Stephen Colbert quotes from an email that probably wasn’t written by ABC News Washington correspondent and inventor of non-existent Benghazi emails Jonathan Karl, who will appear on The Colbert Report tomorrow night to explain his alleged attempts at journalism.
The New York Times, “Privacy Breach on Bloomberg Terminals.”
Cover, Boston Magazine, May edition.
Obama spokesman JAY CARNEY, after a Tweet posted on the AP’s Twitter account falsely claimed the President was hurt in an attack on the White House. The AP said its account was hacked.
(via The New York Daily News)
CNN reporter SUSAN CANDIOTTI, reporting from Watertown, Mass., just days after the — oops! — Boston marathon bombings, via The Colbert Report.
Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert aired the very same soundbite, which, along with John King’s “dark-skinned male” report, should give CNN pause the next time they claim to uphold any standard of broadcast journalism.
TOP: The shouty, alarmist front page of the the Thursday, April 18th edition of the New York Post.
BOTTOM: Um, the non-shouty, non-alarmist follow-up story on the website of the New York Post, less than 12 hours later.
The John King of newspapers.
“I was covering the finish line at the ground level at the marathon. Everything was going on as usual. It was jovial — people were happy, clapping — and getting to a point where it gets a little boring as a photographer. And then we heard this explosion.
“It was sort of like, ok, what’s that all about? It wasn’t super loud but all you saw was the smoke. There was this big cloud of smoke and people screaming. The percussion from that explosion threw my cameras up in the air. Right in front of me, one of the runners fell on the ground — he was blown over from the blast. My instinct was…no matter what it is, you’re a photographer first, that’s what you’re doing. I ran towards the explosion, towards the police; they had their guns drawn. It was pandemonium. Nobody knew what was going on.
“The first thing I saw were people’s limbs blown off. Massive amounts of blood. It looked like BB holes in the back of some people. And a lot of anger. People were just angry. What’s going on? Why is this happening at the Boston Marathon?
“Maybe 15 seconds after the first explosion, while I was still shooting pictures, another explosion went off. And then there was panic. The cops told everybody to get off the street, that there could be another one.
“I can’t compare it to anything else I’ve ever been to. The horror. And the anger.”
(via Time magazine)