Matthews is blaming the bombings that took place at the
Boston Marathon and the explosion at the Kennedy Library that took
place around the same time and is now being said to have been an
unrelated electrical issue, on the far right. While Matthews
was speaking with NBC terrorism analyst Michael Leiter, the
following took place.
Matthews said, "Let me ask you about domestic terrorism, as a
category. Normally domestic terrorist people tend to be on the
far right. That's not a good category. Just call them extremists.
Let's call them that. Do they advertise after they do something like
this? Do they try to get credit as a group or do they just hate
America so much for its politics or its government that they just
want to do the damage, they don't care if they get public credit, if
Michael Leiter, responded with what can be
summed up to mean, that it could have been anyone. Then Chris
Matthews continued with pushing his anti-right agenda and said, "I
was just thinking, again, it's early, it's an early situation, but
going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not
something from the Freedom Trail, or anything that kind of historic,
but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party, does that
tell you anything?" --To which Michael Leiter responds
with, "I don't think it does."
Chris Matthews did not stop
there. At the end of the exchange he implied that it was a far right
person who killed Kennedy, when he said, "Just
remember he was assassinated by someone with a political
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