It’s a tea partier! Except, it’s not …

This is hilarious.

The Nation contributing editor Robert Dreyfuss, described as an “investigative journalist,” mused on May 3 (h/t The Daily Caller) that

it seems far more likely to me that the perpetrator of the bungled Times Square bomb plot was either a lone nut job or a member of some squirrely branch of the Tea Party, anti-government far right. Which actually exists in Connecticut, where, it seems, the car’s license plates were stolen.

This “investigative journalist” based his conclusions, apparently, on the fact that the car’s plates were stolen in Connecticut, where the Tea Party has some support.

What does this guy investigate? High school government corruption?

Here’s more:

as in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, when self-appointed experts blamed Muslims only to find out that it was a Gulf War veteran named Tim [McVeigh] who did it, there has once again been an unseemly rush to judgment.

He then quotes Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as “intelligently” saying:

“I caution against premature decisions one way or another. … The last thing we want to do is draw premature conclusions. … I’m not going to speculate on speculation.”

Which, of course, is the exact “unseemly” thing he did in the previous several paragraphs.

And, as of 12:51 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, a few hours after the arrest of Pakistani-born U.S. citizen Faisal Shahzad, there had been no retraction, no, “Boy, did I ever screw up!” coming from Dreyfuss. Instead, he has only bothered to speculate there will be attempts by right-wingers to play up the threat of terrorism.

Maybe he’ll link Shahzad to the Pakistani arm of the Tea Party.

The Daily Caller piece also looks at NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s assertion that the would-be bomber probably was opposed to The Ø’s health care plan. Whatever that actually was.

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One thought on “It’s a tea partier! Except, it’s not …

  1. The news cycle these days is 24/7. When something BIG happens, the urge is to get something, ANYTHING, in print, on the air or on the Internet. This guy posted some speculation — based on his personal political beliefs, it seems. In his defense it was labeled as such. He wasn’t alone, as the initial reports were what this had NOTHING to do with Islami based terror groups.

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