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Glenn Greenwald: Boston manhunt infused with political messages

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 21:38 EDT
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Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald believes the Boston Marathon bombing last week shined a light on how most Americans think about the world.

In a preview clip published by Moyers & Company on Wednesday, Greenwald noted the country was “glued to the television” after the two bombs killed three people and maimed others.

“It was political because it was infused with all kinds of political messages about Muslims, about radicalism, about what the proper role of the police and the military are in the United States,” he explained. “There were instantly these calls for greater surveillance, there was a lock-down of Boston.”

“What you could see, in how people were observing, was their political impressions about the world, about their government, about political debates being formed based on the very few incidents that they really pay attention to,” Greenwald added.

“I think that is the reason why incidents like this are incredibly significant in an enduring way because it shapes how people who don’t pay much attention to politics regularly really think about the world.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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