CBS criminal activity dramaThe Good Fighttweeted an image on Friday from a recent episode, entitled, “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance.” The imaged revealed a character indicating a list of “target words” that included the phrases “Assassinate President Trump” and “Eliminate Mara-A-Logo.” The tweet, which has since been deleted, sparked reaction amongst Twitter users, much of who reported CBS to the Trick Service.
The official CBS Twitter account forThe Great Battleasked audiences if they had noticed any “Easter eggs” within the “target words” from the Mach episode.
” Hmmm … some of those target words look a little familiar. Did you capture any easter eggs in this scene from The One Where Diane Joins The Resistance? #TheGoodFight” tweeted the account on Friday.
The image garnered extensive reaction among Twitter users, who then reported the tweet to the Trick Service.
” Threatening the President of the United States is a federal felony under United States Code Title 18, Section871 It includes intentionally and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any hazard to take the life of, to abduct, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President” said one Twitter user in a reply to the CBS account.
” @SecretService, please investigate this assassination threat against President Trump,” tweeted conservative activist Scott Presler.
” Yes, @CBS this is despicable to run subliminal messages encouraging the assassination of the president @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted a 3rd user, “I hope @SecretService investigates @thegoodfight thoroughly.”
In the episode from which the image in the CBS tweet is derived, the show’s character Diane “is motivated to ‘do something’ after fulfilling the leader of a female resistance group whose aim is to sink POTUS’ approval rating,” according to the episode’s run-through.
” Diane, she simply utilized five target words in one sentence,” among the NSA researchers listening to Diane’s call states to another researcher before indicating a list of target words. The cam pans over to the list, which reads in part:
” Trump, pass away, phony news, resistance, Pizza Gate,” the NSA scientist states, pointing out the “red target words” that Diane had said over the phone in the previous scene.
” Wow, that resembles domestic terrorism Bingo,” the other NSA researcher responds.
Diane, played by starlet Christine Baranski, had been on the phone with a previous Obama White Home opposition research operative who convened a group of ladies (The Resistance) dedicated to dragging down President Trump’s approval score to 33 percent, an approval so low that he apparently could never be reelected with.
In 2015, the CBS drama came under fire after among its characters recommended assassinating the president.
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