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    I love the 'media'.

    The media coverage of the incident in Boston has been not-so-informative, scary and I am sorry for saying this....funny.

    In their haste to put out an 'informational newscast', they are stepping on their own tails and stumbling about the 'dial'.

    I was watching the news last night (0200 EST) and was laughing at inability of one channel to get a cohesive story out. I was flipping between two stations/broadcasts and of the two, only one was waiting to report facts.

    The other? Mindless babbling without any fact checking.

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    The other thing that entertained me was the wordage used.

    One female reporter reported that the suspects in the police shootout had detonated IUDs. Another reported said that they might be using a 'cooker pressure' bomb.

    I know that it's a serious situation, but I cannot handle the stupidity behind the idea of getting a scoop, at the expense of the getting the truth out to the public.
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    OK, I know there is nothing about this situation that is funny, but...

    'detonating IUDs' AHAHAHAHAHAHA!! What a mental image....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakemama View Post
    OK, I know there is nothing about this situation that is funny, but...

    'detonating IUDs' AHAHAHAHAHAHA!! What a mental image....
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed this blooper..........
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    Here's another one from Brian Williams and his reporting.....

    When the second (boat) shootout happened and the tape was being played his show, BW says something like, "It sounds like the same caliber of guns being used during the first shootout."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post


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    What drives me NVTS nuts

    WHen the screw up and release information from "unofficial" sources is that it can compromise operations, particularly like what was happening in Bahstin.

    The perps are paying attention to the media as well.

    The leakers need to be dealt with, but the media needs to go back to journalism school. Thankfully their "leaks" probably didn't cause any additional casualties this time, but the saying "loose lips sink ships" applies to law enforcement operations as well as military.

    The media's profits shouldn't override security. They need to go look at what Ernie Pyle and others who covered WW2 did.
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    Just saw another weirdly worded caption on CNN ~~~~~ Red Sox to take the field after bombing. So the field is going to be bombed, and then they play???? Someone really should read these and make corrections before they get posted for all the world to read............
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    I was so hoping someone would put a gag order on the media. I have caught enough mice or in this case rats, to know they won't come out until they feel somewhat safe. As soon as they lifted the shelter in house and the police said they would try again the next day, the rat came out.

    If they had made the media stop telling every move the police were doing, I think it would have been over sooner. "Well, the police are now going from house to house on such a such block"..... thanks for tiping the rat off on where to stay away from. sheesh
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    The "rat" was detected after the SIP was lifted because he was in the boat of the backyard of the person who wanted to check things out. The perp was apparently out cold at the time. But I agree about the media shooting (pardon the pun) their mouths off. I got irritated because they couldn't even speak coherently (Wolf Blitzer, I'm talking to YOU!).
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    I had to revive this subject because of todays "big story"

    Frankly, I was perfectly fine not knowing where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried. Why the big push to get the news out and cause more fuss because of the humanity of someone who decided the right thing to do was to provide a burial plot for him?

    Why is this such huge news? He's dead. Bury him, and be done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    I had to revive this subject because of todays "big story"

    Frankly, I was perfectly fine not knowing where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried. Why the big push to get the news out and cause more fuss because of the humanity of someone who decided the right thing to do was to provide a burial plot for him?

    Why is this such huge news? He's dead. Bury him, and be done with it.
    There was a 'man on the street interview' with a woman who stated, "He's dead and we can't do anything to him, bury him and let's move on..."

    I agree.

    Maybe a 'burial at see' would have been a little more apropo seeing the problems that may arise because of his burial?

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    I found it somewhat morbidly amusing that a local (to Boston) radio host was sounding like an absolute neanderthal n this particular issue. (we get one of the Boston stations out here after dark).

    Bury him, move on. Should have been at either the Dix or Devens prison cemeteries in an unmarked grave. by dragging this out they're giving the bastard more publicity than he should get.

    I stand by my opinion that perps in crimes like this shouldn't even be identified by name in the media, instead referred to as idiot #XYZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Maybe a 'burial at see' would have been a little more apropo seeing the problems that may arise because of his burial?

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    Poor Nancy Grace was in AZ following the Arias trial and couldn't make it to Cleveland to cover the kidanpping drama.
    Ah, but just think of the indigestion he would give poor innocent sharks!!!
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    It was ultimately up to his family, no one else, as to where and how he would be buried. I just didn't care, or need to know where his body is interred. And I doubt most Boston-area folks really don't care either! Let's focus on the survivors, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Frankly, I was perfectly fine not knowing where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried. Why the big push to get the news out and cause more fuss because of the humanity of someone who decided the right thing to do was to provide a burial plot for him?

    Why is this such huge news? He's dead. Bury him, and be done with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It was ultimately up to his family, no one else, as to where and how he would be buried. I just didn't care, or need to know where his body is interred. And I doubt most Boston-area folks really don't care either! Let's focus on the survivors, thanks!
    Karen, I for one DO want to know where he's buried. The reason? They were offering him a plot in a cemetary here in Ohio where my sister's husband is buried and she too eventually will be buried! My SILs mother (and her father to follow) is buried there also. They were both outraged and upset.
    I know, Christian thing to do and all that, but when it comes to thinking your body or that of a loved one might be buried next to him I think people have a right to know if they're buying plots in a 'terrorist' cemetary.

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