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Old 04-17-2013, 09:06 AM   #136
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So I guess 'soft target' is the bullshit buzzword that's going to be run into the ground for the next little while?
"Soft target," and the fears of attacking so called soft targets, has been around for quite a while, and is a real concern.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #137
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Are you an Australian right-wing completely fucking despicable evil disugsting pig of a human commentator? Then you have every right to comment on explosions that happened on the other side of the world with an actually inconceivable level of ignorance. Holy fuck this has made me so angry.

Alan Jones suggests 'left-wing radical students' link to Boston bombing
Schmucks like this only have attention because people give them attention.

Ignore, and he goes away, because he brings nothing of substance.. Kinda like Justin Bieber.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #138
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"Soft target," and the fears of attacking so called soft targets, has been around for quite a while, and is a real concern.
I realize the term isn't new, but I've heard it about 200 times in the last 24 hours. The news loves to latch on to a buzz word and use the fuck out of it.
I wouldn't say it's a huge concern though. In the grand scheme of things, there are next to no terrorist attacks. They're incredibly rare. We just magnify them when they happen because they're so extraordinary. If any is going to walk around in a cloud of paranoia, he'd be better served worrying about a more real, less sensational threat
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #139
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A second letter, this time bound for the White House, has tested positive for ricin, according to reports quoting the FBI.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #140
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Also, authorities have apparently identified a suspect in a video provided by a Boston TV station.
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Authorities arrest suspect in Boston bombings, source says - CNN.com



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I hope this is correct, and they have the right person

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A suspect has been identified in the Boston Marathon bombing, an unidentified law enforcement source tells CNN.
I am somewhat suspicious of these unidentified sources
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #142
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Of course you are.

ETA: MSNBC now saying Justice Dept. will release a statement to refute reports.
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they got the 1996 Olympic bomber wrong.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #144
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Of course you are.
I did write, somewhat suspicious

do you remember this?

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US OFFICIAL: 2 MORE EXPLOSIVES FOUND AT MARATHON
BY LARA JAKES
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier.

The official said the new devices were being dismantled.

It was not immediately clear what kind of devices had been found Monday. The official said the first two did appear to be bombs.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly.

The official said it was not clear what the motive was or who may have launched the attack.
apparently AP Jakes story is 100% bogus again, the best I can say for her is that she talked to some person (idiot) but did not get a second reliable source, isn't that journalism 101, or are they all just tweaters and bloggers now?
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I do think these news outlets do have some sources, and this

Suspect nabbed in Boston Marathon bombing | Fox News

is leading me to believe that they have arrested someone. Fox News says they have a source. That could be a second (unidentified) source.

This is better than just everyone else piggy backing on one (dubious) source as we had on Monday with the Lara Jakes unexploded bombs story making the rounds.


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I have only been looking at the internet today to get this information, I just turned on the TV , news outlets are saying "conflicting reports" ???
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wow, that Faux News link is so bogus, when I posted the link it said something like, "An anonymous police source reported to Fox News that a suspect has been arrested." Now the link has been changed without any statement, like "updated from". Bastards, next time I will copy and paste there phony shit.
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Suspect nabbed in Boston Marathon bombing | Fox News

looks like they are all now saying 'identified' only.

these news outlets should be held accountable when they jump the gun with only 'unidentified sources'.

it seems we now have a low standard for 'so-called' journalism.

I have been chastised for being skeptical, anyone that is not is just too gullible these days.
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isn't that journalism 101, or are they all just tweaters and bloggers now?
Gotta side with deep on this. Twitter/TMZ/etc have nearly ruined news credibility in the hours and days shortly after an event like this. They're always so afraid of being scooped that suspect information gets passed along to us far quicker than it would have 15 years ago. It's always best to read these things with a strong dose of skepticism
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well now it's being reported (if that's even a real term) that no arrests have been made.

Seriously, there's no point in even following the media until days after an event.
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No arrest indeed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22190353
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You know I expect this nonsense from the Cable "News" networks, but not from the AP and other print sources. Is it too much to ask for news to be accurate?
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