The Boston Herald continues to criticize news organizations that erroneously reported an arrest two days after the Marathon bombings – without noting that the feisty local tabloid itself did exactly the same thing.
Exhibit B : Today’s op-ed by retired Heraldnik Guy Darst.
Always a new(s) way to blunder
Let’s not be too hard on the unfortunate John King and CNN for erroneously reporting in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing that a suspect had been arrested. The pressures of a 24/7 news cycle are nothing new to a special class of journalists who have worked under them for more than a century, reporters for the wire services. Some of their blunders are legendary — and instructive.
The leading wire service, the Associated Press, also reported an arrest just as…
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