August 15 Media Mash

August 16, 2013 - 1:37 PM
August 15 Media Mash

One day before the one-year anniversary of Floyd Lee Corkins's failed
terror attack on the Family Research Council -- he was inspired by a
"hate map" by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- MSNBC brought on SPLC's
Mark Potok to mislead viewers about the nature of the April 15 Boston
Marathon bombing, insisting that the Tsarnaev brothers were not
motivated by radical Islamic ideology so much as by right-leaning
conspiracy theorist websites that investigators found in Tamerlan
Tsarnaev's search history.

"This isn't the first time MSNBC has done this," NewsBusters publisher
Brent Bozell reminded Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity during
Hannity's August 15 "Media Mash" segment. Indeed, it was Hardball
host Chris Matthews who on the day of the attack theorized that it was a
homegrown right-wing terrorist responsible for the bombing because it
occurred on Tax Day, Bozell noted. What's more, the Media Research
Center founder added:

Look at the group that they cite who give the quote. The Southern
Poverty Law Center. Talk about a hate group. This is a group that has
branded as a hate group, a Christian group for professing Christianity,
the Family Research [Council]

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