Is it sacrilegious to confess an early case of Boston Marathon bombing story fatigue?
Don't get me wrong--it's a huge story and rightly deserves all the post-mortem and newest development-status it will report but at what point does this all get too much to watch and listen.
It's been a week since the story evolved. From the end of the Boston Marathon when the very first bomb went off to Friday night's dramatic conclusion when the second brother was cornered and eventually apprehended in a boat in the backyard of a suburban Boston city. Surreal. And a weekend's worth of predictions, analysis, and why did they do this rants.
We will no doubt now go into a phase of legal and ethical questions. Why did they not Mirandize the second guy? As Jeffrey Toobin of CNN noted the government has an open-and-shut case. You'd have to think someone screwed up here, details to follow.
*Prediction: The Bay-to-Breakers running zoo in May will no doubt have a ton of pre-race security stories by the locals but I'm also betting, like everything else, way too many reports will ensue. It's a legitimate angle, don't get me wrong, especially in lieu of Boston, but the over-hype will render it useless.
*Telling that several local stations used the feeds from cable and over-the-air networks to compliment it's own coverage. I'm still weary of why a local station would send a reporter to begin with. What does a local reporter add?
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