Another day, another fake hate crime perpetrated by a social justice whiner in order to help advance the narrative. Juan Thompson, who was defamed for making up quotes and impersonating sources, is accused of having made threats to several Jewish community centers and schools across the country.
Thompson was arrested on Friday by the FBI and will appear in a Manhattan courtroom to answer for the crimes. His arrest marks the first high-profile case of federal authorities targeting a perpetrator involved in the recent rash of anti-Semitic violence and harassment.
“Together with the FBI and the NYPD, we have been investigating the recent threats made on Jewish Community Centers in New York and around the country,” U.S. attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.
“Today, we have charged Juan Thompson with allegedly stalking a former romantic interest by, among other things, making bomb threats in her name to Jewish Community Centers and to the Anti-Defamation League,” the statement continued.
Officials blamed Thompson’s actions for both defaming his ex and intimidating “an entire community.”
Last year, The Intercept published a note to readers penned by editor-in-chief Betsy Reed claiming that Thompson “fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts that he used to impersonate people, one of which was a Gmail account in [Reed’s] name.”
Thompson blamed his lapse of journalistic integrity on his testicular cancer: “I’ve been undergoing radiation treatment for testicular cancer and, since I no longer have health insurance, I’ve been feverishly struggling and figuring out how to pay for my treatment. All of this, of course, has taken up my time and energy; except for the few moments I’ve spent searching for some relief,” he wrote in a letter to Reed.
He also took fire at “white media organizations” for not understanding that his style of journalism – which deals with “poor black people who didn’t want their names in the public,” – does not need to based in facts to be published as truth.