The Daily Beast Tags the Wrong Syed Farook

A major mistake.


image Before San Bernardino Police Department officials confirmed the identities of the two dead suspects in Wednesday’s mass shooting, there was the usual mad rush among media outlets to identify the shooters. It turns out there were two local individuals named Syed R. Farook, and initially, The Daily Beast published a Facebook photo and details of the wrong individual.

There is now a correction at the top of the article by Oliver Jones and Katie Zavadski. But for a long enough time time yesterday, a large photo of the wrong individual was at the top of the piece, grabbed from Facebook.

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