Quantcast
Connect with us

Michigan man who threatened to kill CNN employees ‘identified with Hitler’ — and is already out of jail

Published

on

Before Brandon Griesemer threatened the lives of CNN employees earlier this month came after he made similar calls to mosques and told his classmates he identified with Adolf Hitler. Nevertheless, he was released on bail the same day he was arrested.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the 19-year-old from Novi, Michigan was not only inspired by President Donald Trump’s “fake news” crusade against the cable news network, but that he’d also intimated to classmates that he thought history’s portrayal of the Holocaust was “exaggerated” and had been known to make “disparaging remarks regarding Jewish individuals.”

ADVERTISEMENT

As The Intercept’s Shaun King noted, none of that information kept Griesemer from being arrested, booked and released on a $10,000 unsecured bail with enough time to get home before dinner that same night.

Griesemer reportedly made 22 calls to a publicly-listed number for the Atlanta-based media company within a two-day time frame earlier this month, four of which the FBI said included threats and some of which included racial epithets.

“Fake news,” the man said. “I’m coming to gun you all down.”

Though Griesemer is the first person to use “fake news” in a vigilante violence context, he joined the ranks of dictators who use the charge to justify imprisoning journalists. Many have noted in the wake of the 19-year-old’s threats that the president’s violent tweets about the network may have Griesemer.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Companies owned by this billionaire GOP governor received up to $24 million in bailout loans

Published

on

Companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family received up to $24 million from one of the federal government’s key coronavirus economic relief programs, according to data made public Monday.

At least six companies from Justice’s empire showed up on the list of Paycheck Protection Program aid recipients released by the Small Business Administration.

The Greenbrier Hotel Corporation, Justice’s firm that owns and operates the iconic luxury resort, received a loan of between $5 million and $10 million.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump friends and family cleared for millions in small business bailout

Published

on

Businesses tied to President Donald Trump’s family and associates stand to receive as much as $21 million in government loans designed to shore up payroll expenses for companies struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal data released Monday.

A hydroponic lettuce farm backed by Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., applied for at least $150,000 in Small Business Administration funding. Albert Hazzouri, a dentist frequently spotted at Mar-a-Lago, asked for a similar amount. A hospital run by Maria Ryan, a close associate of Trump lawyer and former mayor Rudy Giuliani, requested more than $5 million. Several companies connected to the president’s son-in-law and White House adviser, Jared Kushner, could get upward of $6 million.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

World War Z author: Donald Trump is ‘a homicidal buffoon’ who has committed ‘a type of war crime against the American people’

Published

on

The United States is stuck in a real-time dystopian nightmare that is all too real.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country with more than 130,000 Americans killed by the disease. The country is led by a neofascist regime that is actively trying to hurt its citizens through willful neglect and malevolence. The United States is in the midst of an economic collapse which will rival if not surpass the Great Depression. Yet, the very richest Americans are profiting from the economic chaos and human pain and overall destruction caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image