Five Media Errors in reporting on Bin Laden death

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New York public radio station WNYC listed a list of “5 Big bin Laden” errors in the media in reporting on the bin Laden death.

From this photoshopped image purporting to be bin Laden’s death photo to the above fake quotations wrongly attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. and Mark Twain, WNYC lists debunked claims including that bin Laden “used his wife as a human shield” during the U.S. attack on his compound.

As WNYC reported, White House press secretary Jay Carney eventually offered a different story of what happened during the attack in a May 2 press conference.  Carney attributed the differences in White House stories to having ‘provided a great deal of information with great haste” and that “information was — came in piece by piece.”

Instead of the human shield story, the “‘wife’ rushed the assaulter” and was “shot but not killed.”

Also in that announcement from Carney, the reports that bin Laden was armed during the attack were debunked.  Read more on WNYC’s website here.

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