Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FBI Hammers Media Over Inaccurate Reporting

After CNN, the Associated Press, Fox News, and a number of local media outlets incorrectly reported that an arrest had been made in the Boston bombing case, the Boston division of the FBI released the following statement:

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.

FULL ARTICLE: FBI Hammers Media Over Inaccurate Reporting

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