Salon's Sirota Hits Conservatives Who 'Suddenly Pretend They Care About People in Boston'

April 20th, 2013 10:36 AM

Salon's David Sirota, who on Tuesday wrote a column called "Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American" and doubled down on Wednesday with "I still hope the bomber is a white American" (respectively noted by Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters here and here), has predictably continued his incoherent rants. In a subsequent column, he wrote about how the "Boston aftermath brings out America’s worst prejudices." In his latest offering, with no sense of irony, circus clown Sirota tells readers that "we can't let ourselves get swept up in the media circuses that follow" (I'm not going to link to either example of dreadful dreck; readers with strong stomachs can plug the items in quotes just noted into a web search).

Apparently attempting to poison the national discussion in multimedia fashion, Sirota tweeted his belief on Thursday that any conservative who sympathizes with and supports the people of Boston and Massachusetts during this difficult time must be a hypocrite (HT


In Sirota's world, it's apparently impossible to simultaneously have sharp political disagreements with how a state and city are managed or governed and to have sympathy for victims of terrorist bombings which occurred within them.'s staff had what ended up being an interesting and ironic reaction:

Yes, a lot of conservatives disagree with the way Massachusetts governs itself, and sometimes we even mock their elected officials, but how that translates into wishing death on people is beyond us. Following that logic, Sirota should be absolutely giddy about the deadly explosions in Texas, but we doubt that he is.

Sirota's not giddy, but the self-perceived leftist multimedia star is apparently vying to be the Energizer Bunny of radical smear merchants. In a separate tweet on Thursday, he blamed "right-wing deregulators" for the Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Really: "Thanks right-wing deregulators! US fertilizer plant oversight/regulation is insanely weak in the US."

Which "right-wing deregulator" has been president for the past four years while overall annual federal spending has increased by 19% (from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2012), David?

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