Following off the journalistic rigor and ethics of the New York Post, I offer you the two young men pictured on the left who are wanted for questioning by the feds about the Boston Marathon bombing. I am not saying that these guys are the suspects, but I have been told that the authorities are circulating pictures of two young men with backpacks. I haven’t seen those pictures, but hey: two young men with backpacks. What more do you need?!
It was not immediately clear if these are the young men in the photos that investigators are looking for. But let me stress: these are (as you can see) two young men with backpacks. Could they have committed this heinous crime? Well, they certainly have backpacks and they could be filled with anything. Also: two young men.
There are, of course, reasons to question whether these are in fact the young men authorities are looking for. First, the photo looks suspiciously staged. What’s with that “thumbs up” gesture? Are they taunting us? Second, they don’t seem to be at the Boston Marathon. But terrorists are cunning that way. And third, I just grabbed a photo at random off the internet, so I think it is unlikely to be the actual suspects.
On the other hand: two boys, backpack, and (this is the clincher, I think) one of them is kind of dark skinned. Makes you wonder. But it is not immediately clear if these are the young men in the photos that investigators are looking for. And let us not forget that the authorities do have photos and this is, in fact, a photo.
If the New York Post wants to hire me based on this story, they know where to find me.
H/T Buy Me a Toy for the image.