Fuck CNN Though, For Real
The news is reporting today that a suspect has been identified and may or may not have already been detained by law enforcement agencies. While this is (probably?) a good development, it naturally creates a well-known problem, which is a 24-hour news network trying to fill all of that time with about 10 seconds worth of actual information. I just turned on CNN to see what was up, and this shit is exceptionally egregious today. Like, OK, Wolf Blitzer and that other guy who I recognize from operating the magic TV during the election are just rampantly speculating about almost nothing in the middle of a still-devastated Copley Square. Sure. And I’m not even going to get into the part where they keep dropping euphemisms for the suspect’s race, as if the suspect’s race is even remotely important. But I had to turn off the television and throw it out the window when behind these two dumb dumbs mindless talking they started playing b-roll footage of the actual explosions along with AUDIO of PEOPLE SCREAMING FOR THEIR LIVES. Are you fucking kidding me? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW, CNN?!