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(Fox News)   Fox News blames media bias for not talking about the real cause of the Boston bombings. If only there were some other way to get the word out   (foxnews.com) divider line 268
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2013-04-24 02:36:38 PM
what ties to radical islam are there, exactly? The older brother got pissy and used religion as a means to an end. He didn't receive teachings from any jihadist imam, he didn't go out and proclaim that Allah's way is the only way. He was a very devote Muslim that did terrible things but one did not cause the other.

You've got a legitimate issue with his mental stability, that's good, we all have questions about his stability, but if you're going to blame radical Islam as reason for the bombings, than you're an idiot and don't actually care about the real reasons for it, you just want to kill brown people because they're different than you.

/assholes
 
2013-04-24 02:38:13 PM
That's because the tie to radical Islam is tenuous at best, but the butthurt these guys seem to have felt because they didn't get things handed to them is palpable. They are closer to teabaggers than Al Qaeda.
 
2013-04-24 02:48:09 PM
In the week following the terror attack on the Boston Marathon, lefties and their media clones have been desperate to point out the attack had nothing to do with those two scary words. After all, journalists and pundits have had time to reflect on the bombing - from the safety of their posh offices and not Boston's crowded hospitals. The brothers were just poor and misunderstood. It can't be their fault.


Seriously.  Has ANYONE been reporting that?  Or is this just more Fox bullshiat completely made up out of whole cloth?
 
2013-04-24 02:55:53 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: In the week following the terror attack on the Boston Marathon, lefties and their media clones have been desperate to point out the attack had nothing to do with those two scary words.


Two scary words?  Boston and Marathon?  I know both terrify me.  Specifically the traffic in Boston, and the idea of having to run for 26 miles.
 
2013-04-24 02:58:03 PM
Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.
 
2013-04-24 03:03:58 PM
The world is wrong for not conforming to Fox's views.

I'm not sure what annoys me more - the stupidity or the arrogance with which they express it.
 
2013-04-24 03:10:24 PM

Diogenes: The world is wrong for not conforming to Fox's views.

I'm not sure what annoys me more - the stupidity or the arrogance with which they express it.


Don't forget about the dumb shiats who believe it.
 
2013-04-24 03:17:33 PM
The cause of the Boston bombings was bombs. I thought this had been discussed, complete with the requisite bad-taste-joke from a state-level GOP dickfark (named Stasi Stacy, of all things) over it.

Now, if you want to delve into the motivations of the bombers, we can stop the train at station 1 ("Radical Islam"), station 2 ("pissed about Afghanistan/Iraq"), station 3 ("social isolation"), station 4 ("CTE"), station 5 ("they're Yankee fans/they hate runners") or station 6 ("more info needed").

// station 4 is where the hobos hang out, and it smells like Alex Jones and pee
// also, avoid pod 6
// ...damn jerks
 
2013-04-24 03:20:30 PM

justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-24 03:23:14 PM

Dr Dreidel: The cause of the Boston bombings was bombs. I thought this had been discussed, complete with the requisite bad-taste-joke from a state-level GOP dickfark (named Stasi Stacy, of all things) over it.

Now, if you want to delve into the motivations of the bombers, we can stop the train at station 1 ("Radical Islam"), station 2 ("pissed about Afghanistan/Iraq"), station 3 ("social isolation"), station 4 ("CTE"), station 5 ("they're Yankee fans/they hate runners") or station 6 ("more info needed").

// station 4 is where the hobos hang out, and it smells like Alex Jones and pee
// also, avoid pod 6
// ...damn jerks


it sounds like a combination of 1,2, and 3
 
2013-04-24 03:23:44 PM
Fox News this week: "WE'RE #1 IN RATINGS!!! LIBRUL MEDIA IS DEAD, AND WE DONE KILLED IT!! WE'RE THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!!!! WE'RE EVERYWHERE!!!"

Fox News next week: "OMG THE LIBRUL MEDIAZ IS HOLDING US DOWN!!!! HELP! HELP! WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED!"
 
2013-04-24 03:27:59 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Seriously. Has ANYONE been reporting that? Or is this just more Fox bullshiat completely made up out of whole cloth?


You see, this is an opinion column on Fox News... not the "news" news!  Silly lib, they can say whatever they want as long as it fits their narrative.

Also, I don't follow conservative news outlets, but I've gotten plenty of indications from NPR that the FBI is going shoulder-deep into the extent of online and Chechen ties these two had to Islamist militants.  Maybe the "lamestream MSM media" is actually waiting for the case to develop to really hammer the Islamic angle, considering that one of the bombers is still ALIVE and providing evidence.
 
2013-04-24 03:51:25 PM
this is a marketing/ promotion technique called differentiation.  They are trying to attract viewers away from CNN by showing how their coverage is different and superior to their competitor.  That's all it is.
 
2013-04-24 03:54:13 PM

somedude210: it sounds like a combination of 1,2, and 3


That's the point. Neither of us watches Fox News (I assume) and yet we both knew this without RTFA (I further assume).
 
2013-04-24 03:56:31 PM
Famed newsman Tom Brokaw took up the blame America crusade on Sunday's NBC "Meet the Press," discussing "motivation" like he was in an entry-level acting class.

Stupid libtards. Thinking Muslims are "humans" with "motives." Amirite?
 
2013-04-24 03:57:48 PM

SlothB77: this is a marketing/ promotion technique called differentiation.  They are trying to attract viewers away from CNN by showing how their coverage is different and superior to their competitor.  That's all it is.


One would think that would be easy enough to do without being dicks.
 
2013-04-24 03:59:40 PM
The War on Straw Men continues unabated...it's rapidly descending into an all-out alfalfa apocalypse.
 
2013-04-24 04:00:55 PM

somedude210: what ties to radical islam are there, exactly? The older brother got pissy and used religion as a means to an end. He didn't receive teachings from any jihadist imam, he didn't go out and proclaim that Allah's way is the only way. He was a very devote Muslim that did terrible things but one did not cause the other.

You've got a legitimate issue with his mental stability, that's good, we all have questions about his stability, but if you're going to blame radical Islam as reason for the bombings, than you're an idiot and don't actually care about the real reasons for it, you just want to kill brown people because they're different than you.

/assholes


let's even throw a red flag on the "devout" part,  according to the younger brother the pair WERE on their way to NYC when the  firefight happened, but theyweren;t headed up there to plant more bombs, but just to engage in a little celebratory post-bombing clubbing and boozing.  Given the Islamic prohibitions on drinking liquor I wouldn't call this schmuck "devout" either
 
2013-04-24 04:01:51 PM
Ridiculous!  The Boston Globe went so far as to suggest that Islam MIGHT have had a "secondary" role!
 
2013-04-24 04:02:23 PM

justtray: Yeah, of course it was fueled by radical Islam. So what?

Radical Christianity anyone? Should we discriminate against Christians?

I'm down for disciminating against both sects of religion, or all religion, if that's what we want. Lets not get anecdotal here, you might not like the results.


Muslim lunatics bomb a marathon: ALL MUSLIMS GO ON THE WATCH LIST!

Right-wing Christian lunatics bomb abortion clinics/murder doctors/bomb the Olympics/shoot up 'liberal' churches: Well, they're just lone wolves, and we shouldn't jump to conclusions and LOOK A MUSLIM!
 
2013-04-24 04:02:54 PM

somedude210: what ties to radical islam are there, exactly?


Ummm, perhaps the bombers were of the Islamic faith and acted radically?
 
2013-04-24 04:03:08 PM
Well to be fair, that was Faux News "opinion" rather than "news."  It's where they just come right out and say what they imply 24/7 during the "news."
 
2013-04-24 04:03:11 PM
Troll hard.
Get views.
Get paid.
 
2013-04-24 04:06:25 PM

Magorn: let's even throw a red flag on the "devout" part,  according to the younger brother the pair WERE on their way to NYC when the  firefight happened, but theyweren;t headed up there to plant more bombs, but just to engage in a little celebratory post-bombing clubbing and boozing.  Given the Islamic prohibitions on drinking liquor I wouldn't call this schmuck "devout" either


Interesting - why did they bring along pipe/crock pot bombs and guns then? They seemed pretty well-armed for a night out on the town.

Granted, I've never been clubbing in NYC, maybe this is normal...

Also, it's not that much of a leap to tie these guys to "radical Islam" - it's not like they stopped by an Islamic shop 30 years ago. The younger brother had his religious views listed as "Islam" on his ComradeBook profile. Then there was the article that stated they let the driver go "because he was not American."

*shrug*
 
2013-04-24 04:08:51 PM

Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x202]


You may want to google that quote before you use it again, because it wasn't Dawkins that said it.
 
2013-04-24 04:10:15 PM
*clicks link*

*Sees this is part of Fox News Opinions category*

*closes page*

Nope. fark Fox.
 
2013-04-24 04:10:53 PM
FTA: Evil? Yes! Bumblers? Hardly.

Yes. Bumblers. If they had actually known what they were doing, the death toll would've been significantly higher given the density of people at the bombing sites.
 
2013-04-24 04:11:22 PM
FTFA: What it all adds up to, is a media so obsessed with feeling good about themselves, that America can't have a conversation about the dangers of radical Islam.

Because the average American doesn't really know jack shiat about Islam or radical Islam other than they are synonyms for "boogeyman".
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-24 04:12:01 PM
Any asshole can "self radicalize" and Fartbongo has nothing to do with it.
 
2013-04-24 04:13:40 PM
Who keeps greening this trollbait?
 
2013-04-24 04:13:48 PM
TFA:
"Since I have Muslim neighbors...."

Oh, good.  That should remove any concerns about bigotry.  I bet he and his black friend drink beer with them all the time.
 
2013-04-24 04:14:09 PM
Trending in opinions:

1
Media blame America for Boston bombings, ignore ties to radical Islam

2
My favorite memories of President George W. Bush

3
Is Obama already a lame duck?

4
Why weren't Watertown residents told to get their guns?


This country is farking doomed.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-24 04:14:10 PM

Kibbler: Well to be fair, that was Faux News "opinion" rather than "news."  It's where they just come right out and say what they imply 24/7 during the "news."


I seriously think it's an FTC problem.  They are falsely advertising their services.  I have no problem with their existence, but being called "Fox News" is wrong.  I've always jokingly said it should be "Fox News Entertainment," but, seriously, they should be called "Fox OpEd" or "Fox Current Events" or something OTHER than news because they are not presenting journalism.
 
2013-04-24 04:15:38 PM
Thankfully, there are other ways to get the word out.  But of course, suubby is missing the point.  This like the Abortion Murder Doctor Trail is not being acurrately covered by the main stream media because it doesn't mesh with the left's view of the world.

The main stream media has an "Ignore it, and it will go away" mentatiality when it comes to issues like this. And the list is long on stories that do not recieve adequate coverage.
 
2013-04-24 04:18:21 PM
If you're going to write a douchey Fox news opinion article, please do not invoke the words of George Carlin. He was a far better person than you and would be turning in his grave. Quote Reagan, Ayn Rand, Larry the cable guy, or some other fox prophet but not Carlin.
 
2013-04-24 04:19:12 PM
At this point I would hope viewers of most news outlets would be smart enough to report and educate the masses by explaining the difference between the types of Islam we see each day - the various governments that fuse politics and Islam and other key indicators, such as the specific words for militant or strict Islamists.  It's what, 5 or 6 new words?  What could the media possibly gain by only providing vague, partial, and uninformed information?
Oh?  They're rated #1?  Nevermind.
 
2013-04-24 04:19:50 PM
Boy they are getting a lot of mileage out of these liberal MSM media thing, when they are the mainstream media, maybe the biggest of the participants.
 
2013-04-24 04:20:00 PM

Brick-House: Thankfully, there are other ways to get the word out.  But of course, suubby is missing the point.  This like the Abortion Murder Doctor Trail is not being acurrately covered by the main stream media because it doesn't mesh with the left's view of the world.

The main stream media has an "Ignore it, and it will go away" mentatiality when it comes to issues like this. And the list is long on stories that do not recieve adequate coverage.



There's a trail? Where does it start? Where does it stop? Can you show it to me on a map? Do you need boots to hike on this trail? Sounds like a fun trail. But what is an "abortion murder"? And the doctor...is he murdering abortions?
 
2013-04-24 04:20:30 PM

Brick-House: Thankfully, there are other ways to get the word out.  But of course, suubby is missing the point.  This like the Abortion Murder Doctor Trail is not being acurrately covered by the main stream media because it doesn't mesh with the left's view of the world.

The main stream media has an "Ignore it, and it will go away" mentatiality when it comes to issues like this. And the list is long on stories that do not recieve adequate coverage.


If only the right-wing had a cable news network that sympathized with their cause and could help get these stories out there.

/realizes this is part of Fox News's business strategy...hell this is part of News Corp's strategy for everything
 
2013-04-24 04:21:31 PM

kidgenius: Brick-House: Thankfully, there are other ways to get the word out.  But of course, suubby is missing the point.  This like the Abortion Murder Doctor Trail is not being acurrately covered by the main stream media because it doesn't mesh with the left's view of the world.

The main stream media has an "Ignore it, and it will go away" mentatiality when it comes to issues like this. And the list is long on stories that do not recieve adequate coverage.


There's a trail? Where does it start? Where does it stop? Can you show it to me on a map? Do you need boots to hike on this trail? Sounds like a fun trail. But what is an "abortion murder"? And the doctor...is he murdering abortions?


Sounds like I better bring a poncho for this trail.

/aisle seat please
 
2013-04-24 04:22:02 PM

kidgenius: Brick-House: Thankfully, there are other ways to get the word out.  But of course, suubby is missing the point.  This like the Abortion Murder Doctor Trail is not being acurrately covered by the main stream media because it doesn't mesh with the left's view of the world.

The main stream media has an "Ignore it, and it will go away" mentatiality when it comes to issues like this. And the list is long on stories that do not recieve adequate coverage.


There's a trail? Where does it start? Where does it stop? Can you show it to me on a map? Do you need boots to hike on this trail? Sounds like a fun trail. But what is an "abortion murder"? And the doctor...is he murdering abortions?


An abortion murder is where you beat someone to death with an aborted fetus.
 
2013-04-24 04:24:18 PM
That's because the tie to radical Islam is tenuous at best, but the butthurt these guys seem to have felt because they didn't get things handed to them is palpable. They are closer to teabaggers than Al Qaeda.HORSESHIAT. The elder brother went to Russia and got indoctrinated by the radicals there to do this attack. The Russian government warned us he was trouble. This has NOTHING to do with the TEa Party. Nothing. Keep humping that chicken, dude.Right-wing Christian lunatics bomb abortion clinics/murder doctors/bomb the Olympics/shoot up 'liberal' churches: Well, they're just lone wolves, and we shouldn't jump to conclusions and LOOK A MUSLIM!Christian radical attacks are trivial in scope and frequency compared to the Muslim attacks worldwide that happen on a DAILY basis. I'm really getting tired of Farkers equating the two. They are NOT the same.
 
2013-04-24 04:24:23 PM
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To be fair, CNN has kind of floated the idea as well.
 
2013-04-24 04:25:36 PM
Also getting tired of this goddam text editor. WYSIWYG my ass....
 
2013-04-24 04:30:12 PM

Nana's Vibrator: At this point I would hope viewers of most news outlets would be smart enough to report and educate the masses by explaining the difference between the types of Islam we see each day - the various governments that fuse politics and Islam and other key indicators, such as the specific words for militant or strict Islamists.  It's what, 5 or 6 new words?  What could the media possibly gain by only providing vague, partial, and uninformed information?
Oh?  They're rated #1?  Nevermind.


I am dead tired and haven't proofread a post in forever and it continues to show.  For me, at least, since we're all talking to ourselves.  Shut up.  No you shut up.
 
2013-04-24 04:32:14 PM

kidgenius: There's a trail? Where does it start? Where does it stop? Can you show it to me on a map? Do you need boots to hike on this trail? Sounds like a fun trail. But what is an "abortion murder"? And the doctor...is he murdering abortions?


Be nice ... he is obviously educated from Faux News. There's bound to be some short-falls in spelling, grammar, logic, reason, math, science, etc.

When it is "all propaganda all the time" there isn't much time for edumucation.
 
2013-04-24 04:32:32 PM

mark12A: They are NOT the same.


I'm sure that's a comfort to the dead victims of Christian violence.
 
2013-04-24 04:33:25 PM

mark12A: Also getting tired of this goddam text editor. WYSIWYG my ass....


Yeah, I turned it off a while back because of all the problems with it...
 
2013-04-24 04:34:30 PM

Brick-House: Thankfully, there are other ways to get the word out.  But of course, suubby is missing the point.  This like the Abortion Murder Doctor Trail is not being acurrately covered by the main stream media because it doesn't mesh with the left's view of the world.

The main stream media has an "Ignore it, and it will go away" mentatiality when it comes to issues like this. And the list is long on stories that do not recieve adequate coverage.


Keep farking that chicken with the "Lamestream Media" bullshiat. How does it feel to be on the wrong side of a losing viewpoint in America?
 
2013-04-24 04:38:01 PM

rkiller1: somedude210: what ties to radical islam are there, exactly?

Ummm, perhaps the bombers were of the Islamic faith and acted radically?


One does not mean the other. Just because I'm buddhist and I do something radical, like light people on fire because I have a hankering for BBQ, doesn't make it due to radical Buddhism

Same applies here. Islam was a personal justification, maybe, but they didn't go out killing people because of "Jihad" or 72 virgins. The older brother got pissed that he was isolated in his adoptive country and snubbed for a chance at an olympic boxing match. This is no different than Columbine, but with less "flag wavin' americans" and guns.

/in other words, you're an idiot
 
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