Gregory Giusti's 83-year-old mother had not heard that her son had been arrested, but she told ABC7 he has a history of mental problems. She does not think he would be capable of carrying out the threat; he has never owned a gun, and she blames Fox News for getting her son worked up.Sounds to me like Mrs. Giusti is a card-carrying liberal Democrat. But let's look closer at her son, accused of making the threats to Pelosi (which I don't condone and anyone who does such a thing should be punished to the full extent of the law).
Giusti was arrested Wednesday afternoon for threatening Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over recent healthcare legislation.
"Greg frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical ideas and that are not consistent with myself or the rest of the family, which gets him into problems," Eleanor Giusti said. "I say Fox News, or all of those that are really radical, and he, that's where he comes from."
Giusti, 48, has a long history of encounters with law enforcement.Giusti also had a Southern Baptist church in San Francisco file a lawsuit against him, as he was constantly harassing the church (gee, that's typical conservative behavior), and an assortment of other petty thefts, etc.
In 2004, Giusti was convicted of criminal threats. The San Mateo District Attorney's office says he was trying to evade the fare on a Caltrain, and when the conductor tried to kick him off, Giusti started yelling and threatening the conductor's life. As a result, Giusti was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years supervised probation. He was also ordered to undergo mental health counseling.
So, the guy is a nut job, and Mama Giusti does what any good liberal would do: remove any responsibility from herself for raising this nut and put the blame somewhere else. Being a liberal, Fox News is the most convenient target for the nut's mother.
Which is why I made the similarity to two heavy metal groups, each were accused by some parents of planting messages in songs (Ozzy Osbourne - "Suicide Solution" and Judas Priest "Better By You, Better Than Me") that caused their young adults to kill themselves.
Never mind that the kids in both of these horrific events were both whacked out on drugs and alcohol. Gee, do you think that a lack of parental support and discipline may have had something to do with it?
Plus, I've never heard outright hostility on Fox News as I've heard from Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, or Chris "Somebody's going to jam a CO2 pellet into Rush Limbaugh's head" Matthews (aka "Tingles").
So, once again, the ravings of a nut are being used by liberals to attack opponents of the current Administration, who were so silent when it came to threats against President Bush.