Wingnuts go bonkers over Wolf Blitzer’s innocuous remark regarding Patriots Day bombings in Boston
Shortly after yesterday’s bombings in Boston, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer made this remark:
One intriguing notion, one intriguing thought here, and I’m curious, Mike, and I’ll ask Matt to weigh in as well. It is a state holiday, in addition to the Boston Marathon. It is a state holiday in Massachusetts today called Patriots Day, and who knows if that has anything at all to deal — to do with these, these twin explosions.
The same thought had occurred to me and, no doubt, to countless other people. I heard and read frequent mentions yesterday and this morning about how the bombings had occurred on Patriots Day.
But to hear some right-wingers tell it, Blitzer was blaming the Tea Party movement for the violence in Boston (see HERE).
I guess these wackos think the Tea Party crowd has a copyright on the word “patriots.”
Mind you, I’m no fan of Wolf Blitzer, as I’ve made clear here on several occasions. But this kooky knock on him is outrageous.
Frankly, I still think it’s distinctly possible that there was a link between Patriots Day observances and the bombings. That doesn’t mean Tea Party zealots did it. It could have been foreign nationals, for all we know at this point.