A 31-year-old disgraced journalist has been arrested in connection with eight bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers and organizations across the country, federal authorities say.
Juan Thompson, of Missouri, is accused of making the threats as part of an extensive cyber-stalking “campaign” against his ex-girlfriend to “harass and intimidate” her, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on March 3.
Despite their political correctness, interracial relationships often prove to be terrible mistakes. At least Thompson’s turned out better than O.J.’s.
Thompson was fired by The Intercept last February after he was accused of fabricating sources in a story about the Charleston church shooting.
He also fabricated a motive, claiming that Dylann Roof went off the deep end after a love interest started dating a black guy.
This was not Thompson’s first foray into hate hoaxing. A rabid opponent of Trump, having claimed that the POTUS is conspiring to “remove black ppl from the southside of Chicago,” he once wrote about receiving racist mistreatment at a Trump rally:
— The Intercept (@theintercept) December 3, 2015
The Intercept was forced to publish an update acknowledging that Thompson’s account was riddled with lies, including fabricated quotes.
With any luck, at least we don’t have to worry about the self-proclaimed socialist becoming Mayor of Saint Louis and inflicting his 10-point plan:
I have a 10 point plan that I call the St. Louis Deal that I will implement as Mayor. pic.twitter.com/jg5eEAFmxZ
— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) December 7, 2016
On tips from rpp618, Troy McClure, KitsuneKoji, and Artfldgr.