Boston Marathon bombing coverage by CNN and John King

On Wednesday, CNN’s John King reported that a ‘dark-skinned male’ had been indentified, then arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

But over the next 90 minutes, King’s credibility – and the credibility of CNN – took a major hit.

I created this storify of how the race to be first, and the decision to report information from anonymous sources on live cable news affected CNN’s coverage and credibility in the days after the attack.

Read the Storify here (sorry, WordPress won’t let me embed it – grrrr)

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