5.14.13 … I am still digesting the Boston Marathon Massacre …

Boston Marathon Massacre: Who puts five books on how to commit document fraud and make fake IDs on their Amazon wish list? via Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Amazon wish list – Salon.com.

Boston Marathon Massacre, CNN, NYTimes.com:

Part of the reason that we still want CNN to be great is that at a moment when information and news seem to have done a jailbreak — bursting forth everywhere in all sorts of ways — it would be nice to have a village common where a reliable provider of news held the megaphone. By marketing itself as the most trusted name in news, CNN is and should be held to a higher standard.

When the news finally broke with certainty — in a sign of the times, the Boston Police Department confirmed it on Twitter before many outlets, including CNN, did — chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” could be heard on the streets. But even as Mr. Obama took to the air to cite the police work that made that moment possible, he talked about the reporting that fell short.

“In this age of instant reporting and tweets and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information, sometimes to jump to conclusions,” he said, his face turning sour as he spoke. “But when a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts.”

Like everyone else, the president wants to have a press that is equal to the people it serves. He wants CNN to be good.

via In Boston, CNN Stumbles in Rush to Break News – NYTimes.com.

Still, when big news breaks, we instinctively look to CNN. We want CNN to be good, to be worthy of its moment. That impulse took a beating last week. On Wednesday at 1:45 p.m., the correspondent John King reported that a suspect had been arrested. It was a big scoop that turned out to be false.

via In Boston, CNN Stumbles in Rush to Break News – NYTimes.com.Tsarnaev Brothers, criminal siblings, TIME.com.

Boston Marathon Massacre:

It turns out, of course, that Dzhokhar, the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings, wasn’t an angel. And nor was his brother and accomplice Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police today.

via Tsarnaev Brothers: Sibling Psychology and Criminal Acts | TIME.com.

Boston Marathon Massacre, Jon Stewart, CNN:  Jon Stewart nails CNN …


The Most Busted Name in News

CNN’s exclusive report on an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing was exclusive because it was completely f**king wrong.

via The Most Busted Name in News – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 04/17/13 – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

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