Saturday, April 27, 2013

Boston Globe gets it done

Want to know why we still need the pros?

Amid all the social media mistakes and journalistic goofs (multiple links TK) that came out of Boston over the past couple of weeks, the following stands out:  a harrowing reconstruction, by Boston Globe staffer Eric Moskowitz, of the night that "Danny" spent with the Tsarnaev brothers in the front seat of his carjacked Mercedes SUV.

Here's a taste:
In an exclusive interview with the Globe, Danny — the victim of the Tsarnaev brothers’ much-discussed but previously little-understood carjacking — filled in some of the last missing pieces in the timeline between the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, just before 10:30 p.m. on April 18, and the Watertown shoot-out that ended just before 1 a.m. Danny asked that he be identified only by his American nickname. 

The story of that night unfolds like a Tarantino movie, bursts of harrowing action laced with dark humor and dialogue absurd for its ordinariness, reminders of just how young the men in the car were. Girls, credit limits for students, the marvels of the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 and the iPhone­ 5, whether anyone still listens to CDs — all were discussed by the two 26-year-olds and the 19-year-old driving around on a Thursday night.
Quentin Tarantino indeed.  Read it all here.  Whew.  bk

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