The Boston Scare-athon

Don't jump to conclusions about suspects in Boston bombing

President Obama rightly asked the country Monday night not to jump to conclusions about who was behind the Boston bombing.

 

He needn’t have bothered addressing the nation. He could’ve just told his friends on the left.

The smoke had barely cleared at the site of the two explosions at the Boston Marathon when left-wingers on CNN and MSNBC were speculating that conservative Americans may have been behind the blasts.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews – a former Democratic operative – told his audience that “normally domestic terrorists ... tend to be on the far right” – notwithstanding the radical-left Weather Underground.

In trying to lead a guest to conclude that it was a domestic terrorist in Boston, who was possibly striking because of the April 15 income tax filing deadline, Matthews noted that “I don’t think Tax Day means a whole lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or … certainly not to al-Qaida in terms of their world. It doesn’t have any iconic significance.”

Astoundingly, Matthews also tried to make the terrorist attack about partisan politics – noting that a simultaneous fire at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum could have been an attack on “a modern political figure of the Democratic Party.”

Wow.

CNN’s Peter Bergen likewise suggested possible right-wing involvement in the bombing, saying it reminded him of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Really. After London. And Madrid. And Times Square. And 9-11. And the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. And American embassy bombings. And Mumbai. And the millennium bomber. And any of a long list of terrorist bombings and attempted bombings. And all Peter Bergen can think of is Oklahoma City?

Nida Khan, liberal blogger and radio producer for Al Sharpton, wrote on Twitter that “We don’t know anything yet of course, but it is tax day & my first thought was all these anti-gov groups, but who knows.”

Well, at least she admits her ignorance up front while blindly speculating and slandering a good chunk of America without a shred of information.

Not exactly what the president had in mind, is it?

One liberal writer, David Sirota, actually penned a column at website Salon.com headlined, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.”

It’s an indisputable, naked, ugly pattern: Every mass shooting, every bombing, the left-wing media lean forward in their seats as they jerk their knees to be the first to speculate that it’s some angry conservative behind it. That’s their first, utterly predictable reaction. Gotta be right-wingers.

They did it with the Tucson shooting – blaming conservative talk and Sarah Palin. Oops.

They did it in Aurora: ABC’s Brian Ross announced early in the case that the Aurora shooter’s fairly common name was listed on a Tea Party website; oops, wrong Jim Holmes.

Comedian Jon Stewart later blistered Ross in a Comedy Central segment, mocking Ross as having imagined, “When I was Googling (Holmes’) name, I saw the phrase ‘the Tea Party’ and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s a pre-existing narrative! I should get that on the TeeVee!’”

And now they’ve done it in the Boston bombing.

Will this reckless slander of conservative Americans never cease?

The answer is no. They will keep repeating the unproven charge every time there’s a high-profile shooting or bombing, because it fits their view of conservative America as scary, xenophobic, angry and violent. They desperately want it to be proven true.

And if there’s only one example, they’ll paint it as a pattern.

Ironically enough, it’s these left-wing “experts” who themselves are exhibiting signs of xenophobia.

We don’t know who’s behind the Boston bombing. But we agree with the president that before a suspect or suspects are identified, no conclusions should be jumped to.

We only wish his liberal friends would honor that simple bit of fairness and discretion – and give conservative Americans the same benefit of the doubt that is being given to the radical Muslims who are actually at war with us.

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