Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh claimed on Tuesday that the "drive-by media" is trying to sympathetically humanize suspected Boston bomber Dzhakar Tsarnaev as they did with shooting victim Trayvon Martin, noted Mediaite.com.
The huge difference, which Limbaugh did not mention, is that Tsarnaev has been charged with terrorism felonies, while Martin was a victim of gun violence.
"The news media are doing to Dzhokhar what they did to Trayvon Martin,” Limbaugh whispered in a strange voice. “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.”
While the media did opine that Tsarnaev was a "mixed-up kid," no one in the mainstream media has ever suggested that he should not be held responsible for allegedly murdering three people and injuring 170 others.
Limbaugh also failed to mention that the media has used several pictures of Tsarnaev, not just the young one that he referred to (pictured).