The controversy engulfing bailed-out American International Group threatened to turn nasty amid reports of death threats against AIG workers, as US networks and newspapers were inundated with expressions of rage from the public.We also learned a month ago that Octomom's PR firm dropped her because they were getting death threats. My question is, does this really happen? Are there a large number of people out there that decide to anonymously call people and threaten to kill them? I've never done it. Have you? I would think this would be even more rare in this era of Caller ID. I would guess a lot of people don't know about *67, especially people who might make death threats. The AIG article above said people were e-mailed death threats, which would be even harder to do anonymously, as far as I know.
It's possible that one or two death threats is enough to make news, and I'd guess that some people falsely claim they have been threatened in an effort to look courageous. I'm just kind of skeptical when I hear these reports.