Mike Lupica On NBC News During Boston Marathon Tragedy: A Tragic Decision?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incensed viewers took to Twitter to complain about NBC News using the insight of New York-based sports writer Mike Lupica during their coverage of the Boston Marathon explosion.

Incensed viewers took to Twitter to complain about NBC News using the insight of New York-based sports writer Mike Lupica during their coverage of the Boston Marathon explosion.

There’s really no way – nor is there ever an intent – to make light of the events that unfolded at the end of the Boston Marathon.

Two explosions went off near the finish line, right before 3 PM local time. Many are injured, with a few casualties, including an 8-year-old child.

Naturally, news organizations, locally as well as nationally, are reaching out to anyone for comment on this horrific tragedy.

Apparently, NBC News decided to reach out, not once, but twice, to New York Daily News sports columnist and ESPN Radio 98.7/New York host Mike Lupica.

And for some reason, viewers do not think it makes sense.

For what it’s worth, he did have a gripping viewpoint: “To see people running away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon is one of the most chilling things I’ve ever seen.”

But was Lupica, whose radio show airs from 12 Noon to 1 PM weekdays, actually at the marathon? That is likely at the center of people’s reactions on Twitter as to why NBC News would bring on a New York-based sports columnist and author on the air.

Here’s the first wave of tweets at around 4:40 PM ET:

And the next round of react when Lupica reappears on NBC News after 7 PM ET:

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