“News travels fast” they say. And disinofrmation, as in the above New York Post front page story, even faster.
Needles to say ther was an, uh . . .“clarification.”
Rupert Murdoch issued a belated defense of the New York Post’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings on Saturday.
The paper has been besieged with criticism for its faulty reporting of the attacks. The Post said 12 people had died, when only three had; it said a Saudi man was a “suspect” in “custody”, when he wasn’t; and, perhaps most gallingly, it splashed pictures of two young men on its front page even though it admitted it did not know whether they were suspects or not. The men turned out to be completely innocent. One was 17 years old; he told the Associated Press that he was scared to go outside.
The Post is not a paper that apologizes very often, and it did not apologize for its Boston coverage either.
Does one really expct the likes of Rupert to apologize for anything?
Why should the man who has yet to apologize (such a weak term when such mendacity is involved) for wholesale phone hacking of all an sundry say anything of consequence about accusing two inncent bestanders of being terrorist bombers?
But hey. he’s scarcely alone in this. Don’t forget Leslie and Company
On whom Jon has feasted.
Oh if only Mr. Thatcher were here to see this!
But fourth estate perfidity is everywhere
Every picture doesn’t tell a story you know. Words are required.
And today’s words are Carpe Diem
Or better still Caveat Emptor