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CNN Can Niether Confirm Nor Deny Their Own Crappy Coverage Of Boston Tragedies!

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We understand trailing MSNBC and Fox News in ratings has them on edge, but that's no excuse to cut corners!!

CNN, like every other news outlet in the United States, focused around-the-clock coverage this week on the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Unlike most of those other news outlets, CNN's Peter King boasted to have "EXCLUSIVE!" information that suspects were arrested and the network blindly ran with it for much of Wednesday afternoon.

As we'd later all find out, CNN and Mr. King were very very wrongno arrest was made at all!

Maybe Peter's source was a liar. Or misinformed. Or imaginary.

We don't know, but millions of folks were trusting CNN and they dropped the ball!

While reporting rumor as fact is certainly one way to jazz up ratings, there is often dire consequences. Credibility, for one, is all but lost!

As one source from within CNN itself said:

"As I think everyone knows, we really f—ed up. No way around it."

Well, at least that guy or gal has the gall to admit it!

Another source at CNN anonymously spoke to a different media outlet, but they didn't sound too broken up about flubbing facts during a crisis.

They said:

"Our reporting [Wednesday] was based on three very credible sources. After King pulled back his reporting he was on the air almost every hour walking it all through. He was extremely transparent, and did a good job explaining it all. Something should be said for stepping up and owning it."

We agree! Something should be said!

How about this?

We understand how hard it is to stay on top of a breaking national tragedy, and it's immeasurably more difficult to keep viewers tuned in the whole time, but you guys have a responsibility to the truth — stop getting it wrong, please.

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37 comments to “CNN Can Niether Confirm Nor Deny Their Own Crappy Coverage Of Boston Tragedies!”



  1. 1

    who is peter king? do u mean john king? way to report.

    CC



  2. 2

    CNN has NOT BEEN a real news organization for at least 15 years. Only A pure PROPAGANDA machine for the ultraliberal anti-american arm of YOUR democratic fascist party. Some of you ignorant people will say that liberal democrats cannot be facists. But as usual you will be wrong. NAZI germany and the WWII italian govts were ultraliberal fascists govts. I know it will be hard for you, but study some FACTUAL history.



  3. 3

    BTW DUMBASS, Peter KING, is a sports guy for SI, or an x-chair of a committee on homeland defense. gawd you are too fucking stupid for words.

  4. Kathleen says – reply to this


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    Ironic that while you are blogging about dropping the ball and cutting corners, you misidentify the CNN reporter. John King, now

  5. logan says – reply to this


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    Wait, didnt you post a link to wrong suspects earlier in the week. Wow.. hypocritical. Pure garbage. Keep to your journalism to the Kardashians.

  6. Kathleen says – reply to this


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    Ironic that while you are blogging about cutting corners and incorrect information, you have misidentified the CNN reporter.

  7. Jay Fox says – reply to this


    7

    Coming from the guy who reported Castro's death? That's rich.



  8. 8

    Re: Jay Fox – beat me to it.

  9. fancypants66 says – reply to this


    9

    "CNN Can NEITHER confirm nor deny…" — Can you please learn to spell? If you are going to comment and bash others, please learn to spell yourself. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all… shame on you. How old are you? Old enough to know how to spell.

  10. beach says – reply to this


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    Re: Kathleen – Also ironic that you post 1/2 truths all damn day every damn day and should just shut your mouth.

  11. beach says – reply to this


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    You are in ABSOLUTELY no position to criticize anyone about facts Perez. You post nonsense lies every day and even when you realize you were wrong, you SAY NOTHING to fix it. Where exactly to you get off? Your entire site is filled with half truths and down right lies. Amazing how full of yourself you are.

  12. Z says – reply to this


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    Jeez I guess people in glass houses can throw stones. Didn't you once report that Fidel Castro had died years before it happened?

  13. rob says – reply to this


    13

    Perez Hilton, you should keep to reporting gossip and celeb drama, you are not a real reporter and to get John King's name wrong, when slamming the network for misinforming the public is quite telling of you as a person. You do not care that Cnn got it wrong, instead want to cash in on the bashing tirade.

  14. Perez is Ron Perlman says – reply to this


    14

    Perez CNN should take any insult from you as a compliment.



  15. 15

    Did you really write this??? CNN got got most of the news is unconfirmed gossip



  16. 16

    Why this is just lovely. Perez can neither confirm nor deny is own crappy inability to spell.

  17. tempe says – reply to this


    17

    Not only that but he's still running the ticker tape stating that theres gunfire etc in Watertown. WOW .ummm someone left the office ear;y over there
    What a poor site.



  18. 18

    Oh give me a break, when a major story happens EVERY news outlet just reports on anything and everything as soon as possible. It's funny, people criticize CNN for being wrong about this type of stuff, but when it came to them spewing their anti-gun propaganda bullshit they weren't called out? Hypocritical idiots, all of you.

  19. Youresothirsty says – reply to this


    19

    Leave the news reporting to the real journalists. Don't act like you're perfect. You're FAR from it. You will never be a trusted news source.



  20. 20

    Perez, thanks so much. The check is in the mail.
    Love,
    John King
    P.S. Peter King may want a word with you.

  21. Do Your Job says – reply to this


    21

    Mr. King was probably too busy staring at a pair of hooters.

  22. cristobal says – reply to this


    22

    So critical. How quickly you forget when you proclaimed Castro's death.

  23. CSC says – reply to this


    23

    Says the guy who twice, I believe, reported from a very trusting "source" that Fidel Castro was dead. I sure as hell still like to get my news from CNN than Fox news. They reported for a while last night that the suspect was "down" and then switched it to "cornered." Everyone wants to be cutting edge and gets it wrong occasionally.

  24. TWM says – reply to this


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    You are really the perfect source to dispute CNN, because the reporter who made the error was John King, not Peter King. Peter King is a republican congressman from New York. CNN screwed up, but maybe you should get your facts straight, too, before you pounce. On second thought it probably doesn't matter, since no one looks to Perez for credibility anyway.



  25. 25

    what do u expect from a lame network that thinks grossly insincere Piers morgan and Porofessional homo Cooper are huge pulls? Piers always looks a fool when trying to debate with anybody remotely intelligent which is why he prefers interviewing idiots and extremists.



  26. 26

    Nice "accurate reporting" douche. Peter King is a congressman out of New York, JOHN KING works for CNN. Irony at it's best.

  27. Lala says – reply to this


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    Says the guy who "broke" the news that Castro was dead! Lol. Please. Not to mention all the other stories that have been wrong! This site is really starting to blow. It's gotten lazy.

  28. PM2901 says – reply to this


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    Did Perez Hilton really just write, with a straight face (no pun intended). . ."While reporting rumor as fact is certainly one way to jazz up ratings, there is often dire consequences. Credibility, for one, is all but lost!"?

  29. PM2901 says – reply to this


    29

    Well, Perez is the king of "crappy coverage", so he should know!

  30. PM2901 says – reply to this


    30

    Perez critiquing CNN's crappy coverage is like PimpGRANDmomager calling Dina Lohan a bad mother.

  31. Integrity says – reply to this


    31

    I think either Perez or the people who write this blog are so stupid that they don't know what they say from minute to minute and may not even comprehend how idiotic their statements are. You hit the nail on the head.

    They can't possibly come down on CNN if they had a brain in their heads about how they run this blog.

    And Peter King is the US rep in NY and JOHN KING is the bonehead CNN reporter who got it wrong. I guess Perez' two wrongs make it wright (sic).



  32. 32

    there is a cure for this watch FOX NEWS

  33. Stellarstar17 says – reply to this


    33

    Anyone that believes that CNN made a mistake in bad reporting is just plain stupid. They reported a naked man into custody AFTER a car chase where multiple rounds of ammunition had been exchanged then POOF, the naked man just disappears!!! If you really believe all the bullshit being reported in the mainstream media then I wish you the best of luck because you will believe anything this pathetic government will say to you and their paid off media outlets!!!!!



  34. 34

    You know I believe PERV-ez, makes insanely outrageous statements like this intentionally, just to inflate his click count. the only time he gets more than 10 comments is when he does shit like this.



  35. 35

    You must be talking about FAUX News, right? Those people are so p.o.'d that Obama got re-elected that it's not funny! Every day it's Obama said this, Obama said that…It is literally IMPOSSIBLE for them to say ONE positive thing Our President has done…And there are PLENTY. Is he perfect? No. But when you compare him to our previous President, he looks more perfect all the time.

    there is a cure for this watch FOX NEWS
    Re: shaygirl1309

  36. Lady_Says says – reply to this


    36

    Never trusted CNN most biased news source Ive ever encountered, and such unresearched half truths. Followed alot of sites on this story and CNN was pathetic and instantly full of propaganda before any facts were available. And thats not even commenting on their attempts at global news.

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: Lady_Says – Right. Instead of just the who, what, where, when and why, they ladle on a specific point of view. All news channels have blurred the line between news and editorializing, and so it smells like brainwashing.