President Donald Trump this week, lamenting a national wave of phoned-in threats to Jewish community centers, countered the mainstream media’s insistence that Trump supporters were behind it by suggesting perhaps it was a liberal.
Reporters reacted with feral outrage, howling at the thought a liberal could be behind such vile threats, until the FBI arrested a suspect in connection with some of the threats.
He’s a liberal.
In fact, he’s a liberal reporter.
And he’s a nationally notorious liberal reporter.
“A St. Louis man has been arrested for making some of the bomb threats against Jewish community centers,” The Washington Examiner reports.
“According to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York, Juan Thompson was arrested on one count of cyberstalking.”
Thompson made threats to several Jewish community centers, as well as the New York headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League.
The Juan Thompson taken into custody is no stranger to media coverage. He used to be on the other side of it.
Thompson was fired in 2015 from his job as a reporter at The Intercept after reporting on his interview with Scott Roof, the cousin of racist mass killer Dylann Roof.
It was a massive scoop, and Thompson’s story grabbed national headlines.
But there was a problem. Scott Roof didn’t exist. Thompson made up the story and the quotes. His editors looked into other stories he had written, and found many of them to be completely made up.
“Thompson fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts that he used to impersonate people, one of which was a Gmail account in my name,” Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed confessed to readers.
One of the people Thompson impersonated through fake email accounts was Reed herself.
Thompson was back in the national news, but this time exposed as a liar.
After being bounced from The Intercept, Thompson landed a job at “Media Blackout USA” before being canned after writing just six stories.
Thompson’s writing are unapologetically leftist. In “‘No Justice, No Respect’: Why the Ferguson Riots Were Justified,” Thompson claimed to have been gassed by police while in Ferguson, Missouri.
“…any person who looks at Ferguson and does not recognize the root cause of it is not the least bit interested in confronting America’s institutionalized racism. He or she is committed to maintaining the current social order that was built to oppress and degrade black life. He or she is an opponent of justice and a proponent of white supremacy,” he wrote.
“You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker,” he writes on his Twitter profile.
Thompson was planning to run for St. Louis Mayor. As a socialist.
“F–k it. I’m young, gifted, black, and a socialist and I’m running for mayor of St. Louis in 2017. #peoplepower,” he wrote on Twitter. (We deleted the expletive.)
“Make no mistake: #Chicago’s southside is about to be ethnically cleansed. It will look drastically different in 10 yrs,” he posted to Twitter Feb. 23, claiming President Trump was plotting to exterminate black people.
Thompson also took to Twitter to show off his latest tattoo, of Malcolm X, which he got in Cuba. He also promoted anti-Trump “Resist” t-shirts.
Now he’s in custody for a series of bomb threats and threats to kill President Trump, which he made while impersonating a woman he once dated. He claims he’s being framed by the “nasty white woman.”
“Thompson appears to have made some of the … threats as part of a sustained campaign to harass and intimidate” the woman, the FBI complaint reads.
“The defendant allegedly caused havoc, expending hundreds of hours of police and law enforcement resources to respond and investigate these threats,” said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. “We will continue to pursue those who peddle fear.”
All of this begs the question. How did such an obvious liar and mentally unstable psychotic land multiple jobs at liberal media outlets?
And will liberals finally admit liberalism’s mainstream has a domestic terrorism problem?