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Lessons Unlearned: Boston and the Make Believe Media’s Cretins

There are still scant facts known about yesterday’s events. We know how many bombs exploded. We know the human toll, though the final body count may change. That’s all; everything else is in flux, or false.

When the attack occurred it was Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets that “broke” the news, as dozens (if not hundreds) of users of these communication tools began sharing texts, pictures, and videos of the horrific events unfolding before their eyes. Their dispatches were then retweeted and reposted; collated and shared, quickly spreading across the globe. Most of the initial videos broadcast by commercial news outlets were drawn from these sources, once again proving that ‘citizen journalism’ is inextricably connected to the news cycle… whether the “professionals” like it or not.

The problem with Twitter, as a wag on my feed noted, is that when events like yesterday’s terror attack happen, “it’s great for the first hours but then begins to break down.” The “break down” he/she (can’t remember who posted it, or even if I’m quoting it correctly) was talking about was knee-jerk lefties (and numerous Moonbats) baselessly laying blame for the attack on the GOP/Tea Party’s doormat. There were two notable examples: the Ham Hoover of Flint, Michael Moore, and New York Times columnist Nick Kristof. The Ham Hoover is an incorrigible git, and Kristof was forced to admit he’d been a dick.

The 24/7 news outlets yesterday were, collectively, atrocious in their coverage. As the ineffably brutal Stacy McCain tweeted:

Dear TV People: Do not emote. Do not tell us how to feel. Do not speculate. JUST REPORT THE FUCKING NEWS. Thank you. Signed – AMERICA

— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) April 15, 2013

The Make Believe Media (MBM) long ago abandoned the idea that “reporting” is the reason they collect paychecks (some examples here). With time to fill while awaiting details, they almost immediately, like Ham Hoover and Kristof, began playing the Blame Game, zeroing in on the same suspects. Of course, unrestrained by Twitter’s 140 character limit, they were able to elaborate; to add context to their pulled out of their asses pronouncements.

A “National Security Analyst” employed by CNN said: “We’ve seen a number of failed bombing attempts by Al Qaeda… but we’ve also seen other extremist groups. Right-wing groups trying to attacking, for instance – trying to attack the Martin Luther King parade in Oregon in 2010.”

That’s not true, dude. Yes, Kevin William Harpham was convicted for planting the bomb in Spokane, but the prosecutors could not tie his action to anything beyond his own racist psychosis. The sole accusation that he was involved with a ‘right wing/extremist group’ came from the thoroughly discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. Nice try; here’s a cookie!

PJM’s Roger L. Simon does a neat bit of defenestration of Mr. Berger, noting that he had a horse in the race when it came to deciding where to lay the blame for the Boston bombings.

Next we had CNN’s Wolf Blitzer showing just how mind-boggling stupid such feckless speculation can be, while also displaying an amazing lack of understanding about what “Patriot’s Day” entails:

“One intriguing notion, one intriguing thought here, and I’m curious, Mike, and I’ll ask Matt to weigh in as well,” Blitzer said. “It is a state holiday, in addition to the Boston Marathon. It is a state holiday in Massachusetts today called Patriots Day, and who knows if that has anything at all to deal — to do with these, these twin explosions.”


“As part of Boston’s — Massachusetts, I should say — Patriots Day, did you notice earlier in the day, Matt, any special Patriots Day events going on, anything pointing to a special day in Massachusetts?”

Wolfie, are you familiar with the term, “historical re-enactments“? Have you ever heard of Fenway Park, you fucking shmuck?

And then there was the Gold Standard of MBM liberal hackery: MSLSD’s spittle-flecked Lord of the Lunatics, Chris “Tingles” Matthews. Tingles ran wild entertaining “reasons” the right side of the political aisle could have been responsible the attack, ranging from “Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right“–which, like with CNN’s analyst, is an MBM fallacy, consistently proven untrue— to “Tax Day/Patriots Day” considerations. Tingles dismissed Tax Day as having any significance to an Islamic terrorist, noting, “I don’t think Tax Day means a whole lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or the, certainly not to al Qaeda in terms of their world. It doesn’t have any iconic significance.”

In Tingles’ booze-addled consciousness, the only probable conclusion remaining is that some gun loving, teabagging wingnuts would pick this date to launch a terror attack, because… well, everybody knows they hate taxes… and runners!

The name and reason Patriots’ Day is a holiday in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts doesn’t register inside that dumb Mick bastard’s mind; like Blitzer, Tingles thinks its only about the Marathon. That these two veteran broadcasters–and their producers–were so blind to the notion that it was a fat, juicy, “soft” target for a jihadist attack could never possibly show up on their radar; each and every time some tragedy occurs in America they immediate look at it politically, and every. single. time. their first reaction is to blame their political opponents.

Damn the Torpedos; Defend teh Narrative!


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