Stewart Rips CNN for Boston 'Exclusive'
It was exclusive 'because it was completely f---ing wrong,' he says
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2013 8:18 AM CDT
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(Newser) – CNN reported yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, with Wolf Blitzer touting the network's "dramatic, exclusive reporting." Just one problem: There was no arrest, and the network eventually backtracked. Cue Jon Stewart: "There was a very good reason why this was exclusive," he said last night on the Daily Show. "Because it was completely f---ing wrong." He later quipped, "It's like a news story ... as imagined by M. Night Shyamalan."

John Oliver spoofed the exclusive in a second segment, reporting that the bombing suspect is "a dark-skinned male, possibly white, or maybe a woman. It could be a mannish woman or an effeminate man. The police don't want to appear rude at this point by asking the suspect. The police are just waiting around to see which lavatory he or she uses ... You heard it here, exclusively, and first."

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midget_farmers
Apr 22, 2013 10:19 AM CDT
thats what they get for following shit live... they have to walk back the truth to fit the official narrative latter
logicaldood
Apr 22, 2013 2:55 AM CDT
CNN - Communist News Network. When Ted Turner influences watch he wants on his own network. I would say they are biased. They wanted to be relevant again so they jumped the gun on reporting.
Pointy01
Apr 19, 2013 11:42 PM CDT
The Main problem with every News outlet in America is that they never check their 'facts', they act on the tiniest rumor, then blow the report into some enormous NEWS DISCOVERY, only to have to back track appologize at a later stage when the truth comes out, as i inevitably must. News Media is there to REPORT the NEWS, NEVER there to MAKE the NEWS. It used to be 'back in the day' that News reporting was honest, nowadays all they seem to want to do is build up the number of viewers they can lay claim to.