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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:00 AM

Rupert Murdoch Defends NY Post’s Bombing Coverage

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Source: TPM

BENJY SARLIN 9:40 AM EDT, SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013

The New York Post had a series of embarassing missteps this week about both the magnitude of the Boston bombing (they inaccurately reported 12 dead) and the players involved (they splashed two people on their front page who had nothing to do with the attack under the headline "Bag Men", but owner Rupert Murdoch defended their coverage on Saturday.

Rupert Murdoch ✔ @rupertmurdoch

All NYPost pics were those distributed by FBI. And instantly withdrawn when FBI changed directions.
9:36 AM - 20 Apr 2013


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Here's a link to an article reporting the editor of the NYP's response. Interesting what he doesn't come right out and report, the pics were LEAKED to the paper.

Post editor on “Bag Men” cover: “We did not identify them as suspects”

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022702742

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Reply Rupert Murdoch Defends NY Post’s Bombing Coverage (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 2013 OP
Squinch Apr 2013 #1
Iliyah Apr 2013 #2
johnfunk Apr 2013 #8
rpannier Apr 2013 #19
kelliekat44 Apr 2013 #3
cstanleytech Apr 2013 #10
MOTRDemocrat Apr 2013 #17
greiner3 Apr 2013 #20
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #4
WinstonSmith4740 Apr 2013 #6
broadcaster75201 Apr 2013 #5
BREMPRO Apr 2013 #7
heaven05 Apr 2013 #9
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #11
olddots Apr 2013 #12
TeamPooka Apr 2013 #13
DakotaLady Apr 2013 #14
Sunlei Apr 2013 #15
El Shaman Apr 2013 #16
GeoWilliam750 Apr 2013 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:05 AM

1. Says Murdoch: "If we didn't make shit up, it wouldn't be entertaining to the people in the bunkers."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:11 AM

2. CNN was just as bad

and their boss praised them so this is what we got, terrible news reporting being praised by their bosses and owners. So far NBC and MSNBC was mainly more factual in their reporting. They kinda reminded me of the old CNN.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:10 AM

8. Willa Paskin at Salon nails CNN:

Great moments (not) in journalism:
“We smell smoke, people running to the center, cars going straight, cars turning to the right,” [Deborah Feyerick] said, her voice straining with urgency, as a caravan of dark SUVs sped by. “Something has just happened. Police officers are running, we have a dog, a dog that’s on its way. Interesting, that dog is barking. Whether that’s a canine, we don’t know.” This is what the news has been like: reporters and producers focused on finding and transmitting action, even if that action is meaningless or indecipherable. In the rush to give the audience something new, CNN airs an Urgent News Report about a dog — excuse me, a possible dog — barking.
Someone cue James Earl Jones: "Something has just happened. We don't know. This is CNN."

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:44 PM

19. CNN is just bad nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:17 AM

3. Can we void his citizenship?

 

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 12:28 PM

10. For a mistake made by a paper he owns? Not a chance. nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 04:16 PM

17. It is disgusting that a foreign-born individual has that much control over another country's media.

 

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Response to MOTRDemocrat (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:09 PM

20. "...foreign-born individual..."

 

Well, at least that means he can't be president!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:21 AM

4. It is indefensible what they did.

He should be firing people.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:29 AM

6. "He should be firing people."

I'm assuming you're referring to Murdock here, and he's the biggest part of the problem. In any bureaucracy, those down the food chain will only do what they know management will tolerate and approve. If any of the reporters and editors involved in this thought this kind of stuff would cost them their jobs, they wouldn't do it. The Post and Fox "News" gets away with the shit they throw because they know it's what Rupert wants.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:24 AM

5. Wow. Makes him an even bigger buffoon. Didn't know he could do that. nt

ntnt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:52 AM

7. it sensational tabloid stories, not professional journalism that characterizes murd's news turds..

jumping to conclusions without proper sourcing and research and making stuff up around selective threads of truth for political points.. par for the course for NYDN and FOX

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:24 AM

9. well

 

the alleged culprit was brown skinned enough to make the connection. That's all that was needed by murdturd and his crew of 'journalists'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 12:35 PM

11. He's such a liar

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 12:49 PM

12. the more you know about Murdoch

 

the less you trust humanity.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:35 PM

13. Murdoch defended his paper saying "Hey at least we haven't hacked the phones of the victims....yet."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:42 PM

14. So hope ...

... that he never gets anywhere near being able to buy the Los Angeles Times.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:42 PM

15. It's ok Murdock.everyone knows The Post is just another crappy, excited tabloid.

I hope you get sued by them and they make a few million off you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:59 PM

16. Rupert:

here's another immigrant that is, a big, part of the problem of what is wrong with America!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 06:34 PM

18. Mike Royko had it right

"No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in a Murdoch paper", and "[H]is goal is not quality journalism. His goal is vast power for Rupert Murdoch, political power".

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