The Boston Globe Received Bomb Threat Shortly After Releasing Editorials Condemning Trump
Shortly after the Boston Globe launched a campaign to publish coordinated editorials at multiple papers condemning Donald Trump’s attack on the press, the newspaper received a bomb threat.
Boston 7 News reported on Thursday that the Boston police told them they didn’t see the threat as “super serious” but they have increased patrols around the building.
According to Axios, a building manager at The Globe’s headquarters noted that the building had received “several threats via call” on Thursday. The FBI is now conducting an investigation, according to the station.
“Based on this threat the local and federal authorities have recommended some additional security measures for the property,” an email sent to Axios read. “For the remainder of the day you will see uniformed Boston Police officers in the lobby and around the property.”
A spokesperson for The Globe confirmed the development to Axios, adding “that alarming turn of the president’s rhetoric — the specific labeling of the press as an ‘enemy of the American people’ and the opposition party — does cause us concern about media outlets and the stories we have heard around the country.”
“Journalistic outlets have had threats throughout time but it’s the president’s rhetoric that gives us the most concern,” the spokesperson said.
The threat came after hundreds of newspapers around the country condemned Trump’s attack on the press for calling them “the enemy of the people.”
“To label the press ‘the enemy of the people’ is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries,” the Globe wrote in its editorial.
Trump took to Twitter to attack the Globe for their editorial:
The Boston Globe, which was sold to the the Failing New York Times for 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS (plus 800 million dollars in losses & investment), or 2.1 BILLION DOLLARS, was then sold by the Times for 1 DOLLAR. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press. PROVE IT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018