I didn’t even have the TV on during the Boston events. Too upsetting having to passively endure lies and idiocies. On Twitter, news were coming in real time. And I could comment. I could tell NY Post who fingered innocent people twice “Why are you here? Shouldn’t you just give up now?”
In the evening I did turn on the TV . All channels had the same image of a house with a boat surrounded by police. Except for Channel 13 (public TV in NY) which ironically had commercials every time I checked.
I am glad I had the TV on, because I didn’t miss the iconic moment when old news media died. The reporter was standing by the house & boat when cheers erupted. Twitter lit up: SUSPECT 2 IN CUSTODY! The reporter announced: “They are cheering but I don’t know why. he then reported rumors. They took another hour to confirm that it was the actual bombing suspect (not Fox, they jumped in ahead as usual)
Some of the more memorable tweets yesterday
Tweeter triumphs again: Boston Police Dept. just tweeted, “Suspect is in custody.” Whew! Sigh of relief for all involved in this man hunt.
So this is going to end on a boat, on land, in a city named Watertown.
After a week of ‘please don’t let it be a Musllim’ & ‘please don’t let it be a white guy’ it winds up being a white Muslim.
This btw, came to sum up the right vs left in this country. Since I refuse to take my pick between racist or extremist, I am neither now.
Tonight Boston townies will be the ones helping Boston PD out of bars.
We may be witnessing the end of the relevance of broadcast news in realtime. They are unable to match the speed of the Internet.
In the same vein, adding this (found on Twitter)
the tweet introducing it
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How Twitter kicked MSM’s butt in Boston yesterday, from one suspect’s death to other one’s capture http://thebea.st/1055vty via @thedailybeast