Erik Wemple: Boston marathon bombings


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 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 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 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 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 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 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