President Obama warns against rushing to judgment in age of tweets

http://twitter.com/#!/gibletjones/status/325436629542121472

Did President Obama call out Twitter and Reddit during his statement tonight following the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? We all know that he has criticized police in the past for “acting stupidly,” but law enforcement rightfully received nothing but praise tonight. But we all know by now that any time Obama is behind a podium, someone is in for a scolding.

“In this age of instant reporting, tweets and blogs, there is a temptation to… jump to conclusions.”- #Obama

— Farah Pandith (@Farah_Pandith) April 20, 2013

Obama says in age of ‘tweets’ + ‘blogs,’ esp. important not to ‘rush to judgment’ and thoroughly investigate cases like #bostonbombings

— NYDN Daily Politics(@DNDailyPolitics) April 20, 2013

Obama is pummeling Reddit and Twitter right now without naming either.

— Matt Ford (@HemlockMartinis) April 20, 2013

Obama calling out Twitter & social media. Basically: slamming Reddit.

— Aubrey Sabala (@Aubs) April 20, 2013

Obama subtext right now “calm down Reddit and internet sleuths”

— Michael McCarthy (@TheBigMacRobot) April 20, 2013

Did Obama just call out Reddit in his press conference?

— Paul Dufour (@pdufour) April 20, 2013

You have to think that Obama was talking about Reddit users and tweeters when he talked about letting investigators do their job

— Peter Hoefgen (@phoefgen) April 20, 2013

Obama cautions public about jumping to conclusions on social media

— Newsday (@Newsday) April 20, 2013

Obama: Calm down, social media! (even though you provided priceless photos & videos that led to suspects). Calm down! Stay put. We got this!

— Terry O’ (@IrishTea1) April 20, 2013

Shorter Obama: Whatever you do, don’t jump to the conclusion that these are Muslim terrorists.

— SarahK Fleming (@sarahk47) April 20, 2013

Obama called out reddit. “We don’t jump to conclusions and judge entire groups of people, we have courts and we investigate things fully”

— flyinsaucier (@flyinsaucier) April 20, 2013

That’s right; let’s not rush to judgment.

HA HA HA HA Obama said let’s not rush to judgment of an entire group of people. OMG I can’t stop laughing. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

— D. C. (@dsctxn) April 20, 2013

LOL Obama saying no “rush to judgment” after rushing to judgment.

— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) April 20, 2013

Obama was doing ok til the rush to judgment crap. Tell that to your MSNBC groupies when they were blaming Tea Party folks for the bombings.

— Jean (@JeanD64) April 20, 2013

Obama rushed to judgment on Cambridge Police, Trayvon Martin but….not when it’s Muslim terrorists! #tcot #bostonbombing

— Regulus de Leo (@RegulusdeLeo) April 20, 2013

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