Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: 'Normally' Domestic Terrorists 'Tend to Be on the Far Right'
Posted on 04/15/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
Just hours after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, Chris Matthews speculated, "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right." He then reconsidered and suggested, "...That’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
During live coverage, the Hardball host highlighted a possible explosion at John F. Kennedy's presidential library and thought this could be a personal attack on the Democratic Party: "...But going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the Freedom Trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party. Does that tell you something?" (Police are now considering the incident at the JFK library to be fire-related.) One can only guess what it tells Chris.
Chris Matthews: 'Normally' Domestic Terrorists 'Tend to Be on the Right'
Has Matthews not heard of left-wing domestic terrorists such as William Ayers or the Weather Underground?
[Thanks to the MRC's Jeff Meyer for assistance with the video and transcript.]
A transcript of the April 15 segment is below:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about domestic terrorism as a category. Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right, well that’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that. Do they advertise after they do something like this? Do they try to get credit as a group or do they just hate America so much or its politics or its government that they just want to do the damage, they don't care if they get public credit, if you will?
MICHAEL LEITER: What we'll see over the coming couple hours and days is lots of people taking credit for this. We'll probably have al-Qaeda take credit for it. We'll have domestic terrorists take credit for it. And it will be the responsibility of the FBI and the Boston police to figure out if any of those are actually real cases like Timothy McVeigh destroying the Oklahoma City courthouse federal building; no one took credit for that. So it might be some time or never that someone actually takes credit for this. Lots of people will say they were responsible for it.
MATTHEWS: I was just thinking, again, it's early; it's an early situation, but going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the freedom trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party. Does that tell you anything?
To paraphrase Chris Matthews, "when I find myself in times of trouble, I just try to recall Saul Alinsky..."
Hey Chrissy, I challenge you to name one
Like the unibomber?
Us prisons overflow with domestic terrorists. Each one a democrat.
He is such a piece of sh&t!!!
how can he say that with a straight face? someone better call his ass on it... liar!
Where did he come up with that? Ted Kazinsky, the Unabomber, was right wing? The guy who crashed the plane into the tax service building? Timothy McVeigh wasn’t right wing no matter hard they try to make him out to be.
Trying to think of a recent right wing terrorist. Maybe Eric Robert Rudolf?
More like Bill Ayers.
Commie thugs who have nothing better to do than go on TV and make light of a tragedy for their own political gain “Normally” come from the left..just thought I’d put that out there
He is in the final stages of syphillis.
I am not at liberty to say how I know this.
I never knew Bill Ayers was far right!
Chris does realize that if this bomber was an angry white Tea Party male, his picture would already be “out there” everywhere. That’s how I know this bomber is a Muslim. No pictures.
Weather Underground, ELF, ALF, Unibomber.
Its not even worth responding to. That person, Chris Matthews, is bats**t crazy. Him and all 5 of his viewers.
And the Weather Underground, and the Symbionese Liberation Army, and...
Lots of "tea party" types in those groups. /sarcasm
And dozens since. Several occupy types in the last few years alone.
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