Man charged with making death threats over editorials
BOSTON » A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday for threatening to kill the newspaper’s journalists, whom he called the “enemy of the people,” federal prosecutors said.
Robert Chain’s threatening phone calls to the Globe’s newsroom started immediately after the Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to condemn what it called a “dirty war against the free press,” prosecutors said.
The day the editorials were published , Chain, 68, of L. A., told a Globe staffer that he was going to shoot employees in the head at 4 o’clock, according to court documents. That threat prompted a police response and increased security. After the editorials ran, Chain said he would continue threatening the Globe until it stops its “treasonous and seditious” attacks on Trump,