The news media is trying veeerrry, veeerrry hard not to be assholes about Boston, but it's hard because they don't have any fresh meat. No suspects yet, just some vague film footage of a "dark skinned" dude. That's a lot of air time to replay the same facts over and over again. Lots of time to stick foot in mouth.
There has been some borderline assholic behavior. The news media showed that a grizzly picture of a guy getting wheeled down the block. His legs are gone. Just some stringy veins hanging down from his knee cap. I could have gone my whole life without knowing what a leg-less knee cap looks like.
The boardline questionable behavior is that they showed the guy's face, and immediately posted the picture. So, that's how the guy's dad found out that his son had been injured.
News media aside, there was some honorable behavior that deserves a shout out. When the bomb went off, people ran away. That's cool. That's the normal, human response to a big explosion and shrapnel and blood. But then a few people ran towards a blast and pulled back fencing and knelt on the ground with the injured. That's amazing. Read about the hero in the cowboy hat. Love this guy.
More at the American Prospect, "The Trouble with Scoops."