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Fascist Texas Governor “Jokes” About Shooting Reporters—Taking the Lead from Trump

May 27, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |



Just saw this a while ago. Greg Abbott, the fascist governor of Texas, made a joke about shooting reporters—NOT FUNNY! According to HuffingtonPost, “...A Texas Tribune reporter snapped a photo of Abbott showing off his target sheet on Friday, after which the governor ‘jokingly’ pointed to the bullet holes and threatened the media. ‘I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters,’ Abbott said, according to reporter Patrick Svitek...”

This is right on the heels of Greg Gianforte, who was just elected congressman in Montana, even while he faces an assault charge for body slamming Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, who asked him a simple question about the Trumpcare bill a few days ago.

Of course, these people take their lead from Trump, who has attacked the press and called them “enemies of the people” and such as well as encouraging his fascist social base to attack people who disagree with them whether via doxxing them, beating them up or other methods.



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