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(Vanity Fair)   The five things the New York Post got right about the Boston Bombing   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, New York Post, Boston Marathon, New York, Boston Police Department  
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15253 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Apr 2013 at 10:48 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-17 09:24:25 AM  
2 votes:
1) It happened in Boston
2) It happened during a marathon in Boston
3) This marathon is actually called the Boston Marathon
4) There were people involved
5) People were taken to hospitals

Is that right?
2013-04-17 01:07:56 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:34:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:43:23 AM  
1 vote:
The only thing they really had wrong - wildly wrong - was the number of casualties.  They never reported that a Saudi national had been arrested, only that a suspect, a Saudi national, was under investigation.  This was also reported by numerous other media outlets.  That statement was true, as proven by the subsequent statements from the PD that he had been questioned and released.  There was so much other wrong info reported by other media outlets (cell phones shut down, additional bombs found, to name just two examples) why the vitriol for the Post?  Because it's perceived as a right-wing new outlet?
2013-04-17 11:29:03 AM  
1 vote:
Shortly after I heard about the story -- maybe an hour and a half after it happened -- I fired up BBC News and you know what? They had the death count at two. Two. Their injury count was also lower at that point.

You know it's bad when your go-to source for domestic journalism is foreign...

/Or maybe the BBC is just exceptionally good.
2013-04-17 11:17:48 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-04-17 11:09:17 AM  
1 vote:
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".
2013-04-17 11:07:47 AM  
1 vote:

bloatboy: "Boston Marathon attacked by bombs. Some people injured. The end."

2013-04-17 11:02:52 AM  
1 vote:
"Billsby slashes four, dies in cocaine brawl"
2013-04-17 09:36:05 AM  
1 vote:
At the risk of sounding like I'm supporting the NY Post, this article is stupid and useless.  Late the party and brought a lousy gift.
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