It's been over two hours since the horrific explosions occurred at the Boston Marathon finish line. While we're just starting to get some concrete facts about the explosions' cause, news reports have basically just been taking a stab in the dark trying to hypothesize what happened. Now, we know the blasts were caused by twin bombs, but for a while there, we had no idea, and yet anchors were referring to "bombs," "attacks," making mention of "Al Qaeda." So, so wrong.
What's more, various outlets persisted in showing gratuitious, graphic photos of the injured and the scene. The one still of the sidewalk splattered with shattered glass and blood is just the tip of the iceberg of the horror show many news stations have been hell bent on showing us -- on repeat. Why is that necessary?!