What do you think was portrayed in the world press and media?
Two images come to mind to this writer. The first image is that of a very wealthy American telling the world not to mess with Boston, our “f***ing city” during a highly advertised event that was conducted to showcase the great acts of personal courage of the previous week.
The second image is that of an “angel” being framed by police willing to shut down a major US city to make sure they got this terrorist, who by the way once captured is not treated as a terrorist.
The US has come a long way since George Carlin uttered those “seven dirty words” in 1972 resulting in his being blackballed for years and 2013 where the Chairman of the FCC gave David “Papi” Ortiz a free ride and in fact complimented him on his lack of command of the English language by reverting to the lowest common denominator when there are literally hundreds and perhaps thousands of appropriate adjectives that would sum up the strength of Boston and actually tell the real story of a united community.
This may play well in Boston but not in Grozny or Riyadh. You can’t have it both ways when your ethical compass consistently slouches towards Gomorrah.