No surprise is there? I caught CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for some reason as the story was going down. Hot air has the video: Hot Air:
Plenty of outrage coming from Twitter about this and other instances of media speculation in the wake of the multiple explosions in Boston today, and it’s worth discussing separately from Allahpundit’s excellent tracking post on the main story. Wolf Blitzer is covering the story for CNN at its headquarters, and he filled the time by speculating that today’s Patriot Day holiday in Massachusetts might have something to do with the apparent bombing of the Boston Marathon
Feds investigating if Boston bomb attack is linked to Patriots’ Day anniversaries of Waco cult siege and Oklahoma City bombing- Yes, that’s the headline:
Patriots’ Day commemorates the first battle battle of the Revolutionary War, which took place April 19, 1776
Federal investigators are looking into possible connections between today’s bomb attack on the Boston Marathon and the Patriot’s Day anniversaries of the Branch Davidian compound seige in Waco, Texas, and the Oklahoma City bombing, a Justice Department source tells MailOnline.
Today’s attack took place on Patriots’ Day, which marks the first battle of the Revolutionary War and the ‘shot heard ’round the world.’ It is a day held in reverence by right-wing domestic groups and others who oppose the federal government.
President Barack Obama himself acknowledged the significance of the holiday during his briefing this afternoon.
‘Today is Patriots Day,’ he said. ‘A day that reflects the freedom Boston has celebrated throughout its history.’
The 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, which killed 168, occurred the day after Patriots’ Day. Bomber Timothy McVeigh was said believe the date was significant.
The federal siege of the Branch Dravidian compound, which left 82 members of the cult dead, began on Patriots’ Day in 1993.
More here with Waco pictures and more Oklahoma bombing story