Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Misreporting

More and more reports of blood and gore are continually coming out of Boston in the aftermath of the bombings. Both The New York Post and the Daily News have been so excited about the bombings that they have fallen into the trap of reporting inaccuracies  Both papers demonstrate the impact the news cycle has on news outlets and the rush to get out as much information faster than competitors. The Daily News doctored a photo of a woman lying in a pool of blood by censoring the wound on her leg. While the intent behind the manipulation was to prevent readers from being too stunned by the gore, the  fact that the photo was manipulated has been criticized especially since the same picture, un-doctored, was published in the Star Ledger.

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