CBS and its crime drama “The Good Fight” are under heavy fire after a tweet featuring an image from one episode shows a list of “target words” including “Assassinate,” “President” and “Trump.”
The since-deleted tweet posted Friday showed an image from a recent episode titled, “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance,” and asked viewers if they had noticed any “Easter eggs” in the scene which also included a list with the words: “Mar-a-Lago” and “Eliminate.”
Last week: CBS crime drama The Good Fight tweeted an image that included the phrases “Assassinate President Trump” and “Eliminate Mar-a-Lago.” pic.twitter.com/YcHyIUDuqK
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 14, 2019
The “Esater egg” reference reportedly connected to a character in “The Good Wife,” Kalinda, whose name was in the second column, according to Fox News. According to a synopsis of the episode, Diane, played by actress Christine Baranski, “is encouraged to ‘do something’ after meeting the leader of a female resistance group whose aim is to sink POTUS’ approval rating.”
The tweet and the episode scene sparked widespread outrage on Twitter.
“This is absolutely abhorrent and cannot be tolerated. Will @CBS allow this garbage? The show should be dropped immediately,” one user tweeted.
This is absolutely abhorrent and cannot be tolerated. Will @CBS allow this garbage? The show should be dropped immediately. pic.twitter.com/6Fw93rDr6q
— Viper3 (@Viper_lll) April 14, 2019
Others blasted CBS All Access for the “terrible image” they portrayed to viewers.
The garbage show @thegoodfight that incites to violence on the streets already deleted their tweet, but they can not delete the terrible image they left on hundreds of twitter users. pic.twitter.com/69LR8arORR
— Divulgacion Total (@divulgacionfull) April 14, 2019
Just canceled my @CBS subscription. I seem to be cancelling many of my media subscriptions and am seeking alternative forms of entertainment. I got lectured enough as a kid, I don’t need to get it from the people who are supposed to be entertaining me. No $$$ for you anymore!
— Tim McManus (@timmcmanus) April 15, 2019
Not sure about the science behind subliminal messages but it sure looks like they are trying to find out if it works.
— Melanie (@Mcheek88) April 14, 2019
Many were more than alarmed and reported the tweet to the authorities.
Yes, @CBS this is despicable to run subliminal messages encouraging the assassination of the president @realDonaldTrump
I hope @SecretService investigates @thegoodfight thoroughly.
— Jason Ross ?☠️ (@Jason_C_Ross) April 14, 2019
You know I just reported this to the FBI
Thank you for breaking the law. pic.twitter.com/OwSC2kzN1X
— afterman (@afterman9) April 14, 2019
Threatening the President of the United States is a federal felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President pic.twitter.com/2g2iLEVyf2
— Krenesh (@aussiedragon0) April 14, 2019
@SecretService, please investigate this assassination threat against President Trump.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 14, 2019
Many Twitter users condemned the double standard, noting how the left continues to get away with what they denounce by the right.
While the mainstream media was talking about “incitement,” this happened:https://t.co/Y7uaobRkPx
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) April 14, 2019
This is on air but Rosanne was fired. I think the Secret Service need to pay a visit to CBS executives, the writers and cast
— John R Curran Jr (@johnrcurranjr) April 14, 2019
President Trump is still being raked over the coals for his tweet last week calling out Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and her incendiary remarks about 9/11. Democrats and the left grabbed their pitchforks and torches, demanding he apologize, take down his tweet – which features video of Omar speaking in her own words – and even renewed calls for his impeachment since they claimed his comments could allegedly incite violence against the Minnesota lawmaker.
The hypocrisy of condemning Trump while not holding “The Good Fight” tweet under the fire was not missed by many on Twitter.
“Assasinate the President” and “Eliminate Mar-a-Lago” do not incite violence, but “We will never forget” does? The Democrats have truly lost their sanity in their quest for power.
— maia4850 (@maia4850) April 15, 2019
Make sure Nancy Pelosi sees this so she can report it to the Sergeat at Arms. I’m sure she would want to protect our president, just as she does our junior congresswoman.
— BRho (@BRhodesMD) April 14, 2019
Though CBS All Access has not issued a response for the tweet – or why it was deleted – the well-deserved outrage continued on social media.
@thegoodfight Just stopped watching anything having to do with CBS, and especially, The Good Fight. Inciting political violence? Advocating for the assassination of Donald Trump? Have you all lost your minds? I’ll be contacting your advertisers.
— RamIAm (@knucklehead1121) April 15, 2019
Should be Prison time for the writers and director and producer of show i.m.o.
— cashmarket (@cashmarket15) April 14, 2019
NEVER voted for a Republican before in my life. Always been slightly left of center on most issues, and I’m wondering where my party has gone… If this sort of thing keeps up, I can’t see myself voting DEM. anymore. seriously, reign in the crazy, you are losing the center.
— Norsehawk (@Norsehawk) April 14, 2019
@CBS sponsors, you are on our #boycott list!@ATT @pfizer @Bayer @Nestle @CapitalOne @Chewy @ProcterGamble @EgglandsBest @WeAreFarmers @AstraZeneca @Fidelity @Merck @LibertyMutual @Purina @Amgen @Ford @TRowePrice @UHC @SandalsResorts @TDAmeritrade @GSK @Prudential @NaturesBounty
— Gina ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Gina4Trump) April 15, 2019
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