Lara Turner

Tsarnaev Family Besieged by Media, Angry Bostonians

Tensions are running high with members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family now in the Boston area for the sentencing phase of his trial. Their hotel was besieged with cancellations and complaints–and bombing victims expressed outrage that the defense paid for the trip out of their taxpayer-funded budget. But this one is not a simple matter of wasteful spending, and the family is worth a closer look.

Boston After-Action Report Raises Still More Questions–Inadvertently

The ‘After Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings’ was supposed to shine a light on how authorities reacted to one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil in the past decade. Though it provides some new details, it is notable mostly for its omissions–and how it inadvertently raises still more questions about this baffling saga.

MEDIA FAIL: Abject Ignorance About Tsarnaev’s Black Muslim Flag

Imagine if someone looked at a Christian cross on the wall, and took it to be representative of the cross-burning Ku Klux Klan? That’s the logic some reporters are applying to the black Muslim flag found on Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s wall. They’re equating the flag, a common symbol of a Muslim’s faith, to a sign of affiliation with al Qaeda.

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