Trumpanzee Arrested for Allegedly Making 40 Harassing, Death Threat Calls to CNN


An Arkansas man has been arrested on suspicion of making 40 calls to CNN in which he allegedly harassed the network and made death threats against at least one reporter.


Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, was arrested Wednesday and booked on numerous charges, including multiple counts of felony terroristic threatening and multiple counts of misdemeanor harassing communications, according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.


Matthews is accused of making the dozens of calls between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The communications ranged from general harassment and the threat of bodily injury to threatening the life of at least one unidentified CNN journalist, authorities said.


Matthews is also accused of making calls to another unidentified television network and to various public officials and organizations.


He remains in custody with a bond set at $15,000. He will make his first court appearance on Thursday.


Trump has made CNN the No. 1 target of his “fake news” anti-media rhetoric.


CNN declined comment on the arrest.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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