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Shorter @DylanByers: ‘Hurry Up, FBI, So We Can Start the Media Blame Game!’

Posted on | April 16, 2013 | 62 Comments

So, my three most recent stories for Viral Read were about:

  1. A dead 8-year-old boy;
  2. A dead 29-year-old woman; and
  3. A press conference where the FBI said they are conducting a “wide open” investigation into the Boston bombing.

While doing a search for more coverage to include in my updated aggregation, I happened upon this ghoulish blog post by Politico‘s media critic Dylan Byers:

For many journalists I’ve spoken with today, this ignorance is tortuous. The identification of the attacker(s) and the reasons for the attack will likely have enormous political (and potentially geoplitical) ramifications, which will vary greatly depending on whether the attacker(s) is domestic or foreign, acting alone or as part of an organization. We’re standing on the verge of a very important national conversation about something, and we have no idea what it is.

To translate: By “a very important national conversation,” of course Dylan Byers means, another chance to turn a horrible tragedy into a political talking point.

I agree with Jackie Wellfonder: “Be still and know.”

UPDATE: Linked by Ed Driscollthanks! — and welcome, Instapundit readers! Do you remember the guy in that horrible picture who got his legs blown off? His name is Jeff Bauman Jr. and he’s in stable condition.





62 Responses to “Shorter @DylanByers: ‘Hurry Up, FBI, So We Can Start the Media Blame Game!’”

  1. Less Talk, More Action | Daily Pundit
    April 17th, 2013 @ 11:30 am

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  2. DaveO
    April 17th, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Well, the Prez did say this act was an act of Terror. First time he’s associated the word to an action, unlike Benghazi and other events. Of course, the #1 terrorists in America today are Evangelical Christians, so expect a thorough search of Focus on the Family offices.

  3. Pressure Cooker: In Hunt for Bombing Suspects, Speculation Runs Rampant : The Other McCain
    April 17th, 2013 @ 11:42 am

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  4. Peter Wilson
    April 17th, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Israel’s 65th Anniversary ? Every Arab in the world calls it “Nakba” – Day of Rage.

    Maybe it is just “workplace violence” ? like at Ft Hood ? “Allahu Akbar” anyone ?

  5. Forrest Sargente
    April 17th, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    It’s funny how nobody’s talking about it being a radical leftist bombing, probably because all of the violent radical leftists are too busy trying to get tenure at our universities.

  6. LeatherPenguin
    April 17th, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

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    April 17th, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

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  8. gtwreck
    April 17th, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Why even a pressure cooker for 4? Normal stove top cooking is not good enough for you. The knee jerk congress should immediately ban all pressure cookers. oh wait we have to have some exceptions The police and security guards of the elite should be permitted to have pressure cookers of any sixe they need.but there is no reason for the commonality to have such dangerous weapons.

  9. gtwreck
    April 17th, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Now that you mention it, What happened to the Department of HOMELAND security? Where is Napolitano. When is someone going to ask questions of that “august personage.”

  10. d1stewart
    April 17th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Should also hit him for the illiterate “tortuous” when he meant “torturous.”

  11. Jasper Ball-Baggins
    April 17th, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    For what it’s worth, Byers is one of the few people at Politico who is generally supportive of the conservative side of issues.

  12. richard40
    April 18th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    I am wondering when Obama/Feinstien/Bloomberg will propose registration, background checks, and other restrictions on backpacks, pressure cookers and cellphones. After all, if it saves just one life. How can we abandon these sympathetic victims, have you no heart.