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Old 04-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #141
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 02:13 PM   #143
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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
AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER

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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Old 04-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #145
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #146
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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.
at least the original title is still in my post
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #147
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #148
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #150
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #151
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I was watching tv and the report from ABC was that a suspect had either been identified or was very close to being identified. They said it was possible that an arrest was imminent, but didn't go quite so far as to say an arrest actually was imminent.


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they got the 1996 Olympic bomber wrong.
I thought of this too. Richard Jewel went through years of hell because he was identified as a suspect in that bombing. And why was he considered a suspect in the first place? Largely because he did his job well -- noticed the bomb and helped move people away from it before it exploded. Sigh.
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The problem is that the Boston Globe reporters have sources in the Boston Police Department, but there are several different agencies involved in this investigation. Automatically leads to conflicted reports since different people are hearing different things, even on an official level.

Now the Globe is reporting that federal court and a hospital are being evacuated, their sources being people who were told to evacuate.
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I thought of this too. Richard Jewel went through years of hell because he was identified as a suspect in that bombing. And why was he considered a suspect in the first place? Largely because he did his job well -- noticed the bomb and helped move people away from it before it exploded. Sigh.
A lawyer who once worked with Jewell taught one of my classes, and that case still bothers him.
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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?
AP seems to be the worse
I think people should want an explanation from Jakes

what does she consider a source?

this is what she wrote, or what was published in her story

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly.
was this just made up, exaggerated from a less credible source?
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The Jewell thing and what we're talking about are two separate issues. People have been wrongly identified as suspects for as long as there has been law enforcement. The issue here is a rush to get a story to 'press'
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But in this day and age, is it that hard to imagine essentially the same effect happening if a news outlet were to report a suspect's name without an arrest actually happening?
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In that case, there would be societal repercussions for that individual, at least for a while, but I'd like to think it wouldn't affect official investigations
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Right. It's not the same, but there are certainly parallels for whoever that person would be.
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agreed
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In that case, there would be societal repercussions for that individual, at least for a while, but I'd like to think it wouldn't affect official investigations
You'd like to think that.
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