Kneecapping story strikes a media chord

I guess the media liked the Jerusalem Post story we posted this morning — on a LAPD deputy chief saying the two rabbis shot here in October were "kneecapped" in an apparent dispute with organized crime. Minutes after our 10:30 post, the LA Weekly's blog grabbed it, followed by a blog item by the L.A. Times at 1:30 p.m. in which deputy chief Michael Downing backs off the Israeli organized crime angle a bit. Sometime in there AP moved a story too. None of the follows mentioned where the reporters or their editors spotted the story, in that media way.

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