Erik Wemple: Boston marathon


Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Judge assails New York Post’s ‘BAG MEN’ episode during Marathon bombings

No sympathy from the court!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BAG MEN, Boston marathon bombings, New York Post

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Critic: Networks overplayed Boston Marathon bombings

How do you over-cover an event like that?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Andrew Tyndall, Boston marathon bombings, CBS News, NBC News

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Media should beware the internal police bulletin

From Newtown to the Navy Yard, reporters continue to get tripped up by treating inside information as gospel.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon bombings, Boston marathon explosions, navy yard shooting, newtown shooting

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 09:35 AM ET, 06/06/2013

New York Post sued for libel over 'Bag Men' story

Controversial story and accompanying photographs, says complaint, harmed two innocent people.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:35 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon bombings, Libel, 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 06:41 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Fox News explores scandalous parallels between Benghazi and Boston

Fox News bites on a comparison between Boston and Benghazi, both of which begin with "B."

By Erik Wemple  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Boston marathon bombings, Fox News

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 07:59 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly raps NBC News over terrorism

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Boston marathon bombings, Charles Krauthammer, Fox News

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 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 03:04 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Ruslan Tsarni, media maven

How many folks can master the media the way the suspects’ uncle did?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon bombings, Ruslan Tsarni

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 07:59 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Jon Stewart skewers CNN

Comedian says cable news generally thrives on conflict generated by two outside parties; not in the case of CNN's erroneous arrest report, however.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon, Boston marathon bombings, CNN

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 03:37 PM ET, 04/17/2013

CNN's double breakdown: So much for 'abundance of caution'

Why report that a suspect is "dark-skinned"? How does that advance any discussion about the Boston bombings?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon bombings, CNN

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

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Kristof on GOP tweet: Not 'one of my classier ones'

New York Times op-ed columnist regrets getting political right after Boston blasts.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Boston marathon, Boston marathon explosions, Nicholas Kristof

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Boston explosions: New York Post better have good sources

The Post's casualty count is out of step with that of the rest of the media.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Boston explosions, Boston marathon

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism's ombudsman

News outlets prone to jump to conclusions over an explosion might act with caution this time.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Boston marathon, Twitter