Personally I think the sheriff is as flipping crazy as he is. The sheriff's office investigated death threats this asshole made. Apparently they didn't think he was serious. Which explains the ridiculous posturing the sheriff is engaging in, trying to blame the talk shows for this behavior. He knows very well that his office stupidly wrote off a dangerous lunatic, and he's diverting. And the fucking fish farm liberals are gobbling the bait as fast as they can.