Friday, December 14, 2012

Media Sent on Hoboken Goose Chase

Media head scratching in Hoboken after police on the scene of the Newtown tragedy identify the shooter as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. 

A subsequent Facebook search identified Lanza as a resident of Hoboken, which sent local and national news crews and helicopters scrambling to his 1313 Grand Street address, where local police and FBI had roped off surrounding streets. 

I counted some 80 journalists and crew members across the police line before new information had the assailant as Ryan's younger brother Adam. 

Some cellphone shots from the scene as journalists realize that the fog of breaking news had led many astray:

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