April 19, 2013 7:02 PM

Analysts support media’s focus on Boston over Texas explosion

The Boston Marathon bombing story became inescapable, a real-life TV drama unfolding hourly with nonstop coverage on radio, cable television, social media and, in a sign of its power, even on network TV, which pre-empted hours of afternoon programming. Every hour, the story line became more dramatic: a shootout caught on video, a city shut down, a possible terrorist connection to Chechnya, a seemingly failed police search and a dramatic arrest.

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