CNN's John King was the first to report incorrectly on Wednesday that authorities had identified a suspect in Monday's bloody terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon. King claimed authorities were looking for a "dark skinned male."
"I want to be very careful about this, because people get very sensitive when you say these things. I was told by one of these sources who is a law enforcement official that this is a dark-skinned male. I'm making a personal judgment—forgive me, I think it's the right judgment—not to try to inflame tensions. They say it's a dark-skinned male."
The suspect description and claims of an arrest were later found to be false. "CNN [incorrectly] reported an arrest and the Associated Press stated that a suspect was taken into custody and was expected at a Boston courthouse," adds CBS News.
Watch MSNBC's Al Sharpton slams CNN and John King's reporting AFTER THE JUMP ..