The Shade Of It All: Rush Limbaugh Compares Trayvon Martin to Surviving Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect
Rush Limbaugh compared Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, to Trayvon Martin on Tuesday.
Martin was an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman last year. On Tuesday, Limbaugh drew parallels between Martin and Tsarnaev, who is suspected of conspiring with his brother and setting off two explosions that killed three people and injured more than a hundred others at the Boston Marathon.
“You notice also that the news media are doing to Dzhokhar what they did to Trayvon Martin,” Limbaugh began. “They’re regularly showing a photo of Dzhokhar that was taken when he was about 14.”
He said that the photo portrayed Tsarnaev as “soft, angelic, nice little boy, harmless… cute big lovable eyes. Not at all what he looks like today, but the news media seem to be making him look like an innocent little angel.” He ripped reporters for referring to the suspect as “a kid.”
“This is how this stuff ends up getting bastardized,” Limbaugh said. “This is how we end up… not thinking ill of bad people.”
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