New York Post: Run a front page apology for your false reporting on the Boston Marathon Bombing
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New York Post: Run a front page apology for your false reporting on the Boston Marathon Bombing

    1. Joel Bernor
    2. Petition by

      Joel Bernor

      brooklyn, NY

When multiple errors, exaggerations and blatant lies are disguised as news, it is the responsibility of the news agency to formally apologize and correct their mistakes. As of today, The New York Post, it's owner, Rupert Murdoch and editor-in-chief, Col Allan, refuse to accept any responsibility for their false and damaging reporting surrounding the Boston Marathon Bombing.

The New York Post sensationalized the Boston Marathon Bombing, claimed the death toll was 12, told us they had a Saudi man in custody and eventually ran a front page photo of two innocent boys they claimed the FBI wanted for questioning.  Neither of them were identified by the FBI as suspects.  One of those kids, a 17 year old high school student whose face was recognizable in the photo is devastated and afraid ( I have blurred his face from the graphic in this petition). This sort of irresponsible and damaging reporting is unacceptable and should not be tolerated in a modern and civilized society. The New York Post must apologize and stop "standing by" their false reporting. Because in the end, sensationalized news and headlines may sell papers but publishing pure lies only sells your soul and integrity.

To:
The New York Post
Run a front page apology for your false reporting and lies on the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. As we approach 1000 supporters...

      Joel Bernor
      Petition Organizer

      On Saturday, Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp, parent company of The NY Post, issued the following non-apology on twitter:

      "All NYPost pics were those distributed by FBI. And instantly withdrawn when FBI changed directions."

      What about the 525,000 newspapers out for circulation? What about the two boys you wrongfully accused and featured on your front page? What about accountability? The answer to all of these questions lives within a simple apology that you selfishly refuse to give. We demand a proper response. Simply, we demand that you act like a human being.

      Thanks to everyone and keep spreading the word.

    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Paula Holsinger IHB, FL
      • 14 days ago

      accurate reporting is vital, unbiased reporting is vital, our news media seems to have lost these qualities. Only the public can bring them back. It is up to us to stand up for us.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      The world is in chaos not because of violence by bad people but because of silence of good people.

      Ritu Ghatourey

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    • WILLIAM MARDER OCALA, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      We Need The Truth

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    • Phillip Allen JAX, FL
      • 4 months ago
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    • Moshe Zeines BROOKLYN, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Truth is perfect, selling lies is not perfect

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