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Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 09/17/2013

New York Daily News no-comments AR-15 cover

New York tab goes to extremes in citing weapon.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:03 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, navy yard shooting, New York Daily News

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard shooting: The nine lives of the unreliable anonymous source

Will media outlets ever wean themselves from unreliable sources in the heat of breaking news? Ha.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, AR-15, CNN, FBI, navy yard shooting

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

CNN says the gunman yesterday was denied an AR-15. Is this a debate changer?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, gun control, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Navy Yard shooting: CNN really, really cautious on ID’ing suspect

What good is a name without biography?

By Erik Wemple  |  06:22 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, CNN, navy yard shooting, NBC News