Alaska Politician Blames Talk Radio For Death Threat
April 4, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
A man has been charged with issuing a death threat on FACEBOOK against an ALASKA legislator, and the politician is blaming Talk radio for stirring up the accused, reports CBS affiliate KTVA/ANCHORAGE.
ANCHORAGE Assembly member DICK TRAINI said that a post appeared on his re-election page SATURDAY reading, "you are going to be assassinated."
SHANE KIDD BOROWSKI, 20, was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats in the second degree, and said that he intended it as a joke, according to a police spokesperson. TRAINI blamed Talk radio for BOROWSKI's actions, saying, "You know, it's one of these things when people listen to hours of hate radio, and there's at least one radio station I know that about six hours a day they say how much they hate DICK TRAINI -- it gets people like this guy riled up."