Radio host Rush Limbaugh accused media outlets of trying to “soften,” the image of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in an effort to humanize him. A tactic, he says, that was similarly employed with Trayvon Martin.
‘The news media are doing to Dzhokhar what they did to Trayvon Martin,” Limbaugh observed. “They’re regularly showing a photo of Dzhokhar that was taken when he was about 14. Soft, angelic, nice little boy. Harmless. Cute. Big, loveable eyes.”
According to Limbaugh, the news media was repeatedly showing images of the surviving bomber as a young teen in order to paint him as an innocent child. Playing a montage of media personalities referring to Tsarnaev as a “normal…mixed-up kid,” the conservative pundit asserted the press was establishing the hardships he faced growing up in the States.