Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has been back in the news cycle lately, mostly regarding the issue of gun control. But hey, he can take credit for “accurately” profiling the Boston Marathon bombers too, right?
Moore rallied the troops on Twitter late Monday, with a series of vague tweets thought to have been in reference to the Boston Marathon bombing earlier that day. Around late afternoon/early evening, law enforcement officials and media outlets had determined that the tragic event was an act of terror rather than accident, and Moore took to Twitter to share his ambiguous thoughts.
“2+2 =” he wrote. It was cryptic, and it didn’t really seem to mean anything, but it got all of Twitter talking, with many inferring that Moore was placing the blame for the Boston bombing on right-wing, Tea Party extremists.
“I theorize it’s an NRA radical attack. Being that the families of Newtown were there and the last mile of the race was dedicated, wrote one user.
“= another Boston Tea Party? Wouldn’t put it past them on Tax Day,” wrote another.
The accusation was seemingly confirmed in a later tweet, which read:
“Tax Day. Patriots Day.”
Political commentator S.E. Cupp grew tired of the shenanigans, tweeting: “Dude, just say it, why tip toe around your speculative implication?”
Finally, two suspects in the Boston bombing were revealed late Thursday. Though no one can technically say for sure, it seems as though 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev don’t really fit the bill for right-wing Tea Party extremists protesting the unfair taxation of the evil President Obama and his left-wing cabal by blowing up women and children at a marathon.
Still, Moore boasts that he “guessed correctly” about the suspects.
I guessed correctly. The bombings were not carried out by women.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 19, 2013
We can only hope Moore is making some kind of self-deprecating joke for jumping the gun on right-wing extremism, but more than few Twitter users aren’t laughing. You can check out the deluge of criticism at Moore’s Twitter page or Twitchy, where Michelle Malkin’s right-wing redemption/gloat marathon never stops.
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