Arkansas Pol Sorry for 'Cowering Boston Liberals' Tweet: 'Poor Timing'

Neetzan Zimmerman · 04/19/13 02:14PM

A Republican lawmaker from Arkansas upset both Bostonians and non-Bostonians from both sides of the aisle this morning after he felt the need to tweet a pro-gun message around the time two armed police officers were being shot in their pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Everybody Named the Wrong Boston Suspects Last Night and Promptly Forgot

Adam Weinstein · 04/19/13 12:01PM

Last night around 3:00 a.m., at the conclusion of several hours of insane police-scanner monitoring and reports of gunfights and explosions in the Boston suburbs, local law enforcement officials on their working radio band identified their quarry by name:

The Boston Marathon Manhunt

Max Read · 04/19/13 08:55AM

The city of Boston has been asked to shelter in place as police hunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother Tamerlan, 26, both suspects in the attack, allegedly engaged in a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass. last night; Tamerlan was killed and Dzhokhar fled.

The Boston Marathon Manhunt: Live Updates

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 04/18/13 10:23PM

Hundreds of thousands of people have been asked to remain in their homes while police hunt for Tsarnaev. Click here for live updates.

Steve Emerson Bungles It Again: Saudi National Not Being Deported

Cord Jefferson · 04/18/13 04:57PM

The anatomy of a rumor: Last night, a man named Steve Emerson, "terrorism expert," was called upon to talk about the Boston bombing on jumped-up carnival barker Sean Hannity's Fox News program. Citing unnamed sources, Emerson told Hannity that Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the 22-year-old Saudi national once considered a "person of interest" in the Boston case, was to be deported by the U.S. government on Tuesday "on national security grounds." "This is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia," said Emerson. "You don't arrest their citizens, you deport them because they don't want them to be embarrassed and that's the way we appease them."

Is the New York Post Edited by a Bigoted Drunk Who Fucks Pigs?

Tom Scocca · 04/18/13 02:27PM

This morning, the New York Post published on its front page a photo of two spectators near the Boston Marathon finish line, one wearing a backpack and one with a duffel bag slung at his side, under the headline "BAG MEN."

We Are All Cowards Now

Cord Jefferson · 04/17/13 04:00PM

The most common refrain you hear in the wake of tragedies like Monday's Boston Marathon bombing is also the one that sounds most like a redneck bumper sticker: "Don't be scared." In an interview with the Washington Post yesterday, author and security expert Bruce Schneier said the appropriate response to terrorist violence is to face it fearlessly: "If you are scared, they win. If you refuse to be scared, they lose, no matter how much carnage they commit."

FBI Statement Basically Scolds Media for Being Shameful Rumormongers

Cord Jefferson · 04/17/13 03:15PM

Following the clusterfuck that was—and continues to be!—the media's coverage of Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, the latest disaster being CNN's completely false scoop that a suspect had been arrested, the FBI is finally sick of everyone's shit. This afternoon, the federal police body released this statement, which explains that there have been no arrests and that the FBI thinks the media is a bunch of rubes: