Thursday, April 18, 2013

F.B.I. Criticizes News Media On Boston Marathon Bombing Coverage

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents arrive at the scene after explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Neal Hamberg

F.B.I. Criticizes News Media for False Reports Of An Arrest In The Boston Bombing -- New York Times

The F.B.I. scolded several news media outlets on Wednesday for mistakenly reporting that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing case, and warned that such unverified reporting could have “unintended consequences” for its investigation.

Numerous organizations, including The Associated Press, The Boston Globe and several local Boston television stations, erroneously reported Wednesday afternoon that an arrest had been made, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. Two of the most prominent reports came from CNN and the Fox News Channel, both the subject of widespread criticism last June after misreporting the result of the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care overhaul law.

CNN and Fox News spent about an hour discussing the news of an arrest with various correspondents and experts before backing off when they received further information.

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My Comment:
The FBI has a point. I followed and posted what CNN/AP/FOX News were reporting Wednesday afternoon .... and it was all BS. This report is more credible .... the FBI is reporting that they are looking for two persons of interest ... and what is not surprising is that the FBI has made it very clear that they are not going to share these photos with the media.

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