In January of this year, David Sirota announced via his Facebook account that, “After almost four years of working in radio, I no longer work at Clear Channel Denver.”
The folks at TalkRadio 630 KHOW did nothing to assuage the notion that he was fired.
In early 1999, an “overzealous” Sirota was fired for racially charged and dishonest “dirty tricks” in a Philadelphia mayoral race.
The day after the Boston Marathon bombings this
ultimate badass coddled pussy penned a
1,026 word screed at Salon, which I
refuse to link, bearing the headline: “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a
It reads in part:
“…if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. Why? Because only in that case will privilege work to prevent the Boston attack from potentially undermining progress on those other issues.”
How contemptible, despicable, shameful and disgraceful.
Not satisfied at ginning up ire over that loathsome screed, Sirota marshaled his lexicon of deceitful bile for a second column which he titled, “I still hope the bomber is a white American.”
The last paragraph reads:
“The reason to hope that the bomber is a white American is because in a country where white privilege and double standards so obviously affect our national security reactions, that outcome will better guarantee that the reaction to Boston is a bit more measured.”
Poor little, heartbroken David. The Boston bombers were, indeed, Muslim.
Sirota is an attention whore desperately seeking gainful employment. I don’t know how much Salon or the Puffington Host are paying him, but those sites are snakepits and Sirota has emerged as the viper du jour.
The cocooning of our betters (academics and liberals) regarding Islam and Islamist extremists breeds colossal ignorance and a stalwart conviction that they are never wrong and never at fault.
As James Taranto noted, “What the hope-they're-white crowd really wishes for is a reason to treat their domestic political adversaries as enemies of the state.”
Gabriel Malor succinctly notes, “The media’s habitual blaming of the political right is endemic and incurable. Media figures sincerely believe the right wing is violent, so naturally assume that violent people must be right-wing. This won’t be the last time they make that mistake.”
Sirota has subsequently been mocked to within an inch of his manhood because his Twitter account featured an avatar of him poorly making a fist and appearing to be terrified a throw a punch. So the Twitterverse lit up with #siroting. The resulting scorn forced him to change it.
The primary criticism of my @salon article is my Twitter photo. So funny. OK, so I changed it. You win! LMFAO.
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 17, 2013
As you can see, I joined in on the fun with the Photoshop™ featured with this post. I thought showing Krusty the Clown about to throw a punch in David’s direction was great editorializing.