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NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back
Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoon’s marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a “reminder” of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

“[E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment,” he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOP’s threats to put a hold on President Obama‘s nomination for a new ATF director.....

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Massachusetts; New York; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: andrewkirell; blamegame; bostonmarathon; demagogicparty; massachusetts; mediaite; memebuilding; msm; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nicholaskristof; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Of course he did.
1 posted on 04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did anyone watch “A Puppy Named Scooby Doo?” It was a weekly cartoon sort of lampooning the original series. There was this one unlikable character named “Red Herring” and every week whenever something bad happened, Freddy would always say with certainty “I bet Red Herring did it!”.

Of course, the Red Herring never was the one behind the different crimmes.

The MSM so much reminds me of Freddy on that show.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another NYT intellectual ideologue caught floating in a toilet bowl that escaped the first flush.... Them floaters are hard flushers!


3 posted on 04/15/2013 2:37:59 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The mantra is everything bad happens because the left doesn’t get its way. That will never change no matter the events or the issues.


4 posted on 04/15/2013 2:38:05 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Similar leftist clown trying to exploit the Boston bombings for a foolish political agenda (tweets from a twit, Algore's pal Cenk Uygur): https://twitter.com/cenkuygur Cenk Uygur ‏@cenkuygur 1h If shooter killed 17 people in Boston Marathon w/ assault rifle it wouldn't get near the reaction it would if a terrorist kills 3 w/ a bomb. Cenk Uygur ‏@cenkuygur 1h Our reaction as a country to Boston Marathon is going to be completely different if it's a Muslim w/ a bomb or a white shooter w/ a gun.
5 posted on 04/15/2013 2:38:58 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jerks never apologize. They “take it back.”


6 posted on 04/15/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Enchante

note: those foolish comments are NOT me, I am reporting “tweets” from Cenk Uygur of CurrentTV


7 posted on 04/15/2013 2:40:29 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It WAS the Tea party!

Where is the evidence?

They are saying the suspect is a Saudi national.

What are these Saudi men having?....

A TEA PARTY

Ergo, it was the TEA PARTY!


8 posted on 04/15/2013 2:40:54 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, they sometimes “take” it back or “walk” it back,
but they just can’t resist saying it in the 1st place.
The walk-back and take-back never get publicized, the way
the idiot initial statement does.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 2:41:27 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You make a good point about the Tea/Saudi thing.
I never saw the connection be4, but it IS there.


10 posted on 04/15/2013 2:44:18 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: trubolotta
The mantra is everything bad happens because the left doesn’t get its way. That will never change no matter the events or the issues.

Oh, OK, so then places where the left was virtually unopposed would obviously be paradise, like the Soviet Union......oh, wait....

11 posted on 04/15/2013 2:45:29 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is alleged that Administration also had placed family members of the Sandy Hook victims at the end of the marathon run course.

12 dead, at least more 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, suspect identified and being guarded in hospital

From POST STAFF REPORT
Last Updated: 5:39 PM, April 15, 2013
Posted: 3:04 PM, April 15, 2013

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI


12 posted on 04/15/2013 2:45:46 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No surprise...I’m sure the liberals and the MSM are ginning up all sorts of false and malicious stories about how the Tea Party, talk radio, right wing extremists and I’m sure the NRA and the budget sequestration are somehow responsible for this attack.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 2:56:54 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The BATFE doesn’t need a new director: it needs to be abolished.


14 posted on 04/15/2013 2:59:42 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he and 90% of all the others in the media are a bunch of communist / socialist / islomist enablers...did i mention liars too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 04/15/2013 3:00:52 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: supremedoctrine

The “Drive-by Media” term is quite appropriate.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 3:09:19 PM PDT by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nicholas Kristof sounds so authoritative here, like when he was making his plans for this bombing he was working out what he was going to say when he blamed someone else.

The 'fibbies' ought to already have a search warrant to go through his various properties in the vicinity of New York city.

17 posted on 04/15/2013 3:28:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: The Great RJ

Yep, and they will do gymnastics trying to figure out how to blame it on Bush, or Sarah Palin, or Rush, or Beck, or.......


18 posted on 04/15/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT by austinaero
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