The right is performing amazing contortions to simultaneously defend the beliefs of the Norway terrorist without condemning the violence, all while blaming someone — anyone else — for what happened:
“The official story makes no sense,” Savage told WND. “This looks like a classic conspiracy.”
“This has all the appearances of a cover-up,” Savage told WND. “They created their Reichstag fire. They found their Timothy McVeigh. They created their Jack Ruby. How could one man have blown up the downtown and then raced to the island to kill the teens?
“This is likely a fabrication of the Labour Party, who needs to hold onto power to enforce their multi-culturalist, Muslim-favoring, anti-nationalist views,” he continued, “especially in light of the earlier ‘credit’ for this atrocity claimed by the radical Muslim group whose leader they were threatening to deport.
The language used by Michael Savage, “multi-culturalist, Muslim-favoring, anti-nationalist views” is virtually indistinguishable from the language that Anders Breivik used in his manifesto to justify his violent actions. It’s entirely unsurprising that the right has found itself compelled to defend Anders Breivik’s beliefs precisely because they have so many things in common.