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WPRO Host Says He Was Threatened

12-3-13

According to the Providence Journal, John DePetro filed a complaint with police today after he was threatened by two men outside the station. DePetro says the men were angry over comments he made last month about a labor union protest outside a fundraiser for State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, at the Roger Williams Park Casino.

Talking about the protest on his morning talk show the next day, including comments by a female union leader, DePetro said: "What a disgrace. You are an embarrassment ... . You are parasites. You are cockroaches. You lie. You are union hags. There's another word I'd like to use ... it begins with a W. and an H. and an O. and an R. and an E. and an S. See if they can spell that."



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