President Obama Asks Media to Leave the Investigating to the Police

On Monday morning, President Obama addressed the series of bombs left around New York City and New Jersey, saying the investigation is “moving rapidly,” before asking the media to report only what authorities tell it to.


“The investigation is moving rapidly, and as is my practice, I’m going to leave it to the FBI and law enforcement to provide details,” Obama said. “I think everyone is aware at this point that there is a person of interest who is the focus of the investigation and the FBI can give you further details in terms of how that is proceeding.”

Then he asked the media to report only information provided by authorities.

“In the meantime, I would ask that the press try to refrain from getting out ahead of the investigation. I am extraordinarily happy with the cooperation that’s been taking place between the FBI and state and local law enforcement officials. They are moving smartly on this investigation. It does not help if false reports or incomplete information is out there. So try to, as much as possible, stick to what our investigators say, because they actually know what they’re talking about.”

Sure why not—it’s about time for lunch, anyway. Let me know if anything breaks.

Former Gawker news editor


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i don’t know. i’ve watched A LOT of law and order and i think i have a pretty good grip on this detective thing