s threat. But the general approach Fox News has taken to covering Trump’s attacks on his enemies gives you a sense of how they fan the flames of resentment.

The day before Meister’s arrest, Fox News published a piece about one of Trump’s baseless attacks on Schiff that framed it as though it were true.

“Trump says Schiff ‘helped write’ whistleblower complaint, after House panel admits advance knowledge,” the headline says.

Trump’s comments were undeniably distasteful, but Fox News covered them online as though they were normal and glorified them on the air by following Trump’s lead and mocking Schiff’s physical appearance.

This isn’t the first time Trump’s rhetoric has been connected with threats his fans have made against his enemies in politics or the media. But the specific circumstances surrounding Meister’s arrest allude to the danger involved in the country’s top-rated cable network normalizing the president’s rhetorical excesses.

It is scary to see how the coverage of a person can bring others to threat people not in one line with the covered person.

This person had ´a number of firearms´...would he have killed mr Schiff if he would have had the chance?

It is about time even Fox take their responsibility for their lies and graphic coverage of a certain persons tweets and words.
It might cost other people their life...
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