Erik Wemple: Boston bombings


Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/17/2013

To Rolling Stone detractors: Please

Image of alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not only OK, it's appropriate and strong.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev, Rolling Stone

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/06/2013

New York Post falls back on previous statement in re: 'Bag Men' suit

Lawyer for one of "Bag Men" questions sensibilities of the New York Post in publishing story.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, Libel, New York Post

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Suit against New York Post targets 'Bag Men' headline writer, too

"Jane Doe," that devilishly clever New York Post editorial employee, is "named" in legal action.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, New York Post

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly accuses Tsarnaevs of 'gaming' public assistance

Bill O'Reilly asks why the Tsarnaev patriarch couldn't earn a good living. Read the newspapers!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev, Fox News, tamerlan tsarnaev, The O'Reilly Factor

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Father of New York Post ‘Bag Man’ seeks legal counsel

Family life upended by photograph on the front cover of the New York Post

By Erik Wemple  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, New York Post

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Fox News: Pro-Obama media suppresses Benghazi, Tsarnaev stories

Bill O'Reilly is unhappy with media coverage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Miranda rights.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev, Fox News, miranda rights

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Tsarnaev scoop: Five steps to NYRB's "Misha" exclusive

Why reporters should just show up.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, dzhokhar tsarnaev, tamerlan tsarnaev

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Fox News's Bob Beckel proposes stopping Muslim students--and he's a liberal!

A Fox News liberal breaks with orthodoxy; Fox News loves it.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Bob Beckel, Boston bombings

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/23/2013

CNN: We've instituted 'checks and balances'

An "ongoing" internal review is addressing the network's embarrassment of last week.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, CNN, Fox News

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Jon Stewart skewers CNN (yet again)

The “best” of the network's literally breathless Friday morning coverage.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, CNN

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Young men, please sue the New York Post

There are only so many countermeasures against the sort of treatment that the New York Post accorded to two Boston-area young men. One of them is a whopping civil suit.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, col allan, New York Post, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The problem with cable news: Cable news

As Friday proved, there will never be enough news of national import for networks to break and analyze every minute of every day.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, cable television, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Boston bombings: To combat terrorism, we must understand terrorists

Write about the victms, yes. But news organizations must dig deep on the lives of the Tsarnaev brothers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev, tamerlan tsanaev

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/19/2013

CNN source: John King not benched

Absolutely no benching of John King, despite chatter.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, CNN, John King

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombings: Tsarnaev brothers drawn into 'religious affairs'

Newspaper talks religion, but not too specifically.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Wall Street Journal

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombings: ABC News's exclusive video of SUV!

Sometimes you take what you can get.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, Boston bombings

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Maddow on New York Post: 'Apparently they just do not care'

Wrong reports, no apologies: That's the New York Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:42 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon bombings, New York Post

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/18/2013

New York Post says guys it put on cover are 'cleared'

New York Post says those guys in its cover photo are "cleared." Does that imply they were suspected of wrongdoing to begin with?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, New York Post

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/18/2013

New York Post builds bridge between rumor and media

The New York Post publishes a photograph in which federal investigators are interested. And so what?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, New York Post

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/17/2013

FBI statement to haunt CNN, AP, others

Just how many sources did the Associated Press rely on for its erroneous report of an arrest in the Boston marathon case?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Boston bombings, Boston marathon, CNN

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Boston bombings: CNN and AP v. NBC News

The media agree on nothing.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, CNN, NBC

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Daily News doctored photo 'out of sensitivity'

New York Daily News spokesman says that more media outlets should have been sensitive about gory photos.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, New York Daily News, photo

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013

New York Post reports three dead from Boston bombings

Is the New York Post ready to concede its death tally was off?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:23 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, New York Post

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/16/2013

New York Post: 12 still dead in bombings that killed at least 3

There's one outlet that can shed light on the New York Post's Boston reporting, and that's the New York Post.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, New York Post