Skip to comments.Big media identifies wrong man as the killer in mass shooting — again
Posted on 09/16/2013 11:26:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Ed mentioned it already in the Greenroom but I want to chip in a post of my own to emphasize how commonplace this is now when mass killings occur. Big medias not always the chief culprit the theories about Sunil Tripathi being one of the Boston bombers began online, as far as I know, not among the big boys at the networks but given how much pride they take in having higher standards than the Internet hoi polloi, theyre the culprit more often than youd think.
By my count, this makes three times in slightly more than a year where someone in professional media has misidentified a killer publicly. Ben Howe reminded me that Brian Ross didnt pull his infamous theory about tea partiers after the Aurora shooting out of thin air; he googled for James Holmeses in Colorado and that led him to a tea-party site listing a Jim Holmes from Aurora as a member. In the hours after Newtown, CNN reported that it was Ryan Lanza, not his brother Adam, that was the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary, a mistake that blew up so quickly that Lanza had to pause during his familys implosion to update his Facebook page to tell the world they had the wrong man. And now, within the past few hours, a double whammy from CBS and NBC:
CBS News and NBC News retracted reports about the identification of the Washington Navy Yard shooter on Monday, just minutes after each network reported that the suspect in question was a Navy chief petty officer named Rollie Chance.
CBSs John Miller reported that Chance was a suspect before 1 p.m. on Monday. NBC News later reported the same information and continued to do so past 1 p.m., even after Miller reported that the initial reports about Chance were wrong.
Finally, at 1:05 p.m., NBC political director Chuck Todd tweeted: NBC News: we are now NOT reporting name of shooter; retracting that report. deleting those tweets.
I considered omitting the guys name here in my own feeble attempt to limit the search-engine damage to him, but given how much attention is being paid to CBSs and NBCs mistake, its more likely that online readers will stumble across it today in reading about the screw-up, not about him being a potential suspect. At some point public shaming over these errors will cause major media outlets to be more circumspect in passing along breadcrumbs that their cop friends have scraped together for them based on what they know of the facts at that moment. Today isnt that day, but next time could be. Although, lets face it, with Twitter increasing the pressure on news bureaus to be fast and first, it probably wont be.
Via Mediaite, heres Obama making his first halting remarks about the shooting. Reportedly, the shooter was carrying a pistol, a shotgun, and an AR-15, so expect more from O about assault rifles sometime soon.
Richard Jewell again??
NBC: Gunman is 34 year -old Texan who did not work in the building. Stole an ID
The MSM is such trash.
Now reporting shooter is from Texas.
There. A George Bush connection.
That thing on his head isn’t a towel, Its a sheet.
He’s real excited about WHAT was being carried, because these weapons are SO AUTOMATIC, that they have there own Muslim Terrorist ideology!
The weapons select targets and fire themselves.....
And the Congress is going to define what a journalist is??
Here we go:
1. Assault Rifles 2. Texas 3. Watch them say the shooter was a homophobe upset with Obama's lifting of the ban on gays serving.
Lord you are mild! I call them seditious, treasonous and pornographic.
I want his NAME
Im guessing it likely contains the word MOHAMMAD
Mohammad Ackmed X....the former Arrudis K.T. Jackson a PRISON CONVERT to islam.?../s
Well, they were blaming someone whose work status had changed, then how long before they started blaming it all on the sequester..
probably a ‘victim of sequestration’.
Chalk it up to a dozen news networks all trying to be the first with the latest information.
Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri gave his orders a few days ago: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57602799/al-qaeda-boss-ayman-al-zawahri-marks-9-11-with-call-for-more-attacks-on-u.s-soil/
We are ruled by idiot.
Thank you very much!
When meatheads like the folks who “mis-reported the IDENTITY of the shooter are assumed to be responsible journalists and we UNDOCUMENTED TYPES are viewed rather askance to put it mildly.. the time has come for some concerted action.
I guess that makes him a sheethead?
Let me guess... they thoght it was another of those evil TEA partiers?
So that makes him a sheet-head? (I usually pronounce it a bit differently, though.)
I remember reading that with some trepidation.
perhaps this will lighten the mood...
“A spokesman said the man, whose name was not given, was dead on arrival to the hospital at around 9 a.m, about 40 minutes after the shooting.
The spokesman said the man was shot in the left temple and the wound was not survivable by any stretch.
workplace violence....caused by global climate change...according to syrian clerics and “scientists”
You’d think that they would have learned from Atlanta and back then I was one of the few saying we don’t know if it’s him but it also showed how strong the media was because most of the country had convicted Jewell back then.
and now, NBC:
Authorities now say they have identified the gunman.
That gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas, is among the twelve dead. Officials said he recently began working as a civilian contractor.
CBS: Bubba-booies teeth were fond with JF Kennedy's body after plane crash.
NBC: Doctored 911 tapes to make Zimmerman look like a racist.
ABC: Tea Party connection to shooter in Colorado.
Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth?
So they immediately jump out there with their wish list of made up convenient 'facts' and hope the impression sticks as the real story develops.
They are lying sacks of dog scat.
The question is how MANY “Mohammeds” are in his name.
Mohammed J. Mohammed, for example.
Oh, I'd give it till the evening news. Surely it will be mentioned then!
if u can get in. the site may have crashed. 2010 bust when he was 31 in Fort Worth Tx.
what was WRONG with “obama”’s parents?
all first born mooselim males are by SHARIA LAW.. supposed to bear the name Mohhamad.
was there an ELDER BROTHER perhaps...with another MOTHER...who got the “honor” of being dubbed Mohammad?
I only wish I had THE SHADOW’s CELL NUMBER.....
Does barry want to foment a general REVOLT here before Thanksgiving???
Didn't know that.
That thing on his head isnt a towel, Its a sheet.”
Actually it’s material for a new dress for the Mrs. And she’s really steamed.
So where is the description of the alleged perp?
What gets me is this is basically a gun free zone INSIDE a gun free zone. It should have been the safest place on earth (to a liberal mind).
So where is the description of the alleged perp?
On Fox News radio, I heard a building worker being interviewed and he discribed the perp as a “tall black man”. The man being interviewed sounded black.
this was the first “description”:
“Police spokesman Chris Kelly earlier described a suspect as an adult male, about 6 feet tall with a bald head and medium complexion, dressed in a black top and black jeans.”
his photo is online but somewhat difficult to access given the huge amount of traffic that this incident is causing.
DC Sniper murders:
MSM screamed about tractor-happy, middle-class honkies in a dastardly WHITE VAN, a-la-”A-Team” days.
Thing was, it was two black muzzie homos gone very butch in a long spell of no scented-candle sales at Macy’s (OK I made up the last part)>
What’s more, the elder ebony homo devised the initial shootings as an eleborate distraction from his actual and final target, his ex-wife, who was then trying to gain full custody of their child.
ALL the leads (and final capture) were possible only with the help of law-abiding CIVILIANS.
The cops even almost permitted the escape of the younger homo during a break in questioning (he escaped through ceiling paneling and an air duct, almost making it out of the police station).
Apparently, that's a different site altogether.
Aaron Alexis, Fort Worth, 09-04-2010, age 31, charged with "PC 42.12(B) MA Discharge Firearm Ce".