News Fail: CNN Reports That ‘Dark Skinned Male’ Had Been Arrested In Boston Bombings, Then Backtracks

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“CNN on Wednesday backtracked after badly botching a report that a “dark-skinned male” had been arrested in connection with the Monday bombings of the Boston Marathon.

At around 1 p.m. ET, CNN’s John King came on the air to say that “law enforcement sources” had told him that a suspect had been identified based on surveillance video taken from a Boston Lord & Taylor department store.”*

There was no suspect arrest Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, but CNN reported that not only had police captured a suspect, but that he was a “dark skinned” male. Wolf Blitzer even went on to imply that the suspect in the FALSE, baseless report was foreign.

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