On his Tuesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners that the news media will “denounce” conservatives if the perpetrator of the Boston bombing is associated with right-wing politics in any way.
Should the culprit be a Muslim, however, the media will go out of their way to protect the image of Islam,” Limbaugh predicted.
“Let me ask a question — again based on my observation in recent years — if you listening to this program, if you are a Muslim and it turns out that a Muslim did bomb the Boston Marathon, how do you feel? I dare say that if you are a Muslim, you can be pretty certain, you can rest assured that everybody in the media will circle the wagons and say this is not because of Islam,” Limbaugh said.
“This is a lone bad actor, lone wolf, but this in no way says anything about Islam,” he continued. “This in no way says anything about Muslims. It’s just a lone nut, and they will remind that the vast majority of people denounce this kind of terrorism, the vast majority of Muslims. So if you’re a Muslim and it turns out to be a Muslim bomber, you will be in no way associated with it, which [is] fair.”
But he warned that if the bomber is some sort of conservative extremist, conservatives will be in the crosshairs of that same media.
“However, folks, if you are a conservative and it turns out that whoever did this is either real or has an imagined connection to conservatives, everybody in the media will unite to denounce your whole group,” Limbaugh said. “There will not be the same treatment. If this turns out to be some crazy extremist, domestic — everybody thought to be in that guys group is going to be tarred and feathered as well. And believe me, that’s what they are all hoping for on left.”
(h/t Daily Rushbo)