Remember All that Stuff About Poisoning the Well?

One of the things that I’ve written about repeatedly is the poisoning of the proverbial well, epistemologically linking political opponents to racists, homophobes, and violent, gun-toting reactionary militia types. Well, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently decided to show the kids how it’s done by laying his money on the idea that the recent attempted car bombing in New York City was carried out by someone who was disgruntled over health care reform:

Bloomberg later told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that the suspect behind the bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at the government who acted alone.

“If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything,” he said.

“There is no evidence here of a conspiracy, there is no evidence that it’s tied into anything else. It looks like an amateurish job done by at least one person,” he told Couric.

Speaking of “no evidence”… Also, isn’t “at least one person” sort of implied?


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