Trump supporters riled up after 'The Good Fight' tweets 'target words' list including 'assassinate,' 'president'

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Christine Baranski stars in "The Good Wife" spin-off "The Good Fight." (Image: The Good Fight via Instagram)Christine Baranski stars in "The Good Wife" spin-off "The Good Fight." (Image: The Good Fight via Instagram)

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Christine Baranski stars in “The Good Wife” spin-off “The Good Fight.” (Image: The Good Fight via Instagram)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A tweet from the social media team behind&nbsp;The Good Fight&nbsp;has stirred up Trump supporters.” data-reactid=”31″>A tweet from the social media team behind The Good Fight has stirred up Trump supporters.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="On Friday, the handle for the&nbsp;CBS All-Access&nbsp;series tweeted a screenshot from the Mar. 28 episode asking followers to find an&nbsp;Easter egg. The image, which has since been deleted along with the tweet, shows a list of “target words” being monitored by the show’s fictionalized version of the National Security Agency (NSA). The list, shown briefly on screen during the episode titled “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance,” included about 100 terms — but began with “assassinate,” followed by “president” and “Trump.”” data-reactid=”32″>On Friday, the handle for the CBS All-Access series tweeted a screenshot from the Mar. 28 episode asking followers to find an Easter egg. The image, which has since been deleted along with the tweet, shows a list of “target words” being monitored by the show’s fictionalized version of the National Security Agency (NSA). The list, shown briefly on screen during the episode titled “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance,” included about 100 terms — but began with “assassinate,” followed by “president” and “Trump.”

This screenshot from at March 28 episode of "The Good Fight" is causing drama. (Image: Twitter)This screenshot from at March 28 episode of "The Good Fight" is causing drama. (Image: Twitter)

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This screenshot from the March 28 episode of “The Good Fight” has led to a flurry of fake news. (Image: Twitter)

An edited version of the original image with the aforementioned three words as well as “eliminate” and “Mar-a-lago” circled in red spread across the internet in a flurry over the weekend. The drama has led to some people calling for the boycott of the show — while others claimed they contacted the Secret Service to report the “threat.” (It remains unclear whether or not the Secret Service received any calls about this, but Yahoo has reached out to the Homeland Security spokesperson for comment.)

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The narrative being rewritten is that the show made some sort of threat against President Trump.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In actuality, Christine Branski’s character Diane learns that her phone conversations with the leader of an anti-Trump women’s resistance group were being monitored by the show’s NSA (read a recap of the episode here). The list was supposed to serve as a wink to fans that the show’s NSA-like group was still investigating the character Kalinda, played by Archie Panjabi on The Good Wife. Her name appears in the second row of the list.” data-reactid=”63″>In actuality, Christine Branski’s character Diane learns that her phone conversations with the leader of an anti-Trump women’s resistance group were being monitored by the show’s NSA (read a recap of the episode here). The list was supposed to serve as a wink to fans that the show’s NSA-like group was still investigating the character Kalinda, played by Archie Panjabi on The Good Wife. Her name appears in the second row of the list.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The uproar over the list online has led to more drama. Since this happened, Nyambi Nyambi, who plays investigator Jay DiPersia on the show, is being trolled by known white supremacists. That’s because in a monologue on the show, he said — in character — that it’s OK to punch a Nazi. So now white supremacists are also claiming&nbsp;CBS is “inciting violence” against Nazis.” data-reactid=”64″>The uproar over the list online has led to more drama. Since this happened, Nyambi Nyambi, who plays investigator Jay DiPersia on the show, is being trolled by known white supremacists. That’s because in a monologue on the show, he said — in character — that it’s OK to punch a Nazi. So now white supremacists are also claiming CBS is “inciting violence” against Nazis.

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Yahoo has reached out to CBS for comment and will update this post when we hear back.

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