Mom of man arrested for threatening Pelosi blames Fox News

Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , , ,

As rightwing radicals hit the news for thier thretening phone calls to senators and congressman, they are leaving a trail of bread crumbs leading right back to the Fox News Channel and some of it's most radical on-air personalities. Here is yet another eaxmple that went down yesterday in San Fransisco.

Federal agents arrested 48 year-old Gregory Giusti for allegedly threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Giusti "allegedly made dozens of calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and Washington, D.C., as well as her husband’s business office. He allegedly recited her home address and warned that she should not support the healthcare overhaul bill that was recently signed into law if she wanted to see her home again." Yesterday on San Fransisco’s local ABC affiliate, Giusti’s mother blamed Fox News:

ELEANOR GIUSTI: Greg has — frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical ideas and that are not consistent with myself or the rest of the family and — which gets him into problems. And apparently I would say this must be another one that somehow he’s gotten onto either by — I’d say Fox News or all of those that are really radical, and he — that’s where he comes from.

Watch Video From MediaMatters

Media Matters has documented numerous instances in which Fox News personalities have launched inflammatory remarks directed at Pelosi and highlights the network’s history of violent rhetoric regarding health care reform.


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