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Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

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4/19/2013 at 5:01am
Listen to BOSTON POLICE SCANNER LIVE. Suspect #1 in black cap dead. Died in same hospital still caring for bombing victims. Suspects believed to be from abroad, foreign trained. “We believe this man to be a terrorist, someone who came here to kill people.” Tied to shooting of MIT campus policemen…
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Journalism sometimes means you are not the one to break the story

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Journalism sometimes means you are not the one to break the story

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4/18/2013 at 9:52pm
Ben Smith on the crowdsourcing photo analysis and media failures of the past few days: The media’s new and unfamiliar job is to provide a framework for understanding the wild, unvetted, and incredibly intoxicating information that its audience will inevitably see — not to ignore it. A Reddit post seen by millions without…
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Reuters publishes George Soros Obituary prematurely

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Reuters publishes George Soros Obituary prematurely

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4/18/2013 at 6:05pm
It’s still live on the internet. George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX Full Obituary available here.
 

Images and video of suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Images and video of suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

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4/18/2013 at 5:31pm
Just released by FBI:
 

No Breaking News in #BostonMarathon, media survives day relatively unscathed (Okay — there is breaking news!)

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

No Breaking News in #BostonMarathon, media survives day relatively unscathed (Okay — there is breaking news!)

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4/18/2013 at 5:00pm
Lesson No. 1 in blogging — never preschedule, even by 30 minutes, a “no breaking news” post! Apparently the FBI is holding a press conference soon to identify a photo of a suspect. For real. UPDATE 5:20 — Two suspects — images to be released soon.  A At new post — Images and video…
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#Gosnell never gets better

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

#Gosnell never gets better

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4/18/2013 at 3:15pm
News today, AP via Ed Morrissey, Nurse saw more than 10 babies breathing: A former abortion clinic worker has capped the murder trial of her former boss with testimony that she saw more than 10 babies breathe before they were killed. Kareema Cross is the final prosecution witness against Dr. Kermit Gosnell. She says she saw the babies’ chests…
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Is the Maryland GOP really that stupid? (hint, you betcha)

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Denies media credentials to political bloggers, including Legal Insurrection

Is the Maryland GOP really that stupid? (hint, you betcha)

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4/18/2013 at 1:59pm
I literally had to walk outside for some fresh air to calm down after I received the email below from David Ferguson, Executive Director of the Maryland GOP. I wrote, expecting an explanation that it all was just a misunderstanding: I have read about the restrictions for credentialing bloggers, http://www.quintonreport.com/2013/04/18/md-gop-cracks-down-on-bloggers/. The operative limitation seems to be this…
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#BostonMarathon suspects, or just guys in the crowd?

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

#BostonMarathon suspects, or just guys in the crowd?

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4/18/2013 at 11:29am
Yesterday there was a wealth of speculation based on sleuthing at 4Chan and Reddit about possible suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. I didn’t run the photos, because, well, these may just be guys in the crowd and the analysis did not impress me based on what was presented. Here’s part of…
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Albany Police Officers Union denounces “shameful” NY gun law

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Blame NYS not NRA for failure of federal gun legislation

Albany Police Officers Union denounces “shameful” NY gun law

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4/18/2013 at 9:43am
If you want to understand why any new federal gun legislation will fail, as it did yesterday, don’t look at the NRA. Certainly the NRA plays its advocacy role. But what motivates grassroots opposition is the belief that government always will overreach, and that any expanded legislation necessarily will be used as a subterfuge to remove…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/18/2013 – A broken crescent

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 04/18/2013 – A broken crescent

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4/18/2013 at 8:30am
1)  Syria and contiguity Jacques Neria writes in Stalemate in the Syrian Civil War: While Assad has survived so far, he has not been able to quell the rebellion, the economy is in shambles, and so are most of the areas hit by the civil war. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are either…
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Open it

Branco Cartoon – Obama’s Cube

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Obama’s Cube

Open it
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4/18/2013 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco .. Twitter @afbranco
 

White Writer’s Privilege

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2013

White Writer’s Privilege

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4/17/2013 at 7:55pm
A follow up to last night’s post, Salon.com ghoulishly race baits #BostonMarathon bombing with “white privilege” rant. James Taranto observes, The Privilege of Not Belonging A theory of white racism against whites. * * * Thus today’s insight: To be white in America is to have the privilege of being able to define one’s political identity in…
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Senate expanded background check law does not pass

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2013

Senate expanded background check law does not pass

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4/17/2013 at 4:44pm
The vote took place on a vote to close debate. BREAKING: Bill to expand background checks for gun purchases is defeated in the Senate.— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 17, 2013 Toomey-Manchin Fails on Cloture Vote, 54-46; Four Democrats Vote for Filibuster bit.ly/17pjCi1— AoSHQ (@AoSHQ) April 17, 2013 Fundraising e-mail from @gabbygiffords: “Moments ago, the…
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Breaking — Arrest in #BostonMarathon bombing? (Update: Networks backtrack)

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2013

Breaking — Arrest in #BostonMarathon bombing? (Update: Networks backtrack)

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4/17/2013 at 1:55pm
Various news reports of an arrest in the Boston Marathon Bombing, or an impending arrest. Remember, early reports the day of the bombing were inaccurate — so don’t bank on it yet. Not sure if this amateur sleuthing was accurate or not. Worth rereading: Judge William Young sentencing the shoe bomber: See that flag,…
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You mean the media didn’t want to report about aborted babies stuck in toilets and plumbing?

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2013

Marc Lamont Hill admits (to his credit) the obvious about the Gosnell news blackout

You mean the media didn’t want to report about aborted babies stuck in toilets and plumbing?

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4/17/2013 at 1:08pm
Erik Wemple, a media-focused columnist at WaPo, notes a frank assessment from Marc Lamont Hill: In a HuffPost Live segment today on the issue, host Marc Lamont Hill made clear where his theoretical thinking lay: “For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision…
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“buy an airline ticket, apply for a student visa, and come now”

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2013

“buy an airline ticket, apply for a student visa, and come now”

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4/17/2013 at 12:01pm
The 844-page Immigration Reform bill was dropped on the public late yesterday. There will be a rush to a vote as on just about every other legislative behemoth in the past four years. David Frum, so far, is one of the clearer heads on the immigration charade known as the Gang of Eight.  What the…
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Wife of suspect in Texas prosecutor killings arrested

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2013

Wife of suspect in Texas prosecutor killings arrested

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4/17/2013 at 11:00am
Despite widespread speculation that “white supremacists” were behind the killings of two prosecutors in Texas (and the wife of one of the prosecutors), it turned out that a disgruntled Texas Justice of the Peace was behind the murders.  As in the Newtown and Boston Marathon cases, initial media speculation and reporting…
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