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  •  During the 2000 election... (1+ / 0-)
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    ..."The Late Late Show With Crag Kilborn", airing on CBS, ran a gag spoofing the VW "drivers wanted" ads which consisted of a graphic of Bush at the GOP convention with the subtitle "snipers wanted".  

    What prison sentence do you think would have been appropriate for Kilborn and/or his writing staff?

    •  A more relevant example would be helpful (0+ / 0-)

      once the reader understands that Craig Kilborn is a known television personality and the tweet in question is from someone that until now no one knew anything about.

      And for all you know, the SS came calling over it and realized....the guy's on a comedy show, broadcast nationwide! So....try again, please.
       

      It is time to #Occupy Media.

      by lunachickie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:35:31 AM PST

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      •  Okay, here's a few... (0+ / 0-)

        (Sorry to link to a right-wing site, but I don't think legit media hyperventilate about this kind of stuff.)

        A few examples of recent tweets:

        "I propose we kill Romney. Simple and sweet,"

        "if obama loose we can't do anything but kill Romney (sic),"

        "If Obama doesn't win the election I swear to God I'll go to the US and kill Romney with my bare hands,"

        "I hope John Wilkes-Booth reincarnated and is ready to shoot Romney if he wins this election (sic),"

        The people who wrote those tweets are idiots, but I don't think they need to be jailed.
        •  None of them are threatening Mr. Obama, either, (0+ / 0-)

          are they?

          What else you got?

          It is time to #Occupy Media.

          by lunachickie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:37:48 AM PST

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          •  They are threatening... (0+ / 0-)

            ...an individual who is under the protection of the US Secret Service. So, the question is, how much jail time do you recommend for the people who made those threats?

            •  No, they aren't. (0+ / 0-)

              Mittens SS protection ended on Election Night.

              Again, relevant examples are helpful. Why not just admit you don't have any?

              It is time to #Occupy Media.

              by lunachickie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:05:47 AM PST

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            •  And in the event they were (0+ / 0-)

              posted before election night, then they should be investigated and tossed in the clink, too.

              Thirty days. That's what I said from the beginning. Were you really paying attention or are you just being contrary on behalf of your concern troll friends?

              It is time to #Occupy Media.

              by lunachickie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:07:43 AM PST

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              •  People like you... (0+ / 0-)

                ...scare me, regardless of which side of the aisle they're from.

                As for the "concern troll" nonsense, I could point out that YOU are the one who seems overly-concerned about something that is, in all likelihood, utterly inconsequential.

                •  People like you shouldn't fear (1+ / 0-)
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                  those of us calling for an end to threats against elected officials--utilizing, say, the drunk tank, until they realize how socially unacceptable advocating violence is.

                  You should fear those making the threats. What the fuck is WRONG with you?

                  It is time to #Occupy Media.

                  by lunachickie on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:35:23 AM PST

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