Security beefed up at Globe's downtown headquarters after threats

Companies with offices at 53 State St., where the Globe is now headquartered, got a memo from building management today about unspecified threats called into the Globe:

Earlier today a tenant in the building, the Boston Globe, received several threats via phone call. Based on this threat the local and federal authorities have recommended some additional security measures for the property. For the remainder of the day you will see uniformed Boston Police officers in the lobby and around the property. There are very few specifics, but the threat was specific to later this afternoon.

The property is working closely with the authorities and we will advise all tenants of any updates or changes in this situation. The property is following all appropriate procedures and protocols.

The Globe today spearheaded an effort by American newspapers to fight back against Nazi- and Soviet-style attacks on the press by the president, who, of course, responded with a befuddled rant about free-speech collusion.

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Let me guess

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Donald has been tweeting again?

:/

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Yup

...and the lemmings are following.

One thing to remember in all this is the great group of people who work the desk at 53 State. They are a really great security crew who are most of the time upbeat and always are professional.

They are the ones who have to be on enforced OT today, possibly missing a family dinner or game because of the musings of the collection of frass in corporeal form at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today.

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I just learned what frass was

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I just learned what frass was the other day! Yay, my learning has real world applications!

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Wait.....

The Globe isn't on Morrissey Blvd. anymore?????

Daddy didn't tell me!!!!!

#vacation

#GoMo

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#GoBobbyF

#GoMane, #GoI'mNotTerryO'ReillyButI'dPlayLikeHimIfIPlayedSoccerJamesMilner

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Because the media is the enemy...

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Or specifically "the media I don't agree with..."

Mr. Cheeto loves Fox News, so THEY'RE not the enemy. Just everyone else who doesn't present him in a flattering light.

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Boston Herald

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The Herald seems to be taking issue with this concerted effort. Didn't their new owner do a similar thing a month or so ago in all of its own newspapers, nationwide?

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The Herald just provided some context

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The context being that back in 1972 the federal government, at the behest of Tip O'Neill working on behalf of a certain newspaper owned by the owner of a soccer team that employs Mo Saleh, basically put the old Herald out of business. The implication has always been that the newspaper then headquartered on Morrissey Blvd. wanted the right leaning newspaper silenced.

I saw the Globe's point with the overall tone of the campaign- we need a free press to keep government honest, but the first few lines of the editorial were a reminder of why Trump has a point in that the press is out to get him. In real authoritarian societies, many of the "opposition press" would be shut down by now. Instead, they are flourishing.

Bottom line, though, is that actual threats to any press, across the spectrum, is wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Threats to the press are wrong.

A robust, free and independent press is vital to a free society. So, where do we stand today?
Charlotte, a week ago:http://www.eutimes.net/2018/08/nbc-ignores-own-rep...
https://www.newsweek.com/reporter-attacked-during-...

Not much in the local press about that. It was all 'peaceful anti-racist protesters' in our press. Newsweek, of all people, so it didn't get a lot of eyeballs.

The Globe and the three hundred other newspapers are trying to show that they are strong, independent voices that are NOT out to get Trump...by proving that they are united in, um, maintaining the resistance.
Right.

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(courtesy Ed Driscoll 2016. Before the apocalypse.)

It worked so well the last time...maybe she can start a GoFundMe page.

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Oh my

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Aren't you a cute little thing.

So sweet of you to please your Russian masters so.

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HEY! EVERYBODY LOOK!

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I have a VERY LARGE and VERY STUPID graphic to illustrate my inability to handle facts and reason!

LOOK at my graphic! It make me tingle in a very small way - it will certainly help you tingle, too!

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300+ Papers

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Owned by 11 companies. So 11 companies issued similar statements.

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I'll take your word for that.

That's a great concentration of power. I bet many of those papers portray themselves as 'scrappy little papers speaking truth to power'.

Truth. They're full of shit.

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Nice

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But, but, but, Hillary! Bengahzi! Butheremails!

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And I don't care

Really, this is not about Hillary. As much as you guys try to make it about her, it isn't. When you have nothing else to say, you bring up Hillary.

I was one of those whose skin crawled every time I heard her voice. I wanted nothing to do with her. I've said that the only good thing with Trump winning is that we would never hear from Hillary again.

But, that's over now. And now, it's all about Trump and all the bullshit he pulls. It has nothing to do with Hillary. Yes, we know she lost almost two years ago, but that's done and we've moved on. Apparently, you haven't.

Between Trump crying about fake news, appointing totally incompetent people as staff and for the cabinet, having no strategy at all with trade, totally denying science and climate change, acting like a child by calling people names, having absolutely no diplomatic ability at all, telling well over 3000 lies since taking office (see latest tweets), having no interest in learning about his job and how lawmaking works, being responsible for hundreds of kids being separated from their parents, putting the country deeper and deeper into debt, handing over all sorts of favors to his rich cronies, etc. etc. etc......this is well beyond losing an election. It's about someone doing a really bad job running the country.

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Patience.

By the time his first term is over, things might look better. He's still sweeping out the cobwebs of the 'resistance' that infest every nook and cranny of the bureaucracy.

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I think you need to rewatch the Music Man

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He's grifting as hard as he can to maximize his and his family's and his "financial backers" profits as much as they can before he's kicked out one way or another. He's using the GOP to do this and they're using him to hand the country over to corporations to make as much money as they can free of such pesky restrictions as "you can't poison the waterways" and "that's dangerous for the people who actually do the work". you. are. a. chump.

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Q told me

Trumpski got syphilis from Putin and won’t live through his first term.

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Good point

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Also, don't rule out the Nets rattling off 20 straight NBA titles and becoming the most successful franchise in league history

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Can you share what you've been smoking?

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Cadet Bone Spurs is doing everything in his power to destroy this country. Thanks to unpatriotic individuals like yourself who keep staying the course, this country will not survive. Keep up the propaganda though!

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Patience?

Seriously? What should I wait for?
What, wait until he hits 5000 lies? 10,000 lies? (4229 lies to date)
Wait until more kids are separated from their families and abused?
Wait until the deficit totally buries us?
Wait until DeVos totally ruins the education system?
Wait until the EPA ruins all the good regulations we have that try to keep our world a better place?
Wait until Ben Carson ruins, well, whatever he does?
Wait until we've dissed all of our allies until the only one left is *gulp* Russia?
Wait until Zinke ruins all of our national parks and gives all the federal lands to the states?
Wait until all social programs are gutted, SS is bankrupt and Medicaid is gut to the bones?
Wait until the bigots really feel empowered by Trump and start lynching again?
Wait until he pardons all of his friends like Joe Arpaio and fires anybody that says anything negative about him?
etc. etc. etc.

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Which companies? I work in

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Which companies? I work in this building and my coworkers and I have not seen a memo...

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Alas, I can't say

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Because I got it from somebody in the building on condition I not identify them or their company.

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We got one

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I'm at 53 State. We got the same notice Adam posted at about 1:20pm today.

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Actually...

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In rereading my email, I didn't get the actual memo. I got a summation of the relevant points from my company (not from building mgmt). Still. It was appreciated.

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Yep

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I also work at 53 State. An email was sent out to all designated “tenant contacts” in the building.

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fight back against Nazi- and Soviet-style attacks on the press

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Give me a f'ing break. If this were the Nazis and/or the Soviets, the PRESS WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO PRINT ANY OF THIS. There has been zero efforts by the current administration to inhibit the freedom of the press. Zero. None. They've written everything they've wanted to about Trump and his administration, true or untrue.

If you really want to see a Nazi/Soviet assault on the free press, read this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/opinion/spying-on-the-associated-pres...

But I didn't see the outrage by the Globe then...

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Oh Honey

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You should talk to a holocaust survivor sometime - it didn't all just happen at once.

You might also benefit from reading It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, who was alive at the time of the rise of Nazism.

You were not taught history properly, I see. It isn't a coherent list of events conveniently leaving out the prologue. Many excellent courses available at your community college if you really want a grown up level of detail.

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Oh honey

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Your condescending tone doesn't make your foolish comments any more important. I think YOU should talk to a holocaust survivor and learn exactly how awful that was, and how absolutely nothing currently happening in the United States is ANYTHING like Nazi rule.

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No, dear

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You want me to take up half a screen with links to interviews with those who survived that era and notice the same shit, different century effect now?

Or do you just want to do your own google search?

Either way, you are seriously blinded and slapping at everything in the dark to avoid reckoning with the reality of creeping fascism.

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Sure

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Oh sweetie, I'd love for you to take up the whole screen with comments from Holocaust survivors who have said the Trump administration is literally Hitler and what's happening now is the same as what happened pre-Nazi takeover in Germany. Go for it.

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...the reality of creeping fascism...

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Oh, hi dear.
Well, since you're such an expert in creeping fascism, what do you think of the large corporation's efforts to stop the display of wrongthink in the what is today mainstream media?
F'rinstance...Alex Jones & Infowars...banned by left leaning corporate decree. I don't think it's the government that's the problem here. I never followed it much, but to erase it from the mainstream platforms smacks of Stalinist airbrushing. There are many other conservative sites that are getting hit left and right, no explanation, some shadow-banned, some just blocked. Always seems to hit the right of center ones the most.
I know, I know, the First Amendment covers government powers. Right. So, when the corporations become more powerful than the government, who the hell covers them?

Maybe it's time to list Twitty, Faceplant, the Goggles and red you tube as common carriers with no interference in the content posted. That way, freedom of expression can be maintained on non-government media.

Democracy dies in darkness.

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Oh Look!

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Sunshine Smiley Face is here to able and abet creeping fascism and economic destruction!

Sunshine Smiley Face Hates the US Constitution with a fiery passion!

Everybody look at Sunshine Smiley Face Now!

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Well.

That was a cogent and erudite argument that totally destroys my post.

Naw, just kidding. It's not an adult post. It belongs in the kiddie section.

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F'rinstance...Alex Jones &

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F'rinstance...Alex Jones & Infowars...banned by left leaning corporate decree.

He claims the massacre of children didn't happen... he calls the parents of these dead kids liars. Anyone crying over the silencing of his lies isn't worth listening to.

Crawl back under your rock.

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Interesting you say that...

I worked overnights a few years back and would troll the infowars comment section (the people who commented needed to be challenged). The entire website had a strange leaning which was pro Russia, anti government and specifically anti police.

Once the black lives matter groups came on, the anti police stuff stopped 100%. But the pro Russia stuff was really weird and this was way before what we know now about the Russian hackers. I'm convinced the Russians had control over much of that website.

The Sandy Hook people I believe just made Jones money. I don't think Jones ever believed it was set up, but if he put up a platform for people to say it was, he made some money.

Also at night is a show on 680 with Art Bell and others who talk about aliens, ghosts, lizard people etc. On a much lower level they have the same concept. Let the people talk about these things and don't challange them. All about the $$$.

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mr. frog

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you might want to jump out of the pot before the water gets too hot.

the dog-whistle (and even outright, glaringly obvious anti-free press provocation) tactics are being ratcheted up incrementally. no, it doesnt look anything like late-stage fascism, but that's just the point: to keep you defending the regime until it's too late.

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You're so wrong

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There's the basics like not letting CNN reporters even ask questions during the WH press briefing. There's purposeful obfuscation of facts and details. There was the attempt to end the WH press briefing outright. They're are the verbal attacks, that have led to physical attacks at some of his rallies. News organizations around the country have needed more security. Yes legally he has not, and cannot, silence the press, but he's doing everything else in his power to diminish and taint everything they stand for.

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Didn't Obama kick Fox News

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Didn't Obama kick Fox News and a few newspapers out of the WH press room for a few months?

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ALSO

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When this did happen (attempt to exclude Fox), the rest of the press corp united behind them and protested FOR THE VERY SAME REASONS THE EDITORIALS WERE WRITTEN YESTERDAY. Only this time, Fox doesn't think they need to be bothered. This is very scary what they're trying to do - silence the weak and threaten the strong until only the compliant remain. I'm concerned that there will be lynchings at one of his brown shirt rallies. A free press is required for a democracy.

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Fox News is full of you know what

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They were during Obama's administration and they are now. But when we say Fox News were talking about the commentators who pretend to be journalists.

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Uh

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Absolutely none of that is prohibiting the Free Press. Zero. Not letting CNN reporters ask questions? Really? Where is the "Freedom to ask questions at a press conference" provision? WH press briefings have not ended. What physical attacks at rallies? Have a link?

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What physical attacks at

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What physical attacks at rallies??? Are you kidding? A white supremacist Trump supporter drove a car into a crowd at the right wing rally in Charlottesville and killed a woman. Other Trump supporters were arrested and convicted for beating a black man with a metal pipe. This was all in one day. Trump called these violent criminals "very fine people". If you support Trump then you have aligned yourself with violent white supremacists.

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Trump didn't actually call those people "very fine people"

He had some quotes that were probably not that politically correct and didn't help him in anyway, but by saying he called the murderer and thugs "very fine people" is the exact reason why Trump got elected in the first place. Because people like you want to place everyone into one category.

Thanks?

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Nice spin, Eric Prince employee

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Going to post from space next?

Seriously, he said that they were very fine people. Look it up.

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No he didn't.

"You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides," Trump said.

There you go. The exact quote. Did you want to leave out the part about having some "very bad people in that group" on purpose? And then make up that Trump thought the "very fine People" were those who committed the crimes?

You made that up. That is where the fake news comes from. You.

Trump is a loser/clown on his own. He doesn't need people to make up things about him because it does more damage than good.

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nice try

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The very bad people were beating minorities and driving cars into large crowds. Who were the "very fine people"? Because 100% of that side were marching for racism and spouting Nazi slogans. This is like saying Hitler wasn't all bad because he was nice to his dog. Not all of them were killing innocent women... they were just supporting it and calling for it but still...

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Very fine people. Very fine

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Very fine people. Very fine people, on both sides.

So what are you talking about? All Trump supporters are NOT racist. But ALL RACISTS are Trump supporters. No way he could bad mouth the tiki torch clan.

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Nice deflection attempt

This is a very different issue. But do try to equate things that don't - speaks to your inability to process statistical information in any effective manner.

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What physical attacks???

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The initial comment implied that the PRESS was being attacked, verbally and physically. He also referred to Trump rallies, which Charlottesville was not. But you knew that, you were just making false equivalencies.

So if one supports Trump, and some people who say they support him are violent criminals, does that mean all that oppose Trump are also supporting violent criminals if any other Trump-haters are violent?

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Denial

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It is not a river in Egypt.

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Technically, you are correct

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There is nothing in the 1st Amendment requiring people to answer questions from the press. However, if you allow questions to be fielded, you shouldn't deliberately ignore certain reporters just because you have a personal bias against, or a disagreement with, the organization they represent.

The Trump Administration's ongoing actions against the press, while seemingly minor to many when viewed on an individual basis, are tantamount to state-sponsored censorship when viewed as a whole.

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Incorrect

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What censorship? Every news outlet is allowed to write WHATEVER they want about the President and anyone in his administration.

The Press Sec takes more questions from media outlets that are friendly to the Admin. That's censorship? It's the same as the Obama/Bush Jr./Clinton/Bush Sr./Reagan admins. Do you honestly belive that if Hillary Clinton was elected, Fox news would be allowed to ask questions at EVERY press conference?

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Keep blindly flailing

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We'll even get you some glasses like Mr. Sunshine.

And a dog for that dogwhistle.

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Excluding the press is censorship

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If he only answers soft ball questions and excludes outlets that are justifiably critical of him, how is it a free press? How is he being held accountable to the public that he is supposed to be working for? This is how corruption is hidden and spreads. This is how dictatorships start. How can you call yourself proud of the freedoms that Americans are supposed to enjoy and then support them being trampled? This is sickening.

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Bosguy goes 'round in circles....

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I think you are missing the point. Let us remove the words "Nazi" and "Soviet" style attacks and replace them with fascist-style attacks. You can google the definition of fascist and/or fascism at your leisure.

The fact is Little Donny has repeatedly attacked (bullied is a better word) through his tweet stylings, the mainstream news outlets, newspapers, magazines, journalists, you name it, anything that is not FOX news, as "fake". While we do not have brown shirted thugs marching down our streets, his words are meant to stir up the lowest common element of his base, many who are indeed thugs without the shirts. It is not hard to understand that Little Donny's attacks on said media outlets is a direct attack at our Constitution as well as being totally ignorant of the role that the freedom of the press served in our country's history. I see nothing wrong with those outlets, and now an unanimous vote by our Senate, basically telling Trump to shut his pie hole.

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Of course dumb ass Trump's

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Of course dumb ass Trump's tweets were filled with lies about how much the Globe was sold for. The only people dumber than him are his supporters.

Luckily the average Trump voter is far too lazy and obese to leave their trailer park to carry out their violent threats.

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And yet...

Despite your slanderous observations, he's the President, he'll be swearing in a new SC Justice (and many other appointments) and life goes on.
November will be an interesting month. There are races that could go either way.
I'm a lifelong Democrat. As Ronald Reagan (who used to be a democrat) said, "I didn't leave the party, the party left me."

I read an observation recently that went like this, "If President Kennedy was alive today, you'd hit him in the head with a bicycle lock."

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Your life goes on?

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Probably won't go on much past the time that social security is completely gutted, your healthcare disappears, and the economy is entirely looted.

Sorry, but your neck is on the block even if you are still breathing. You are just too drugged by insanity and hate to notice. Wheeee!

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You need a bunny.

"You are just too drugged by insanity and hate to notice. Wheeee!"

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Validation.

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It seems to me that the phoning in of threats to the Globe, literally threatening members of the press, validates the point of this exercise.

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False Flag!

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Crisis Actors - these people talking about e-mails are part of the conspiracy!

The world is flat - gravity is a hoax! Farce of Gravity! Purity of Essence!

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One police detail can handle it

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I know the Boston Globe is going bankrupt after the fake Trump front page, claiming nuclear war (now peace) with North Korea, stock market crash (now record highs) and blacks back in slavery (now record high black employment and support for a Republican). I know they are "losing sleep" over Yawkey Way, now renamed after a slave owner, the Earl of Jersey. I know their fake Dorchester number is answered in Manila, Philippines. But let that go.

If this is a real threat, two questions. a) why publicize it? b) why not quietly call for a police detail like all other firms do when there is a threat? One officer in uniform with a gun at the door of whatever remains of the Globe for $200 a day would solve any problems.

Purely a publicity stunt by the Globe. Trump voters are very happy at this time so sounds like an another fake, inside job. Really shameless by the Globe, even if threats are true. Wasn't it just last month a Jewish kid in Sharon tearing down Jewish decorations and blaming anti-semites?

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well

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We thought your one brain cell could write a coherent post... apparently one is just not enough...

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Actually, about threats...

...hate to disappoint, but my belief is that the fish is quite correct. If it requires a show, you put on a show, but the most effective security measures are usually done quietly, without tipping one's hand.

So, since we're on the subject...how many other of the newspapers owned by the dozen large corporations involved received any kind of threat?

Anonaswirl? Anything to add to the conversation besides your usual capitalized DERP and non-clever insults? If you don't have anything to add, just type in fart noises.

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Thanks dmc, I've done it before

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Thanks dmc for the kind words, so very rare here.

I once was detailed to a large corporate firm where a disgruntled, violent person was expected. Granted, not the exact same scenario as the Globe but I had no idea what to expect. I didn't even have a picture of him, this was before RMV posted pics on police computers.

When he arrived, I recognized his body language right away, told him he could fight me or the 2000 other officers standing by, on-duty statewide. Verbal judo. I heard his complaint against the company. He calmed right down and his grievance was easily resolved.

Funny that the Globe finds it OK to post a fake Trump front page (many, including me canceled via Dorchester number answered in Manila, Philippines) but gets upset when Trump calls them out. In police work, we would call this "altered mental status" on the part of the Globe. Nuts!

Where is AG Maura Healy? Is advertising a Dorchester number for customer service, answered in the Philippines, larceny by scheme/false pretenses? I've arrested folks on that charge for less.

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Anonaswirl?

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Funny, I thought the exact same thing.

Oh honey,

Your writing style gives you away.

And I've always wanted to ask: do you speak to those you disagree with in real life the way you do here, day in and day out?

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Imagine

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Them wanting people to pay for their writings. The nerve of some people.

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Globe

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The Globe is anti-capitalism....unless it suits their needs. The it’s all good.

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Um wut?

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When has the Globe ever been anti-capitalism?

Provide examples, please.

The reason I don't subscribe is because they are the mouthpiece for the neoliberal highly tailorized screw the middle class banking system oligarchy, if nothing else. Take a look at their lifestyle fluff sometimes.

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