Earlier I wrote:
Shortly after she got the death threat, [Anna-Maria] Arabia was attacked by Andrew Bolt.
This was wrong. Although Bolt’s post was date stamped 11:16am, which was after Arabia received the threat, the first comment was at 6:39am so Bolt’s [ost appeared then. There was also a 7:56am comment at Pure Poison referencing Bolt’s post:
The last time he published a photograph and named a scientist in this way, it resulted in that scientist receiving death threats. I wonder if his thugs can resist the temptation this time…
So it seems that Arabia received the death threat shortly after Bolt posted.
One Stan Lippmann boasted that he had sent the email to Arabia:
I am the supposed culprit. I read how horrified she was that people were calling climate scientists “Nazis”, so I Googled for her email and did my usual Nazi Bitch Whore litany, like I do every day. My usual litany includes, “When the Grand Jury is done with you, I’ll enjoy watched them string you up.” The reason she is not reporting it is because this is obviously not a death threat. It’s an effective counter-propaganda tactic, thank you very much.
Stan Lippmann Ph.D. (radiative transfer in ionized gases, 1989) J.D. 1998
Lippmann denies that he sent a death threat, but plainly it was. Lippmann has sent death theats before:
“Making threatening phone calls or threats over the internet, yeah, you could be in violation of a criminal act,” said Lt. Jeff Duhamell, spokesman with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responding to the investigation.
The calls allegedly came from Stan Lippmann of Seattle, Washington.
According to the Metro Police report:
“Mr. Lippmann said that something bad might happen to the doctor and her nurse and the nurse’s unborn baby. He further said ‘the H1N1 virus is a hoax made up by the government in order to inoculate thousands of children to get them sick.'”
Lippmann lives in Seattle, so Arabia is in no danger from him — though that would not have been obvious from his threatening email.
And since Lippmann lives in Seattle he would not have learned about Arabia’s comments from the Australian media but from a blog. There are two likely candidates: Bolt’s post, and a post by Tom Nelson (the blog where Lippmann posted his confession). Nelson’s post doesn’t mention Arabia and doesn’t contain the language that Lippmann says triggered his email. Bolt’s post does mention Arabia and does contian that language. Bolt’s post triggered many comments (allowed by the moderators) abusing Arabia. Examples:
“apparatchik” … “bimbette” … “chanelling Dr Floyd Ferris [character in Atlas Shrugged who tortured Galt]” … “troll” … “disgrace to her profession” … “pretend scientist” … “ignorant” … “idiot” … “idiot leftie” … “Labor stooge” … “communist” … “parasite”
So it seems likely that it was Bolt’s post that prompted the death threat sent to Arabia.