Obama Gets Another Twitter Death Threat

Man says he's 'dead serious,' has been reported to FBI
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2010 5:30 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Meet Jay Martin, the latest level-headed individual to tweet to the world that he’d like to see Barack Obama shot. “FUCK YOU You should be Assassinated!! @BarackObama,” he tweeted last night after the health care vote, with a subsequent tweet adding, “If I lived in DC i’d shoot him myself.. Point Blank. Dead Fucking Serious.” And soon thereafter came the inevitable follow-up: “And…I’ve just been reported to the FBI….”

It’s Obama’s second Twitter-borne threat in as many days; yesterday, conservative blogger Solly Forrell came under investigation for tweeting that the “next American with a clear shot” should kill Obama. So is Martin worried about the authorities? Not really. He tells Gawker he was “speaking out of anger,” and doesn’t really want Obama killed. But he added: “As for the FBI? I don’t really care about them. I said what I said.”

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