Despite terrorizing people with threats of murder and offers of money to others if they murdered people regularly demonized on Fox News, the Fox Nation reader and commenter known as Josey WhaIes does not have to stay in jail while he awaits trial in jail.
Until his recent arrest, we repeatedly reported Josey WhaIes, whose real name turned out to be Scott Orton, to various authorities and to the people he threatened. Now, despite the pleas of one of his targets, Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress, featured in one of the recent anti-Planned Parenthood videos, a judge has let Orton wait for trial as a free man.
According to The Sacramento Bee, Dyer told the court, “His anger and hate have caused permanent trauma to me, my staff, our families and students that intern at StemExpress."
As a result of the messages, Dyer said in her court statement last week, “multiple security, tactical and law enforcement teams suddenly began walking our hallways and homes carrying guns and training our staff on how to deal with attackers and active shooter situations on site. Police and our security team members chased cars that were following our families. Staff members have taken time off work due to stress and emotional unrest. Bomb surveillance protocols have been established and our building has been put on permanent lockdown. The expense for these services has been astronomical.
“I began to have full-time armed security protect our office, me personally, and my family,” Dyer continued. “My security team, which is made up of ex-military, observed numerous occasions where cars would surveil my house, people using long-lens cameras, sometimes climbing trees on neighboring properties.
As we have previously reported, Orton didn't just threaten Dyer and StemExpress, he also offered money to anyone who would murder the prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case, the sheriff of San Francisco and a doctor at Planned Parenthood - all on Fox Nation's website.
Fox News reportedly cooperated with authorities over the Dyer case but I continue to ask, why did Fox Nation keep allowing a wannabe assassin to post murder threats? Not only did Fox not report Orton to authorities (we and our readers did) but he was not even banned from posting.
And even with Orton finally gone from Fox Nation (presumably), the "fair and balanced" website continues to tolerate death threats.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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