Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has just been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. But hey, it’s important that we don’t let that overshadow his achievements as a high school wrestling captain! At least that’s what this tweet by Luke Russert suggests:

For the record, the word “beloved” doesn’t appear anywhere in the article. Russert came up with that all on his own. How sweet.

What is with this creepy need to humanize a monster? What purpose could it possibly serve other than slapping victims’ families and friends in their faces?

Absolutely reprehensible.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/326398420292079616

That’s right. Martin Richard will never have a chance to go to high school.

https://twitter.com/nvm624/status/326398361500536833

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Related:

Amanda Palmer urges empathy for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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  • KansasGirl

    Russert is a shameless hack.

    • kch50428

      Luke – you are not your father…

      • John

        Last thing wrestling needs is this guy. TitleIX almost killed us

    • MurphTacular

      Because he read and tweeted about an interesting story? Good. Grief.

      • Billie Slash

        AssTacular.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        If you’ve followed the news these past few days, you would be hard pressed to not see the attempt to humanize and make this man a more sympathetic figure. I would have far more respect for Russert if he had similarly chosen to include a biography of the shortened lives of the people he so callously killed. Sadly, those articles seem to be few and far between. The left leaning press (yes, Sports Illustrated qualifies) doesn’t seem too keen on telling their stories.

      • KansasGirl

        When he added “beloved” to his tweet, it was longer an interesting story…it was propaganda.
        I repeat, Russert is a shameless hack.

        • MurphTacular

          And I’ll be gosh-durned if those terrorist-loving losers at SI wrote a story about one of the victims. I’m sure Twitchy.com-mers, one and all, will hasten to follow this link …
          http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20130423/martin-richard-boston-marathon-obit/

        • MurphTacular

          And it’s worth noting that in Thamel’s story about Dzokhar no one uses the word “beloved,” but he was named team captain – which the coaches don’t always do. It speaks to his popularity and demeanor. The whole transformation continues to be baffling – especially to those who knew him.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Luke Russert:

    You are nothing more than a reader of useless, bleeding heart propaganda and tripe.

    And will NEVER be one one hundredth the reporter your father was!

    Learn it. Live it. Love it. Embrace it.

    • Zathras11 @B5

      His father isn’t all that and a bag of chips either. VERY left leaning. Hardly ever fair.

    • E Quilibrate

      Sadly Jack, it seems that he does. Tim cannot be proud.

    • E Quilibrate

      Sadly Jack, it seems that he does. Tim cannot be proud.

  • Right Wired

    Left wing media throws pity-party for child murderer and everyone’s invited! Maybe the Trib will send pizzas.

  • Kathy Ann

    You know, @lukerussert, your father would be ashamed of you now. He was a man of honor – too bad you’re not.

    • angeleyez

      .
      Maybe Russert will report on each brother’s favorite brand of peanut butter next ?

    • Scott Carroll

      Yep, the apple fell 50 miles from that tree.

    • John

      Competing in wrestling does not make you a wrestler. A wrestler has honor.

    • Jack

      agree 100%

  • pindarninja

    BREAKING: conservatives want all villains to have easily identifiable devil horns clearly indicating their absolute and utter evil.

    But seriously, how is this in any way awful? Being a “beloved” wrestling captain in no way takes away from the fact that he is a cold-blooded murderer. Even monsters like terrorists are not completely evil; nobody is.

    • Joe W.

      This is sarcasm, right?? RIGHT???

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

      So speaks the devil himself.

      • pindarninja

        Calling someone you disagree with the devil? Classy.

        • Nana Taylor

          I don’t think you are the devil pindarninja, I think you are blind to reality. I also think your mindset is to place blame outside of the villain’s grasp. He is 100 percent guilty of the evil crime he perpetrated. It needs no scholarly self reflection to understand. The moment he placed the bombs knowing they would kill and maim… he lost all humanity within himself. Why on earth would a human give humane consideration to someone who has made it his goal to kill and maim our brothers and sisters for no other reason than to glorify himself to some relative, imam, or extremist religious icon(allah)?

          • pindarninja

            First off, you are wrong about placing blame. He clearly chose to do what he did. Environmental, upbringing, and other things can EXPLAIN why he did it.

            What worries me about this whole conversation is somehow understanding what’s going on in a terrorist’s head, to give him some context and background, is somehow a liberal namby-pamby exercise in excuse-making and sympathy. It’s not. It is just simply trying to understand why.

          • Nana Taylor

            He acted on his impulse. What don’t you understand? The terrorist had an evil thought and acted on it. again you are looking to place the blame on an outside influence. Its not there. Go ahead and think about that for a while. 330 million Americans, many of them immigrants. Many from war torn countries, many had a very hard life…much harder than this guy, many of them Muslim. This guy though… out of all the people who lead lives just like his…this guy chose to do what he did. Go ahead and search for the reasons… there are none. Whatever excuse he offers up, whatever statistics/commonalities/ contexts you put together -in the end it will be for naught,this sort of thing will still happen.

          • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

            Your concern trolling is noted.

            Let’s just say he did turn out to be the right-wing Tea Party member that you, Luke Russert and everyone else on the left in and out of the media wanted him to be. Would all of you be all over the internet, print and the airwaves today, pleading for “understanding” of why he did it and assuring us that his ideology had nothing to do with his actions?

            Would Twitter and Facebook be filling up with “Free Jahar” pages and threads, many of them seeking donations for his legal defense?

            Would we have hashtags filled with tweets from girls squeeing about how “hot” he is and begging him to “blow them up with babies”?

            Would we have “musicians” writing him poems and hectoring us to “empathize” with him?

            Would we have liberals hand-wringing about how the police were too harsh in their treatment of him and his brother?

            I think we all know the answers to those questions. And it is all about excuse making and and trying to create sympathy.

          • pindarninja

            I must say, you have quite an encyclopedic knowledge of sickos on the internet- I have not seen anything of these, and my Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of bleeding liberals. And sickos wouldn’t have come out of the woodwork if the bomber was a Tea Partier? Please. You can find sickos of all stripes on the internet.

          • SpinMeNot

            Not seen any? Sirota? Matthews? Blitzer (veiled, albeit poorly)? Axlerod? Do I need to keep going.

            You have just confirmed you are just another useful idiot.

          • pindarninja

            Tsk. Tsk. Didn’t your mother teach you not to call people names?

          • SpinMeNot

            Yes she did, however, I don’t care. Your side calls the right much worse … let me step it up a notch.

            Your comment about the reaction had the punks been right-wing rather than Muslim is so far disconnected from reality, calling you useful is a kindness.

            You are simply an idiot.

          • SpinMeNot

            on target, well said.

          • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

            Your concern trolling is noted.

            Let’s just say he did turn out to be the right-wing Tea Party member that you, Luke Russert and everyone else on the left in and out of the media wanted him to be. Would all of you be all over the internet, print and the airwaves today, pleading for “understanding” of why he did it and assuring us that his ideology had nothing to do with his actions?

            Would Twitter and Facebook be filling up with “Free Jahar” pages and threads, many of them seeking donations for his legal defense?

            Would we have hashtags filled with tweets from girls squeeing about how “hot” he is and begging him to “blow them up with babies”?

            Would we have “musicians” writing him poems and hectoring us to “empathize” with him?

            Would we have liberals hand-wringing about how the police were too harsh in their treatment of him and his brother?

            I think we all know the answers to those questions. And it is all about excuse making and and trying to create sympathy.

          • SpinMeNot

            We know what is going on in their head … we are the Great Satan, Israel is the little Satan, and their clerics use weak willed, gullible children as foot soldiers in a war to gain political power over the west and re-establish the fascist Islamic Caliphate. Where Christians and Jews are no more than cattle and women are property.

          • MurphTacular

            Except for a popular brand of Sunni Islam practiced in Chechnya where women lead prayers … Muhammed called Christians/Jews “people of the book” and in true Muslim systems, they’re free to worship as they choose – just like they did during the Ottoman Empire.

          • SpinMeNot

            The Christians in the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate of the 13th and 14th centuries were not free to practice their religion, neither were the Jews. They had no political rights, and had to pay a special tax because they weren’t Muslim. The were second class citizens, Dhimmi is the word, though I could be spelling it wrong.

            Is it nice in your world? Do you own a copy of the Koran, I do. Talk to the Copts in Egypt. Talk to the Christians in Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Algeria, Somalia, Sudan, or Tanzania; then there are the Christmas attacks in Pakistan.

            You are an idiot. Truly an idiot. A moron of the first order. Keep spewing your nonsense, you have no clue what the hell you are talking about.

    • Nana Taylor

      The 8 year old child that he killed was beloved, the college cop was beloved, the people who lost their lives and limbs were beloved. This guy…. can be burned alive in public and no one will blink an eye at him. It doesn’t matter what he was… the day he set off those bombs in Boston he became evil incarnate.

      • pindarninja

        True, but understanding what drove a person to do such an awful thing is not wrong. Understanding, and discussing, the more human side of a murderer in no way excuses the crime itself. It only allows us to understand and prevent others from going down the same dark road.

        • Nana Taylor

          Again, to understand what drove a person to do such an awful thing, one must place blame outside of the villain. Evil doesn’t need a reason to act. To think this is to be blind to reality. Evil will act on itself, you cannot prevent others from going down the same dark road. It will always be this way. Im not speaking of evil in the religious sense. Im speaking of evil in the sense of acting on evil thoughts. The only way to prevent all evil is to heavily medicate everyone from birth. Sure we know environment, culture, ideology, et al all affect people, but the act of evil… that is one persons actions acting on his thoughts. Truth.

          • pindarninja

            No. Everybody has a choice in what they do and don’t do. Understanding why someone did something in no way excuses what he did.

          • SpinMeNot

            And these two scum suckers chose evil; we already know why they did it. They were twisted by a hatred, that starts with their parents. Look up the individuals these boys were named after.

            Ask the Copts in Egypt why they are being murdered. Golda Meier got it right.

          • SpinMeNot

            *hat-tip*, well said. But it will not sway the left. We have our own, highly educated, home grown evil (Kermit Gosnell) and our own MSM ignores that because it goes against the narrative.

            How can we expect them to address this evil up front. It goes against the narrative. When I was a young man, the media served as the sentinel guardian of our rights. No longer. They are as corrupt as the men and women they protect.

            We are past the point of turning this around; God has his thumb on the reset switch …

        • grais

          How does it allow us to prevent others from going down the same dark road? Do we start suspecting every teenager who is ‘beloved’ by his classmates?

          • pindarninja

            If we can’t talk about the human side, we wil never find out what turned a “beloved” wrestling team member into a monster.

          • grais

            But how does it allow us to prevent others from going down the same dark road?

        • John_LC_Silvoney

          Of course,a qualifier .
          The standard equivocation standby of the dishonest .

          The universal truism once more applies here:
          Everything before ‘but’ is B.S.

          • pindarninja

            So what exactly are you accusing me of (besides dishonesty)? I have said multiple times throughout this thread that he’s a monster. Are you implying I don’t want to see him come to justice?

          • MurphTacular

            Most of this crowd likes their hate “straight, with no chaser.” Learning about the whole picture, seeing nuance in a situation is anathema in Twitchy-dom. Go figure.

          • Billie Slash

            Bull. I hope that those who lost their limbs, thanks to this “beloved wrestler”, can see the “nuance” of having prosthetics. The whole picture is moot at this point.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Again, you use the word “hate” when it really is not relevant to Russert. As for America’s latest young terrorist, if it offends your sensibilities to hate the actions of a man who killed a child the same age as my own young son, I’d say your problems run very, very deep.

          • MurphTacular

            Why are you so afraid of learning something about someone?

          • SpinMeNot

            What the hell is there to learn. One brother was named after an early Muslim that slaughtered Jews right and left. The other named for one of the leaders of the Chechen Muslim Jihadis. How the hell do they get granted asylum, and then they travel back and forth? Look up what it takes to be granted asylum. These boys were brought here by their parents for one thing and one thing alone.

            I’ve met their kind before. They were Chicoms and VC.

          • MurphTacular

            You really think their parents brought them to the US just so they would become terrorists? Incredible …

          • SpinMeNot

            Can you answer the question or is all you do throw out passive-aggressive poorly constructed veiled references to calling me an idiot.

            All you are doing is proving that you have nothing but talking points.

            Go back to cage Junior, if you beg, your handlers just might give you a treat. Besides, your coconut is looking lonely.

          • MurphTacular

            Unsure which question you want me to answer, you just launched three in my direction … Regarding “Tamerlane,” that guy lived more than 600 years ago and was quite the soldier … Unsure if THAT was why the dead suspect’s parents chose the name they did. He was also a big supporters of the arts and architecture, to boot. He’s one of the major historical figures in Central Asian history during the past 1,000 years or so … As for Dzhokar, are you talking about the one-time leader of Chechen rebels who wanted to break free from Russia? Those guys, among other things, were trying to establish independence, not sure they were “jihadis” per se, but I suspect you believe otherwise. And so why do you believe the boys were brought here? To kill Americans? Continue the jihad or have a better life in a more peaceful nation?

          • SpinMeNot

            Try researching Tamerlan, there is a good article on AT .. he was not a soldier, he was a butcher. As was the Chechen guy — he was a real freedom fighter, tell that to the school kids.

            I’m done talking to you, you are a willfully ignorant well indoctrinated drone. You don’t want to learn, you are just here to bait and make yourself feel better about you pathetic life. Do the world a favor, go find a “freedom fighter” than needs a human shield and volunteer …

          • MurphTacular

            Thanks for the name calling (again), but you’ll have to be patient while I fire up my database of “all things that all ‘jihadis’ ever said” to compare and contrast … And why worry about why I think they may/may not have immigrated when you can correctly identify the motives of everyone just based on their religion and ancestry? You could be a big asset at INS …

          • MurphTacular

            Forgot to ask – what’s “AT”?
            And I have no idea why you can’t discuss these issues without calling people names or encouraging them to die speedily … Sigh. You act like there’s not a shred of ambiguity in the world …. If only.

          • SpinMeNot

            American Thinker

          • SpinMeNot

            Because you call murderers “Freedom Fighters” and butchers “good soldiers”. I’ve fought your so called freedom fighters, and I’ve walked through a village in Vietnam and seen what they do first hand to people that resist them.

            You are a modern day Jane Fonda sitting on an NVA anti-aircraft gun that shot down a US B-52. You are the Islamic militant creeping into the nursery of a baby and slitting its throat. These are the people you call “freedom fighters”. You are Dennis Rodman saying “Hey, he’s a real nice guy” about a dictator that has killed millions of his own people through starvation and forced labor.

            In other words, you are a collaborator, an ignorant idealist that has no understanding of the reality of the horror cause by people the he feels deserve justice.

            And now I am done with you. I hope one day you get to experience your freedom fighters first hand. I hope nobody else has to pay for your blind ignorant idealism.

          • MurphTacular

            Wow. I’m more multi-faceted than I knew. I hope someday you find peace.

          • grais

            Afraid? Hardly.

            Not interested? Absolutely.
            Will “learning” about him do anyone any good? Not anymore.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Why choose the word “afraid”? Disgusted might be a better option. Ambivalent would be a close contender.

        • SpinMeNot

          We know exactly what drove him to do what he did. Radicalized Islam. In fact, let us just call it what it is … Islam. Islam gives you three choices: submit, serve them as 2nd class citizens, or resist.

          I choose the latter.

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      So where was this when McVeigh blew up the OKC building? Why couldn’t you talk about how he served his country?

      • MurphTacular

        All kinds of things, good, bad and indifferent, were written about McVeigh’s background following OKC. Some people are actually curious about famous criminals. That’s why there is practically a cottage industry of books about outlaws, terrorists, murderers, dictators, etc. Wanting to learn more about the worst among us is hardly new …

        • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

          I don’t remember much good being written about McVeigh, and books that paint Hitler as some kind of sensitive misunderstood artist who turned evil because his crappy paintings didn’t sell tend to get laughed right off the shelves.

          OTOH, you can find all kinds of gooey, sentimental, “he was such a nice person!” crap about Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Guevara, Charles Manson, William Ayers and many other heroes of the left. In fact, books about those people that don’t include long passages about how he loved puppies and sunset walks and such, and downplay the evil they did, get dismissed as “right wing hatchet jobs.”

          So why do only people on one side of the ideological spectrum deserve to be “understood”?

          • MurphTacular

            The books I’ve read about Che Guevara, Pol Pot and Stalin didn’t minimize their hideous acts at all. Nor did any of them put any of these fellows on a pedestal. You should try reading one of these books sometime instead of just assuming you know what they say.

          • SpinMeNot

            And yet, 1000’s if not 100’s of 1000’s wear T-Shirts with Che Guevara’s face on them; high ranking democrats call Mao one of their favorite historical figures …

            Go peddle your nonsense elsewhere. You aren’t doing anything here but proving your mastery of talking points.

          • MurphTacular

            And proving that there’s a bigger world out there than this bubble of narrow-mindedness. :>

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Try Malcolm Caldwell if you fancy a sympathetic apologist book on Pol Pot. Simply because you’ve inevitably missed a book or two during your travails doesn’t mean such books do not exist. Jon Lee Anderson for Che, while better written, is equally sympathetic.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    The Left is falling in love with this terrorist.
    How soon before we start seeing “Free Jahar” t-shirts at Obama events?
    I see this terrorist as a tenured Columbia professor in thirty years.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I know it’s been said before, but imagine the complete reversal of emotions if this had been the “Right-Winger” they so desperately wanted it to be. Imagine the hate, venom and spew, the demands for the sternest punishments available! I’d call these people pond scum, but at least pond scum has a purpose…they don’t.

      • E Quilibrate

        Sure can’t call you wrong on that, trixie.

      • E Quilibrate

        Sure can’t call you wrong on that, trixie.

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      Or in the Minnesota State university system, which hired Bill Ayers.

      And here I thought that state had its hands full with Mark Dayton, Al Franken, Keith Ellison and the legacy of Hubert Humphery (politician), Walter Mondale, and Jesse Ventura.

      ugh.

      • E Quilibrate

        Good grief, I never took the time to consider that list of
        Ne’er do wells. Did MN get more than its share of idiots?

      • EverybodyTalks

        Perhaps this is the core of why they can’t win a Super Bowl?

    • hwy505

      They love Ayers and Boudin, as well as Mumia.

    • hwy505

      They love Ayers and Boudin, as well as Mumia.

    • Guest

      Columbia reserved a tenured spot for him, I’m sure

    • Zanshi

      Those leftist morons already have a hastag for that deadbeat. This would be the (disgustingly) natural evolution.

  • ICOYAR

    All the Left knows how to do.

    Praise murderers.

    • MurphTacular

      How is the story “praising” him? It merely points out he was popular with his teammates in high school. Sorry if that fact upsets you …

      • KansasGirl

        He was beloved…Russert said so, don’t cha know?

        • MurphTacular

          It appears that he was “beloved,” or at least something close to it … He was named captain … Go figure. They didn’t really know the guy. Don’t understand why that makes this story such an affront …

    • MurphTacular

      Oh, let’s not be so limiting … According to a majority of twitchy.com-mers, the left can: Elect America-hating Muslim Socialists, dupe “low-information” voters into supporting them, corrupt American school children from a young age, glorify depravity in films, books and music and eventually raise taxes on every man, woman and child. :> I’m sure I’m missing a few … But this board will set me straight, I suspect …

  • Nana Taylor

    Seriously? Another moron exploiting the death and destruction caused by a treasonous terrorist for their own fame and fortune. Russert shames his entire craft. Give the treasonous bastard more headlines and keep searching for a way to blame the victims. Go ahead– I wont read such garbage, nor will I click your links @lukerussert

    • MurphTacular

      Russert “shames his entire craft”? How, by reading a story in Sports Illustrated, liking it and mentioning it to others on his Twitter feed? How about some perspective?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Fair enough. I believe Nana will agree with this sentiment. Luke Russert shames the profession with his lack of professionalism , his repeated championship of Code Pink, his penchant for ad hominems, bloated sense of self importance (remember “They watch us at the White House. We’re very influential. They’ll get the message”?), his idiocy when he ask if abdominal ultrasounds were tantamount to sex crimes, his on air proclamation that the Arizona shooting was backlash against Obamacare……need I go on?

        • Nana Taylor

          I could not have said it better myself. Thank you.

        • MurphTacular

          Good gravy. I didn’t realize Russert’s doings were so well chronicled around here. If I see an hour of cable news in a week, it’s been a weird week. But thanks for the updates …

      • Nana Taylor

        Luke Russert blind apologist,or possibly sock puppet? See Jullane Kents reply for my “perspective”.

      • KansasGirl

        What’s your perspective on him adding beloved? Geez.

        • MurphTacular

          Thought it was simply reflective of the attitude conveyed toward the suspect by his former teammates. Doesn’t mean he’s still “beloved,” just means that he was at one point … Hardly a reason to flip out. But …

          • KansasGirl

            I’m not flipping out.
            I’m just done giving these terrorist murderers any benefit of doubt.
            Also, I don’t remember reading in puff pieces on Timothy McVeigh…which I might add I would of reacted the same.

          • MurphTacular

            Do you mean you “would have” reacted the same? Call me crazy, but maybe the reason it’s being reported that Dzokhar was popular and well-liked is because he was … Would you prefer reporters everywhere just ignore that b/c it doesn’t appeal to your sensibilities? And please note reporters aren’t saying they liked him, they’re just reporting what the suspect’s friends are telling them. Had that been true of McVeigh, you would have likely read the same stories … If memory serves, McVeigh was far more reclusive.

  • mickeyco

    Of all the leftist obscenities posted in the last few days, this is the worst. At least most of the others are posted by entertainers, etc.

    • MurphTacular

      Just b/c you don’t like to know the whole story about this individual doesn’t mean it’s not interesting to some of us. And whether you and others hate the word ‘beloved’ or not, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t the case. People can have more than one side, change, be influenced, etc., especially teenagers. Regardless, please feel free to hate Russert and SI for simply telling us more about the suspect.

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

        What color is the sky on your planet? Would the atmosphere support NORMAL human life?

        • MurphTacular

          Sorry for thinking differently than you Mr. (wackobird).

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        One can be derisive and state their opinion without “hating” someone, right?

        • MurphTacular

          I was referring to the “hate” expressed for the bombing suspect, not Russert, per se.

    • MurphTacular

      Just b/c you don’t like to know the whole story about this individual doesn’t mean it’s not interesting to some of us. And whether you and others hate the word ‘beloved’ or not, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t the case. People can have more than one side, change, be influenced, etc., especially teenagers. Regardless, please feel free to hate Russert and SI for simply telling us more about the suspect.

  • Jimmymac

    And hitler built the autobahn

    • E Quilibrate

      I thought Al Gore had already claimed that.

    • E Quilibrate

      I thought Al Gore had already claimed that.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    The Left try to humanize these people because the only violence they understand is killing babies.

  • sickofitall1096

    What’s sad is that this guy is still alive while the innocents murdered by Russert’s beloved terrorist are not. Beyond appalling…

    • MurphTacular

      He was arrested not even four days ago … Justice, due process, etc., take more time than THAT. Obviously, or so I would have thought.

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        How long ago was the Fort Hood “work related violence” debacle? 4 years now? and that piece of garbage is still breathing oxygen. Right to a speedy trial use to actually have meaning.

        • MurphTacular

          You know the “right to a speedy trial” is to protect defendants, right? When a trial gets delayed, etc., it’s usually at the defense’s request.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent
          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Normally a speedy trial is beneficial to the defense. The way that our jurisprudence has delayed cases for years and in some cases up to a decade, is ridiculous. I actually sat in a jury in an assault case from 8 years prior. 8 years!

            Of course the Obama DOJ is doing something new and outrageous, they charge someone with something, then seize all their property and assets not allowing the defendant to even mount a defense. Nice tyrants the Democrats have there in the DOJ. The first thing a Republican President has to do is fire absolutely every bureaucrat in the executive branch. Every single one.

            By the way, I knew that a speedy trial is guaranteed for the defense, tell me, what do you think our court systems think is speedy now?

          • KansasGirl

            By growing a beard? lol

          • SpinMeNot

            My wife and I lost friends at Fort Hood, keep it up. You are doing exactly what they want .. defending them.

            I’ll need to come up with a new designation for useless idiots that aid and abet those that would see us all subjugated to their will. You have reached a new low, even for the progs that come here so we can beat them senseless with their own nonsense.

          • MurphTacular

            I’m sorry for your loss. But insulting me and refusing to trust your fellow man, while seeing the larger picture will do little to further the cause of democracy.

          • SpinMeNot

            Good luck with that asshat, we don’t live in a democracy, and Islamic countries don’t want one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Due process doesn’t apply to the court of public opinion. The jury must presume innocence. We, on the other hand, do not. The evidence is clear.

        • MurphTacular

          Yeah, but it’s not the “court of public opinion” that administers the death penalty. (Thank the Lord!) These things take time, regardless of how “clear” the evidence appears.

      • sickofitall1096

        Forgive me for being cynical but living in the age of Political Correctness and under the Obama regime has made me so. After having worked on the front lines of our justice system I have little faith in it. Eric Holder’s law firm has represented Guantanimo inmates – conflict of interest perhaps? Also, given how well the government has done with Ft. Hood and Benghazi what other result can one expect? But then again “what difference does it make? Since “we have more important things to worry about.” Let’s be sure not to upset any Muslims while they try and kill us…

        • MurphTacular

          It’s not uncommon for law firms to represent both the defendants and plaintiffs in a civil suit, so I hardly think that Holder’s relatively large law firm’s past work controls his thought process on a daily basis.

      • KansasGirl

        Let’s see if he is executed as swiftly as Timothy McVeigh.

        • MurphTacular

          Keep in mind, McVeigh basically welcomed his execution and did everything he could to avoid appeals, etc., that would have delayed it. Assuming Dzokhar gets convicted, gets the death penalty, etc., I’d be surprised if he’s as eager to flatline as TM was … That would be purely speculative, at this point.

      • SpinMeNot

        Like the justice he gave the MIT police officer, the boy, the woman and exchange student? He doesn’t deserve justice. There is precedent for revoking recently conferred citizenship. This is what the DoJ ought to be doing.

        You are a real piece of work. What do think, he is going to be found innocent by reason of being a piece of crap?

        • MurphTacular

          I hope justice is served. Nothing more, nothing less. And if you can do a better job than the Dept. of Justice, I’m sure they’ll be glad to review your application …

          • SpinMeNot

            You don’t care about justice, peddle your BS elsewhere.

  • Clayton Grant

    Damn @lukerussert … are you also for letting Mumia Abu-Jamal out of jail because the defense said he was “viewed by the black community as a creative, articulate, peaceful, genial man” ?

    • E Quilibrate

      Maybe sorta like the Mandela pair?

    • E Quilibrate

      Maybe sorta like the Mandela pair?

  • grais

    Yeah, I’ll read it, right after I finish reading about beloved Ted Kazinski, and beloved Charlie Manson, and beloved Tim McVeigh, and beloved Albert DeSalvo, and beloved Adolph Hitler, and beloved Joseph Stalin, and beloved Pol Pot, and beloved….

  • sodakhic

    I’m sure Jokhar had the same goal as Bill Ayers, “Terrorists intimidate, we’re here to educate”. Ayers and Dorhn turned themselves in, 1980. Because of technicality, charges were dropped. Ayers stated, “Guilty as sin, free as a bird. What a great country”. Then he started SSM(small school movement)social justice, community organizing, inequity,hate for Capitalism. One of his latest students, Jared Loughner, who shot Gabby Giffords. Ayers was popular in high school.

    • MurphTacular

      I looked up this “link” you refer to between Ayers and Loughner. It appears that a school Loughner attended was part of the system that Ayers help found. Unclear if Ayers authored any curricula that Loughlin was exposed to … Not sure how tangible that connection really is …

  • tops116

    Russert’s just warming us up for his Bin Laden biography.

    • MurphTacular

      And writing a book about bin Laden would be horrible, right? That’s some sense of intellectual curiosity on display there … Oy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Hard time discerning sarcasm and irony, no?

        • trixiewoobeans

          Typical Prog…hard time discerning humor of any stripe.

          • MurphTacular

            Not hardly … I find these “discussions” of current affairs fairly humorous.

          • trixiewoobeans

            Uh oh! Somebody’s got a bad case of the “smuglies”. Now you get right to bed and dose yourself with cinnamon and honey, maybe you’ll recover if we’ve caught it soon enough!

          • MurphTacular

            Unsure what the “smuglies” are … But if it’s anything like being persnickety, I’m unsure how I warranted such a charge.

          • trixiewoobeans

            J’adore “persnickety”!

          • trixiewoobeans

            You know EXACTLY what it is.

        • MurphTacular

          Around here? Yes, because it’s hard to tell the sophomoric attempts at “humor” from the serious successes in the realm of paranoia and hatred.

      • KansasGirl

        Oy Mcvey.

  • BILLYDEVO

    So a good man,who never blew up an 8 yr old kid and wounded hundreds ,runs for president of the united states.Looking into his past all they could find was he cut some kids hair because he was gay and his dog took a trip on the roof of the car .The guy who did blow up an 8 yr old kid and wound hundreds gets a touchy piece on how he was a beloved wrestling captain.But no bias in the media .

    • E Quilibrate

      Certainly not, How crass to point this out…. Not. Now imagine
      a conservative just accused of such an atrocity. He would now
      be dead. And this guy can’t get dead too soon for me.

    • E Quilibrate

      Certainly not, How crass to point this out…. Not. Now imagine
      a conservative just accused of such an atrocity. He would now
      be dead. And this guy can’t get dead too soon for me.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    I skimmed through the SI article, but it doesn’t say what radicalized him.

    I know the democrats like to play footsy with minority terrorists and criminals (Make NO mistake here folks, when the left talks about White/Caucasian they really mean Anglos from northern and west-central Europe, not Russians, Iranians, North Africans or light-skinned Hispanics), but more attacks will lead to less voters for them.

    I’d rather people not have to die for that, but then again, a lot of Americans showed us last November they’re willing to take a lot of hits for this government.

    • E Quilibrate

      Does anyone really care what “radicalized” him? I for one do
      not. I desparately hope you are right about this leading to less
      voters for them.

      • MurphTacular

        Yes, by learning about how he became what he’s charged with being, we could learn, perhaps, how to prevent future horrific acts.

        • BlahBlah

          lolprevent. It’s best accomplished by banning bombs.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Aren’t there, sadly, enough case files in existence to document the descent into radical extremism? Why do you feel it is so important to provide these human interest stories just a week after the attack, potentially prejudicing a potential jury?

          • MurphTacular

            I like to discover more about the attack – to a point. FWIW, I’ve read more than one profile of each fatally wounded victim and at least a few about the wounded gentlemen whose information helped lead police to the suspects.

    • E Quilibrate

      Does anyone really care what “radicalized” him? I for one do
      not. I desparately hope you are right about this leading to less
      voters for them.

  • BlahBlah

    I was skeptical before but no more. Now I’m completely sure. Obama is a Muslim. There is no other way to explain the whole justify the terrorist twister game going on.

    • MurphTacular

      Based on what? His membership for more than half his life in Christian churches? Let it go …

      • BlahBlah

        “Let it go”? What does that even mean? That I should change my mind because… oh wait because someone on the internet told me so? Why don’t you let it go? Rhetorical question.

        • MurphTacular

          What does it mean? I’m referring to the delusion obsession maintained by many that Obama is Muslim, not Christian. Do you really think BHO favors terrorist incidents like the one last week in Boston?

          • BlahBlah

            What obsession? Ask your doctor if drinking is right for you. Having an opinion != obsession. Get it? I didn’t think so.

          • MurphTacular

            I said it’s an “obsession maintained by many” … Nowhere, did I say you are obsessed with Obama’s religious beliefs. But, more importantly, WHY do you think Obama’s a Muslim? Who told you that? Based on what?

          • BlahBlah

            Obama told me himself. Do you ever listen to your Dear Leader? Maybe you should start. His upbringing was Muslim and he only started attending Christian churches (very successfully choosing a pastor, I might add) when he went into politics. Since he became president he wouldn’t so much as utter a word “terrorism” no matter how glaringly obvious it was. Fort Hood, Libya, now Boston etc etc. Repeat after me – Islamic Terrorism is what it is. But he won’t say the words. Oh and remember when he bowed to the Saudi king? What was that all about? In short, everything he did since he occupied the WH spoke to him being a Muslim.

          • MurphTacular

            “Everything he did since he occupied the WH???”
            LOL. Like ordering the strike that killed bin Laden in 2011? And just because an African-American chose to attend a church that supports Black Liberation Theology doesn’t mean he’s any less of a Christian than a member of the Southern Baptist Convention or the Lutheran church. The terrorist acts you speak of are not indicative of true Islam, but rather the religion has been subjugated by those who put their own delusional objectives above that of traditional Islam.

          • BlahBlah

            OK I don’t even know where to begin addressing this nonsense. If hating white people and America is “Black Liberation Theology” then KKK must be the White Brotherhood of Eternal Love. What is wrong with you? Also I don’t care if the terrorist acts are not “indicative of true Islam”, that wasn’t even in the equation, the point is that they are all done IN THE NAME OF ISLAM. And I don’t really care what “true Islam” stands for because it doesn’t really interest me, all I care is that they stop blowing up kids. Thanks.

          • MurphTacular

            The “they” you’re referring to are not true Muslims, they’re disillusioned youth. True Muslims are far different. There seems to be little distinction made around here, sadly.

          • BlahBlah

            OK I don’t know if you’re slow on the uptake or what but you keep going on and on about something no one even mentioned. I don’t know/don’t care what “true Muslims” are. I haven’t mentioned it or discussed it. I said that those two dropped the bombs in the name of Islam. That is a fact. They killed a kid. Fact. They are murderous psychopaths and no matter how much you twist yourself into a sick pretzel to justify what they did is not gonna change any of that.

            I don’t know/don’t care if you’re a Muslim. I do think you’re sick because no sane person would be writing comments upon comments justifying the killing of a kid. And lastly – where is the outrage among those “true Muslims”? *crickets*

          • MurphTacular

            I’m not trying to defend what the suspects did at Boston. The sole reason I discussed Islam was that you said Obama’s Muslim. And while I haven’t looked around, I have no doubt that “true Muslims” are indeed as saddened by the Boston attack as everyone else is. Peace.

          • lainer51

            omg – stfu! you are soooooooooooooooooooooo irrelevant!!

          • MurphTacular

            LOL. And yet reality is so soothing to some of us …

      • trixiewoobeans

        Wow! That’s right up there with Hillary’s “What difference does it make?”

      • trixiewoobeans

        Would that be the “Christian church” whose preacher said “God damn America?” That one? LOTS of nogoodniks “hide” in church memberships.

        • MurphTacular

          Oh well, I guess you won’t be joining a church that advocates Black Liberation Theology. I’m sure the membership is crestfallen.

          • trixiewoobeans

            Yeah, along with Westboro.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Anyone else hear Tim Russert spinning in his grave? >:^(

  • CAmom760

    How about we read a story about how Martin Richards didn’t make it to high school to see if he wanted to be a wrestler because of the terrorist asswipe? How about that, @lukerussert? #whatsimportant #itisnttheterrorist

  • Neil Leininger

    Are we now living in Bizzaro world where terrorists and not their victims are worthy of empathy and remorse?

  • tcbaz

    This is what happens when you educate people beyond their level of intelligence.

    • E Quilibrate

      Peter principle, almost.

    • E Quilibrate

      Peter principle, almost.

  • stillinthe60s

    Next Luke will be asking us to read how beloved Dr Kermit Gosnell was used for the basis of a beloved children’s green frog puppet.

    • E Quilibrate

      Somewhat akin to Hillary claiming to be named for a famous
      mountain climber whose feat was accomplished six years
      after she was born.

    • E Quilibrate

      Somewhat akin to Hillary claiming to be named for a famous
      mountain climber whose feat was accomplished six years
      after she was born.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    He is just another disenfranchised ‘youth’ in America. Forgive him. He knew not what he did. I will forgive him. But, that does not mean WE as a society should excuse what he did, not fail to apply the justice system to his crimes….we should apply the suitable and legal penalty.

    Well, there is no suitable punishment for blowing up an 8 yr. old boy, dismembering people around the backpack he put on the ground to blow them up, and killing others, and the officer along the way his week of murder and mayhem, pot parties and tweets.

    Beloved wrestling captain. That’s deep Luke.

    Hitler was a painter. Cool.

    Fidel Castro likes good cigars.

    Ted Bundy was a well liked law student. Awesome.

    Andrea Yates, before she drowned all her kids, was a high school valedictorian.
    Amazing.
    All of which means……..zippo, nada, zilch.
    Crazy Hair ‘Not Born in Chechnya’ Ethnic Chechen American citizen Guy knew what he was doing, and why he was doing It. Those sentiments did not emerge overnight.
    He hid them well.
    Wrestling was for fun.
    Hating America and Americans, idolizing wife beating older brother who hated all things Non-Fanatical Islamic, was his true passion….along with smoking pot with pals.
    Must read? Not so much Luke.
    I once again ask, why is Luke Russert even mentioned….why does the nice young guy with zero journalistic talent get so much attention, after all these years?
    Next, SI does a story on the athletic career of Christopher Dorner…

  • Brickendale

    The job of sleepers is to blend in completely. The way the pathetic media are going out of their way to defend a cowardly terrorist that blew up woman, children and families is despicable.

  • John

    Did y.all hear that olympics ‘ dropped wrestling?

  • John

    just like so many colleges..why? Unabashed individualism?

  • John

    & desire to succeed. Why would they do that? BTW who are THEY?

  • John

    & desire to succeed. Why would they do that? BTW who are THEY?

  • lainer51

    Waiting for Barry to have “photo op” with a crying, sniveling 19 y/o terrorist, because he is such a good guy! Right, Fluke, er, Luke?

  • lainer51

    Waiting for Barry to have “photo op” with a crying, sniveling 19 y/o terrorist, because he is such a good guy! Right, Fluke, er, Luke?

  • SideshowJon36

    All this proves is that this little sh*t had a great life and unlimited possibilities, and he gave it all up to murder two sons and two daughters.

  • EverybodyTalks

    Luke has an avatar, “RESTORE SANITY”….is that a personal goal for him in 2013?

  • bo1921

    Yeah, I mean who doesn’t love somebody who blows off the legs and arms of little boys and girls. So adorable, huh luke?

  • Steve

    8 year-old Martin Richard was beloved too…and then Dzhokhar killed him.

    • SpinMeNot

      Sat the backpack down right behind him, the detonation tore him to shreds. Took his sister’s legs and sent shrapnel into his mother’s skull at approximately 3,300 fps.

      I know everything I need to know about a brainwashed boy named for a leader of the Chechen jihadis.

      Your point is well made. May God have mercy on the wounded, and grant life eternal to the fallen in Boston and West.

  • notenoughtime

    His last act on earth was not one of love but one of hate. His past is no longer relevant.

    • SpinMeNot

      Only to those that truly care about people. The left on the other want to know what caused it so they can find a way to prove that the cause was a white guy who made a crappy video nobody saw.

  • G.

    What a buttplug-licking POS this Russert must be….Hey, Mom, listen to your boy!!!

  • lillymckim

    We have seen the face of evil and it stood beside an 8 year old who will never get the chance to be on a high school wrestling team.
    His name was Martin Richard
    You are shameful Luke Russert. Just shameful.

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

    i wonder how few articles will be written about how each victim’s life has been forever altered. then again, how many politically-correct victims were there?

  • $29520529

    He reminds me of the OWS cloud.

  • JR48

    The guy is being charged with literally using weapons of mass destruction and Russert tweets about him being a team captain? REALLY?

    Uh, terrorist attack trumps wrestling team spirit. What a jackwagon.

  • Sean Maloney

    And don’t forget John Wayne Gacy was a clown!

  • blueniner

    Luke, your Dad and Grandpappy would be embarassed by your actions. You fell into the MSLSD ……..Lukey in the the Sky with Diemonds…….