Petition Launched to Criminally Investigate CBS for Threatening President Trump’s Life
A White House petition has been launched demanding an investigation into CBS for threatening the life of President Donald . J. Trump.
According to the petition:
On April 13, 2019, the official “The Good Fight” twitter account, a show produced by and managed by CBS, posted a video – a video featuring an actor talking directly at the camera, advocating that “some speech requires a more visceral response,” and told the viewers directly that they should “punch a nazi.” – that it is okay and even encouraged to violently attack someone who says things you disagree with. They also posted a screenshot asking viewers if they noticed any “easter eggs” which predominately featured the words, “ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT TRUMP,” and “ELIMINATE MAR-A-LAGO.” And this isn’t even the first time – in the same show, in the episode titled “Day 457,” a character also suggests the assassination of the President.
This violates Code title 18, Section 871.
The CBS show found itself in hot water after a preview explicitly called for violence against political opponents. It later deleted the Tweet with the attached preview, and subsequently deleted more Tweets which had subliminal messages of violence towards Trump:
U.S. Code title 18, Section 871 says:
“Whoever knowingly and willfully … any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”
The petition has a goal of 100,000 signatures.
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