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April 19, 2013

John King Not Benched for Calling Suspect "Dark-Skinned," CNN Says

And they say this because of claims he has been

Let me note something: John King was not wrong. Furthermore, it's quite possible he had decent sourcing for this description.

I am only speculating here, but note this article.

A victim of the Boston bombings Monday with some of the most graphic wounds caught on photograph reportedly woke up in a drugged haze after surgery and in recovery, saw the FBI’s pictures of the two suspects that had been released and said one of them “looked right at me.”

he brother of Jeff Bauman, who had both legs amputated below the knee, said in an interview, according to Bloomberg, that the 27-year-old was waiting for his girlfriend to finish the race when he claims to have seen one of the suspects, wearing a black jacket, a cap and sunglasses. He dropped a bag at Bauman’s feet.

“He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, ‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,’” Chris Bauman, Jeff’s brother, said Thursday in an interview.

Chris Bauman is later reported as saying he has been alone with his brother “many times” when he had told him “every single detail.”

My point is that law enforcement had additional information beyond what was publicly released -- and ergo it's quite possible that this witness (or another) did describe the suspects of having a darker-than-white skin tone.

But apparently you're not allowed to say that on TV, even when the description actually would aide someone in making an identification. That is to say, the pictures themselves were ambiguous about skin-tone; it's possible an eyewitness filled in that detail, and hence having the pictures plus that detail could add in making a ID.

But, again, you can't offer relevant information during a manhunt for a terrorist because, racism.

Now CNN botched an awful lot on their reporting (as did Fox, as did AP, as did... I).

But we're specifically going after John King for one detail upon which he was correct?


Meanwhile, I should note that "media commentator" or whatever he is Jeff Greenfield, a thoroughly soporific tedium-machine, has looked at all the erroneous coverage from almost all the major media companies and has decided to...

...mock Reddit, a forum of unpaid amateurs, for its error in thinking Suspect Number One may have been the wrongly-suspected Sunil Tripathi.

A tweet of his made a poor joke of analogizing the Pete Williams to Nate Silver (in that both were right) and Reddit to Dick Morris (in that both are wrong).

Note that with all the fumbles and stumbles by the media -- which, I honestly, I personally give them a pass on; it was a chaotic time and sources are often wrong -- he decides to focus his media-criticism attention on an internet forum.

The Guild protects its own. Every profession is a conspiracy against those outside it.

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