"“Let me ask a question — again based on my observation in recent years — if you listening to this program, if you are a Muslim and it turns out that a Muslim did bomb the Boston Marathon, how do you feel? I dare say that if you are a Muslim, you can be pretty certain, you can rest assured that everybody in the media will circle the wagons and say this is not because of Islam,” Limbaugh said.
“This is a lone bad actor, lone wolf
, but this in no way says anything about Islam,” he continued. “This in no way says anything about Muslims. It’s just a lone nut, and they will remind that the vast majority of people denounce this kind of terrorism, the vast majority of Muslims. So if you’re a Muslim and it turns out to be a Muslim bomber, you will be in no way associated with it, which [is] fair.”
But he warned that if the bomber is some sort of conservative extremist, conservatives will be in the crosshairs of that same media.
“However, folks, if you are a conservative and it turns out that whoever did this is either real or has an imagined connection to conservatives, everybody in the media will unite to denounce your whole group,” Limbaugh said. “There will not be the same treatment. If this turns out to be some crazy extremist, domestic — everybody thought to be in that guys group is going to be tarred and feathered as well. And believe me, that’s what they are all hoping for on left.”http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/04/16/the_left_politicizes_the_boston_bombing
"Likewise, in the context of terrorist attacks, such privilege means white non-Islamic terrorists are typically portrayed not as representative of whole groups or ideologies, but as “lone wolf”
threats to be dealt with as isolated law enforcement matters."
"If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates."http://www.salon.com/2013/04/16/lets_hope_the_boston_marathon_bomber_is_a_white_american/