The lawyer for a California man sentenced to one year in jail for making threats towards the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday that his client was provoked by alcohol and a week of binge-watching Fox News, local TV station KFMB reported.
La Mesa resident John David Weissinger pled guilty last year to making email and telephone threats to CAIR's San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices. His lawyer, Michael Malowney, attributed his behavior to alcohol abuse and to having spent a week watching Fox News coverage of the 2015 terrorist attacks at the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left 11 dead.
Sounds like a reasonable defense to me.
Now CAIR should turn around and launch a civil suit against Fox News for instigating threatening behaviors toward them with their slanted Islamophobic reporting.