Hillary Clinton: U.S. presidential election, 2008/threats

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On July 25, 2007, John Aravosis reported on AMERICAblog that Astroboomer, a frequent poster who has "written over 1,000 posts" to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's website BILLOREILLY.COM, when responding to the subject "If Hillary WIns, WIll You Be Respectful Of Her?", answered thusly:[1]

If she wins which hopefully she won't. My guns are loaded for the revolt are yours?[2]

After seeing the following comment[3] on O'Reilly's website, Lane Hudson "did what a responsible person should do when they see something like this on a blog," he wrote: "I called the Secret Service to report it. This comment isn't about politics or defaming Senator Clinton. It outright states a threat to her life. It is unacceptable."[4]

If Hillary wins, I will be respectful of our leader. If you could read my thoughts, I would be on the SS [Secret Service] watch list.

"Hillary is under Secret Service protection," Aravosis added.[5] "Members of BillOReilly.com have made what can reasonably be considered to be threats against Hillary's life. Unlike DailyKos or AMERICAblog, or any other liberal blog, in order to post on BillOReilly.com, you need to give them your credit card info. O'Reilly knows exactly who these people are who are making the threats. Has he done his moral and legal and patriotic duty and reported the names and addresses of these people (which he has because he has their credit cards) to the Secret Service for investigation?"


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  1. John Aravosis, "BillOReilly.com: 'If Hillary wins... my guns are loaded'," AMERICAblog, July 25, 2007.
  2. Web capture: "If Hillary WIns, WIll You Be Respectful Of Her?", BillOreilly.com, July 24, 2007.
  3. John Aravosis, "Bill O'Reilly's Web site threatens Hillary's life," AMERICAblog, July 25, 2007; also posted on The Huffington Post.
  4. Lane Hudson, "Bill O'Reily.com being investigated by Secret Service," News for the Left Blogspot, July 25, 2007.
  5. John Aravosis, "Bill O'Reilly's Web site threatens Hillary's life," AMERICAblog, July 25, 2007.

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