CNN reported on April 22 that “Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators his older brother Tamerlan was the driving force behind last week’s attack and that no international terrorist groups were behind them, a U.S. government source said Monday….Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wounded and held in a Boston hospital, has said his brother — who was killed early Friday — wanted to defend Islam from attack, according to the source.”
But nearly three months later, PBS — without mentioning that statement — is hoping that the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will shed more light on the motive for the bombing.
If Tsarnaev had said that he and his brother carried out the bombing because they wanted to “defend Christianity from attack,” do you think PBS would still be scratching its head and wondering why they did it?
“Manhunt: The Boston Bombers,” from PBS Nova, July 15 (thanks to Sidney):
…”Manhunt: The Boston Bombers”, reported by Miles O’Brien and presented by Kerry O’Brien, goes to air at 8.30pm on Monday 15th July on ABC1. It is replayed on Tuesday 16th July at 11.35pm. It can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm and on ABC iview ….
‘MANHUNT: THE BOSTON BOMBERS’ (PBS Nova) Monday 15 July 2013
KERRY O’BRIEN, PRESENTER: A perfect day.
KERRY O’BRIEN: Turns deadly. But hidden in the chaos, are crucial clues. And it is today’s technology that flushes out the perpetrators.
WILLIAM B. EVANS, SUPERINTENDENT, BOSTON POLICE: We knew we’d get good video.
MARIO SAVVIDES, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: This wasn’t a random face, this actually fit the Boston suspect.
KERRY O’BRIEN: The real life version of CSI. Welcome to Four Corners.
When two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April this year, Americans once again feared the worst: terrorism directed at innocent citizens. The blasts left three people dead and more than 260 injured. But within five days the key suspects were flushed out and tracked down, one of them killed, the other subsequently captured. They were brothers of Muslim Chechen background who’d sought refuge in the US with the rest of their family, as children in 2002….
KERRY O’BRIEN: The surviving suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, last week pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges, which could mean the death penalty or life imprisonment if he’s convicted. Hopefully the trial will also shed more light on the motive behind the bombing….