April 18, 2013

HOWIE CARR: On Boston Bombing, Media Outlets Can’t Get Their Stories Straight.

Well, the press certainly hasn’t covered itself with glory, and the authorities don’t look so great either. But I will note that the FBI’s crowdsourcing approach looks a lot more like what I recommended in 2002 than the response to the D.C. Sniper did. Ron Coleman emailed me last night, saying “It really is all as you have foreseen isn’t it? Everyone analyzing these pictures on the Internet… even a kind of Singularity-like feel to it.” Yes. Which doesn’t guarantee success, but we’re early in the process yet.

Related: Boston Bombings: Speculation, Spin, and Shamelessness.

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