CBS Show Under Fire for Tweeting 'Assassinate,' 'President,' and 'Trump'
Primetime show 'The Good Fight' faces backlash following tweet
CBS primetime show, "The Good Fight, came under fierce criticism after tweeting an image from one of its episodes depicted a list of "target words" which included "Assassinate," "President" and "Trump."
The word appeared in a red column and a second orange column that began with the words: "Mar-a-Lago" and "Eliminate."
The episode based around the character Diane (Christine Baranski) joining a female resistance group whose job it is to diminish Donald Trump's approval ratings.
According to Deadline: Her phone communications with members of the group were intercepted by the NSA analysts, Stephen (Michael Urie) and Dev (Maulik Pancholy), fan favorites from The Good Wife.
“Diane, she just used five target words in one sentence,” one of the researchers says, before quickly dragging his finger over “Assassinate,” “President” and “Trump,” until it stops at “Fake News.”
The referenced by the analyst five “target words” on the list, organized in different color columns by thread level, were “Trump,” “Die,” “Fake News,” “Resistance” and “Pizza Gate.”
The tweet failed to provide any context for the list and has now been deleted.
It did, however, ask viewers if they could find the Easter egg.
The reference to 'the egg' was linked to Kalinda, a favorite character in "The Good Wife," whose name appeared int he second column.
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
You know I just reported this to the FBI— afterman (@afterman9) April 14, 2019
Thank you for breaking the law. pic.twitter.com/OwSC2kzN1X
@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
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
But the tweet outrages many views who did not find the tweet's reference to Trump amusing.
Some vowed to discontinue watching the show while others threatened to contact authorities.
One user tweeted:
"Yes, @CBS this is despicable to run subliminal messages encouraging the assassination of the president @realDonaldTrump I hope @SecretService investigates @thegoodfight thoroughly."
"You know I just reported this to the FBI. Thank you for breaking the law."
"This is absolutely abhorrent and cannot be tolerated. Will @CBS allow this garbage? The show should be dropped immediately."
Another user said:
"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."
"The garbage show @thegoodfight that incites to(sic) violence on the streets already deleted their tweet, but they cannot delete the terrible image they left on hundreds of Twitter users."
The "The Good Fight" last aimed at Trump a few years ago when it tackled the subject of censorship under the Trump administration.