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  •  I watched on TV in Australia a reporter say the (1+ / 0-)
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    name Sunil Tripathi as one of the suspects. Along with the Mike name.

    Un be fucking lievable.

    •  Australian media was one of the places (1+ / 0-)
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      where the foolish tweet was taken seriously.

      The fact that there were no verifiable facts whatsoever behind the tweet meant nothing. And then, people here linked to Australia as though they'd know more than the Boston police.

      Anyone can claim anything on Twitter. And thousands more can retweet and trend it.  That means nothing. It does not make something a fact.  

      Twitter is the electronic version of gossip over the backyard fence.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:29:52 PM PDT

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