Skip to comments.Actual Salon Headline: 'I Still Hope the Bomber Is a White American'
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 OReilly put it," he wrote, "'If this is an international terror attack, the repercussions will be severe,' but, he added, 'if its 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.
#$*&# this self hating fag. Harsh words? Yes, but it needed to be said/written.
I’m over these assholes all together. Who cares!
I’m sure Obooboo is trying to come up with one.
Another thing , BOL is an attention whore who is not relevant.
Barry’s buddy Bill Ayers is white. I can see where their wish could come true. Environmentalist wacko, Ted Kaczynski is white too.
Well, Dave, maybe you should hope in one hand...
The mental illness on the left marches on.
Why couldn’t people such as this ‘upstanding citizen’ have been at the finish line in Boston, maybe holding someone’s ‘backpack’......
They have been at war with us for decades, we mostly refuse as a country to believe its true.
Too bad...they’re dark-skinned Sons of Obama, bitterly Clinging to their Korans and their Pressure Cookers.
They want Obama’s Fast and Furious 2.0 to work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The hard-left is emboldened now.
And the world knows when the left is in charge, America is weak.
What is this little sh*tstain going to do if the bomber/bombers turn out to be WHITE OBUTTHOLE VOTERS.
Damned if I didn’t spit out my coffee when I saw your post! ROFLMAO
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.
Most likely this was done by someone from either the Middle East or North Africa and it is pointing out in htat direction.
This lefty is in for a BIG SURPRISE when those security photos prove that it is NOT a white American male(s).
Could it be just for once there are those liberals with a BRAIN?
Would love to see the look on his face if it is a Middle Eastern terrorist.
Rather the hard-left having their rear-ends handed to them.
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.
Most writers/reporters at Salon are white males. Maybe one of them did it.
and we hope the looters who moved in over the bloody bodies and stole event tent merchandise were white, too
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.
That was my reaction. I don't see any "signature" on this at all.
Isn't it amazing how quickly the liberal worldview crumbles when facts enter the picture?
Right out of a GQ shirt ad.
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.