April 18, 2013

(Courtesy Newseum)

Now this is helpful: After flashing on its cover a photo of two people whom the feds are “seeking” in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, the New York Post is now reporting that they have been “cleared.”

From the New York Post story:

Investigators have now cleared the two men whose pictures were circulated last night in an email among law enforcement officials, sources told The Post today.

Authorities determined neither had any information or role in Monday’s attacks at the Boston Marathon.

On its face, this is great news for these men. But hold on a second: If the New York Post is reporting it, just how true can it be?

And one other thought: Could the New York Post have done this reporting before it put these fellows on the cover?

Nah.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.