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Mark Steyn: Media will downplay Boston bomber-Muslim link, same as Ft. Hood, underwear bomber
Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/19/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT by Rufus2007

On Rush Limbaugh’s Friday program, fill-in host Mark Steyn reminded listeners of Limbaugh’s Tuesday comments predicting the media would “circle the wagons” for Islam if it turned out that the suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing Muslims, saying that the prediction will come true.

As it turned out, the suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indeed Muslims, and Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said the media wagon-circling would begin “any moment now.”

“As we now know, these guys are Muslim,” Steyn said. “One of them was Muslim. He’s dead — he died in the early hours this morning. The other guy, still on the lam, is Muslim — Muslims from Chechnya. And so, as usual, any moment now we’ll start to hear, ‘Oh well, these are just lone wolves,’ as Rush said. ‘They’re not typical of anything.’ None of these guys are ever typical of anything.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: bostonbombing; bostonmarathon; islam; marksteyn; muslim; wot
My suspicion is they'll contort themselves in such a way that they'll attack conservatives anyway!
1 posted on 04/19/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Yeah, the media will try that ? but ? they can’t hide from the pictures of those people killed, injured and with limbs missing.


2 posted on 04/19/2013 11:36:44 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Rufus2007

The media will search for underlying causes as to their rage as to try and mitigate their atrocities. Meanwhile, non-violent Tea Party protesters will continue to be vilified and equated to terrorists.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Rufus2007

We must have said something to make them blow people up.../s


4 posted on 04/19/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Rufus2007

They already are. I just heard some of the talking heads suggest this had nothing to do with Islam.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 11:37:50 AM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Rufus2007

He’s right. Beck said the same thing.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 11:37:55 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Rufus2007

Its odd. I just realized that, if I didn’t read it here, I’d have little idea what the “media” will do with this story.

I turned them off quite a while ago. I still read ‘about’ the media (here mostly) but I have managed to mostly fence them out of my head otherwise.

I think thats an important step. Turn them off. Find sources of information you trust and turn the others off. I notice that its mostly the new media that are really covering this story anyway.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 11:39:45 AM PDT by marron
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To: Rufus2007

Sure would like to know what Mooch-Elle was doing visiting that muslim ba$tard in the hospital who is related to that wealthy muslim family . . . and how much did they pay the rather porcine FLOTUS to look the other way.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 11:40:22 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Rufus2007
My suspicion is they'll contort themselves in such a way that they'll attack conservatives anyway!

It won't require much contortion. That blame game follows a well-worn pattern for Progressives: Conservatives created a climate of hate (you know, the Rush Limbaughs et al)with their aggressive, anti-Muslim rhetoric, driving these otherwise peaceful young men to resort to vengeful violence.

9 posted on 04/19/2013 11:44:44 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Rufus2007

The media will blame the fact that they were not accepted by their host country well-enough, that their peers did not fully embrace them, etc. This led for them finding solace in Islam, then seeing the US killing muslims, etc.

Even though they did exactly what their religion tells them to do, the press will harp, as they always do, that Islam had nothing to do with these bombings.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 11:45:49 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Rufus2007

Yes, they will play down the Islamic connection. But given that they are from Chechnya, they will “cleverly” remind people that the bombers are “Caucasian.”


11 posted on 04/19/2013 11:47:24 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Rufus2007

Now the susppects philosophy in this act will be buried by the DNC press.

Muslims share the Democrats hated of America.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 11:47:50 AM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: Dallas59
We must have said something to make them blow people up.../s

They have already started. This morning some Left Liberal kook on a station was talking about how the older brother didn't have any American friends and couldn't understand Americans, this bozo then goes on to ask "maybe he experienced something negative" here in America to make him do these horrific acts, implying maybe the poor misunderstood jihadist was 'bullied' by the big bad Americans. Disgusting, I had to turn off the station.

13 posted on 04/19/2013 11:50:38 AM PDT by apro
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To: Rufus2007

I was watching PSMNBC at the hospital(I don’t control the channels there)and was completely shocked that the graphics being run identified these guys as Muslims and the person being interviewed mentioned the same fact several times.

Who woulda thunk it?


14 posted on 04/19/2013 11:51:48 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

PMSNBC


15 posted on 04/19/2013 11:52:58 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Rufus2007

What Friday program with Mark Steyn, whom I really enjoy as a Rush guest host???? My local station stayed with the Fox drones talking about nothing with nobodies.

Ggggrrrrr!!!


16 posted on 04/19/2013 11:53:36 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Rufus2007

If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a Muslim we must look to root causes and legitimate grievances and ask what we can do so as not to anger Muslims.
If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a right-winger we must ask ourselves if the public airways can continue to be used by zealots to drum up hate against the government and ask right wing politicians and commentators to ‘tone down’ the rhetoric.

If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a left-winger they must be given a job as a teacher at a University


17 posted on 04/19/2013 11:54:11 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Rufus2007

Vietnam was a police action
Fort Hood was workplace violence
Obama’s elections are bullying

Fair is fair.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 11:55:37 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: Rufus2007

Mark Steyn: Media will downplay Boston bomber-Muslim link, same as Ft. Hood, underwear bomber

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Muslims?? Why, the lame stream press has already told us these fine young boys were AMERICANS. They were naturlized and everything.

One of them was going to be on the US Olympic Boxing Team.

God Bless America, and all that jazz.

(puke)


19 posted on 04/19/2013 11:56:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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20 posted on 04/19/2013 11:57:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Rufus2007

In other breaking news, it’s predicted the sky will be dark at 2AM tomorrow morning.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 11:57:51 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Rufus2007

Heard Andrea Mitchell inquire as to why these normal kids next door could become radicalized in the US. “What could have caused it?”

Truly, this woman is a moron.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Rufus2007

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (D-Boston) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (D-Cambridge), fervent Obama supporters. Must’ve been hearing dog-whistles (or hyena-whistles).


23 posted on 04/19/2013 11:58:32 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Rufus2007
State-controlled media was chomping at the bit to cluck their tongues and waggle their bony little fingers at the bitter, bible-clinging gun-clutchers.

They are deeply saddened that it was the logical suspects.

24 posted on 04/19/2013 11:59:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Rufus2007
Beginning early this morning, after the identity of the perps were known, they had carjacked a car and murdered a MIT Campus guard, who had apparently fingered the pair, the media (at least on FOX) were attempting to decide if the pair were "foreign or domestic" after also determining that there was enough information out there identifying the pair as both of Chechnyn birth but also devotees of Islam, self-declared.

Then after determining the pair had at least had been here long enough to refer to them as "domestic," the next pesky effort is to determine where they became "radicalized." You know, did they travel overseas for their dangerous training and why were the pair determined to destroy the very locality that had given them "free educations," etc.

I continue to be amazed when media continue to quiz themselves and one another, what was the "reason" behind their murderous acts. Surely it cannot be their religion of choice, I mean, they have been told and continue to chant the lie that Islam is a religion of "peace" so what happened!!!

As a number of my acquaintances tell me, the only "moderate Muslim is the one out of bullets!"

Lastly, we don't need to know anything more than some guys between the ages of 18-45 and Muslim, that alone is the reason - they hate democracy, they are told that to kill the infidels, aka to commit "jihaid" is doing the work of Allah!

25 posted on 04/19/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: NoLibZone

A rock will mysteriously be tossed through the window of some Boston mosque and the media, Obama, the Governor and Mayor will have the opportunity to rush to the defence of islam and condemn the “retaliation” against innocent muslims.

We know who Obama sides with:

“”Islam has always been part of America””

“You’re absolutely right that John McCain hasn’t talked about my muslim faith”

“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

“The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.”

“These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

“What we’ve seen over the last week, week and a half, is something that actually we’ve seen in the past, where there is an offensive video or cartoon directed at the prophet Muhammad.”

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”


26 posted on 04/19/2013 12:01:10 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: DJ MacWoW

27 posted on 04/19/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: allmendream
If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a right-winger we must ask ourselves if the public airways can continue to be used by zealots to drum up hate against the government and ask right wing politicians and commentators to ‘tone down’ the rhetoric.

Third time I read that, and I'm still scratching my head. The "right wing" has been blamed for terrorism, but when has it been true? McVeigh wasn't "right wing," but we got blamed anyway. They tried to pin Loughner in Tucson on Sarah Palin, and succeeded in many minds, but he wasn't "right wing" either.

28 posted on 04/19/2013 12:03:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty
No, McVeigh was anti-government - and that was good enough for many (including Clinton) to blame right wing talk radio.

And Loughner was just a nut (and a left wing nut) but that was good enough for many to tell the right wing that they had to be “civil” and “tone down the rhetoric”.

My point is simple enough. If the terrorist is a Muslim there is one response, if the terrorist is right wing (or can be blamed on the right) there is a different response, and if the terrorist is left wing they are given a job as a University professor.

29 posted on 04/19/2013 12:08:43 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Rufus2007
Oh well, these are just lone wolves,’ as Rush said. ‘They’re not typical of anything.’ None of these guys are ever typical of anything.”

They are typical fundamental Muslim Jihadists. They are following the Koran and Hadiths as written.
Somewhere along the line we have to realize we are in a Islamic religious war against us Infidels.-tom

30 posted on 04/19/2013 12:21:01 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: allmendream

Yeah, I agree with that basic analysis. If the liberals didn’t have double/triple/more standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. And we get the part about the University professors. They also get to ghost write autobiographical books for politicians who become Presidents.


31 posted on 04/19/2013 12:29:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Rufus2007

Why is no one questioning the suspension of constitutional rights of the innocent residents. CNN reporting you have no choice in the police searching your home from attic to basement. And yet it appears to not be an issue with anyone.


32 posted on 04/19/2013 12:29:27 PM PDT by MontanaBeth (Born Conservative)
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To: T-Bird45

He’s hilarious...


33 posted on 04/19/2013 12:36:05 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: marron
I think thats an important step. Turn them off.

I agree. Once you realize the Media is what it is -- a bunch of lying commie, godless propagandists - it reduces your stress level. They are just spewing the kind of messages that you'd expect from people who want to destroy this Country, and attack Christianity. So yes, it is better to just turn them off -- but if you happen to chance across one of their broadcasts (unavoidable in the airports, and many gyms), just remember who they are. Nothing surprising about the Media's message.

34 posted on 04/19/2013 12:41:04 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: allmendream
If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a Muslim we must look to root causes and legitimate grievances and ask what we can do so as not to anger Muslims. If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a right-winger we must ask ourselves if the public airways can continue to be used by zealots to drum up hate against the government and ask right wing politicians and commentators to ‘tone down’ the rhetoric. If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a left-winger they must be given a job as a teacher at a University

Likewise, if an inner city yute tries to rob/kill you, it's your racism that is to blame. He can't help it.

35 posted on 04/19/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Travis McGee

Damn good questions.


36 posted on 04/19/2013 12:44:26 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rufus2007

Just heard an “expert” on Geraldo say this was an act of domestic terrorism committed by a disturbed young man who was raised in this country for most of his life - sort of like Columbine, or Colorado.

(I tuned in to Rush and got Geraldo instead. Yech.)


37 posted on 04/19/2013 12:48:26 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: littleharbour
They're already claiming to be victims of "hate crimes."

http://malden.patch.com/articles/muslim-woman-assaulted-harassed-near-malden-center#photo-14046503

38 posted on 04/19/2013 12:51:07 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

And as predicted, the Mayor is already rushing to the defence of alleged victim and promising to hunt down the offender. Maybe he can use the 9,000 police officers once they’re done tracking down suspect #2.


39 posted on 04/19/2013 1:00:16 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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The Leftwing faction in media has appetite for defaming traditional Americans. This is the critical news; the truth that every citizen must understand.


40 posted on 04/19/2013 1:04:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: MontanaBeth

MontanaBeth wrote:

“Why is no one questioning the suspension of constitutional rights of the innocent residents. CNN reporting you have no choice in the police searching your home from attic to basement. And yet it appears to not be an issue with anyone.”

I asked that question on another thread. Has martial law been declared? Has the Constitution been suspended? If the search for a murderer justifies entry and search without warrant, then the police will be able to make that claim whenever they wish to enter someone’s home. “I’m sorry sir but we have reason to believe that a murderer may have passed through your neighbourhood. Please lie on the floor with your hands behind your head until we are able to confirm that your house is secure. Have a nice day.” The same people who tell us that unlawful combatants detained in a foreign country are entitled to the full protection of the US Constitution, are ok with the police arbitrarily suspending the rights of Americans on US soil on the basis of “necessity”.


41 posted on 04/19/2013 1:09:06 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour

Thanks littleharbour, glad to know I’m not the only one outraged over thugs with badges, invading homes in name of safety!


42 posted on 04/19/2013 1:42:33 PM PDT by MontanaBeth (Born Conservative)
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To: Rufus2007

What media outlet will cast aspersions on Obama’s religion?


43 posted on 04/19/2013 1:46:01 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Rufus2007

The Ministry of Propaganda does whatever their narrow little ideology requires.


44 posted on 04/19/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Menehune56

Malden MA. My home town. 24% NON CITIZEN! You should see some of the postings. Moonbats want “right wing nut jobs and tea baggers” to leave Malden. There’s a letter to the editor kissing Muslim ass.


45 posted on 04/19/2013 1:58:32 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Rufus2007

Media will go with gun control angle I predict. If we only had background checks ....


46 posted on 04/19/2013 2:00:29 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: littleharbour

City Hall is across from an Orange Line Station and there are cameras all over the place. I’m sure this incident (which no one else saw even though the foot traffic never stops)will show up on them.


47 posted on 04/19/2013 2:10:01 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: littleharbour

City Hall is across from an Orange Line Station and there are cameras all over the place. I’m sure this incident (which no one else saw even though the foot traffic never stops)will show up on them.


48 posted on 04/19/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Dallas59
We must have said something to make them blow people up.../s

Isn't that the typical leftist position on Islamic terrorism? Yep....but it's so simple:

The real reason? Islamic terrorism is an act of religious faith, and the enemy's desire to murder us began with that religious faith, and not with ANYTHING we've done. Muslims have been killing non-Muslims simply for being non-Muslims .....ever since Mohammad started it over a thousand years ago.

49 posted on 04/19/2013 2:26:18 PM PDT by Scooter100 (A balanced budget means Banksters lose $Billion$.)
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