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(CNN)   CNN helpfully lists five viral stories about the Boston attacks that are untrue. Difficulty: none of them are CNN's   (cnn.com) divider line 80
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2013-04-17 04:14:38 PM
Or as the New York Post refers to them: "Credible sources"
 
2013-04-17 04:18:37 PM
smartbitchestrashybooks.com
 
2013-04-17 04:27:44 PM
They left off this bit of stupidity:

thecount.com
 
2013-04-17 04:29:06 PM
Conspiracy theories

Thanks Obama

/NSFW language
 
2013-04-17 04:40:29 PM
I think my favorite was the 8 year old girl that ran the marathon for charity, and got blown up at the finish line.

That got posted all over my facebook wall, and I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.
 
2013-04-17 04:52:36 PM
i780.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-17 05:05:49 PM

what_now: That got posted all over my facebook wall, and I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.


7 year old's do:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20606519
 
2013-04-17 05:06:04 PM
Yeah, the shutting down cell towers thing was big on fark yesterday.  Lots of 'standard operating procedure' type bs.  Just because it sounds reasonable doesn't make it true.
 
2013-04-17 05:06:07 PM

what_now: I think my favorite was the 8 year old girl that ran the marathon for charity, and got blown up at the finish line.

That got posted all over my facebook wall, and I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.


Sure they do
www.wired.com
 
2013-04-17 05:06:21 PM

Shostie: They left off this bit of stupidity:


That is an uncanny resemblance.
 
2013-04-17 05:06:49 PM
No.  You're a towel.
 
2013-04-17 05:07:29 PM

what_now: That got posted all over my facebook wall, and I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.


Of course not. That's something six-year-olds do.
 
2013-04-17 05:07:53 PM

what_now: I think my favorite was the 8 year old girl that ran the marathon for charity, and got blown up at the finish line.

That got posted all over my facebook wall, and I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budhia_Singh

I personally wouldn't bat an eye if someone told me an 8-year old was running in the marathon; I've been passed by kids in half-marathons I've done in the past.  Obviously the above link is for an extraordinary individual (who ran at 4 years old), but an 8 year old runner is not uncommon in a family of runners.
 
2013-04-17 05:11:33 PM
According to the Post there are still 9 missing bodies.
 
2013-04-17 05:11:50 PM
So by CNN's standards, this thread (13 posts long) is viral! GRATZ FARK
 
2013-04-17 05:12:04 PM
CNN is stealing articles from Snopes now?
 
2013-04-17 05:14:37 PM

uncleacid: According to the Post there are still 9 missing bodies.


What happened to Miss Free Love of 1969?
 
2013-04-17 05:16:13 PM
SNOPES had this covered already......they damn near plagerized it.
 
2013-04-17 05:18:19 PM
So what you guys are saying is a tsunami didn't hit Boston and flood the nuclear power plant there?

/confused
 
2013-04-17 05:18:54 PM
As always, news discovered online (or anywhere else, really) should be double-checked before it's passed along -- especially in times of tragedy.

I agree. Now how about YOU freaking follow your own advice you grisly vulture f*cktards?!
 
2013-04-17 05:19:46 PM
CSB/

I was researching pressure cookers on Amazon about two weeks ago in order to make really tender fried chicken at home.  I hope that the authorities and poli......

Hold on.... some is knocking on the door, BRB.
 
2013-04-17 05:19:53 PM
Conveniently omitted: Wolf Blitzer is a human journalist and in no way a giant mecha hamster.
 
2013-04-17 05:21:06 PM

what_now: I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.


It's probably a good thing you refrained.  Being wrong is one thing, being wrong in a time of tragedy makes you come off like a very special kind of dick.
 
2013-04-17 05:22:41 PM
Everyone just wants eyeballs and clicks.  It's not about who's right...only who's first.
 
2013-04-17 05:23:54 PM
i.imgur.com
Conspiracy theorists used to be thought of as whackadoo nutjobs. They still are, but they used to be to.
 
2013-04-17 05:27:41 PM

AGremlin: CSB/

I was researching pressure cookers on Amazon about two weeks ago in order to make really tender fried chicken at home.  I hope that the authorities and poli......

Hold on.... some is knocking on the door, BRB.


hellfire missiles don't knock.
at least i don't think they knock.
 
2013-04-17 05:29:17 PM

blatz514: Conspiracy theories

Thanks Obama


Bok! Bok!
 
2013-04-17 05:30:54 PM
OK today must be fake story and news flash day.  Reminds me of one night years ago when Fark lit up in fake news flashes.  It was just about as epic as the Ha Ha guy thread and the "you'll get over it" thread except it was spread in total fark like a fire across dozens of newsflashes.  Not sure how that all played out.  Not suggesting anyone combine these two themes today or anything.
 
2013-04-17 05:32:20 PM

Sticky Hands: AGremlin: CSB/

I was researching pressure cookers on Amazon about two weeks ago in order to make really tender fried chicken at home.  I hope that the authorities and poli......

Hold on.... some(one) is knocking on the door, BRB.

hellfire missiles don't knock.
at least i don't think they knock.


No, it was just the UPS guy delivering some parts for my robot building hobby....Oh God....I am so screwed.
 
2013-04-17 05:34:11 PM

Shostie: They left off this bit of stupidity:

[thecount.com image 612x612]


What was that? Not familiar with that part.
 
2013-04-17 05:34:54 PM

sseye: Conveniently omitted: Wolf Blitzer is a human journalist and in no way a giant mecha hamster.


I thought he was a Fuchsbau.
 
2013-04-17 05:36:01 PM
CNN is just happy that other people are farking up this story, too.
 
2013-04-17 05:36:25 PM
"We almost hate to even address this stuff. We'll start with a bottom line: Anyone saying they know what happened at this point is making it up."

LOL! Go home and go to bed, CNN. You're drunk.
 
2013-04-17 05:37:32 PM

Molniya: what_now: I think my favorite was the 8 year old girl that ran the marathon for charity, and got blown up at the finish line.

That got posted all over my facebook wall, and I somehow refrained from pointing out that 8 year old's do not run marathons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budhia_Singh

I personally wouldn't bat an eye if someone told me an 8-year old was running in the marathon; I've been passed by kids in half-marathons I've done in the past.  Obviously the above link is for an extraordinary individual (who ran at 4 years old), but an 8 year old runner is not uncommon in a family of runners.


The Boston Marathon is different from most others in that you must be over 18 and pre qualify to run it, so he was partly correct.

Wikipedia

Marathonguide
 
2013-04-17 05:39:03 PM

banandar123: So by CNN's standards, this thread (13 posts long) is viral! GRATZ FARK


Yeah, local news does that. Anything even slightly popular is "viral". It's annoying, it is running neck and neck with "troll" to be the most misused term, followed closely by "reboot", which is edging ahead of "microburst".
 
2013-04-17 05:40:02 PM
I found the suspect!
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-04-17 05:43:04 PM
Yeah, this isn't ironic at all, is it?
 
2013-04-17 05:43:34 PM

Mikey1969: Shostie: They left off this bit of stupidity:

[thecount.com image 612x612]

What was that? Not familiar with that part.


Isn't she supposed to be one of the Sandy Hook "actors" to prove that the bombing was staged? Or some such nonsense.  Like Jeff Bauman... photo #8 guy... was a disabled vet already in a wheelchair...

I may be way off...
 
2013-04-17 05:44:00 PM

gwenners: I found the suspect!
[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 640x361]


Can't be, he doesn't have that red and white striped beanie hat and shirt.
 
2013-04-17 05:44:24 PM

Mikey1969: Yeah, this isn't ironic at all, is it?


I believe it would qualify as situational irony, yes.
 
2013-04-17 05:45:58 PM

blatz514: Conspiracy theories

Thanks Obama

/NSFW language


So he hasn't opened his mouth without all the facts and had to invite people to the White House for a beer summit...yet?
 
2013-04-17 05:47:53 PM

gwenners: I found the suspect!
[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 640x361]


Don't forget the police's attempt to capture the suspect in the Chesapeake.

www.hoax-slayer.com
 
2013-04-17 05:55:35 PM

wombatsrus: sseye: Conveniently omitted: Wolf Blitzer is a human journalist and in no way a giant mecha hamster.

I thought he was a Fuchsbau.


I was thinking Blutbad but I think his resemblance is closer to yours.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net


theurge14: So what you guys are saying is a tsunami didn't hit Boston and flood the nuclear power plant there?

/confused


You're thinking of Pearl Harbor.
 
2013-04-17 05:57:13 PM

gwenners: I found the suspect!
[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 640x361]


I laughed, and then I realized that there is a decent segment of current internet users who have no idea why that's funny. And that made me sad.
 
2013-04-17 05:59:18 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-17 05:59:49 PM
Foxnews has be running the same headline for at least 3hrs now.. I'm pretty sure CNN has change their frontpage headline more times than a 12 year old figuring out what to name his first blog
 
2013-04-17 06:02:11 PM
So is anyone reporting that the background check legislation got shut down?

Hey! Look over there!!
 
2013-04-17 06:02:38 PM

theotherles: uncleacid: According to the Post there are still 9 missing bodies.

What happened to Miss Free Love of 1969?


Someone called the cops on us
 
2013-04-17 06:07:28 PM

here to help: So is anyone reporting that the background check legislation got shut down?

Hey! Look over there!!


Nothing to see here, move along citizen.
 
2013-04-17 06:08:43 PM
God wolf blitzer is a miserable coont. No one can chase me away faster from that shiatheap channel. Pestering a LEO with a pressure cooker prop and trying to be cute and "investigative".
 
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