Two Talkers Receive Threats On Social Media
July 9, 2014 at 4:41 AM (PT)
A pair of Talk radio hosts have reported being threatened online in two separate incidents.
In one, BEASLEY News-Talk WGAC-A-F/AUGUSTA, GA host AUSTIN RHODES told police SUNDAY night that he was being threatened in a comment thread on FACEBOOK. CBS affiliate WRDW-TV/AUGUSTA reports that a teenager has been taken into custody at the Regional Youth Detention Center for allegedly posting that RHODES' show would "be dead" and sending a private message to RHODES saying "You a dead man" and threatening to "come get" RHODES.
In the other incident, TWITCHY.COM reports that syndicated talker DANA LOESCH was threatened by an anonymous poster on TWITTER. A poster using the name "Gaganna" and the handle @00009787 wrote that LOESCH "need(s) to die too with your ugly ass! I swear to god you'll get yours soon... I just found out you live where I live ST. LOUIS MISSOURI, don't worry bitch swear ima find yo weak ass!" The posts were then deleted, but LOESCH's husband CHRIS posted screen shots of the posts.