Official reports were accepted as fact. The Tsarnaev brothers were blamed. A Chechen "extremist," "Al Qaeda" or other "foreign group" connection was suggested.
"Much as some in Washington might wish it, the war against terrorism is not over".The Tszrnaevs".may have intended more mayhem: They were reportedly carrying more bombs when they were cornered Thursday."
Note: Media misreporting said at least older brother Tamerlan wore an explosives vest. Photos of his body showed him riddled with bullets and shrapnel head to toe. All limbs were intact. He wasn't blown to pieces.
New York Post editors headlined "The unfinished war," saying:
"".These have been scary days. (It was) chilling to see how successfully the suspects, Chechen Muslim immigrants, were - not just in allegedly killing people, but in instilling widespread fear, especially in the Northeast."
"The week served as a painful reminder that this nation remains in an ongoing fight against terror - and that the homeland is still vulnerable."
"The war on terror isn't over. Alas, far from it."
Boston Globe editors headlined "Boston after the bombings: a show of character," saying:
"(L)aw-enforcement officials and political leaders".put aside turf wars and expressions of egotism to focus on the killers"."
"".Boston's character needs no further validation. The city is strong, and getting stronger."