Worst reactions during the Boston manhunt

As always, some pundits did not necessarily respond well to the breaking news

Published April 19, 2013 9:05PM (EDT)

Bryan Fischer             (AP/Troy Maben)
Bryan Fischer (AP/Troy Maben)

Some pundits made it about immigration and gun control, others about Bill Ayers: Here are some of the more dubious responses to the ongoing manhunt in Boston for the bombing suspects.

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones also weighed in, as Salon's Alex Seitz-Wald reported, saying that  “These guys kind of look like Israelis. I’m not saying Israel is involved in it, we don’t have any evidence of that. It’s just that they kind of look Israeli."

And then of course there was the misidentification made by Reddit and other "Internet detectives," as Salon's Alex Pareene put it, who "made one last totally shameful false accusation that also in this case involved the harassment of a family currently desperately searching for their lost son and brother."

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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