MSNBC Parodies Itself Claiming Boston Bombers Were Right Wing


8/14/13 - If someone designed a computer program that randomly generated nuggets of liberal conventional wisdom, MSNBC's Alex Wagner could sue them for violating her intellectual property. In a segment on that cable news network's hour of bias confirmation, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok, spokesman for a group Floyd Lee Corkins admitted had motivated him to kill as many people at the Family Research Council as he could, alleged that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were motivated to their act of terrorism by conservative thinkers. They laughably centered this claim on the fact that the elder Boston Marathon bomber was partially influenced by Alex Jones -- a conspiracy theorist slash entertainer without a political home. But this panel segment also displayed flagrant, and intentional, intellectual dishonesty by ignoring the bombers' other sources of political influence.