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NY Times reporter shares voicemail from man threatening him with AK-47

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    dubteedub Link
    As the Russia investigation gets closer and closer to wrapping up and more Trump officials are indicted, it seems like Trump is just going to further ramp up his fake news and "enemy of the...

    “I mean, let’s face it. Ok. Hillary lost. You supported a criminal. You still support that criminal,” the man on the voicemail says. “You’re the problem. You are the enemy of the people. And although the pen might be mightier than the sword, the pen is not mightier than the AK-47.”

    The voicemail added, “And just remember Ken, there’s nothing civil about a civil war.”

    As the Russia investigation gets closer and closer to wrapping up and more Trump officials are indicted, it seems like Trump is just going to further ramp up his fake news and "enemy of the people" claims against the media.

    More journalists are going to be murdered because of his shameful rhetoric.

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        dubteedub Link Parent
        Yup, watching how so many of Trumps diehard supporters have been sucked into the Qanon conspiracy shows that it's going to get a lot worse. These people are losing their families, jobs,...

        Yup, watching how so many of Trumps diehard supporters have been sucked into the Qanon conspiracy shows that it's going to get a lot worse. These people are losing their families, jobs, relationships, and friends over lies being pushed on them.

        There was a thread on the front page of reddits qanon sub today saying that they are going to sue the MSM over all the supposed lies about qanon they are pushing because its driving their families apart.

        https://www.reddit.com/r/greatawakening/comments/98qp0p/when_this_is_all_done_can_we_get_a_class_action

        A lot of these folks fantasize about a coming civil war and want to inflict violence. If all these thousands of sealed indictments taking down the Democrats / deep state / globalists dont materialize, amd the GOP lose the midterms or Trunp gets indicted, I would not be surprised if they take to the streets with their guns.

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          deadaluspark Link Parent
          I mean it's not like media hasn't primed them for this fantasy for about fifteen years now with all the "zombie" themed media where "man is the real monster." The zombies are just decorations for...

          I mean it's not like media hasn't primed them for this fantasy for about fifteen years now with all the "zombie" themed media where "man is the real monster." The zombies are just decorations for shows that glorify humans murdering each other to survive.

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            dubteedub Link Parent
            I think it is a bit silly to blame Hollywood and television shows for this. When you have Fox News, AM radio, infowars, altright Twitter campaigns, and the President of the United States all...

            I think it is a bit silly to blame Hollywood and television shows for this.

            When you have Fox News, AM radio, infowars, altright Twitter campaigns, and the President of the United States all railing about the death of American values, the end of western civilization, demonizing migrants, Muslims, black people, (((globalists))), and calling the media the enemy of the people.

            Just as many liberals are watching movies and pop-culture television shows and they are not threatening journalists, running protesters over with their cars, trying to blow up Amtrak trains, engaging in armed occupation of federal buildings, and shooting up black churches.

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              deadaluspark Link Parent
              And I think it is a little silly to think that one type of media heavily influences people and then think that another does not. Media, in general, influences people.

              And I think it is a little silly to think that one type of media heavily influences people and then think that another does not. Media, in general, influences people.

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              1. dubteedub Link Parent
                If things like The Walking Dead was driving people to conspiracy theories and acts of violence, we would be seeing these activities from a lot more than right-wing extremists.

                If things like The Walking Dead was driving people to conspiracy theories and acts of violence, we would be seeing these activities from a lot more than right-wing extremists.

                4 votes
  2. boredop Link
    Shit like this is why I had to go to Active Shooter Response Training last week. I'm really not enjoying this whole "media is the enemy of the people" meme.

    Shit like this is why I had to go to Active Shooter Response Training last week. I'm really not enjoying this whole "media is the enemy of the people" meme.

    7 votes
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    1. Pilgrim Link Parent
      If only they listened to that "bootstrap" rhetoric...

      Until these people are given an actual chance to make a life for themselves, to earn a good wage, to support a family, to feel needed, to feel like there is some hope in the future, this will continue.

      If only they listened to that "bootstrap" rhetoric...

      2 votes