Jerry Falwell Jr. to reporter: 'Trust me, you do not want to mess with me, OK?'

• Liberty University hires forensic accountants to investigate "all facets" of Falwell's tenure, including school's financial and real estate operations

When you're in a whole lot of trouble, a dumb thing to do is threaten journalists. But Jerry Fallwell Jr. is not the smartest man. He was forced to resign from Liberty University, the Christian school his father founded, after allegations of sexual improprieties. Now they're bringing in the forensic accountants, and looking at questions of conflict of interest and self-dealing, through various companies set up by and controlled by Fallwell and his wife and kids.

Reuters reporters Aram Roston and Joshua Schneyer were reporting out this investigation, and phoned Jerry Fallwell Jr. for comment.

He did a dumb dumb thing, again, that Jerry Fallwell Jr.

From Reuters:

After initially referring questions to his legal and public relations representatives, Falwell called Reuters late Wednesday afternoon and said he looked forward to the Liberty investigation. "I welcome it because it will prove that all you guys are liars," he said, referring to members of the media. "You got nothing."

He also warned Reuters not to question his two adult sons, both of whom still have jobs at Liberty. "Trust me," Falwell said during the call, "you do not want to mess with me, OK?"

Read the entire report. It's chef's kiss dot gif schadenfreude-a-licious.

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