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07/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rachel Maddow Slams Media For Faisal Shahzad Misreporting (VIDEO)

Rachel Maddow criticized the media Thursday night for its misreporting on the Times Square attempted bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad.

"The reporting...continues to spin rather madly with very little mooring in fact," Maddow said. "If you're keeping track, like we are, of the things that were represented as facts in this case that didn't turn out to be facts, you'll notice that that list...has gotten pretty long."

Maddow cited several examples of misreporting about the bombing attempt and about Shahzad, including where he's from in Pakistan, which organizations he trained with, if any, and what his motives may have been.

"The lack of skepticism and lack of reputable sourcing in the news coverage of the failed Times Square bombing has become one of the most interesting, and certainly the most well-documented trends to watch as this story develops," Maddow said.

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