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Bernie Sanders speechwriter’s 2013 op-eds: ‘Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white...

Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, "Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American" -- and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, "I still hope the bomber is a white American." David Sirota, an investigative journalist and social media attack dog who has slammed Sanders' opponents in recent weeks, was formally brought into Sanders' campaign on Tuesday, along with a slew of other political veterans. The April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three and injured dozens others, were perpetrated by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The Kyrgyz-American brothers invoked extremist Islamic beliefs and said American military actions had motivated them. Dzhokhar has been sentenced to death; Tamerlan was killed. (AP, File) He added: "That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. "I still hope the bomber is a white American." — Bernie Sanders 2020 communications adviser David Sirota "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," Sirota said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) "The reason ... to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston," Sirota wrote. "By the way, you don't have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American," Sirota continued.

Bernie Sanders speechwriter’s 2013 op-eds: ‘Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white...

Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, "Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American" -- and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, "I still hope the bomber is a white American." David Sirota, an investigative journalist and social media attack dog who has slammed Sanders' opponents in recent weeks, was formally brought into Sanders' campaign on Tuesday, along with a slew of other political veterans. The April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three and injured dozens others, were perpetrated by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The Kyrgyz-American brothers invoked extremist Islamic beliefs and said American military actions had motivated them. Dzhokhar has been sentenced to death; Tamerlan was killed. (AP, File) He added: "That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. "I still hope the bomber is a white American." — Bernie Sanders 2020 communications adviser David Sirota "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," Sirota said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) "The reason ... to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston," Sirota wrote. "By the way, you don't have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American," Sirota continued.

Cuomo plays politics with rental law changes

Opinion editorial Modal Trigger Gov. Cuomo’s move to shore up the rent laws is terrible news for city housing. He also wants to limit how much they can legally tack on to regulated rents to cover the cost of improvements. This lets the gov pose as a champion of the little guy, but it’ll just hasten the decline of buildings whose owners struggle to make ends meet. will have a harder time paying their bills. In the 1960s, rent laws led city landlords to abandon more than 100,000 units. Now Cuomo wants to prevent more owners from escaping the rent caps — so more of them will become financially jammed. Fact is, few policies have been as destructive to the city as rent regulation. Not only has it spurred the decline of some buildings; it also prompts tenants to stay in units they no longer need. And it’s deprived the city of property-tax revenue to the tune of hundreds of millions a year, the CBC says, by depressing the value of buildings.
Ronna McDaniel reacts to her uncle Mitt Romney's op-ed

Ronna McDaniel reacts to her uncle Mitt Romney’s op-ed

Speaking on 'Fox & Friends,' the Republican National Committee chairwoman reveals the conversations she's had with incoming Sen. Mitt Romney about his attack on the president and says the party needs to come together and support Trump if they want…
Hannity: Scarborough forgets how devastating 9/11 was

Hannity: Scarborough forgets how devastating 9/11 was

Hannity: MSNBC host Joe Scarborough thinks President Trump is worse than September 11. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in…
As Denials Pile Up, White House Hunts For Op-Ed Writer | Morning Joe | MSNBC

As Denials Pile Up, White House Hunts For Op-Ed Writer | Morning Joe |...

As the denials pile up, the White House is continuing its hunt for the anonymous writer of this week's NYT opinion column on those in the Trump administration working to curb the president's worst impulses. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc…
John Brennan: President Donald Trump Is Mercurial, May Try Something Rash | Morning Joe | MSNBC

John Brennan: President Donald Trump Is Mercurial, May Try Something Rash | Morning Joe...

An op-ed released in the New York Times from an anonymous source in the Trump administration remains the subject of the morning. Former CIA Director John Brennan and Adm. James Stavridis discuss the impact and what Trump may to do…
Lewandowski to op-ed writer: Go find a new job

Lewandowski to op-ed writer: Go find a new job

President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski criticizes the unnamed senior administration official who wrote a New York Times op-ed about working against the president.
Gingrich slams 'junk' anonymous White House op-ed

Gingrich slams ‘junk’ anonymous White House op-ed

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich sounds off on the anonymous New York Times op-ed and Bob Woodward book on 'Fox & Friends.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as…
'Volcanic' Donald Trump Says NYT Must Name Official Who Wrote Op-ed | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

‘Volcanic’ Donald Trump Says NYT Must Name Official Who Wrote Op-ed | The 11th...

The New York Times publishes an unprecedented anonymous op-ed by a Trump official about the 'resistance' inside the administration which got a blistering rebuke from Trump. Our panel joins to react. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the…