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Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen fabricates details of Marathon bombing

WEEi News Boston – 4.19.2018 – “I can smell Patriots Day, 2013. I can hear it. God, can I hear it, whenever multiple fire engines or ambulances are racing to a scene.”

That was part of the lede from longtime Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s piece this past Saturday on the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, titled “Five years later, we feel the grief like a sixth sense.”

Cullen was part of the Globe team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news during the Marathon bombings. In his column last weekend, which relives the horrific scenes on Boylston Street and across the city that fateful day in 2013, Cullen writes that he has had instances where he is often reminded of the explosions outside of Marathon Sports and the Forum five years ago.

“I happened upon a…

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