To say that Americans are politically agitated would be the understatement of the last 140 years, and the evidence continues to pile up in the latter stages of 2021.
We’re at each other’s throats, to be blunt about it. Not since the Civil War has the nation so viciously despised itself, and the violence inherent to these sorts of conflicts has just begun.
This week’s flagship fracas comes to us from Fox News, where the network’s beaming bastion of the holiday season was torched overnight.
The massive All-American Christmas Tree outside Fox News’ New York City headquarters was seriously damaged in a fire early Wednesday and police say they arrested the man accused of sparking the flames.
Fox News security spotted the suspect, later identified as Craig Tamanaha, climbing the 50-foot-tall tree at the center of Fox Square just after midnight. The Sixth Avenue and 48th Street location is in the heart of Midtown.Trending:
NYPD officers arrived at the scene and saw the suspect running from the location. They took him into custody before filing charges that included criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and arson. City firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze.
Images from the incident were soon blasted all over social media.
— Leonardo Puglisi (@Leo_Puglisi6) December 8, 2021
Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.