A Maine man has been jailed on federal charges that he threatened to kill or harm two of the hosts of “All Things Considered,” the popular National Public Radio news program, The Smoking Gun has learned.
During a search of Crosby’s Volvo station wagon following his bust, FBI agents found a shotgun and shells in the vehicle, according to court records.
According to an affidavit sworn by FBI Agent Nathan Jacobs, Crosby sent more than 20 bizarre, and often threatening, messages to NPR via a “Contact Us” form on the organization’s web site. Many of the messages--which were sent during a two-month period ending with Crosby’s arrest--“referenced ‘kikes’ and contained other generalized threats directed toward NPR,” Jacobs noted.
But it was a January 17 message that prompted NPR officials to contact federal investigators. In that communication, Crosby allegedly threatened to kill “All Things Considered” host Melissa Block, whom he described as “an annoying *unt who is helping to destroy me to use me as a human sacrifice. She will be raped, beaten, tortured, and murdered very soon.” Agents traced the threat to an IP associated with a Starbucks location on Congress Street in Portland.
Then there was the San Francisco "Price is Right" reject who took a fake bomb to the law offices of Leiff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, best known for its advertisements on local NPR affiliate KQED. Any guesses where he got the idea to go to that particular firm?
How come you never hear about Rush Limbaugh listeners or Glenn Beck listeners doing stuff like this? Are NPR listeners nuts already, or are they incited by NPR's hate rhetoric?
If you've got Volvos with NPR bumper stickers in your neighborhood, keep the kids away from those people. And don't ever make them angry.