Media Matters Probably Thinks It Has A Point Here
April 29, 2013 - 6:47 pm
Fox News host Megyn Kelly and frequent contributor Jay Sekulow attacked Attorney General Eric Holder for a speech he gave highlighting the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in combatting threats against Muslims, a timely topic given the anti-Muslim backlash seen in right-wing media following the Boston Marathon bombings.
On April 29, Holder spoke at the centennial summit of the ADL and commended the organization for its long history fighting anti-Semitism, stating the organization would continue to “find a committed and active ally in this Attorney General.” Holder closed his remarks by noting that it was two weeks to the day of the Boston bombings and praised ADL for its additional work fighting anti-Muslim bigotry, a commitment Holder assured the audience the Department of Justice shares. As explained by Holder, “just as we will pursue relentlessly anyone who would target our people or attempt to terrorize our cities – the Justice Department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation.”
In a “Fox News Alert” segment on America Live, Kelly attacked this speech by asking, “Has there been backlash against Muslims in the wake of Boston? And is this a time for the attorney general to be effectively scolding Americans, not to be bigoted and not to be ignorant?”
The post goes on to cite a couple of media hiccups as evidence of a “backlash against Muslims”. Context has never been something the Soros monkeys pay any attention to so there was no reason to let it enter into this discussion. The effort by the Left to discount the all-too-predictable Muslim angle for the Boston bombing dwarfs the “backlash” MMFA thinks is happening.
One of the easiest things to do with the current administration is question the actions of its Attorney General who on his best days is incompetent and on his worst a party to the murder of an American law enforcement officer.