Jumping to Conclusions

So far there is very little evidence about who was responsible for the Boston Marathon explosions yesterday.

We know that the Taliban in Pakistan denied involvement.

It now appears that the story about a Saudi suspect being detained at a hospital is untrue, according to Boston Police.

We know that there are supposedly photos of a man in black on a rooftop that are causing a bit of a stir on the Interwebz.

We know that the bugfucker crazy Alex Jones crew suspect this was a “false flag” operation by the evil government to relieve us of our rights.

We know that Cynthia McKinney – yeah, the former Congress… I hesitate to call her a woman… Congressvarmint from Georgia thinks the evil Boston Police were behind the explosions.

We know Michael Moore implies loads of stuff, apparently has no testicular fortitude to actually say what he’s… I hesitate to call it “thinking,” and apparently has trouble with basic math.

We know that Chris Matthews (whose stellar deductive skills taught him that if tax day means nothing in the Arab world, it MUST be domestic right-wingers) and some daft bint from the Forestry Service think it was the TEA Party or some tax protesters.

And we apparently know that our own President thinks so little of the citizens of this nation, that he suspects those who disagree with his high-tax policy would kill innocent people over it.

What we don’t know is who was actually responsible for the damn attack!

It’s easy to understand why the misinformation rules the day. As a journalist, I get it. You want to get as much info out there as possible. You want to be the first with that info. You want to inform as quickly as possible. But when tragedies like this happen, it would be wise to understand that in the initial panic, there will be a lot of confusion, and that information will more likely than not trickle in that will change your initial hypothesis.

And while we have every right to be angry and frightened and suspicious of everyone, spreading around false information and accusaions, cloaked as “just my opinion” when you’re a national leader or a high-profile media maggot or Hollyweird celebricunt is just wrong!

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  1. Fox news is reporting (moments ago) that this “Saudi National” is indeed being held for questioning as a “person of interest” but “is not a suspect”.

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    1. Don’t know. Police denied it. But I guess we’ll figure it out soon enough.

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      1. While they might be “denying” it, Fox news showed plenty of video a few moments ago of a couple dozen LEOs walking out of the apartment with large black plastic bags. I just posted that the room mate of this “Saudi Nation” is “speaking out”.

        Perhaps they are doing it to protect the guy from a lynch mob or something, who knows.

        Fox has variously reported today that they had him in custody, did not have anyone in custody, he is a suspect, he isn’t a suspect. Typical waffling for the news agencies (all of them, not just Fox). I think they just do not have enough information and the police aren’t telling yet.

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        1. And that’s why it’s important to understand that while we want to get info out as fast as possible, the initial reports will likely be jumbled, confused and contradictory.

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        2. Absolutely true.

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  2. Oh and LOL@”bugfucker crazy Alex Jones crew” hahaha

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    1. FWIW even the bugfuck crazy get something right occasionally.

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      1. No they don’t.

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  3. Angry, frightened, suspicious – exactly where they want us. Well count me in but that is a double-edged sword and it can work against them too!

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    1. Frightened people are often more dangerous than the cold, calculating assailants.

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  4. Here’s a link to a news article…
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/roommate_calls_saudi_national_quiet_vKFFJMC0WCaQmAofxNDHmO

    and quotes:
    Yesterday, police took the 20-year-old Saudi national into custody near the scene of yesterday’s horrific Boston Marathon bomb attack, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

    The potential suspect was questioned by the FBI and local police at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was under heavy guard while being treated for shrapnel injuries to his leg.

    He had suffered shrapnel wounds to the back of a leg but was expected to survive those injuries, a source said.

    At the hospital, investigators seized the man’s clothes to examine whether they held any evidence that he was behind the attack. The law-enforcement sources also told The Post that the man was not free to leave the medical center.

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  5. the X FBI person, retired, gave his opinion, although he said he didn’t know for sure, and it his speculation was that this was not terror related but may have been homegrown. The number of people not killed with the capacity to have killed more and the fact that no one claimed the bombing as their own immediately, gave him some good talking points. at least he was thinking and not going batshit crazy with no mental ability applied.
    With all the agencies involved if they were laid end to end they couldn’t reach a conclusion. The Hospitals and the volunteers semmingly did a wonderful job – no politically correct ass kissing to worry qbout, just do what was necessary.
    CB

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  6. I say the photo going around with the guy in the wheelchair with bloody bones sticking out and a foot missing are fake, staged. No way with that damage he’d look so calm, likely not even conscious.

    What’s his name? What hospital is he being held in?

    I don’t deny that an explosion occured.

    To say this isn’t staged at this point is at crazy as saying it isn’t.

    Who benefits from “Patriots Day, Tax Day” crackdown? Left. Who is the target? Constitutionalists.

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    1. It’s called shock. I have been in similar situations, when there is severe pain the brain just stops paying attention to it.

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  7. “is fake,” not “are fake”

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    1. Scott, those images weren’t faked, though I have seen several now where bones were sticking out on one guy in one image and later images by another news agency they were NOT. They have been trying to “protect our sensitivities” – those TV people are….

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  8. What if the date had nothing to do with it and the Boston Marathon was just a target of opportunity? Some people read so much into every little detail. Especially the celebutards who think they’re smarter than everyone else.

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    1. I have to laugh at Natural News. Good lord, these idiots are insane! Because bomb sniffing dogs are so fucking rare at public events where there are a lot of crowds!?!?!? Ugh!

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  9. With years of evidence, confiscated documents and the “pile on” approach by investigators, I doubt there’s much consternation on who is suspected of planting the bombs. The big question is whether it’s a known group, or another that knows their methods and wants to shift the focus of the investigation.

    Now, we get to see how extravagant the political song and dance performance will be.

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  10. “..pull the pin out of the crazy grenade…” Where, oh where, do you come up with these amazing insults? Brilliant.

    I am reserving my full opinion about the who and the why for now. Sure, there is a “person of interest”. No refuting that. But….

    I have popcorn and some fresh pens and paper. I am still watching and taking notes.

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    1. I haven’t made any judgments either. Too early to tell. Although, I will remind readers that these pressure cooker bombs are straight out of the al Qaida cookbook.

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      1. Word. I’m still leaning towards domestic terrorism here. Maybe some jackass college liberal who is drunk on Occupy wine, and he wants to be the next Bill Ayers?

        Just thinking out loud.

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  11. I’m leaning to either OWS or Iran.

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