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Saturday, April 20, 2013

NPR does it again. Why coverage of 'right-wing' violence irritates conservatives

NPR was ready to make the Boston Marathon bombing a right wing plot.

Earlier this week, NPR’s counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston drew justifiable outrage from conservatives for engaging in the following on air speculation about the Boston Marathon bombing:

The thinking, as we’ve been reporting, is that this is a domestic or extremist attack. Again, this is not because – this has got to be this because officials can’t get away from this idea of timing. April is a big month for anti-government, right-wing folks. There’s the Columbine anniversary. There’s Hitler’s birthday. There’s the Oklahoma City bombing. There’s the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. And these are all rallying points for these kinds of extremist groups.
It's not just NPR but all the rest of the Democrat/Liberal hive.  Listen to NPR and the term "right wing" is invariably used to describe something of which they disapprove.  I would like someone to do a search of NPR and find the term "left wing" to describe something of which they disapprove. 

And to the NPR types, right-wing includes anyone to the right of Bernie Sanders (a frequent NPR guest) who, although an avowed Socialist who votes with the Democrats, is described by NPR as an independent. 

Read the whole thing.

1 comment:

LibertyAtStake said...

Labeling Hitler "right wing" is especially appalling. It was the National SOCIALIST party, for chrissake! The only difference between Hitler and Stalin was the uniform fashion.