‘Bomber in the Rye’: Ace of Spades shreds sickening NYT story likening Tsarnaev to Holden Caulfield

Wait, what? That can’t be true, can it? Sadly, it is. The fishwrap of record hit a new low, joining the chorus of the morally bankrupt who are trying to “humanize” the Boston bombing suspects.

More from the New York Times article, which is shamefully listed as “news analysis.

There are lots of references to musicians like Chris Brown, Jay-Z and Michael Jackson; television shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones,” and movies like “Spider-Man” and “Finding Nemo.” He prattles away about Nutella and Frosted Flakes, complains about typos and losing his remote. “Pop-up adds are the worst, on par with mosquitoes,” he tweets on June 17, 2012.

Given the layers of irony, sarcasm and joking often employed on Twitter, it can be difficult to parse the messages of a stranger. Yet some of them can seem menacing or portentous, given what we now suspect: “a decade in america already, I want out,” “Never underestimate the rebel with a cause” or, drawing from lyrics from a Kendrick Lamar song, “No one is really violent until they’re with the homies.” But others suggest a more Holden Caulfield-like adolescent alienation: “some people are just misunderstood by the world thus the increase of suicide rates.” Sometimes, Dzhokhar sounds downright sentimental (unless, of course, he is being ironic): “There are enough worms for all the birds stop killing each other for ‘em.”

If you have a hurl-bucket handy, the rest of it is just as foul. Attempts to create empathy … for a terrorist. Oh, he was just a typical teenage boy! Well, Ms. Kakutani, one of the Boston bombing victims, Martin Richard, will never even get that chance.

Because he was killed at the age of 8.

Ace of Spades and other Twitter users destroy the repugnant New York Times article. Read and get your fist ready to pump:

The moral depravity is horrifying. Enough. The sane have had enough.

Exactly. Where is the empathy for the victims? What more could we have done to save them, instead of fretting and hand-wringing over those accused of killing and maiming them.

Want to “analyze” something, New York Times? Try looking at Sean Collier’s life. He was killed during a shootout with the “Holden Caulfield” bombing suspect and was honored at a memorial at MIT today.  Over the weekend, his body was escorted home by a sea of blue.

But you wouldn’t know that, would you? What with being so busy wallowing in depravity.

Try “analyzing” the Richard family: Now left without their son. Martin Richard’s sister has lost her leg and his mother is grievously injured. No “Catcher in the Rye” swooning for them?

For shame, New York Times. For shame.

Related:

‘Sick of hearing what a great kid he is’; ‘The Five,’ Twitterers slam media hand-wringing over Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Amanda Palmer doubles down on ‘Poem for Dzhokhar’; Suggests empathy for Tsarnaev makes her better than you

#apoemfordzhokhar: Greg Gutfeld, Twitterers destroy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev empathizer Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer urges empathy for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

‘Evil people can still go to gym, smile’: Greg Gutfeld’s epic rant on Boston bombing suspects

Awful: Russert tweets ‘must-read’ about ‘beloved’ wrestling captain Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Snark bait: Twitter users propose #MediaQuestionsforDzhokhar

Full Twitchy coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    The terrrorist is a self absorbed, bloodthirsty maggot…so the NYT wants to humanize him.

    The libs defend Islam, which calls for Muslims “to make war on the unbeliever”. They treat women like dogs…and they hate dogs. Whippings, honor killings beheadings, this primitive, savage lot is to be condemned, not excused.

    • CatHerder

      ‘Honor killings’. Yeah, I honor killings of scum like this. I say we bring back crucifixion, anybody with me? Dying of exposure and exhaustion sounds about right to me.

      • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

        Not nearly terrible enough. Although, I cannot come up with anything better(?).

        • Kevin

          Drawn and quartered?

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        “At least it gets you out in the open air.”

      • Hammerstrike

        Some already see the smuck as the Second Coming.

      • MurphTacular

        Ever heard of the Constitution and its ban on “cruel and unusual punishment?” I think that would be a roadblock …

        • CatHerder

          Shiny. Okay, we send him to Delaware and flog him to death. Last I heard, flogging was still legal there. Suit?

          • MurphTacular

            I’ll defer to your apparent expertise on available execution methods for East Coast states …

        • beebop1952

          Let me guess …. you were sympathetic to Adam Lanza, too. Right?

          • MurphTacular

            No, nor am I sympathetic toward Dzhokhar and his late brother. I’m all for justice and I also don’t mind becoming more informed about the lives the two suspects led prior to the attacks. Just like I’ve read about the Newtown shooter …

          • beebop1952

            We know MORE about these two guys and their parents — who live in a FOREIGN NATION than we do about the Lanza’s. Know why? They weren’t USEFUL to the anti gun movement once you got past BOOM 20 dead. But what the heck? You just allow the media — educated to and consumed by HATING America ans what it stands for — to lead you around by your nose. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    • Clayton Grant

      I always think of a passage from Winston Churchill’s – The River War, and I’ve quoted it many times.
      .
      “Individual MusIims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”

      • MurphTacular

        Well, Churchill also thought the Japanese could never take Singapore, either. They proved him wrong in about six weeks. Churchill’s an amazing, impressive figure, but nobody gets EVERYTHING right …

    • WWMD

      oh so if thats what he was how come you didnt spot him right off before he did it? all of you marauders of truth should spot a blood thirsty maggot skulking through the crowd….why did you stop him? we want the psychological part so the intelligent ones can maybe pay attention and spot them next time. muslims are not called to make war on the unbeliever so get your facts straight. there are passages in the bible saying the same thing

      • 3seven77

        Congratulations. That’s some weapons grade stupid right there.

        • beebop1952

          Wish I could have arrowed you up more than once!

        • WWMD

          Not really just too much thinking for some of those here

      • ThatConfused1

        Note to self: if I have to train you in how to handle logistics for any company, have you assigned to waste disposal duties. Gods, pray I never meet you at a work force.

        • WWMD

          You would be working for me. I own my business I don’t work for anyone but my clients

          • beebop1952

            Do they have any idea how incredibly STUPID you are?

          • WWMD

            No because I can actually think. Not get my adulation from mob rule especially when they are wrong

    • WWMD

      To say Islam is all of that is to say Christianity is Westboro baptist church. I can show you many bible verses where the non believer is to be killed

  • Clayton Grant

    The surprising part of this to me is that Michiko Kakatuni has ever read The Catcher in the Rye or any other J.D. Salinger story.

    • CatHerder

      Bravo! I read it so long ago I can’t quote a single phrase, but still.

      • Clayton Grant

        “People always clap for the wrong things.” ~ J.D. Salinger
        .
        The Caulfield character is a terrible alegory.

        • CatHerder

          Isn’t that what these people are known for?

          • Clayton Grant

            They’re known for weapons grade stupidity.

          • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

            Game. Set. Match.

          • Guest

            Thanx. Just a point though. The match goes on.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Holden Caulfield is the kind of lazy, self-absorbed, pseudo-intellectual nitwit the left loves and wants to emulate.

          • Jack Deth

            Kind of Like Jean-Paul Sarte, Marcel Proust, Albert Camus and Jack Kerouac.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Exactly, I swear if I never hear one more idiot talk about On the Road it will be too soon.

          • Roger W.

            How do any of those figures hold any of those traits? Have you actually read (or seen, in Proust’s case) any of their work, or are you simply pulling names out of a hat?

            Edit: Particularly interested in your response regarding Sartre and Camus..

          • John (it true me am)

            Eh, he was clearly refering to their status as icons in the pseudo-intellectual parade of self righteousness. The “I read _____ so I’m clearly so smart and deep and thoughtful and wonderful and better than anyone who hasn’t read ____” types.

          • Roger W.

            Oh, so you mean like Ayn Rand?

          • John (it true me am)

            Ayn Rand is a liberal talking point used to portray conservatives as selfish corporatists. 99% of the right dismisses Rand, even if they say she at least got it right with Atlas Shrugged’s portrayal of individual rights. Rand fanatics are 9 out of 10 times contrarians, and not true believer conservatives. This is in stark contrast and almost the polar opposite of devotees of all the liberal icons who are embraced by the majority of true believer liberals, most notabley the white yuppy hipsters.

            (Addition: Oh, and let’s not forget Rand was a radical secularist. Yeah. Sounds really conservative…)

          • Roger W.

            “99% of the right dismisses Rand..”
            Except for the GOP Vice-Presidential candidate, I guess, who incidentally credited Ayn Rand with being the reason he “got involved in public service.” I guess Paul Ryan really is the 1%..

            Regardless, my point is that it is incredibly ignorant to dismiss three prominent modern philosophers and two literary figures, merely because you classify them as being tailored to “white yuppy hipsters” (whatever the hell that means). I know plenty of conservatives who enjoy Vonnegut & Salinger, and plenty that have read Sartre & Camus, so your point is mute. My advice then, is to actually read their work, rather than attribute them to a series of poorly written generalizations simply to herald yourself as a intellectual. Talk about calling the kettle black..

          • John (it true me am)

            And notice that Ryan backed off the Rand stuff? (National Review interview he completely rejected her.) Why it couldn’t possibly be specifically because she doesn’t fly with most Republican and conservative in general voters…

            And you seem to be under the impression I was the one who posted the original list. I actually wouldn’t include Sartre at least in it. I don’t care for the guy(or any Marxist), but I never really noticed him in the same context as Vonnegut, Salinger, and Kerouac in particular. As for the rest, the point was simple: Pseudo intellectuals use these and other authors and philosophers as means to prop themselves up, again the “I read x so I’m better than the person who didn’t read x” line of thought that is very common in college dorms, self important activists(see: OWS, Code Pink, etc.), and among the aforemention hipsters sitting around at coffee shops in Portland reading Cat’s Cradle waiting for someomne to stop and tell them how great they are(seen it happen personally several times). It is actually through no fault of the authors(no matter how horrible they are) they are used as props, and I don’t think anyone even said that it was, so what are you getting at exactly with reading their work? (Which I have read a bit of and find absolutely nauseating. Catcher in the Rye in particular is just trash, complete and utter trash.)

            I also don’t recall ever saying I or anyone else made claim to being an “intellectual”? So um… yeah, way to strawman there.

          • Roger W.

            You didn’t post the original list, but you added on to it and thus implicitly implied your agreement. I would’ve liked a response directly from Jack Deth, but you jumped to his defense, so this will have to do..
            To be honest, I’m done arguing this. All I’m saying is that you can’t generalize someone based off what they read in their free time, particularly when the work has little-to-no political significance. Despite my personal disagreement, I have no problem with you believing that The Catcher in the Rye is utter trash, as long as you have come to that conclusion by actually taking the time to pick it up. Not everyone who reads the aforementioned works (Cat’s Cradle, On the Road, etc.) is a “lazy, self-absorbed, pseudo-intellectual nitwit.” To maintain that view is nothing short of close-minded, as it naturally persuades you to entirely dismiss the author’s work as a whole.

          • John (it true me am)

            Oh there are certainly always exceptions, true believers to the cause and all that, that view the works as the authors intended(as atrocious as the works are to me politically) and not just as props to make themselves look good to their peers. But then that’s not who we were discussing, now was it?

            Though for the record, the many times mentioned hipster is actually less worrying to me than the die hard true believers… Various shades of Marxism, self indulgence, etc. etc… (More about the political stuff here obviously. Salinger being more just a bad novelist.)

          • MurphTacular

            J.D. Salinger’s a “bad novelist???” Wow. I sure don’t hear that often – if ever. “Catcher in the Rye is among the more popular, beloved books written in the past 80 years …

          • WWMD

            Roger once they have been ordered, I mean told, I mean subliminal message not to read certain things or watch certain things its not happening. Also don’t ever provide sources or fact backups if the source is ANYTHING they are ordered not to read watch or listen to

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Uh oh, butthurt liberal on the prowl.

          • Roger W.

            Independent. Good try, though.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck……

          • Roger W.

            I said nothing regarding policy, so I’m not sure where you’re getting that idea. But I suppose dismissing me as “butthurt liberal” is easier than actually formulating an intelligent counterpoint..

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Just an educated guess based on your hipster reading material and your being upset enough about negative comments about them to launch a hissy fit. And dollars to donuts that you more than likely voted for Obama.

          • Roger W.

            I did vote for Obama. That’s not a reflection of my liberalism, that’s a reflection of the GOP not managing to nominate a half-decent candidate.

            Edit: Great counterpoint, by the way. The best part was where it had nothing to do with my original post.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Shorter Roger W: Ben Bollman is right

          • Roger W.

            Both eloquent and well-thought out, you’re gonna go far.

          • WWMD

            As opposed to your neocon teaparty claptrap reading, uneducated
            unintellectual propaganda eating sociopaths such as yourself

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            *unintellectual

          • WWMD

            I was typing on the ipad and it continued it on second line and you know what I meant. The fact you point that out in this forum shows the lack of argument you have. What now respond telling me I didnt capitalize the P in ipad ?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            You didn’t really have anything to say worth commenting on besides the same old liberal tripe. The hypocrisy of your misspelling of “un intellectual” while making fun of MY intelligence did however amuse me enough to merit a comment. So thanks for that.

          • John (it true me am)

            Don’t forget Vonnegut. Seeing anything with his name on it on someone’s night stand is a sure sign you somehow wandered into a college dorm room filled by morons.

            Kafka too but that is more about the overused phrase “kafka-esque” and less about his works.

          • Garth Haycock

            Yep. When I was in high school back in the day (78-82) the Holden Caulfield types were the ones who acted as if they were something else, only to get their asses kicked by the jocks who were something else.

            Yes, I was a jock.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            I believe they refer to them today as ’emo’, but I always called them ‘douchebags’

          • MurphTacular

            Because you have such a penchant for polite adjectives, correct?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            ^butthurt liberal douchebag who is so butthurt he stalks me to other pages

          • MurphTacular

            Don’t flatter yourself, it’s just you didn’t confine your odd, hateful statements to one thread … However, insulting today’s youths for vague reasons is apparently a top priority for you, so feel free to continue.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            The reasons are not vague: they are idiots who follow everything they are told by people in the media. Most will grow out of this, hell I was even one. But you go ahead feeling morally superior because you have deemed yourself Champion of the Youth, you are just exposing the very ignorance you are trying to defend.

          • MurphTacular

            So, by simply not calling today’s youths “d-bags,” or the often-misapplied term, “emo,” I’m suddenly a “Champion of the Youth”? By employing that logic, I’m a “champion” of the entire world, b/c I don’t call any group insulting names. I learn something new every time I visit this site …. Go figure.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            How about you cry about something that actually matters, like the 4 dead in Benghazi or the babies Kermit Gosnell killed. The emos and douchebags can defend themselves, those people cannot.

          • MurphTacular

            I’m not the one having a group-wide conniption about UConn’s new mascot … or in a cross-eyed rage about the lone complaint that’s been brought to light … I always mourn the loss of innocent life, regardless of the circumstances. Doesn’t everybody?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Exposing idiocy is not a conniption, it’s a public service. Speaking of conniptions, didn’t you just have one over me mocking a vague social class of people?

          • MurphTacular

            No, a ‘conniption’ is most readily defined by most if not all of the tweets that appear at the top of this page … What I wrote was merely an observation about excessively negative hyperbole launched toward a group of people who apparently differ from thyself. Meanwhile, there is tons of good NBA on tonight … Enough o’ this for now. Later, folks!

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yes, you whining about me calling a certain group ’emos’ and ‘douchebags’ certainly sounded like an ‘observation.’ Also, giving me a downvote on that comment reeks of butthurt about you being called out. Good try on the spin tactic but no one is buying that.

          • WWMD

            It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect. Look it up. It’s so interesting. Groups of people who get the satisfaction of thinking they are right and have won a debate but haven’t. But as long as you have a large group who they identify with, they have that winning satisfaction normally reserved for those who are actually correct

          • WWMD

            Not to mention their penchant and mastery of ad hominem comments

          • WWMD

            Don’t you though? It’s become like an addiction to see how much stupidity can be fit into one fake news thread. Majority of the stories here are bent and then set loose on the pack to drool and snarl over when most of what they are discussing is not true. Scariest part? They are allowed to vote

          • WWMD

            That’s a good one. We follow facts on real news sources. You are the ones being lead by the nose by your corporate 1% and too stupid to know it. You are fed the info by controlled agenda driven right wing media, planned since mid 70’s and came into a masterwork of propaganda delivery by the mid 90’s that you have no idea you are doing it. Like the tea party think they are an original grass roots movement. That was built into the plan

          • http://truthbeagle.blogspot.com/ TruthBeagle™

            This is how much you know about the TEA party:

            http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Oic2Pg54ENs/T9iRxZRsX4I/AAAAAAAAKzw/pgTiuBqKTUk/s1600/ass+hole+in+the+ground.JPG

            I will enlighten you with the truth Wednesday if I have time to waste.

            Also, progressive foundations have been building a REAL framework for destroying this country and converting it into a European-style utopian fantasy since the 70’s. Money from all Conservative organizations going to protect this country pales in comparison to the funds available and being spent by progressive foundations.

          • WWMD

            thats what your told while the plan in the 70’s to dismantle the structure as we know it that made this country so great from post war WW2 to when the plans were put in place after watergate to create a propaganda wing of the republican party and disguise it as news, but not only that disguise it as news that makes you think you are getting the real facts. When I first heard the term “fair and balanced” I laughed. News is not fair and balanced its either the facts or not. Simple. Then I saw what was happening with the dismantling of the government shifting toward privatization. How did that happen? get the people to think government is bad. So they can turn all of its services over to private for profit firms. The government never made a profit from providing the things that were turned over for privatization. One of the worst being prisons. Just about every study that has been done has shown it does not save money. People in jail are now at the subject of a corporation that decides when they are fit to get out. Something that may be clouded by the fact that the prison is receiving 30,000 a year for that person. Easy to make profit when you put a few hundred to live in one room. The attempts now to complete from destroying the unions, which Hostess just provided a model for it. Give the executives a few million in bonuses and close down for a few months saying oh the unions were breaking us (lie) Then now they reorganized and opening this summer with no union. Could have knocked me over with a feather. I said the day they announced that and all the right wingers went out and grabbed all the twinkies off the shelves that they will reopen in a few months no union. Post office is on the radar now. Saying they dont make a profit again a lie. If you remove the caveat that they fund retirement fully for even people who are just starting, the only requirement for any agency in the government or business for that matter, it is easily making profit but that little add on was put in during Bush Admin because that would create a scene exactly as is happening. Post offices closing, places where people dont have many options, sat mail cut. etc. There are excellent documentaries on exactly how all this was done with the evidence right there but you have been conditioned already to discount anything from the sources. So all of it is pointless because the damage is done. Just the word Entitlements is a buzz created word to elicit a response toward the negative.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yes, it was all in our grand scheme to have the country taken over by socialists and lose two elections. You caught us. Moron.

          • WWMD

            No, a lot of the populace just saw through the “trickle down lies”

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yes, because Obama’s economic strategy seems to be working I guess if you ignore everything about it.

          • WWMD

            Who ended up as uneducated spewers of corporate propaganda because they were too stupid to know they were being used.

          • Garth Haycock

            I agree. The Caulfield types do end up as uneducated spewers of corporate propaganda. Look at how many people in this country actually think that what they hear from the left-wing media (pretty much every network save Fox) is the truth rather than an intentional, socialist driven agenda that convinces them that giving up freedoms for any kind of safety, is the path to a prosperous life.

            And you’re also correct that these same Caulden-like fools are too stupid to know that they’re being used. One only needs to look at the results of the last two Presidential elections to know just how easy it is to manipulate stupid people.

      • mickeyco

        I only read it because I had to in school. Gosh-awful boring book. I don’t remember a thing heroic about Caulfield.

    • RblDiver

      “Tsarnaev saw someone pick their nose! That makes him EXACTLY like Caufield!!!11!!11”

    • jb

      But I am quite sure she read her books of Marx, Lenin, and Mao. Well, at least the children’s illustrated editions.

      • Clayton Grant

        The ones with the coloring book with outlines of children singing hymns to their dear leader?
        .
        mmm mmm mmm Barack Hussein Obama

  • Conservative Ohioan

    I was going to write a post about liberals not having a moral compass, not ‘judging’ between right and wrong, but I’m tired. Simply put, liberals are fucked up.

    • BlahBlah

      I’m tired too. I’ve been tired for a while now. It’s just that they never get tired so we kinda can’t afford to.

      • trixiewoobeans

        There’s something in the water…there’s got to be something in the water…so much lunacy, stupidity, vitriol, skewed judgment, vapidity. If you’re clear-eyed and have both feet on the ground, you’re like a freak of nature!

        • Junie3

          I think we are seeing what “legion” means, they are demonic and Obama released it.

          • BlahBlah

            It now perpetuates itself. The whole group dynamic, rather echo chamber dynamic in which behavior if left unchecked only escalates.

    • WWMD

      Funny we do know the difference. Because we consider all sides without deciding till we have. And without bias You could be given a list of facts that were 100% true but if it appeared on any site you are told not to like I e anything that doesn’t support your ideas you dismiss it imediately How many republicans does it take to change a lightbulb none you’d rather sit in the dark and blame Obama

      • beebop1952

        So let’s hear how sympathetic you are for Adam Lanza? Not? Quelle surprise …..

        • WWMD

          What do you mean? I’m sympathetic for the victims. I believe in freedom of speech but I think limit should be placed in some circumstances. I think YouTube has its priorities messed up. I have posted videos where music was in background and it was removed or sound disabled but yet you can post terrorist bomb making videos. As many other countries that are still free, limits on speech that incite violence or bodily harm should be limited

    • MurphTacular

      Oh, if the world was only so simple … It’s an interesting story. Just b/c it doesn’t jibe with the ONLY way some here want to think about Dzokhar doesn’t mean it’s bad …

  • chrisl

    “All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”
    – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Ch. 6

    • Garth Haycock

      The irony being that Holden Caulfield is a moron.

  • tops116

    Holden Caulfield-like? Please. Tsarnaev is a terrorist and a killer. At his worst, Caulfield was just a self-righteous, arrogant, lazy whiner. (In other words, your basic far left liberal or “New York Times” employee.)

    • Guest

      You’re repeating yourself. 😉

    • MurphTacular

      And how many New York Times’ employees do YOU know? Oh yeah, probably zero.

      • beebop1952

        They are known by the crap they write.

        • MurphTacular

          How often do you read stories in the NYT?

          • beebop1952

            I used to read it religiously until I discovered that they are contemptuous of almost every thing they write about.

          • WWMD

            Until you discovered. Fox did a story on it? What does that even mean? Love some examples

          • beebop1952

            The word “religiously” must have clouded your thinking. Picture my thumb and index finger separated by less than a quarter of an inch. That’s how much I care about what you think. I just worry that you and I both go into the voting booth. You maybe more than once …..

          • WWMD

            They have been told its bad, Murph. No convincing them

        • WWMD

          Yeah like the huge story they just broke because they have reporters working there not partisan ninnies

          http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/world/asia/cia-delivers-cash-to-afghan-leaders-office.html?_r=0

    • WWMD

      Yeah the NYT that just broke a huge story on money shipments to afghan president courtesy US taxpayers

  • http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/ Brian Cates

    Progs lionize ‘revolutionary’ terrorists because they are supposedly fighting the same evil White Man system the Progs are.

    Right-wing terrorists are ‘defending’ the evil White Man system, so of course there’s no nostalgic Robert Redford films about them, no laudatory songs or long columns in the NYT’s analyzing how they were ‘compelled’ to do it by societies injustices.

    • CatHerder

      Sarcasm/irony until further notice.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Liberals are mentally ill. Right is wrong, wrong is right and if you want to get jiggy wit it, go ahead, do what ever deranged, morbid or morally deficient activity that happens to be. God gives us free will and for Weiner that meant free ‘willy’. Our brains have a trigger, to stop us from acting on things that are amoral, illegal or abnormal. Liberals don’t have that trigger, which is probably why they hate guns so much. I wish I had the answer.

  • George Maddog Smith

    No sympathy here for that Murderer! Give all of the family member of those killed and injured Baseball bats and put them in a circle in a field. Then take this MURDERING TERRORIST, place him inside the circle and just walk away. Let Sharia Law decide his fate. He killed bcz of hate and his Allah, let Allah protect him in the circle! If by some chance, the family member forgive and spare him, turn him over to the PPL of Boston! Show him NO MERCY! Teach terrorist, we will punish you for your actions against us. If You do not like us or it here, go home, PLEASE!

  • Kev_H

    His uncle was on point but too kind for calling them losers. Jahar is a cold blooded sociopath. Pulled off a horrifying act of murderous terror and went back to school and partied it up like he didn’t have a care in the world, like “a stress free kind of guy.” It’s as vile as a person can be.

  • LinTaylor

    I could be wrong because I never read CitR (my brother did, hated every minute), but wasn’t Holden Caulfield an insufferable know-it-all who only qualifies as the protagonist because the book is from his point of view, and is in no way a heroic figure?

  • chitownmom

    Did I miss the articles the NYT team wrote showing empathy/sympathy for Jared Loughner ? Such similar victims… a woman with severe brain injury… a child killed, others killed. Oh, but I forget… when shot by a GUN it’s a terrible incident, when blown up by bombs, not so much.

  • BlahBlah

    What more could we have done for them? Um, more Nutella?

  • Gregg Hammerquist

    Am I the only one who finds the fall of a fellow human tragic? The loss of life is equally tragic, but there is room in our hearts for sadness on behalf of both. Our desire for justice does not preclude us feeling sorrow for the loss of the innocent child this man used to be. Is that not as Christ would do? Mourn over the sinner, but hate the sin?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Mourn first for the cops and the children he murdered.

      • Gregg Hammerquist

        I have more than enough time to mourn for everyone involved.

    • JR48

      Of course it’s tragic, but it pales in comparison to the evil deeds of the man.

      We were all children once. To wax poetic regarding the childhood of the evil man before fully supporting the victims of his actions is to miss the point and to me, lacks humanity.

      Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot were all children..once. This young man’s childhood should be a footnote to the overall story, not the focus. Ask yourself, why am I mourning THIS loss? Why am I focusing on this when there are so many other lives that were negatively affected?

      You want to help stop these things from happening? Support the left to stop writing bad poetry to someone who did evil deeds and move en masse with those who are supporting innocents. For I truly believe that part of what helps create this sort of thing in the first place is the overabundant attention given to the perpetrators. For what is a terrorist doing ultimately by his actions? He’s looking for attention. And he’s getting it. So wouldn’t that be feeding evil instead of cutting off it’s oxygen?

      • Gregg Hammerquist

        Truly. I don’t think, as a media institution, we should focus on that, but rather personally I think there is room for feel sorrow for everyone involved.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      My “sorrow for the loss of the innocent child this man used to be” ended when he set a bomb next to an actual innocent child waiting for his father to finish the race and killed him. I may be Christian but I am also a human being disgusted at what this man has done. Christ knew God gave people free will and would have to face the consequences of their actions. I’m sorry but I will not be mourning over this monster and his demise is not as “equally tragic” as the innocent people whose lives he ended.

      • Gregg Hammerquist

        Oh he certainly should face punishment, I never said he should. We reap what we sow. The death penalty even.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Good.

  • capisce

    Q. The Old Gray Lady: “does this burqa make me look sympathetic to terrorists?”
    A. Not as much as the moral- equivocating, bomber/murderer groupies you employ do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    The fishwrap of record

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    I, respectfully, disagree with this label, which implies that The New York Times is as useful as fishwrap. Had this been the whitey that all the libs wished it had been, you would be reading an entirely different article.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      You are very offbase , sir. Along with fishwrap, the pages of The Old Gray Hag are also very useful as birdcage liner and for the training of puppies.

  • Johnny Blade

    I still can’t believe Catcher is held up as a great work of literature… what does that say about those who make such lists?

    • MurphTacular

      That they like the book a great deal, as do a majority of folks I know who’ve read it. Have you read it?

  • Matt Kendall

    There was no shoot out with the MIT officer. They have no evidence that supports that. There wasnt even a gun battle when he was in the boat. He had no weapon. Whos fucking who here?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Leftists always have rationalized violence while simultaneously chirping that “violence is never the answer”. It seems to be the answer for radical leftists, when nobody will listen to their ineffective and wasteful ideas.

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ alanhenderson

    Holden Caulfield was an unlikeable prick who alienated people on purpose. Beyond that, I don’t see any similarities with Tsarnaev.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Besides being the typical liberal.

  • WWMD

    god you people sometimes. in general it is very smart of people to know what is around them he lived here for years right among everybody he walked into the boston marathon unnoticed so at that point he must have looked human. the NYT has done so many articles on the horror and tragedy of this story now as intelligent people do, want to know what drove or what the person was like how to spot tiny little things that may alert someone. if you want to think they walk through crowds growling at everyone then fine but normal looking boys walked through the crowd and did something horrific. maybe those of us with some intelligence want to know all they did so we can spot this if we run into it. no one at the NYT wants to humanize or lessen these crimes they were just illustrating the monsters in human form

    • lainer51

      blah, blah, blah, spew, spit, I try to see both sides, I voted for Barry, I am a hack, I am the smartest one in the room, this murderer deserves to have both sides heard, mother steals for a living, brother kills for a living, on welfare, allowing US TO PAY FOR THEM TO LIVE HERE…
      ROFLMAO – “those of us with some intelligence”
      YEA RIGHT – a real Einstein.

      • WWMD

        never said anything remotely like that.finding the psychological make up of him and all his movements prior lend to solid information that would prevent this next time maybe glad youre not running the FBI or homeland

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Jeebus Effin Xmas, I had to search up Holden Caulfield to be sure it was who I thought, I couldn’t believe the Old Gray Hag had gone that senile.

  • Mark81150

    What the Hell is WRONG with these progressive lunatics?

    So utterly desperate to find redemption for the mass bomber who maimed hundreds..all for two reasons, left wing angst and self loathing for being “privileged”… and their idiot fixation on making excuses for a depraved religion.. Made up by a bandit warlord to excuse his looting and pillaging,

    The crusades were in the beginning, a war of defense against imperialist Islam

    The left still apologizes for the evil west driving the invading muslims out of old Europe.. While they spit and rage against Israel while it suffers almost daily attack…
    Insanity…. and suicidally stupid..

    Boston is full of democrats,…. but probably not one in a hundred are this hardcore progressive, they’re decent people we disagree with, not blind amoral apologists for evil..

    most don’t know what the NYT’s is doing in their name probably,.. imagine their outrage when they find out.

    • Orlando Cee

      “What the Hell is WRONG with these progressive lunatics?”

      For one thing, they hijacked the word “progress” which means a move towards improvement. Whatever direction these people are headed towards is not to something better.

  • anjullyn

    Shame? Lefties know no shame.

  • Junie3

    Question: “What does it mean to have a reprobate mind?”

    Answer: The phrase “reprobate mind” is found in Romans 1:28 in reference to those whom God has rejected as godless and wicked. They “suppress the truth by their wickedness,” and it is upon these people that the wrath of God rests (Romans 1:18). The Greek word translated “reprobate” in the New Testament is adokimos which means literally “unapproved, that is, rejected; by implication worthless (literally or morally).”

    Paul describes two men named Jannes and Jambres as those who “resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith” (2 Timothy 3:8). Here the reprobation is regarding the resistance to the truth because of corrupt minds. Titus also refers to those whose works are reprobate. “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” (Titus 1:16). Therefore, the reprobate mind is one that is corrupt and worthless.

    As we can see in the verses above, people who are classified as having a reprobate mind have some knowledge of God and perhaps know of His commandments. However, they live impure lives and have very little desire to please God. Those who have reprobate minds live corrupt and selfish lives. Sin is justified and acceptable to them. The reprobates are those whom God has rejected and has left to their own devices.

    Best explanation for the NYT and progressives.

  • irishgirl91

    OMG, just wish there was a way the sane among us could see one another. It gets pretty lonely thinking your the only one. The NYT? I don’t trust them for anything, but I thought they would at least have a sliver of decency in regards to the victims of terror. Hey Ms. Kakatuni, without googling, name the victims. They look down their noses at the Kardashians, but they are just fame whores too.

  • MurphTacular

    Good insight, thanks for the link! I might not have seen this otherwise. To everyone angry about this effort to “humanize” him. (He IS human, btw, but I digress) There are TONS of other stories out there detailing the horror of the attacks and the tragic plight of the victims, etc. As the story says, they Times is just looking at the available online info about Dzokhar and trying to ‘connect the dots’ to see what the bombing suspect’s interests are like. Don’t know why that’s such a “shameful” decision by the NYT.

  • richardmullins

    This still looks like a massive stitch up, with trolls out in force on this web site.

  • http://twitter.com/murphylinn Murphy Linn Spears

    Monster #2 will be released before we know it thanks to lib sympathy