The Boston Massacre Exploited

Certain people who pretend to be thoughtful journalists actually get paid to be provocative, controversial, hit-men. One such “journalist” recently published a ridiculous opinion piece at Salon.com entitled:

“Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American” 

It’s only two days since the bombing occurred and while many victims are still enduring great suffering and while the country is anxiously waiting on pins and needles for the Boston murderer(s) to be caught and brought to justice, this so-called journalist is using the Boston Bombing to do a hit job on the motives and character of Republicans. He wants to convince people that (somehow his version of) Republicans’ reactions to the Boston Bombing adds credence (to the lie) that most Republicans are racists and bigots.

Imagine the outcry we would here from the media outlets including Salon if a writer for a conservative publication wrote a story with the title “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon Bomber is a Muslim.” That person’s career would likely be over for saying such an irresponsible, terrible thing. But if you are a Democrat, or a liberal, or a progressive, you can say just about anything you want to about your political opponents and no matter how outrageous, you will probably get away with it. In fact, you will be cheered and congratulated for it.

Such tactics are slimy and disgusting and are being offered in order to tear down political opponents at the expense of the victims of the Boston bombing. Where’s the decency?

Frotho Canutus

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