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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
WND: Bad to Speculate That Right-Wingers Behind Boston Bombing, OK to Speculate Muslims Did It
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily huffed in an April 16 article:

Call up the FBI. Whistle down Boston police. The commentators across the television airwaves have pinpointed if not an individual, the ideological leaning of the Boston bomber.

The right wing.

It started yesterday even as the smoke from the terror attack still was drifting in the skies of Boston, where three were killed and more than 170 wounded in two bomb blasts set off at the Boston Marathon.

The article offers a link to Joseph Farah's column in which he falsely claimed nobody has been arrested for an attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Day parade -- in fact, a white supremacist pleaded guilty and is currently in prison.

The irony here is that WND is railing against baselessly blaming right-wing activists for the bombing. Clearly, the media should be baselessly blaming Islamist -- just like WND is.

AaronKlein served up another one of his no-name anonymous source specials, even admitting that nothing he's writing is confirmed, just what some people he refuses to name purportedly told him:

An al-Qaida-allied group in the Gaza Strip claimed to WND that there have been arrests of jihadists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of the probe into yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosions.

The arrests could not be immediately confirmed.

Members of Gaza’s Jihadiya Salafia group further said that al-Qaida is being credited for the attack in its affiliated online forums.

The Gaza sources told WND the online al-Qaida forum messages claimed the bombings were an al-Qaida response to a U.S. military airstrike that killed a high-profile Taliban leader and four other Taliban members last week near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan.

Jihadia Salafia represents al-Qaida in Gaza.

It was not immediately clear whether the Internet claims should be taken seriously or simply represented jihadists utilizing the explosions.

Klein goes on to parrot the WND talking point of complaining that "some in the media have been speculating it could have been a domestic attack, with some analysts suggesting 'right wing extremists' were involved." Klein seems to think that hiding behind anonymous sources to baselessly implicate his employer's enemies is somehow more credible.

Meanwhile, Klein's fellow WND conspirator in anonymity, Reza Kahlili -- and that isn't even his real name -- is peddling even more anonymous claims:

Although it is not known yet who is responsible for Monday’s heinous bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than 100 people, a source within Iranian intelligence services told WND the Islamic regime was behind them and to look for trails through Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The source said the bombs were planted near the end of the race so that the horrific images of the blasts would be captured by all the media there and be replayed over and over throughout the world.

It seems that WND wants us to trust reporters with a history of biased journalism -- one of whom is hiding behind a fake name -- who can't come up with an on-the-record source to back up their claims over genuine media sources who are looking at all aspects of the case. No wonder nobody believes WND.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:59 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:13 PM EDT

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