The mother of a 48 year old California nutburger arrested for threatening Nancy Pelosi is blaming Fox News for her son’s outburst:
His mother, Eleanor Giusti, told reporters that “she does not think he would be capable of carrying out the threat; he has never owned a gun, and she blames Fox News for getting her son worked up.” Asked what could have influenced her son, she told the reporters: “I say Fox News, or all of those that are really radical.”
And with one sentence, the left has a new idiot to exploit. Mom sounds like a real genius — no wonder Junior ended up so stable.
The “Fox News” claim is of course being linked to the Tea Parties, and that’s all the Democrats and the media will need to get a night of lead stories about how Tea Parties are getting dangerous.
But looking at the facts puts to rest the “Fox News/Tea Partier” theory:
Gregory Giusti was convicted in 2004 of criminal threats: The San Mateo District Attorney’s office says he was trying to evade the fare on a local commuter train; when the conductor ordered him to get off the train, Giusti began yelling and threatening the conductor’s life. As a result, Giusti was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years supervised probation, according to ABC News, which adds that he was also ordered to undergo mental health counseling, and that “a lawsuit filed in February by Hamilton Square Baptist Church in San Francisco … says Giusti has engaged in and continues to engage in a campaign of harassment against people at the church.”
Giusti has a record of dodging public-transit fares and causing disruptions. He was sued by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in 1996. According to ABC News, he also has two convictions in San Francisco for welfare fraud and petty theft from 1992.
So we’re to believe that somebody who wanted public services for free, harassed Christians, thought it was okay to steal from others and give to himself, didn’t believe in owning a gun and enjoyed the welfare scene was a big Fox News fan and, ergo, probably a “Teabagger”? That’s a stretch so big that the story will have to be written on bungee cord.
If anything, this guy could be the poster-boy for what the Tea Partiers and average Fox News viewers oppose.
If this spiral-eyed kook was indeed angry with Pelosi for the health care bill, as has been reported, it was because he was getting impatient waiting for his free health care to kick in, as many are.