Yet Another Massive Right Wing Blog Fail: NY Post’s Latest Fake Story Fools Them AGAIN

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The New York Post has been absolutely horrible in its slanted opportunistic coverage of the Boston bombings, deliberately printing false stories to incite the right wing base, and today they did it again: New York Post Misidentifies Local High School Track Runner as Boston Bombing Suspect.

The New York Post has again distinguished itself in its coverage of the Boston Marathon investigation, this time misidentifying the two suspects authorities kinda-sorta maybe have in mind.

Over a photo from the marathon, the Post screams “BAG MEN: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.” In the photo, two men, one with a white cap and a backpack, are shown conversing while dark-skinned. …

Alas, the two are extremely unlikely to be the suspects the feds are after. Reddit found one of the men pictured on Facebook, and he turned out to be a student at Revere High School, fond of posting pictures of himself preparing for track meets, or about to run a marathon.

It’s hard to express how massive a fail this is — but it’s surpassed by the even more massive fail of the right wing blogs, who universally jumped all over the Post’s latest fake story even though they were just burned by the last fake story.

Check out the fail. These people are morons, ruled by hatred for Muslims, falling for the same lies over and over.

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70 comments
1 Kragar  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:13:41pm

Pointing out the NYPost got it wrong is just evidence there is a conspiracy to cover up the truth.

A month from now, the wingnuts will say “Yeah, but the initial reports said this!”

2 aagcobb  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:14:39pm

Whether if its a fail or not depends on your POV. From the point of view of the Post, which has absolutely no moral or journalistic standards and probably boosted its sales, its a win.

3 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:15:35pm

Wingnuts are Derping the Derpfail that

“Saudi Suspect is being Deported for Security Reasons!!11!!ty”

As if he didn’t realize by now that he has to get the hell out of Dodge to escape the lynch mob.

4 Bulworth  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:17:29pm

re: #3 Vicious Babushka

Why can’t we deport the 11eventy million illegals in this country then!??!!111

5 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:19:51pm

Men carry Diaper bags these days as well. Many just use a backpack instead of carrying around a stupid looking quilted bunny and flower bag.

Moral of the story, hoodies and bags do not a criminal make.

6 erik_t  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:19:53pm

Look at how these men are standing. Totally looks like their bags are packed with thirty pounds of pressure cookers full of explosives and steel and not, I dunno, two pounds of sweatshirt.

7 Skip Intro  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:20:06pm
Two men probed in Boston Marathon bombings cleared by investigators

nypost.com

There aren’t enough bags of dicks in the world to keep up with CNN, the NYP, and the right wing Nutosphere.

8 Four More Tears  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:21:57pm

Wait, are you saying the Post leaps to conclusions without having all the facts? His dare you sully their repu…oh wait

ah crap, linky didn’t work. Anywho, Google Post Kerry Gephardt…

9 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:22:11pm

Damn! it is BLUSTERY in the Very Far Western Suburbs of Chicagoland.

10 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:23:20pm

Wow it’s raining buckets outside.

My boss said he just saw some old lady go by on a bicycle.

With a dog in the basket.

11 Skip Intro  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:23:56pm

As someone else said, I hope the victims of the Post’s total incompetence (or worse) get the meanest, hungriest lawyer in the country and sue these bastards into bankruptcy.

12 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:24:12pm

re: #10 Vicious Babushka

Wow it’s raining buckets outside.

My boss said he just saw some old lady go by on a bicycle.

With a dog in the basket.

She caught a bucket falling from the sky with a dog in it?

13 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:24:46pm

Repeat this from previous thread: we can be relieved that there were only a few dead and a handful of wounded. Imagine the screaming lunacy and bigoted speculation that would surround a major attack that killed dozens/hundreds/thousands…

14 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:24:55pm

re: #12 FemNaziBitch

She caught a bucket falling from the sky with a dog in it?

I was thinking. “So she didn’t melt after all.”

15 Gus  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:25:50pm

Dear internet dorks. Please stop trying to solve the Boston Marathon bombing by “analyzing” photographs. You look like bigger idiots than you already are.

16 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:27:04pm
Authorities determined neither had any information or role in Monday’s attacks at the Boston Marathon.

I don’t know—they look awfully dark! Perhaps we should waterboard them until they confess!

Is the headline completely false? Were these not the people that the FBI said they needed help locating? I just heard the press conference, but I didn’t see the photos.

(VPN’d in from Prague!)

17 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:27:25pm

re: #15 Gus

Dear internet dorks. Please stop trying to solve the Boston Marathon bombing by “analyzing” photographs. You look like bigger idiots than you already are.

They’re trying to show their SMRTs.

18 Gus  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:27:27pm

Every other person seemed to have a black day pack that day.

19 Gus  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:27:50pm

re: #17 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

They’re trying to show their SMRTs.

Mensa members no doubt. //

20 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:29:12pm

re: #18 Gus

Every other person seemed to have a black day pack that day.

Well, duh, in any metropolitan area where people tend to WALK OR USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, they will carry backpacks or other types of large carry-all bags. BECAUSE THEY CAN’T LEAVE THEIR SHIT IN THEIR CAR!!!!

*rant off*

21 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:29:39pm

re: #10 Vicious Babushka

Wow it’s raining buckets outside.

My boss said he just saw some old lady go by on a bicycle.

With a dog in the basket.

Emergency rations perhaps. (anime reference ;) )

22 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:29:48pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

I was thinking. “So she didn’t melt after all.”

teehee

Only that old lady didn’t like dogs.

23 Tumulus11  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:31:29pm

. The Post never learns:

‘Richard Jewell, the onetime suspect in last year’s Atlanta Olympics bombing, filed a defamation suit yesterday against The New York Post, seeking $15 million in damages.’
// The New York Times July 24, 1997

24 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:31:31pm

re: #22 FemNaziBitch

teehee

Only that old lady didn’t like dogs.

Aye but she had one in her bicycle’s basket did she not? :)

25 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:31:43pm

One friend has her kids in the back yard collecting earthworms from the puddles because it is something for them to do and it takes time. They have the rain boots and she get’s some quiet time!

26 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:31:54pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

Aye but she had one in her bicycle’s basket did she not? :)

Yes, yes she did.

27 GeneJockey  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:32:30pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

Aye but she had one in her bicycle’s basket did she not? :)

But only till he escaped, and that was before the Twister picked her up.

28 Gus  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:32:32pm

FIRE DOESN’T MELT CONCRETE!
— Boston Marathon Truther

29 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:32:41pm

re: #25 FemNaziBitch

One friend has her kids in the back yard collecting earthworms from the puddles because it is something for them to do and it takes time. They have the rain boots and she get’s some quiet time!

I thought I saw winged monkeys fly out of her butt.

30 Skip Intro  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:32:43pm

re: #10 Vicious Babushka

Wow it’s raining buckets outside.

Rain? What’s that?

I’ll ask the old guy down the street. He may have seen rain once in California, but I doubt it.

31 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:33:03pm

re: #26 FemNaziBitch

Yes, yes she did.

Haha, yeah. Funny story but in Rockville, Maryland, there’s a huge Mormon temple that reminds the locals of the witch’s castle in Oz. On the highway overpass near it, someone once spray painted “Surrender Dorothy.”

32 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:33:33pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

Rain? What’s that?

I’ll ask the old guy down the street. He may have seen rain once in California, but I doubt it.

Rain is overrated. Snow is the new rain.

33 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:33:39pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Haha, yeah. Funny story but in Rockville, Maryland, there’s a huge Mormon temple that reminds the locals of the witch’s castle in Oz. On the highway overpass near it, someone once spray painted “Surrender Dorothy.”

I want a flying monkey gargoyle.

34 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:34:04pm

re: #29 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

I thought I saw winged monkeys fly out of her butt.

what is sarah palin doing there?

35 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:34:33pm

Pamela Geller just keeps posting pictures of random people who look like they might be Muslims.

36 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:34:48pm

re: #33 FemNaziBitch

I want a flying monkey gargoyle.

Ain’t gonna touch that.

37 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:35:03pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Pamela Geller just keeps posting pictures of random people who look like they might be Muslims.

that should keep her busy for a very long time…

38 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:35:05pm

Can we get back to monetary issues?

The recent manipulation of the gold price to record levels, which is now dwindling and the attempt to do the same with silver which is going on. How much of this is used or orchestrated to convince the Fox News Drones of the need to eliminate the current monetary system?

39 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:35:13pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Pamela Geller just keeps posting pictures of random people who look like they might be Muslims.

She starts drinking early.

40 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:35:23pm

re: #25 FemNaziBitch

One friend has her kids in the back yard collecting earthworms from the puddles because it is something for them to do and it takes time. They have the rain boots and she get’s some quiet time!

That triggers some interesting memories.

My brother and I used to go out during/after heavy rainstorms at night with flashlights and metal tins to catch nightcrawlers. He had a soil box with screening to hold them and then sold them as fishing bait to the neighbors.

41 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:35:33pm

re: #39 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

She starts drinking early.

And she looks like it too!

42 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:36:12pm

re: #38 FemNaziBitch

Can we get back to monetary issues?

The recent manipulation of the gold price to record levels, which is now dwindling and the attempt to do the same with silver which is going on. How much of this is used or orchestrated to convince the Fox News Drones of the need to eliminate the current monetary system?

Green.

43 Kragar  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:36:27pm

re: #39 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

She starts drinking early.

You seem to be implying that she occasionally stops.

44 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:36:31pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Haha, yeah. Funny story but in Rockville, Maryland, there’s a huge Mormon temple that reminds the locals of the witch’s castle in Oz. On the highway overpass near it, someone once spray painted “Surrender Dorothy.”

I loved seeing that when driving that one stretch of the Beltway. Laughed every time.

45 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:37:12pm

re: #43 Kragar

You seem to be implying that she occasionally stops.

Everybody sleeps.

46 Gus  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:37:32pm


47 Kragar  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:37:33pm

re: #45 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Everybody sleeps.

That is why they have IVs.

48 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:37:38pm

re: #33 FemNaziBitch

I want a flying monkey gargoyle.

I have a flying cat gargoyle. :)

Sits in the proper place. On a ledge about 7’ up that is visible right after you come into the apartment.

49 Dr Lizardo  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:37:41pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Haha, yeah. Funny story but in Rockville, Maryland, there’s a huge Mormon temple that reminds the locals of the witch’s castle in Oz. On the highway overpass near it, someone once spray painted “Surrender Dorothy.”

Image: 0-SurrenderDorothy-DCTemple.jpg

50 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:37:44pm

re: #45 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Everybody sleeps.

don’t think Pam sleeps. ever.

51 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:38:12pm
52 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:38:57pm

re: #49 Dr Lizardo

Image: 0-SurrenderDorothy-DCTemple.jpg

image cannot be loaded

53 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:39:16pm

re: #48 Feline Fearless Leader

I have a flying cat gargoyle. :)

Sits in the proper place. On a ledge about 7’ up that is visible right after you come into the apartment.

oooooh!

54 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:39:17pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Pamela Geller just keeps posting pictures of random people who look like they might be Muslims.

Image: House_of_Pain-IMG_6539.jpg

Image: Sirhan_Sirhan.gif

Updings for the first person who can tell me which one’s a Muslim and which one’s a Christian.

55 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:40:11pm

re: #51 FemNaziBitch

I guess I”m not the only one.

Image: 955close.jpg

Found an image of the cat one. It’s been retired! O_O

56 NomadicView  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:40:13pm

My dear boy.
I think you are using the wrong measurement to determine what is and what is not a “fail.” If the NYPost sold at least 10% more copies by using this sensationalist ploy, then how on earth could that be a fail. The same hold true for CNN. If it can spend hours discussing exclusively (inaccurate) information, while pulling in those eyeballs to watch its advertising, then it can be considered a lot of things (shoddy journalism, for example) but NOT a fail.

57 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:40:22pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

Image: House_of_Pain-IMG_6539.jpg

Image: Sirhan_Sirhan.gif

Updings for the first person who can tell me which one’s a Muslim and which one’s a Christian.

sirhan sirhan is the christian

58 Skip Intro  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:40:41pm

re: #46 Gus

NY Post editor Col Allan responds: “We stand by our story. The image was emailed to law enforcement agencies yesterday afternoon.

I see. So the Post identified them, then sent the pics to the authorities.

I’m thinking a billion dollar defamation suit, to start.

59 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:41:04pm

re: #56 NomadicView

waving madly at Nomad!

60 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:41:11pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

Image: House_of_Pain-IMG_6539.jpg

Image: Sirhan_Sirhan.gif

Updings for the first person who can tell me which one’s a Muslim and which one’s a Christian.

The thing is that after a day or two on the beach, no shower and a bag over my head, with the right lighting and photo effects, I could look arabic too!

I’m about as pale as they come.

61 Big Steve  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:41:32pm

I for one, am simply going to wait for the Boston Police Chief or the FBI to tell me they have a suspect in custody. I don’t care what color, race, or gender they are….I will hate he/she/or them with an all-consuming passion and will disregard their “cause” forever.

62 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:42:38pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

sirhan sirhan is the christian

Yep and Everlast is the Irish American Muslim.

63 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:44:50pm

re: #60 FemNaziBitch

The thing is that after a day or two on the beach, no shower and a bag over my head, with the right lighting and photo effects, I could look arabic too!

I’m about as pale as they come.

Arab though not Christian. A lot of people conflate Arab with Muslim. Most Arabs in the United States I have read are in fact Christians. It’s true though. Despite having Celtic blood, I too can tan pretty well too which is why I believe in the Black Irish thing for my genealogy.

64 AlexRogan  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:45:44pm

re: #45 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Everybody sleeps.

Or slips into a drunken stupor…

///

65 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:45:57pm

re: #56 NomadicView

My dear boy.
I think you are using the wrong measurement to determine what is and what is not a “fail.” If the NYPost sold at least 10% more copies by using this sensationalist ploy, then how on earth could that be a fail. The same hold true for CNN. If it can spend hours discussing exclusively (inaccurate) information, while pulling in those eyeballs to watch its advertising, then it can be considered a lot of things (shoddy journalism, for example) but NOT a fail.

If you use money made as your measure, then yes, but if accuracy is your measure then no.

66 NomadicView  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:46:16pm

re: #23 Tumulus11

When you add a lot of gun happy local heroes into the mix, you have more than just a dandy lawsuit against the NYPost, you have a potentially life-threatening situation.
If that sounds a bit exaggerated, remember what happened in London, when poorly-trained police thought they had found a bomber, chased the poor man into a subway, shot him in front of gaping passengers, only to learn that man was completely innocent. (I think his visa had expired which caused him to panic, but I could be wrong.)

67 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:47:32pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

Arab though not Christian. A lot of people conflate Arab with Muslim. Most Arabs in the United States I have read are in fact Christians. It’s true though. Despite having Celtic blood, I too can tan pretty well too which is why I believe in the Black Irish thing for my genealogy.

I grew-up with Arab Christians. I am well aware of the stupidity of labels and stereotypes. I don’t tan well, but have dark hair and eyes. After a day or two of sand and sun I could be photoshopped to meet anyone’s agenda.

People really need to think.

68 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:52:46pm

re: #67 FemNaziBitch

I grew-up with Arab Christians. I am well aware of the stupidity of labels and stereotypes. I don’t tan well, but have dark hair and eyes. After a day or two of sand and sun I could be photoshopped to meet anyone’s agenda.

People really need to think.

Same here, although sand in my trunks rubs me the wrong way.

69 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:56:03pm

re: #67 FemNaziBitch

I grew-up with Arab Christians. I am well aware of the stupidity of labels and stereotypes. I don’t tan well, but have dark hair and eyes. After a day or two of sand and sun I could be photoshopped to meet anyone’s agenda.

People really need to think.

Ah sorry. I actually tan fairly well- dark haired but blue eyed. A good few days at the beach and I too could be but my blue eyes make it harder.

70 CuriousLurker  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 1:10:08pm

As usual, I’m late to this thread, but I want to say something anyway.

I’m beginning to think the wingnut bloggers & powers that be are building the foundation for a conspiracy theory that rank & file wingnuts can fall back on in the event that the bomber(s) turn out to be white non-Muslims and they’re faced with a case of cognitive dissonance of epic proportions.

Heck, even non-wingnut Americans are feeling that fear, as is pointed out in this Page I posted on Tuesday about an article written by a gentleman over at NOLA.com. As many will remember from the Oklahoma bombing, and as I’m sure the people of Norway can attest to, it’s horrifying for people to realize that one of their own, so to speak, is capable of such an evil act.1

Trust me on this—I know because I still run across the occasional Muslim “truther” who refuses to accept that 9/11 was carried out by fellow Muslims.

________________

1. Just to clarify, decent Americans (or Norwegians, or whoever) shouldn’t feel guilty for despicable acts by their countrymen, but they do… precisely because of their decency. The same can be said for decent Muslims. In my book, decent people also find the courage to confront their fears head-on and work past them, they don’t create scapegoats—be those scapegoats the government, Muslims, Jews/Israel, etc.—to avoid dealing with painful realities.


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