Ouch: CNN’s sloppy Boston bombing coverage inspires major mockage

Earlier this afternoon, CNN’s John King reported that a suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing had been arrested:

John King: “Arrest has been made”

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 17, 2013

John King on CNN saying “an arrest has been made”…based on surveillance video #bostonmarathon

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 17, 2013

Arrest was made based on Lord and Taylor surveillance video near second bombing at Boston Marathon – John King CNN

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) April 17, 2013

Yup, John King of #cnn says feds id’d suspect from surveillance footage from Lord & Taylor camera; has been arrested.

— vernejgay (@vernejgay) April 17, 2013

CNN: Federal law enforcement official said arrest was made based on two independent videos showing the suspect.

— Prudence (@dennygirltwo) April 17, 2013

Yeah … not so much.

CNN has just reconfirmed from the Justice Department that “no arrest has been made.” #journalisms

— Ben Dimiero (@bendimiero) April 17, 2013

OUCH. Looking at you, CNN. RT @brettlogiurato: This is a scathing statement from the FBI: bit.ly/14wyYVV

— Daniel Wein (@danielwein) April 17, 2013

CNN has done some backpedaling, but unfortunately, it seems that it’s too little, too late.

And CNN is trying to turn the story of how their premature reporting may help the case. Stop. Just stop.

— stef bettick (@lovingasong) April 17, 2013

So @cnn just spent last half hour desperately grasping to explain they reported giant gulps of misinformation but it isn’t their fault #tcot

— Roaring Republican (@roaring_repub) April 17, 2013

#DERP level goes to 11. MT @michellefields John King blaming sources: “Part reflects on us but part of this reflects on ppl you talked to”

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 17, 2013


I want to tweet something mean about CNN, but I think everyone else has beat me too it…

— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) April 17, 2013

CNN’s rush to report an arrest that didn’t happen has left them with egg on their face. Naturally, Twitterers are taking full advantage and serving up heaping helpings of mockery:

BREAKING: CNN is reporting that an arrest has been made in the Lindbergh baby case.

— CNN Reports (@CNNisReporting) April 17, 2013

BREAKING: Fragile strands of CNN credibility

— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) April 17, 2013

This … is CNN.yfrog.com/kfvsvlzvj

— EdMorrissey (@EdMorrissey) April 17, 2013

BREAKING: CNN now reporting they know what Willis was talking about.

— Josh Hara (@yoyoha) April 17, 2013

this – > RT @michellefields: You think CNN wouldve learned: twitter.com/MichelleFields…

— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) April 17, 2013

CNN: We have been assured the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive has been disabled.

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) April 17, 2013

Why isn’t Benny Hill music playing in the background on CNN?

— Lamont Price (@LPizzle) April 17, 2013

Sources say that this tweet was typed by human fingers. #CNN confirms within the hour.

— Peter(@NewEnglandite) April 17, 2013

Breaking: CNN reporting that the suspects have arrested the police.

— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) April 17, 2013

CNN: Reports coming out they found Tupac alive and living in Anderson Coopers basement

— Mikey Bee (@RadioMikeyBee) April 17, 2013

BREAKING: @cnn is reporting that Billie Jean is not my lover. She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one…

— H.B. (@LogosPatriot) April 17, 2013

Dude. If CNN reports on a Zombie apocalypse first…don’t shoot your neighbors right away.

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) April 17, 2013

CNN: “We’re hearing reports of what is either our ass, or a hole in the ground. We are working to confirm which. Stay tuned.” #boston

— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) April 17, 2013

#PrayforCNN RT @michaeldavsmith: A CNN reporter just said “the person will be hopefully found because the United States isn’t that big.”

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 17, 2013

CNN confirms: Schrodinger’s cat definitely alive… probably. Box still closed. But totally alive for sure. Or dead.

— SarcasticRover (@SarcasticRover) April 17, 2013

Don’t know what’s going on at CNN, but Kramer just walked on set, slapped $100 down on the anchor desk and said “I’m out!”

— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) April 17, 2013

According to CNN, I’m watching it right now.

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 17, 2013


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