Salon contributor David Sirota has fingers crossed for white male marathon bomber

Salon contributor and perpetual race-baiter David Sirota has an amazing gift: he can write and publish something so outrageous that it temporarily takes the heat off of the actual Boston Marathon bomber, whoever that may be. His latest trick? Cutting and pasting his “white male privilege” boilerplate text into an article hoping that the Boston Marathon bomber is white, male and American. Why? You’re welcome to read the whole piece, but here’s a sample to test the strength of your gag reflex.

If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates. Put another way, white privilege will work to not only insulate whites from collective blame, but also to insulate the political debate from any fallout from the attack.

Speaking of being insulated from fallout, why does Salon keep publishing Sirota? White privilege? It’s certainly not the fan mail.

Why yes, yes they were.

  • NotaLemming

    #BostonMarathon Bomber will not be caught. He will hide longterm as a college professor & then launch political careers from his livingroom

    • NotaLemming

      Oh I left out the fact that he and the Tides Foundation will go on to finance Salon,com bloggers in order to keep them from a life of …. oh never mind….. Its just some Vast Right wing conspiracy anyway.

      • Ben Bollman

        And as a final bit of irony he will design and write textbooks in order to indoctrinate a whole new generation to his crazy ideology.

        • Chris Chambers

          He will be a ghost writer for an otherwise unqualified politician trying to have someone make a name for him.

        • algonquinmatt

          they want to use the terrorist magazine ‘Inspire’ in the classroom for instruction…then they will make the students write ‘Jesus’ on a piece of paper and stomp on it.

      • IronButterfly

        David Sirota article only proves that Rush was right. Amazing!

    • Kingofthehill

      Anyone check where that Weather Underground terrorist was during the time of the race?

      • lcky9

        OR members of STORM..

      • algonquinmatt

        Teaching in Chicago.

        Now, his former students?? that’s another question.

  • Clayton Grant

    Before tonight, I didn’t know who Greg Pollowitz was, but the “I Have a Dream” metaphor was absolutely brilliant.

  • Jeremy

    What a pos

  • Jeremy

    Salon showing their true colors yet again

  • angeleyez

    * * * * * * * * * * * I N A N I M A T E * * * * * O B J E C T S * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    • angeleyez


      • SpinMeNot

        Why? The spoon and fork think is the funniest thing I’ve seen in weeks … absolutely brilliant.

  • Jeremy

    The salon comments section is kissing his ass no surprise


      Well does anyone intelligent read Salon?

      • Billie Slash

        Its required reading in the day rooms of most mental hospitals.

    • Billie Slash

      Figuratively and literally.

  • Sean Maloney

    And the color of Dave Sirota’s journalism is yellow.

    • Canadian in USA

      More like brown.

      • Billie Slash

        Brown is the color of his shorts, by now.

  • BlahBlah

    And if it’s a non-white female I’m sure we’ll be able to dig up a white male second cousin thrice removed.

  • alicepoli1land

    Alex Jones and David Sirota are neck and neck in the “who can be the biggest Jackass after a tragedy” race. I think Sirota is pulling ahead .Chris Matthews,Cynthia McKinney , and Barney Frank are trying for third place.

  • VerminMcCann

    Maybe it’ll be a “White Hispanic.” Or a “White Middle Eastern Muslim Terrorist.”

  • $1014973

    Does he mean white American like Bill Ayers? He is, after all, also a bomber who intended to kill and maim this many, or more.

    • Clayton Grant

      Tyranny supports the right to fight the power with violence if you do it for the Liberal cause.

    • RightThinking1

      Or Gore BFF Ted Kaczynski?

    • Kevin Krom

      Fortunately, Ayers was incompetent.

  • $1014973

    If it’s a militant gay we’re going to have a friggin field day with these people.

    • Jay Stevens

      Or OWS.

      • $1014973

        They’re too lazy to do something like this

  • Stupid Republic

    Sirota ought to look in his own neighborhood — it’s 80% white.

  • Scott Carroll

    Come on guys, Salon has a color blind newsroom. Like, literally you can’t see any color in their newsroom. I’ve seen arctic tundras with a richer patina.

  • Steve_J

    What’s Sirota’s problem? Was he born a poor black child?

    • Penelope210

      OMG..funniest thing I have read all day!! LOL!!

    • SpinMeNot

      Until he heard his first Montovani record … now he’s black from the neck down.

      *hat-tip for the Steve Martin reference … he may be a liberal, but he’s damn funny*

      • Sons Thunder

        You mean I’m gonna STAY this color?

  • Den-Cat

    Not surprised, Chris Matthews also seems to be rooting for a white domestic tax stressed individual. Strange, don’t remember fringe ideology rearing it’s ugly head during 9/11.

    • Joe W.

      That’s because on 9/11/01, we had a “uniter” and a man who loves America as our President. Today, we have the most divisive anti-American douche nozzle usurping that most important office. Huge difference.

    • Squirrel!

      It’s the new hotness.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      No, no….back then, ‘dissent was (is) patriotic’, remember? Now, it’s raaaaaaaaaacist.

  • MrApple

    I am always amazed at the sheer arrogance and audacity of the Liberal anti-gun/anti-American extremist.

  • $1014973

    It’s really amazing how a moment like yesterday can renew your faith in our society, seeing all the people rush to help despite witnessing the most of horrific of injuries. I am sure each of us hope we would do the same.

    And then you get some total douchebag like Sirota that reminds me that I hate a large percentage of the people in this country.

    • Sons Thunder

      Well said. I would just add that, as a left-leaning independent, it’s actually much harder to see idiocy come from “my team” than those I disagree with on so much else.

      I already hate Chris Matthews and don’t know why anyone listens to him. I’m not the biggest Sirota fan but had some respect for his work. I hate this sort of garbage. Like I said, it’s even worse when it comes from someone I semi-respect.

      I’m trying to remember that whoever did this didn’t care about left v. right and their bomb could have hit either Democrat or Republican. This was an attack on our country and our fellow citizens. Idiots like Sirota seem to have no problem using a tragedy to help fan the flames of the partisan fire already in progress.

      • John (it true me am)

        That’s what gets me about so much of the response, even beyond the usual internet nutjob idiocy. So many of these people, so called left and so called right, are using a true tragedy to fuel their own agenda be it Jones and his jump to the worst conspiracy or Sirota and the racial agenda, and no one is waiting to see what facts actually come out.
        I mean I get that the 24 hour cycle on both cable and the internet requires some filler, and hypothetical “IF the bomber is white/black/brown/green… this will/should happen” is one thing, but to actually say that an individual WANTS it to be a certain type of person responsible is just reprehensible. It will be what it will be, and there is no sense writing the book before you even see the cover. (To rearrange a metaphor as it were.)

    • beebop1952

      Just to cover all bases, his next “article” will deal with how much understanding a non-American needs in order to fathom why he would murder Americans (and others) for a cause that doesn’t involve us.

  • Scott Carroll

    Shorter David Sirota: “I see white people……hopefully.”

  • Brett McMicken


  • $86054967

    I hope it’s Bigfoot!

    • Clayton B

      Bigfoot has a solid alibi, she was in the White House all day . . .

      • CatHerder


      • anonymouse

        OMG that hot coffee hurts blasting OUT the nose!!!!

  • Randi Starr

    My granny told me growing up, “There are fools born every second of the day, that is why they far out number the intelligent people.” I present example A…Sirota

  • ElizCM

    Wow, just a note on the article linked to the occupy Cleveland plot – I’m from the Akron area and this is the first I’ve heard of it. Thank you, twitchy!!

  • Tom Anderson

    Poopy head
    Ahole went straight to the moderator, sorry!

  • EverybodyTalks

    …so the LIBS are playing the race card…no not that card, the other one.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    Oh, another pastey white boy with all that white guilt…he’s so sad he was born white…

    • 5n4k33y35

      Except that David Sirota is not white. He cannot be white if he can claim the Jewish exemption from the wrath he calls down on white society.

  • Bolt Upright

    Scirota is genetically predisposed to behave this way. DRD4

  • Duane Savage

    Obvious idiot is obvious

  • sardiverdave

    “Wow. What a stupid thing to say.”

    –Jim Carrey

  • Garth Haycock


  • Kingofthehill

    It amazes me how so many democrats can be so naive and listen to MSNBC, CNN, ABC, PoLIBico etc and really keep blaming Republicans as being the party of Racism. Especially when the Democrats are who formed the KKK which they so happily forget about.

  • arttie

    Ayers is on my short list.

  • tjp77

    Note to David Sirota: There is no global conspiracy amongst white males to commit atrocities against Americans. There is, however, a vast and well funded global conspiracy amongst radical Islamists to do just that. Perhaps this is why the two groups are treated differently when events like this occur?

    Just some food for thought. I know these concepts are super difficult to comprehend, so please feel free to read that paragraph as many times as you need in order to let it sink in completely.

  • liberalssuck

    What a piece of crap. I mean the reason we are vulnerable is because of the porous frickin border down south and these dumb butts so they hope it is an American. Screw them. maybe time to round them up and deport them. Remove their citizenship and then out law liberalism!!

  • deadpammy

    In my world, we have a name for men like sweet David, chicks with d i cks.

  • waltzingmtilda

    Man I wish I knew photoshop so I could change the sign to say “I’m a card carrying DB”.

    Putting it on my to-do list.

  • Gary Mathis

    I hope the bomber is a liberal and a friend of Obama.

    • Concerned

      I think you are describing Bill Ayers!

  • DrSamHerman

    Sirota is a disgusting sociopath.

  • Alan Tuttle

    Clear indication of white guilt. In order for their beliefs to fit the liberal narrative, they have to feel guilty that they themselves are white. These days, I don’t think anyone at Salon really know their own true race.

  • Roto

    Dear Mr. Sirota,

    You idiot. “In the context of terrorist attacks” as you say, if the current trend under President Obama continues, you’re gonna be shitota luck with your “white male privilege” hope:

    – Najibullah Zazi, Afghan-American, on 9/19/2009 planned suicide bombings of the New York City subway.

    – Nidal Hasan, Palestinian-American, on 11/5/2009 killed 13 and wounded 32 at Ft. Hood shooting.

    – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Nigerian, on 12/25/2009 attempted bombing (bad fuze) of 290 people aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with PETN/TATP high explosives (aka The Underwear Bomber).

    – Faisal Shahzad, Pakistani-American, on 5/1/2010 attempted bombing (bad fuze) near Time Square with a 250 lb. fertilizer + 60 gal. propane + 10 gal. gasoline explosive device.

  • jeff13trucker

    I am so glad @salon set me i was just hoping they would catch.whoever did this.

  • tacticomp

    The ratings tanked of a Denver radio show where David Sirota became a cohost–then it went to the roof after he was fired!

  • tacticomp

    David Sirota always paraded (lied) himself as “non partisan” Denver radio talk show cohost with Michael Brown!–Why do liberals have to hide their true colors just to gain listeners? answer: cause nobody will listen!!

  • TocksNedlog

    “If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates.”
    — And the ‘larger policy debates’ in question are WHAT, David?

    “Put another way, white privilege will work to not only insulate whites from collective blame, but also to insulate the political debate from any fallout from the attack.”
    — ‘collective blame’ for WHAT, David?
    Amazing . . . he can’t even assign personal responsibility to his political enemies.

  • Karen Griffee

    This person is as guilty as the bomber, whoever he may be.

  • Sean Shap

    The bombing is a symbol of the new American Revolution. If anyone here knew their history they would have immediately referenced the Boston Tea Party and what destroying those ships meant. No taxation without representation.

  • Andrew Huddleston

    It’s so easy to not care what this person writes or says.

  • Love of Country

    The DNC absolutely demonized black people for 150 years. Now, with that race almost entirely beaten down and firmly within their control, they have switched their centuries-long, racist sights on demonizing white people. They actually HOPE a white person bombed the marathon. Unbelievable!!!

    Epic Racism …. the singular constant in the DNC for 200 years and counting.

  • CatHerder

    Anybody know where I can sign up for some of that white privilege? I think I’ve been getting screwed out of my share.

  • neoface

    This is what Obama has done, divided race, class and party!!

    • ClinkinKY

      Not possible. He was going to “unite” the races. Just as Hillary will “unite” the genders…./s (only included the sarcasm tag for the liberal trolls here)

  • Wilkins Micawber

    It must be awful to be consumed with white guilt over something you never did to a people, a large number of whom seem to be depraved subhumans anyway.

  • Rob Stevely

    When its a white american it is considered an isolated incident because it is immediately denounced by other white Americans, unlike when its a Muslim and they are dancing in the streets in the Middle East.

  • Silenttype78

    ” If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a Muslim anti-government extremist, white guilt will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates. Put another way, white privilege will work to not only insulate Muslims from collective blame, but also to insulate the political debate from any fallout from the attack.”

    What if someone wrote that? I thought we were never supposed to judge a whole group based an the actions of one? So …’s ok to break all liberal rules because whites are a “special case”?

  • Jillane Kent

    My vote is for Chris Matthews or Al Gore. It’s up to the super sleuths of Salon to find the evidence that proves my premise.

  • Guest

    I always find it an intersting pathology that white male liberals seem to forget that they too are white males.

  • $472942

    “Hi @davidsirota. weren’t the last five white male bombers that managed to get convicted all members of left wing Occupy?”

    BINGO! Give that person a cigar (and not one from Bill Clinton’s stash!)…


    Well come to think of it Bill Ayers is pasty white and his weather underground group might be trying to relive old times.


      looks like others had the same idea… When a person so closely associated with the president was bombing federal buildings and is not locked up in prison today it deserves to be investigated that “he” might be involved.

  • FromNJ

    As an unemployed white man who can’t find a job because of the crappy economy, I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to have a white journalist tell me how good I have it here in America.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    The non Insane article would have said “Let’s hope we all wake up & find that this bombing was just a bad dream” Notice how he doesn’t seem to care about the people killed or maimed, just hoping that he can pin it on people he disagrees with.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I sure hope no one at salon can pass the federal background check for firearms purchases, don’t really want people this insane to be able to buy firearms. would hate to see another mass shooting because an election didn’t go the way that liberal fruitcake boy thought it should.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Apparently, only a white guy can write such a trash piece of literature and have it published.

  • lcky9

    Any MORON who hopes the bomber is of one color or another and NOT that he’s an insensitive .. unfeeling .. ignorant LEFT WINGER.. hey seems I have profiled this tweeter correctly..

  • redheadgrl

    Ok, so the ELF terrorists are privileged white LIBERALS. The OWS terrorists caught before they bombed a bridge are privileged white LIBERALS. The SLA were LIBERALS. I’m sure there are more that I can’t even think of at this moment. This guy sucks.

  • greywulf1064

    I hope it’s one of his family members.

  • Herman LaClair

    so, he hopes a white male did this so he can feel somehow validated? there are not enough psychotropic drugs in the universe to ease this “man’s” lunacy. and his avatar isn’t helping his image, either. what a d-bag.

  • kateorjane

    I only read at Salon when someone links them to show some new level of idiocy so I’m not familiar with their contributors. I have to ask – are all their writers, etc whiney, sanctimonious, hair-shirt wearing, self-flagellating liberal AHs like this guy?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    @davidsirota I’ll see your white male, privileged extremist and raise you a black, unemployed, EBT abuser who used an Obama-phone to detonate the devices.

  • QBallBrazil
  • froggy19510

    David Sirota has fingers crossed for white male marathon bomber.

    I hope it’s someone like Bill Ayers, Ted Kaszynski, Burenadett Dorn or Kathy Boudin. Not all white males but all liberals and all confessed or convicted bombers or killers.

    Just remove a person’s brain, his common decencies, morals, and common sense and you have a liberal.

    What a fool.

  • snickerdoodlegoth

    and so the intolerant Left continues its War Against White People

  • © Sponge

    Why doesn’t he just come out and admit that he wishes it was George W. freekin BUSH! I really hate liberals. The color of glasses they see the world in must be poo.

  • Guest

    Maybe this guy should take a look at who around the word is celebrating the bombing. Here’s a hint….it’s not “white, privileged men”.

  • Jedd McHead

    GWL’s (Guilty White Liberals) are a threat to all humanity.

  • DurkaDurka

    People keep saying this homo’s name, and I still don’t know who he is. Just like that Carroll guy from Britain. Why are you paying attention to no name aholes, when we have actual aholes of importance to worry about?

  • Kevin Goettl

    I am @davidsirota, and my ramblings are what you get when a bull lifts it’s tail and makes a deposit. #whiteguilt

  • DurkaDurka

    A muslim liberal is the killer. I don’t think he should be playing lotto anytime soon.

  • David Harrison

    Ha Ha

  • branthadaway

    Well, they did turn out to be Caucasians. I wonder if David Sirota is gloating, right now?

  • Walter Bellhaven

    David Scrota ought to be fired and worse. Never let him forget -or forgive- the wedge he brought between Bostonians and the rest of America