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Actual Salon Headline: 'I Still Hope the Bomber Is a White American'
NewsBusters.org ^ | April 17, 2013 | Noel Shepard

Posted on 04/17/2013 9:29:05 PM PDT by Kaslin

As NewsBusters reported earlier, unabashedly liberal commentator David Sirota published an article at Salon Tuesday with the disgusting title, "Let’s Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber Is a White American."

As a result of all the negative attention he's gotten due to this piece, rather than doing the right thing by apologizing, Sirota on Wednesday actually doubled down with a new article titled "I Still Hope the Bomber Is a White American."

Sirota began by claiming that Fox News's Bill O'Reilly "effectively agreed" with his Tuesday article.

"As O’Reilly put it," he wrote, "'If this is an international terror attack, the repercussions will be severe,' but, he added, 'if it’s home-grown' that will just 'be another stain on American history.'”

Please notice that nowhere in the link Sirota provided did the Fox News transcript reflect O'Reilly saying, "Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a White American."

Instead, O'Reilly was pointing out the obvious: if it turns out the bomber is an Islamic terrorist, the repercussions will be more severe than if it ends up being a domestic, non-Islamic terrorist.

Why don't Sirota and others in the liberal media not understand that we are indeed at war with Islamic extremists and have been for decades?

On top of this, the Obama administration has been claiming since bin Laden's assassination that al Qaeda has been decimated.

If the events in Boston Monday are tied to al Qaeda, such statements were clearly premature, and there darn well should be a change in American foreign policy to prevent more such attacks.

By contrast, there are no American organizations that have declared war on the United States and have been systematically attacking us for years.

As such, no matter how horrific Monday was, there's likely no policy changes other than increased security at such events that will be enacted if the bomber ends up being domestic.

Obviously oblivious to such logic, after saying much the same things he did Tuesday, Sirota concluded, "The reason to hope that the bomber is a white American is because in a country where white privilege and double standards so obviously affect our national security reactions, that outcome will better guarantee that the reaction to Boston is a bit more measured."

Again, the response will be "a bit more measured" because America isn't at war with an extremist white American group.

In addition, as I noted in my first condemnation of Sirota's comments, why does the American assailant have to be white?

Wouldn't the response to this bombing be "a bit more measured" if a black or Asian American ended up being the attacker rather than an Islamic extremist?

Why must he or she be white for the repercussions to be more to Sirota's liking? In fact, why must he or she necessarily be American let alone white?

Wouldn't a lone wolf European for example with some beef against America who didn't belong to some anti-American group also have sufficed?

With all that in mind, maybe Sirota rather than sticking to his guns could have acknowledged his biases by correcting himself with an article titled "Actually, I Just Hope The Bomber Isn't An Islamic Extremist."

He might still have gotten pushback from some, but his point would have been significantly more pallatable to others.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; boston; davidsirota; iran; iraq; marathonbombing; pakistan; salon; wot

1 posted on 04/17/2013 9:29:05 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

#$*&# this self hating fag. Harsh words? Yes, but it needed to be said/written.

I’m over these assholes all together. Who cares!


2 posted on 04/17/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure Obooboo is trying to come up with one.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 9:36:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: snarkytart

Another thing , BOL is an attention whore who is not relevant.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 9:37:45 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Kaslin

Barry’s buddy Bill Ayers is white. I can see where their wish could come true. Environmentalist wacko, Ted Kaczynski is white too.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 9:38:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Kaslin

Well, Dave, maybe you should hope in one hand...


6 posted on 04/17/2013 9:40:17 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Kaslin

The mental illness on the left marches on.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: Kaslin

Why couldn’t people such as this ‘upstanding citizen’ have been at the finish line in Boston, maybe holding someone’s ‘backpack’......


9 posted on 04/17/2013 9:43:59 PM PDT by yadent
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To: Kaslin
Why don't Sirota and others in the liberal media not understand that we are indeed at war with Islamic extremists and have been for decades?

They have been at war with us for decades, we mostly refuse as a country to believe its true.

10 posted on 04/17/2013 9:49:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin

Too bad...they’re dark-skinned Sons of Obama, bitterly Clinging to their Korans and their Pressure Cookers.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 9:52:19 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Kaslin

They want Obama’s Fast and Furious 2.0 to work.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 9:59:04 PM 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: Kaslin

We talked about this guy’s article at work today. I kept describing him as “that racist pig.” Interestingly, most of my colleagues, even the liberal ones, were in agreement. Must have been the passion of the moment.

In any case, I refuse to tolerate these racist pigs. Period. If someone wants to talk like this, I’m in their face. They got it coming.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 10:01:52 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: redpoll

Yes, progressives like these are the worst racists I’ve had the displeasure of knowing. I remember my parents telling me nobody burned crosses in daBronx, only real estate offices in Riverdale, Pelham Parkway and other “good” neighborhoods that dared show co-ops or houses to, as they call them when they think no one’s around, G-ddamned ni**ers and filthy sp*cs. Years later I’ve witnessed their BS in college, with their phony sympathies toward anyone darker-skinned than themselves. Putting on their schtick that they “feel their pain”, pretending to be “down for the struggle”. How I wish I had them under surveillance on a typical Saturday night of partying. When the brewskis flowed and the “doobies” were passed around that’s when they let their, pardon the pun TRUE COLORS show.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 10:19:36 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kaslin

These filthy Communist are feeling their oats now as terrorist acts get underway in the new USSA.
We may be seeing just the beginning of civil strife.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 10:42:40 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kaslin

Why is it that all the people I’ve known or know of with the name “Sirota” or related spellings - Serotta - are assholes?

There has to be a sane one out there somewhere.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 11:19:20 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AlexW

The hard-left is emboldened now.

And the world knows when the left is in charge, America is weak.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 11:20:41 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: bicyclerepair

What is this little sh*tstain going to do if the bomber/bombers turn out to be WHITE OBUTTHOLE VOTERS.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 12:05:57 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Kaslin
Can't they somehow blame it on Bush?


19 posted on 04/18/2013 1:03:33 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Damned if I didn’t spit out my coffee when I saw your post! ROFLMAO


20 posted on 04/18/2013 2:27:14 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Kaslin

Remember, a high percentage of lib/leftists are Truthers. Many of these nuts, like Sirota, probably believe most of the Islamic violence of the past thirty-forty years was instigated by the CIA, conservatives, or religious types. They refuse to believe that we are under assault by Islamofascists. In fact, many lefties curry favor with the Islamos. These idiots think they have more in common with lunatics like Achmadinnerjacket than their fellow conservative citizens. Which makes them almost as big a problem as the Islamo-fascists.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 3:42:21 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Kaslin

Most likely this was done by someone from either the Middle East or North Africa and it is pointing out in htat direction.


22 posted on 04/18/2013 3:55:15 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

This lefty is in for a BIG SURPRISE when those security photos prove that it is NOT a white American male(s).


23 posted on 04/18/2013 3:57:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: redpoll

Could it be just for once there are those liberals with a BRAIN?


24 posted on 04/18/2013 3:58:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin
You got your whitey.


25 posted on 04/18/2013 4:28:18 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kaslin

Would love to see the look on his face if it is a Middle Eastern terrorist.


26 posted on 04/18/2013 4:57:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bicyclerepair

Rather the hard-left having their rear-ends handed to them.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 4:58:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t have a clue about the motives behind this bombing, I’m not as convinced as some on either the left or right.

That being said, I, too, hope the muzzies have given up bombing innocent folks.

I just don’t think so.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 5:22:35 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Kaslin

Most writers/reporters at Salon are white males. Maybe one of them did it.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 5:26:38 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Kaslin

and we hope the looters who moved in over the bloody bodies and stole event tent merchandise were white, too


30 posted on 04/18/2013 5:37:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: snarkytart
I was going to say, looks like a frustrated non-married homosexual who may have planted the bomb himself in order to push the gay-marriage agenda. I hope David turns out to be the bomber, or at least a gay white male.


31 posted on 04/18/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Kaslin

Share it far and wide. Most people will be offended by this, but they won’t know about it if you don’t show them. Hang this around the necks of your liberal friends/acquaintances. Make them disavow it.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 7:21:48 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: biggerten
I don’t have a clue about the motives behind this bombing, I’m not as convinced as some on either the left or right.

That was my reaction. I don't see any "signature" on this at all.

33 posted on 04/18/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: Kaslin
According to this idiot, "white male privilege" protects white male terrorists from being arrested and prosecuted. Last time I checked, Timothy McVeigh was not only arrested and prosecuted but executed for his actions.

Isn't it amazing how quickly the liberal worldview crumbles when facts enter the picture?

34 posted on 04/18/2013 3:17:54 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: F15Eagle
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Right out of a GQ shirt ad.

35 posted on 04/18/2013 6:32:44 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Impala64ssa
How I wish I had them under surveillance on a typical Saturday night of partying. When the brewskis flowed and the “doobies” were passed around that’s when they let their, pardon the pun TRUE COLORS show.

Why yes, you naughty Breitbart supporter, that would be very wicked. Even liable, if you spiked their joints with Nazifying nose candy and their beer with small doses of sodium pentothal to heighten their Gemuetlichkeit and unburden them of the last shreds of circumspection. That video would truly kick ass.

36 posted on 04/18/2013 6:38:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: ek_hornbeck
Timothy McVeigh was not only arrested and prosecuted but executed for his actions
Yes, and executed relatively quickly at that. And isn't it strange how, other than a few Jesuits at the prison on the day of his execution doing a rather lackluster rendition of Jesus carrying the cross, no meaningful protests over the cruelty of capital punishment
37 posted on 04/18/2013 7:02:30 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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