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(Vanity Fair)   The five things the New York Post got right about the Boston Bombing   (vanityfair.com) divider line 71
    More: Amusing, New York Post, Boston Marathon, New York, Boston Police Department  
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2013-04-17 12:34:31 PM  
Fox news was reporting the same thing as the Post was all day, 12 dead and a Saudi man in custody, so Fox must have been their source. But wait a minute! they are owned by the same parent company aren't they? Could somebody in the parent company be telling them what "news" to report?
 
2013-04-17 12:37:22 PM  
I knew I shouldn't have gotten my news updates from that moron, Klaus.
 
2013-04-17 12:38:22 PM  
None of this affects constant television coverage despite having no new, nor often times accurate, information.

For some reasons, not just including money and that they get away with it, news media continues to pump this glut of gaudy misinformation.
 
2013-04-17 12:42:58 PM  
We seem to be hitting the stages of traumatic-event-news-coverage a little faster than usual.  We usually get at least 4-5 days before news agencies stop focusing on the event and start commenting on everyone's coverage of said event.
 
2013-04-17 12:46:44 PM  

whitecorporatemaleoppressor: why the vitriol for the Post? Because it's perceived as a right-wing new outlet?


Yeah, I don't know where that perception came from. . .

www.gunandgame.com

/It's been the print version of Fox News ever since Murdoch bought it.
 
2013-04-17 12:47:38 PM  

Jake Havechek: "Billsby slashes four, dies in cocaine brawl"


I love you, man.
 
2013-04-17 12:55:10 PM  

HighOnCraic: whitecorporatemaleoppressor: why the vitriol for the Post? Because it's perceived as a right-wing new outlet?

Yeah, I don't know where that perception came from. . .

[www.gunandgame.com image 432x598]

/It's been the print version of Fox News ever since Murdoch bought it.


Come on.  The front page is awesome.
 
2013-04-17 01:07:56 PM  

Mikey1969: For those who didn't RTFA, here's the list. Personally I got a major kick out of this...


The New York Post correctly reported that the Boston Marathon takes place in Boston, Massachusetts."Boston" is spelled correctly.The current governor of the state is Deval Patrick.Participants in the Boston Marathon are, in American English, colloquially referred to as "runners."Massachusetts General Hospital is a medical facility.I think #3 was the best...


Hmmmm.... except Deval Patrick is the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
2013-04-17 01:08:33 PM  

whitecorporatemaleoppressor: HighOnCraic: whitecorporatemaleoppressor: why the vitriol for the Post? Because it's perceived as a right-wing new outlet?

Yeah, I don't know where that perception came from. . .

[www.gunandgame.com image 432x598]

/It's been the print version of Fox News ever since Murdoch bought it.

Come on.  The front page is awesome.


Yeah, the UN diplomats were the REAL villains in that whole "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction!" fiasco.

/it takes two to lie.  One to lie, and one to listen!
 
2013-04-17 01:27:23 PM  

ExJerseyGirl: Mikey1969: For those who didn't RTFA, here's the list. Personally I got a major kick out of this...


The New York Post correctly reported that the Boston Marathon takes place in Boston, Massachusetts."Boston" is spelled correctly.The current governor of the state is Deval Patrick.Participants in the Boston Marathon are, in American English, colloquially referred to as "runners."Massachusetts General Hospital is a medical facility.I think #3 was the best...

Hmmmm.... except Deval Patrick is the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Yeah, everyone except people from Massachusetts forgets that one. That's the only way I ever remember it myself is when someone Mentions "The Commonwealth"...
 
2013-04-17 01:57:48 PM  

whitecorporatemaleoppressor: why the vitriol for the Post?  Because it's perceived as a right-wing new outlet?


Because all I've ever heard(Including from New Yorkers themselves) is that it's one Bat-Boy away from being the National Enquirer...
 
2013-04-17 02:34:23 PM  
Lol, Vanity Fair calling out another shiat rag paper.  Amusing indeed.
 
2013-04-17 02:41:33 PM  
This current  CNN / NBC / AP reporting about the imminent arrest, or arrest, or non-arrest is really making the Post's coverage look bad. I don't want to just defend the Post but to say that they are somehow worse than the others is ludicrous.
 
TWX
2013-04-17 03:08:57 PM  

chevydeuce: I don't read the NY Post nor did I see any of its (wrong) headlines, but I did hear John King/Anderson Cooper/CNN give information from "sources" that Boston PD  was questioning a 20 yr old Saudi national who had been injured in the bombing, so it's not like the Post was the only one screwing up in this mess....doesn't excuse them by any stretch, but some of the focused fury could be a little more wide spread, me thinks


Thing is, they were questioning a lot of people. Probably everyone capable of being interviewed that were injured, plus anyone nearby who could be found.

Since the Boston Marathon is held in a city with numerous colleges with international students and is itself an international event with runners from just about every country with their entourages it's not surprising that a Saudi would have been present. Granted, given the origins of many of the attackers from 2001 it's interesting, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything beyond, "OMG! Sensationalism!"
 
2013-04-17 03:15:15 PM  

TWX: Since the Boston Marathon is held in a city with numerous colleges with international students and is itself an international event with runners from just about every country with their entourages it's not surprising that a Saudi would have been present. Granted, given the origins of many of the attackers from 2001 it's interesting, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything beyond, "OMG! Sensationalism!"


But it was, in fact, true.  Had it been a completely erroneous report (such as the 12 casualties) I might agree with you.  Would rather that they censor the news just because it might be considered sensationalism?
 
TWX
2013-04-17 03:26:02 PM  

whitecorporatemaleoppressor: But it was, in fact, true.  Had it been a completely erroneous report (such as the 12 casualties) I might agree with you.  Would rather that they censor the news just because it might be considered sensationalism?


It's a lie of omission.

The authorities were guarding all of the victims because any of a large number of them could have been suspects in the event. They hadn't actually arrested anyone though, and standing around in hospital corridors near where the injured are being treated is stretching the term "custody" a bit.
 
2013-04-17 04:24:05 PM  

TWX: whitecorporatemaleoppressor: But it was, in fact, true.  Had it been a completely erroneous report (such as the 12 casualties) I might agree with you.  Would rather that they censor the news just because it might be considered sensationalism?

It's a lie of omission.

The authorities were guarding all of the victims because any of a large number of them could have been suspects in the event. They hadn't actually arrested anyone though, and standing around in hospital corridors near where the injured are being treated is stretching the term "custody" a bit.


I won't (can't) dispute anything you said....I'm simply saying that the "Saudi" thing was not limited to the NY Post....I heard John King say it twice within about 20 minutes as well as a CNN screen crawl that basically said the same thing...."Boston Police are questioning a Saudi national at the hospital as well as searching his apartment"....Again, if the NY Post screwed up other facts, then they deserve whatever scorn they have coming, but that part was reported by most every other media outlet
 
2013-04-18 12:42:22 AM  

here to help: Electrify: Still better than the Toronto Sun.

/imagine if the Post was written by right wing Politics tab trolls

Oh god... that is an absolute POS news org. Worse than Fox. They also have a ton of local papers around Canada of different names that spew their crap for them. Many are free and delivered to every damned home to spread their bullsh*t. You gotta be real careful what news source you are reading/watching if it's from Canada. Those SunMedia f*ckers are EVERYWHERE and they are in little Stevie's back pocket.


I am going to the states next month, and when I'm there I am going to watch Fox News. The reason being is that I want to see how it compares to Sun Media, and if it is better or worse. I've seen the clips and read the horror stories about how shoddy it is, and I have no doubt that it is shoddy, but would like to watch it first hand to see how it compares. Basically see if it is more like the Sun or the National Post.
 
2013-04-18 05:20:30 AM  

here to help: I think they should start fining "news" outlets that spread false information as fact. If you print something using sketchy sources put a huge disclaimer stating the info is unconfirmed. If you blatantly lie... huge fines.

The Saudi thing was completely irresponsible and could have led to misguided vigilantism. I'm assuming they had to divert extra resources to the hospital that guy was at just to keep things from getting ugly. Also I'm sure they'll be a bunch of dumbasses who will blame the durned furreigners even if it's proven that it was domestic because of that crap.
A journalists job is to inform. These people aren't journalists... they are "entertainers".


This, but it'll never happen. The Supreme Court has defended irresponsible journalism as protected by the First Amendment, even in the case of outright lying.
 
2013-04-18 05:26:37 AM  

Driedsponge: We seem to be hitting the stages of traumatic-event-news-coverage a little faster than usual.  We usually get at least 4-5 days before news agencies stop focusing on the event and start commenting on everyone's coverage of said event.


We've been getting a lot of practice lately.
 
2013-04-18 10:18:29 AM  

ExJerseyGirl: Mikey1969: For those who didn't RTFA, here's the list. Personally I got a major kick out of this...


The New York Post correctly reported that the Boston Marathon takes place in Boston, Massachusetts."Boston" is spelled correctly.The current governor of the state is Deval Patrick.Participants in the Boston Marathon are, in American English, colloquially referred to as "runners."Massachusetts General Hospital is a medical facility.I think #3 was the best...

Hmmmm.... except Deval Patrick is the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Right. And the official name of the country is "The 47 United States And 3 Commonwealths of America."
 
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