Terrorists set off two explosives at the Boston Marathon six days ago, on April 15, 2012, killing three people and wounding hundreds. We know that it was the work of two brothers, immigrants from Chechnya, both Muslims, with ties to radical Islam. Based on other Terrorist attacks, including the one at Fort Hood, this is not much of a surprise.
The far left extremists in the MSM/DNC had other hopes. On my ride home on Monday, April 15, I was listening to WBUR (“Boston’s NPR News Station”), and they had on a so-called “terrorism expert” from Harvard University saying that it was most likely the work of domestic “right-wing” terrorists. This was not based on any factual track record. It was their political ideology driving that particular fantasy. NPR continued to double down on their pet theory.
Yup. You heard that correctly. An NPR “analyst” claiming that Hitler’s birthday is a “motivator” for those with a political view point to the right of center. Proving once again that history is not a strong point of the left. He was the leader of the German “National Socialist Workers Party”, with gives him more in common with the late Hugo Chavez, and the staff of NPR, than any registered Republican.
To be fair, NPR was not the only “news outlet” making these kind of baseless speculations. There was usual list of suspects joining in on their bashing of their political enemies while going out of their way to avoid the possibility of this terrorist act being the work of Islam extremists. You had James Kitfield of the National Journal, CNN, and of course, MSNBC. Ed Driscoll has a partial list of examples of this faux journalism that is so typical of the left.
Perhaps the best example of this moonbat behavior is David Sirota, who wrote an article in Salon entitled, ““Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.” Look it up if you want, I’m not giving the a link. Mr. Driscoll points out that this is pretty consistent behavior for the left. You have easily documented cases going back almost a Century.