As you’ve most likely heard by now, CNN, The Associated Press and Fox News decided to run with a report that a suspect was in custody regarding the Boston Marathon bombing, even though there was no proof.
The complete abandonment of facts and subsequent bear hugging of rumors forced the FBI to issue a statement. The short version: Shut up nothing has happened. Idiots.
The longer version:
Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.