The Dream Within Pictures
Follow TheDreamWithinPictures on Twitter

‘Bag Men’ Pictured on Front Page of NY Post File Defamation Lawsuit

In an all-too-clear display of how journalistic carelessness can lead to big legal troubles, the two ”Bag Men” who were shown on the front page of the New York Post following the Boston Marathon bombings have filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper on Wednesday of this week.

Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi, both suspected of being the bombers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this past April, were later discovered to be innocent. The two appeared in the paper with red circles around their heads.

While law enforcement officials where looking at the two men (along with others) from captured surveillance video, Barhoum and Zaimi were never named as suspects. So why were they, without delay, posted on the front page of a major newspaper?

“We stand by our story,” New York Post editor Col Allan tells The Washington Post. He also points out that the paper “did not identify them as suspects.”

But the way the paper went about the story is considered by many to be unethical. It completely disregards those pictured, and the potential negative effects a story as serious as a bombing could cause.

It will certainly be interesting to see how this case plays out.


Image credits: Photographs by New York Post

[via PetaPixel]

[via PetaPixel]

Visitors: 426

Comments are closed.

comments-bottom

Featured Photos

A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Jan 16th, 2012 | no responses
Eclipse Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 9th, 2011 | no responses
”In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 24th, 2011 | no responses

Random Photos

Sunset Tower Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Sunset Tower
Butterfly Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Butterfly
Romantic Rose #1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Romantic Rose #1
Walt Disney Concert Hall #... Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Walt Disney Concert Hall #3
Composition Posted by author icon David Montiel Aug 18th, 2012 | no responses
Walt Disney Concert Hall #... Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Walt Disney Concert Hall #2
“In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 30th, 2011 | no responses
Ladybug Posted by author icon The Dream Within Oct 2nd, 2011 | no responses
The Dream Within Pictures ... Posted by author icon The Dream Within May 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on The Dream Within Pictures is on see | me… Please show your support…
Psychedelic Lights #3 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 21st, 2011 | no responses

Top Rated

Lovers #2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, avg: 3.75 out of 5)
Loading...
A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (9 votes, avg: 3.44 out of 5)
Loading...
Portraits Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, avg: 3.00 out of 5)
Loading...