For all we know it could have been the Penguin Liberation Front
By Doug Porter
The one thing we know for sure is most of the initial reports following yesterday’s tragedy were factually challenged. Or should I just say wrong?
Rumors flew. They got shot down.
First there were three bombs. Then there were five. Then there was a related explosion at Boston’s JFK library. Twelve people were dead, according to the New York Post. Authorities were questioning a Saudi man as a ‘person of interest’.
All those things turned out to be wrong.
The media’s self generated pressure to be ‘first’ with breaking news was only slightly less ridiculous than the rumors flying over Twitter. [Read more…]