Prayers across the country are still being said for victims of this morning’s Boston Marathon bombing, but Esquire magazine political blogger Charles Pierce chose instead to set a new media speed record for incautious speculation for partisan gain.
Based on no evidence whatsoever, Pierce’s blog at Esquire.com insinuated that the fact the 2013 Boston Marathon falls on Patriots Day – a holiday in Massachusetts to commemorate the Battle of Lexington-Concord that started the American War for Independence – was no coincidence.
Obviously, nobody knows anything yet, but I would caution folks jumping to conclusions about foreign terrorism to remember that this is the official Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts, celebrating the Battles at Lexington and Concord, and that the actual date (April 19) was of some significance to, among other people, Tim McVeigh, because he fancied himself a waterer of the tree of liberty and the like.
Holy Mother of God, indeed. Of course, we expect very little from a men’s magazine that styles itself as a handbook for aspiring gentlemen, but we should expect more than this.
[h/t Gateway Pundit]