NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction.Another instance of right-wing violence? Just consider recent stories like the one involving Rand Paul campaign workers stomping on a MoveOn.org protester's head or the foiled attack against the Tides Foundation by Byron Williams - where are the acts of violence perpetrated by the "left," who according to conservatives are prone to outbreaks of violence?
Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail and was immediately turned over to local police and the FBI. The organization did not publicly disclose the threat or release details, on the advice of law enforcement officials.
The letter didn't reference the Williams firing specifically, but people at NPR, who spoke about it on the condition of anonymity, said the timing and tone suggested it was sent after Williams's widely publicized termination.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
NPR Receives Bomb Threat
From an article by Paul Farhi for The Washington Post: