Oh boy! Did they ever shoot themselves in the foot on this one!
I find myself agreeing with the sentiments expressed by those people chosen to appear in the mainstream media to express their opinions on the publication of a “fluffed and buffed” image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of a recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
That particular image of Dzhokhar is not representative of the face of terrorism, and certainly not the face of the terrorism that struck the Boston area on April 15th and the following days. I therefore also find myself agreeing with the decision of ‘tactical photographer’ Sgt. Murphy of the Boston police who, in an effort to “show the true face of terrorism”, released three images of the badly injured Dzhokhar crawling out of the boat, sniper rifle dot trained on his head.
This, indeed, is the true face of modern-day ‘terrorism’:
That is to say, a gullible teenager, manipulated and framed by the FBI for a bombing he didn’t commit, hunted for three days through the suburbs of Boston, brutalized and hospitalized by the ‘authorities’ then dragged before a court for a ‘trial by media’. Even worse, along the way, they changed his American accent for a thick Russian one.