Charles C. Johnson Openly Wonders If He’ll Be Assassinated Over Cochran Coverage

Does he really believe, as the tweet seemed to suggest, that he might be targeted for death?

Johnson told TPM in an email that while the tweet was “a tongue in cheek comment regarding the conspiracy theories” about the deaths of journalists Michael Hastings and Andrew Breitbart, he noted that he’s “been getting death threats from folks in Mississippi.”

One of the things that he interpreted as a threat was a tweet from Mississippi radio host Paul Gallo, though it’s not clear which tweet he was referring to. TPM left a message for Gallo on Wednesday seeking comment but did not receive an immediate response.