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Familiar images of terror flash on TV screens

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The Boston Marathon explosions and their aftermath were captured in chilling images that ran as relentless tape loops of terror online and on TV networks, a sickeningly familiar routine in an age of violence designed for maximum impact. Broadcast and cable news networks were on the story full time within an hour of the detonations. Screens barely cut away from the scenes. One video repeated dozens of times quickly became iconic: an overhead shot of ...


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