Friday, April 19, 2013

Describing a suspect:
A few tips for CNN's John King (The Root)

The federal authorities and Boston police put out the word early after the bombings at Monday's Boston Marathon: Bring us your implausible, your unlikely, your huddled hunches yearning to be heard. Advance and be recognized.

"We are processing all the digital photographic evidence we can," said Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, asking the public "to continue submitting whatever they have to police."

With that kind of thinking taking center stage in the investigation, federal and commonwealth officials implicitly expressed a preference for thoroughness over speed. That didn't sit well with the electronic media -- a fact that the media paid for this week. One most trusted outlet in particular.

Read the rest in The Root

Image credit: The Tsarnaev brothers: via The Root.

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