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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CNN Says an Arrest Has Been Made in the Boston Marathon Bombing Case [UPDATE: CNN Is Staffed By Idiots and Assholes]

Posted by on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

ORIGINAL POST 10:51 AM: Twitter is tweeting about this right now: A pair of sources say that a suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing has been arrested. Just a few minutes ago, the AP reported that an arrest was "imminent."

UPDATE 10:55 AM: It's been confirmed. There will be a press conference at 5 pm Boston time.

UPDATE 11:12 AM: Apparently, it hasn't been confirmed? NBC is saying they're not comfortable reporting that an arrest has been made. But the Boston Globe is saying that an arrest is imminent, and the AP is saying that a suspect is in custody.

UPDATE 11:26 AM: Fucking internet. Now CNN is saying that an arrest may not have been made. NBC News says that a Boston PD official is saying an arrest hasn't been made. But the Boston Globe still says the suspect is arrested and en route to US District Court.

UPDATE 11:31 AM: Whether an arrest was made or not, I think we should all agree that CNN should go fuck itself forever.


UPDATE 11:34 AM: Boston PD just announced that there has been no arrest.


This reminds me of the time CNN got the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare wrong. And the time CNN fucked up the ID of the Newtown shooter. That's three strikes. They've fucked up three of the biggest stories of the last year. Fuck those guys.

 

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DOUG. 1
Perhaps good news, but remember Richard Jewell.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on April 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 2
If it's the bastard that stole my pressure cooker there will be hell to pay! I love my pressure cooker and wondered where it went.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on April 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 3
@1-Indeed.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on April 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM · Report this
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Ooh! I'm ready! I have pulled out all of the words that I marked.
Posted by lopes on April 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM · Report this
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I'm not believing anything that CNN reports first unless a less hacky source confirms it later.
Posted by The CHZA on April 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 6
5 p.m., Boston time is an eternity from now. Something more will undoubtedly leak first. We're already hearing that it's a "brown-skinned individual."
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on April 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 7
But what color is he? Is it a he? What are his political affiliations? This is the worst journalism I've ever seen! How are we supposed to resolve the Unimaginable Horrors Betting Pool with CNN falling down on the job like this?
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on April 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM · Report this
8
Thanks, Obama.
Posted by GermanSausage on April 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM · Report this
biffp 9
They have a video, an ID and an arrest in this amount of time? It must be domestic, and someone with a record or under surveillance. Domestic anti-abortion bomber.
Posted by biffp on April 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM · Report this
I Heart Flan! 10
My guess: it will be three hobos.
Posted by I Heart Flan! on April 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 11
@6: i heard its a gun totin numbers afficianado from CO.
Posted by Max Solomon on April 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
While @9 may be correct, or even @10, the reality is that we have a system of justice in this country, except when we torture people because we feel like it, and then justify it to ourselves with mental fictions.

Store video plus the news cameras was what worked, apparently.

Don't jump to conclusions. I still say it was Rush Limbaugh.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on April 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 13
Nobody besides CNN has confirmed this yet. Several other sources say no arrest has been made yet.

Deep breaths...

Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on April 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM · Report this
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@11: Ouch!

(And totally deserved.)
Posted by d.p. on April 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM · Report this
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@12 "store videos and news cameras"

Yeah and there's probably some emails or something involved.
Posted by GermanSausage on April 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM · Report this
biffp 16
@14, agreed.

@12, I'm fully expecting a Rush Limpdick/Tea Party/Roger Ailes groupie has been pulled out of a spider hole.
Posted by biffp on April 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM · Report this
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all the footage is up at the main conspiracy sites. main news sites dont have it for some reason. halfwitted lookin redneck like u would assume.
Posted by ry coolage on April 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 18
@10 - My money's on two toddlers in an overcoat up to some wacky hijinks gone awry. It's not very likely, but if that does turn out to be the case, I stand to make a lot of money.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on April 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM · Report this
biffp 19
@18, the worst John Hughes movie ever.
Posted by biffp on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM · Report this
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This is the part where everyone hopes the bomber does not look like them, nor is a member of any societal, economic or political organization to which they belong...
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on April 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 21
I'm waiting for confirmation from the New York Post.
Posted by Gern Blanston on April 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM · Report this
r.chops 22
CNN is reporting that AP is reporting that Reuters agrees with CBS and NBC that FOX isn't sure but can confirm what CNN thinks.
Posted by r.chops on April 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM · Report this
Fnarf 23
@15, I'm starting to suspect some sort of criminal intent.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM · Report this
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I've read that the average number of times a person is captured on video is 12 times a day.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM · Report this
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It seems odd to me that everyone assumes the bomber is either a Moslem or a redneck.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM · Report this
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the hacked pics show one disheveled 50yo white dude [mothers basement stereotype] and a couple of clean cut mid east lookng fellas in early 20s. The young guys look like less of a sure thing.
Posted by ry coolage on April 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM · Report this
sperifera 27
Well played @11
Posted by sperifera on April 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 28
@25, I'm hoping it turns out to be Jamie Diamond from Chase Bank.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on April 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM · Report this
Fnarf 29
@22, MSNBC is saying "no arrest", CNN still sez "arrest has been made, I think". But yeah, lots of talking by people who don't know anything. I know he's kind of a folk hero to some gay people, but Anderson Cooper looks really ridiculous when he's standing out on the street pretending he's reporting breaking news.

My favorite moment so far was Cooper and some other asshole exclaiming mightily over how "incredible" it was that some of the 500,000 people who were there taking pics and videos were savvy enough to go back and look at those pics and vids afterwards.

@17, all the conspiracy site jabber I've seen is about any number of different guys who may or may not be carrying bags in some photos and maybe or maybe not in others, and who "look suspicious". Most of them are in fact thinking about their lunch.

Now the TV dipshits are talking about the ricin, which is a ridiculous non-threat.

I used to shop in that Lord & Taylor all the time.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM · Report this
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@29; good point, maybe I jumped the gun.
Posted by ry coolage on April 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM · Report this
Fnarf 31
@26, those pics aren't "hacked"; they're from a guy who was there in an office overhead with a good camera, who posted his stuff on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hahatango/s…

There is pretty much nothing but pure speculation that the guy you're talking about was the guy. He has a backpack, that's all. There were probably 100,000 backpacks there.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Fnarf 32
@30, it's cool -- everyone on earth is doing the same thing. There's never been an event like this in the history of the world with this much evidence available to the public to pore over. It's pretty fascinating.

Pretty gruesome when you come across pictures of dead people, though. RIP Krystle Campbell (and Lu Lingzi and Martin Richard).
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 33
Technically, you should listen to what they don't say.

Boston PD could say there was no arrest by them, when in fact it was the FBI who are now in charge.

That said, we'll find Rush Limbaugh and pull him out of his hidey hole soon.

Now stop retweeting pics of guys with backpacks already.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM · Report this
r.chops 34
Now everyone (including CNN) say no arrest.

I'll go with the coppers for now:
Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.
— @Boston_Police

It's driving me crazy that these talking heads call repeating something someone else said that someone else said "reporting."
Posted by r.chops on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 35
@28 hmm, maybe he's a co-conspirator. We should put him in solitary at GITMO just to be sure.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM · Report this
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Fucking hacks is what they were.

This terrorist attack sucks, but it isn't Oklahoma or either Twin Towers attacks.

A nut job in Newton killed more people over his mommy issues.

Can we at least all agree these guys suck?
Posted by six shooter on April 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM · Report this
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I'm hoping that the crime is solved by redditors/internet users. A sign of cops/middlemen becoming obsolete.
Posted by ry coolage on April 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Fnarf 38
@33, poll time: is bullshit more likely to follow the word "Actually" in a comment of yours, or "Technically"? I'm going to go with "Technically", but there are a lot more samples of the other.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM · Report this
Fnarf 39
Local KIRO TV is reporting that Budweiser has a new design for their beer cans.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 40
@37 - Finally, we can return to mob justice, the way God intended!
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on April 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this
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John King at CNN is the ass hole who first reported all this... He sounded very certain of his sources. He also mentioned the suspect was a "brown-skinned male".
Posted by MisterAdeline on April 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 42
@39 I heard there was free bud with every case of Rainier you buy. Washington Green vouchers for one ounce.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on April 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM · Report this
spamky 43
The Onion just posted this article:

"UPDATE: ‘The Onion’ Apologizes For Killing Innocent Boston Man Tom Mahoney"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/update-…
Posted by spamky on April 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM · Report this
Hernandez 44
Take a look around at the people who were so eager to point out "brown-skinned individual" from this report that we now know to be completely false.

Tells you something about them, doesn't it? Racism is a sign of a weak and gullible mind.

Posted by Hernandez http://hernandezlist.blogspot.com on April 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Fnarf 46
Jesus Fucking Christ, now these idiots are wondering if the bomb parts are important evidence or not. They've decided that they probably are. It's like watching a couple of cats trying to figure out how a watch is made.

Now they have a consultant saying that they should try to find people who recognize the suspects.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 45
Tweet of the Day:

CNN: The Most Trusting Name in News

— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) April 17, 2013

Posted by Gern Blanston on April 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM · Report this
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@37 save a meteor strike or plague you might as well just learn to appreciate the beauty of an anarchic internet future. Maybe the state will shut it down to preserve their archaic jobs.
Posted by ry coolage on April 17, 2013 at 12:42 PM · Report this
Fnarf 48
@44, it's even worse than that. They are really coming out with it now, and it's not just "middle easterners". Louie Gohmert says "We know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic when they are radical Islamist", therefore, in order to protect us from the Saudi student (who had nothing to do with it) we have to stop the Mexicans from coming in. Yes, really: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/…

Really putrid stuff. There's worse out there, too.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on April 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM · Report this
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Via Boston.com (link):

Amid the crosscurrents of conflicting information, spectators, photographers, and reporters flocked to the federal courthouse on the South Boston waterfront. People were evacuated after a bomb threat was received. Officials slated a news conference to discuss the news conference for 5 p.m.

I doubt this is actually a meta-news-conference. Probably a regular one.

Oh, and there was a bomb threat. Idiots and assholes abound.
Posted by rainbird on April 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM · Report this
Baby Blue 50
"It's like watching a couple of cats trying to figure out how a watch is made."

Coffee out of nose. Well done.

Also really hoping Jamie Dimon is somehow connected. Wouldn't hut my feelings any if Donald Trump was also implicated although I can't imagine either of them carrying a backpack so the hobos probably did the heavy lifting.
Posted by Baby Blue on April 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM · Report this
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Why is The Stranger pissed off at CNN? YOU posted that same unsubstantiated rumor didn't you?

If The Stranger wouldn't parrot every stupid thing that comes down the AP from other hyperventilating media outlets then maybe you guys wouldn't look like idiots, too. Look. you're in Seattle. your not at risk of losing a scoop. So relax and wait until there is real news.

Here's a a suggestion: Don't post an update about a legal proceeding or law enforcement action during events like a terrorist attack unless those reports are from the trained official investigators on the god damned scene.

I understand the shut-ins on SLOG and goofballs on facebook compulsively posting every stupid rumor, but do you so-called professional journalists need to do the same thing?
Posted by tkc on April 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM · Report this
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The 5pm news conference was moved to 8pm, and now the Boston Police just tweeted this:

> Boston Police Dept. @Boston_Police 2m

> FBI has cancelled the 8pm briefing tonight.

What's up with that, I wonder? No briefing at all?
Posted by rainbird on April 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM · Report this
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Game over folks, it's now been confirmed beyond any doubt that multiple Craft Internal security personnel, a Blackwater-style private military/security firm, were spotted feet away from the blast zone carrying large backpacks. Immediately after the first blast one can be seen carrying an “Inspector Radiation Alert” device that detects the kind of radiation which would be produced in a dirty bomb attack or a nuclear attack. That's in the immediate aftermath of the first blast. None of this is being covered in the mainstream media.

http://www.infowars.com/breaking-police-…

http://www.infowars.com/photos-private-m…
Posted by Spindles on April 18, 2013 at 12:44 PM · Report this

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