04.19.2013 06:08 AM

Boston and the media

I’m finding a lot of the reporting on what’s been happening in Boston pretty bad – lots errors, lots of speculation and rumours. The news media need to take a hard look at how they’ve done things, when the dust settles. It hasn’t been their best moment.

Anyway, here’s one report. Lord knows what’s right and what’s wrong.


  1. dave says:

    I find the 2nd part of the quote from the police commish puzzling: ‘This is a man who came here to kill people.’
    Another part of the report says the suspects came to USA a decade ago…when they would have been 16 and 9 years old.

    Yesterday, at release of the photos, I had a sense that these two suspects would not be taken alive.

  2. Cath says:

    Agree WK.
    Tuning in to watch things play out and changing channels often.
    I noticed on interview in particular where, the interviewer asked a question of an “expert”, then attempted to repeat what he’s heard, except that he reported what he’d herd incorrectly. We’d heard the correct version from the “expert” not a few moments previous.
    Perhaps the tips and news are coming in so fast and furious that some journalists aren’t focused in listening to the answers to questions?

  3. Sean says:

    CNN has developed an odd habit of speculation / random chatter amongst reporters, in lieu of any new factual information. CBC and CTV are doing a much more professional job. When there is nothing new to report, they both conduct well structured, interesting interviews with law enforcement / terrorism experts etc..

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