runs a story about John Ford being placed under house arrest and includes the following:
"[FBI Agent] Jackson said Ford told an agent at a later meeting that 'if he caught someone trying to set him up, he would shoot that person, kill them, so that there would be no witnesses.'
Ford's attorney, Michael Scholl, suggested the lawmaker was joking with the agent.
'Things are said ... that are meant in a joking manner," Scholl said, adding that 'Ford has a problem of running his mouth too much.'"
Yeah, that's it. What's wrong with everyone? Can't a guy crack a joke about murdering someone without people getting all over his ass about it? Sheesh.