If you Google the words “Boston Marathon” and “tragedy,” you get 937 million results, an indication that lots and lots of people consider what happened this past Monday in Beantown truly tragic.
And rightly so. Among the definitions for “tragedy” in my Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary is this: “a disastrous event: calamity.”
Therefore, I think I was perfectly justified in using the term “tragedy at Boston Marathon” in a headline on a post here just a few hours after the bombings.
But a pair of Obamaphobic blabbers on Fox News Channel are of a DIFFERENT OPINION: