If you were hoping to catch other news Friday morning, forget it.
In Watertown, near Boston, police have shut down the town. Everyone was ordered in but the media are on the scene. The police are hunting Zhokhar A. Tsarnaev.
The media was asked to move back from the main area where police were working but all media stayed on the streets.
Is this too much coverage, especially by Canadian networks?
I admit, I am interested, in watching it unfold, but I doubt everyone is.
There is also the issue that the blanket coverage means the suspect could be getting information on where the police are and their tactics.
Plus, another point I want to make is that broadcasters have to fill in time as they stay live on the scene.
So there is all kinds of speculation going on, some pretty wild.
Is this kind of coverage serving the public?
The uncle of the suspects also gave the exact address of the men’s parents to the media. Why he did it, I’m not sure. Perhaps he’s in a state of shock.
It’s great for journalists, but not the family.