"We saw references to the Times Square bombing, trying to put this in the context of Islamic terror or previous instances of what the media like to refer to as Islamic terror."
"We even saw references to the fact that two bombs were there. It must have been a follow-up attack trying to hit the rescue workers when they show up - again, a Middle Eastern trait, we're told."
"This is actually what the United States government has done in places like Iraq and in drone strikes in Pakistan."
"So we have seen this rush to characterize this bombing, without necessarily saying precisely that we know who the perpetrators are, but to put it in this context."
"And I think that creates a climate of fear and suspicion, particularly directed toward certain communities."
"We read headlines, you know, block letters across the front page of the USA Today, the day afterwards, "Terror Has Returned."
"This idea that the United States has not seen a terrorist attack since 9/11. This is a unique event right now."
On April 19, Media Matters headlined "Boston And The Right-Wing Media's Collapse," saying: