I just need to circle back to this pressure-cooker story and how badly it was handled in the online press. Specifically, this scare-photo used in The Atlantic Wire just keeps cracking me up — but in a really sad way.
I’d love to know how many readers thought that was really Michele Catalano and her family rushing out of their home as federal officers raid it for possible terrorist activities. The children are an especially unhinged touch.
The photograph is actually by AP’s Charles Krupa and it was taken as police searched homes in Watertown, Massachusetts while the Tsarnaev Brothers were on the loose following the Boston Marathon Bombing. But, hmm, let’s just make it look like the Catalanos as NSA goons raid their home.