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 King did.
Just as numerous news outlets – including the Herald – did. Handy referesher chart from the excellent Chart Girl:
The Herald should grow up and take its lumps for inaccurate reporting, instead of compounding it with even more.