The rightwing blogosphere demonstrated their endless gullibility in the Boston bombing by running with the New York Post’sridiculously bad reporting.
The New York tabloid had misidentified suspects — twice in a row — and
reported 12 dead. The first clue that this was all wrong should’ve been that the Post was almost alone in their reporting of these “facts” and that the only other sources reporting them cited the Post.
Now the wingnut blogosphere is once againrunning witha tabloidnews story. This time, from the UK’s Daily Mirror, which is running a story
about the FBI investigating a 12-person “sleeper cell” in relation to
the bombings. Once again, almost no one else is reporting this and it’s
all based on unnamed sources. While it’s too soon to say it’s not true,
it’s absolutely true to say it looks a whole lot like BS — especially
considering the tabloid’s recent history of inaccuracy.
Once again, I find myself wondering how on Earth anyone can ever take these people seriously.