Channel 4 leading the charge on Obama assassination threat story

Tharin Gartrell.

In the 8 p.m. half hour on Monday, shortly before Michelle Obama took the stage at the Pepsi Center for the climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention's first day, Channel 4 ran an onscreen crawl about arrests in a possible assassination plot. And during its 10 p.m. newscast, the station aired a hefty, three-minute-plus report on the arrests of four men, including Tharin Gartrell, beginning at 10:04 p.m. -- a slot suggesting that the station views this development as extremely serious and very credible.

Of course, other news outlets have reported about this story, too -- but without pressing the panic button.

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