My bad! We got a bit over excited.
We’re just a news agency. Hope it wasn’t too bad for you. Nice pic by the way!
Maybe technology and the need for instantaneous gratification has gotten a wee bit out of hand. I must admit that cell phones were a major contributor to narrowing down the suspects and actually tracking them after the SUV hijacking but …….. there were some bad sidebars for misidentified “suspects” thnks to the overzealous news media. Actually just one The New York Post.
First was a 21 year old Saudi national misidentified as a “suspect” by the New York Post. Actually an injured victim of the blast! Wrong! And since they, the New York Times, are apparently very slow learners for a news publication they turned right around the next day grabbed a picture from a great credible source, Reddit, and pictured another poor soul, a 17 year old Moroccan track star on their front page, as “Bag Men”. Let me see.. track star… Boston Marathon…. watching it with a friend… Um… What are the odds?Wrong!
And neither individual was ever a suspect by any law enforcement agency. Thanks for the help but stop that. Doesn’t speak well to being able to believe what you read in the news to be credible does it? Oh, by the way it appears that The New York Post has yet to apologize to either one of them!
That gets a big shout, ASSHATS, from me.
- Media Criticizes New York Post, CNN For Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage (huffingtonpost.com)
- New York Post’s Boston ‘Bag Men’ Front Page Called ‘A New Low,’ ‘Appalling’ (PHOTO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- New York Post ‘breaks’ two big stories about Boston bombing and both prove to be totally wrong (dailykos.com)
- Rupert Murdoch Defends New York Post’s Boston Bombing Coverage (huffingtonpost.com)
- Teen misidentified as marathon bombing suspect (capitolhillblue.com)
- Moroccan, Indian have lives Ruined by old, new Media, falsely Accused of Boston Bombing (juancole.com)