EDITORIAL: Blame the white man

There was no joy in liberal land when the prime suspect in the Times Square bomb plot turned out to be a Pakistani-American. The right-wing terrorist boogeyman vanished. Leftist racial and ethnic profiling failed again. [...]

I salivate at the mere thought of the wild and inconceivable tangents our American correspondents can mutilate and spin out of this gem of editorial comment art.

C'mon folks. Surprise me. I bet you can't.

Tags: Faisal Shahzad, Times Square bomb, al qaeda, bible, redemption, anal thunder, liberals, teabaggers, war on terror

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The last paragraph is the best:

"Those who style themselves as the intellectual class are so captive to hatred for a particular kind of American citizen that they immediately and without evidence ascribe acts of violence to them. These liberals should reflect on the fact that they've become the most bigoted people in America. "
This reminds me of an article I read about a "European heritage" gathering (which was of course a niced-up white supremacy front) in which a black guy was called "the most bigoted person here" because he videotaped the people who organized it.
Though they pay token gesture to the Austin light plane tax protestor, Timothy McVeigh is safely cordoned of in the no-think part of their brains.

This hotbed of liberal hysterics right here immediately leapt to the conclusion that it was an islamist operation and it took deranged right wing lunatic to actually suggest otherwise.
Despite being a damn liberal, I assumed he was a Muslim terrorist punishing us for South Park. The timing seemed right.

I had no idea he'd be so good looking, though. What a hunky terrorist! Mashallah!
And I called whitey. It was just too amateurish, stupid and common - even for Al Qaeda. It smelled like moonshine and hog farm.
I think he was just pissed off because none of his friends have faces. That would annoy me too.

I think I don't watch the news enough. I sort of recall they said it was the wrong type of fertilizer. What did he do, go organic and use fish emulsion? That would make him an environmentally friendly terrorist.
Right, whenever something terroristic happens, white guys are immediately blamed, and most likely beaten up on the street, too. Is this satire? I must be hanging around the wrong people even though 95% of my friends are liberal.

To be fair, some of the people who have been making death threats and spouting Islamist propoganda lately have been white guys who converted to Islam.

What's with "hoping" it was anyone? Either way it's an act of terrorism. If terrorism is all committed by one group, that means that group is united and therefore powerful; if they're committed by a bunch of separate groups or individuals, that means there are lots of angry lunatics of contradictory opinions and there will be terrorism whatever way people act.

My favorite comment: Here's another thing for your memory box: how about all those years when the right claimed that minorities were whining. The tip to whites is that if you want to be taken seriously, stop whining all the time about how oppressed you are. Get it?
This sounds like the scene in Animal Farm, where the pigs and the farmers are at the table together, and you can't tell the pigs from the farmers.

Very good point, too. I would add to "crazy" something like totalitarian idealogue religious crazy.
I think the word you want is "believers". They all believe in hogwash of one kind or another and life is irrelevant.
That's what I'm saying Nerd...when you're being killed, you really don't care if it's by teabaggers, violent pro-lifers, or Islamists.

In my opinion this is the same missing-the-point as people's being upset by Christian messages on guns. They're made for killing, which is a little more severe than proselytizing.
The major editorial for most newspapers is by the editor. They traditionally don't sign as they are the boss and anyone can find them.
Not necessarily. Editorials are written by the editorial board, which usually consists of at least a handful of people. They should all be on the masthead, though.


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