Courtesy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
A Mountain Home man was arrested Tuesday, accused of making threatening telephone calls to CNN headquarters in Atlanta.
Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, made more than 40 threatening calls to CNN from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in Baxter County Circuit Court.
In several calls, Matthews threatened a CNN journalist described in court documents as DL.
In one call, according to the affidavit, Matthews asked the CNN switchboard operator, “Could I be directed to DL’s dead body hanging from a tree?”
Another time, Matthews asked if his call could be directed to “pipe bombs for DL.”
In another call, Matthews spoke of “bloody pictures of DL cut up in small pieces, like the movie Saw,” according to the affidavit from Sgt. Brad Hurst with the Baxter County sheriff’s office.
CNN has been a consistent target of President Donald Trump.
The threatening calls were made from a cellphone belonging to Matthews, according to the affidavit. Cell tower data indicated that the calls were placed from Baxter County.
The article did not identify who “DL” was but it does not take a genius to know that it was likely Don Lemon, who is a frequent target of Right Wing propaganda and Trump himself.
Plus he’s black, so you know, duh.
So here we have yet another example of a white domestic terrorist threatening the life of one of those who Donald Trump counts as his enemy.