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Further to my weekend column, if nothing else, the Boston bombing has usefully distilled the media template for such stories to its absolute essence.

Stage One:

Let’s Hope The Boston Marathon Bomber Is A White American

Stage Two:

The Boston Bombers Were Muslim: So?

Cut-out-and-keep these two headlines, and you too can be on top of the conventional wisdom within moments of the next atrocity.

(More on Miss Garber’s incoherent maunderings here.)


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