May 4, 2010
Police investigate a vehicle in New York's Times Square Sunday morning, May, 2, 2010, after an "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb was found inside if it on Saturday evening. Thousands of tourists were cleared from the streets for 10 hours after two vendors alerted police to the suspicious vehicle, which contained three propane tanks, fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Photo: AP, Alfred Giancarli / AP2010
Tom Manis, owner of Thomas Anthony Auto Sales, in Bridgeport, Conn. talks Monday about the Nissan Pathfinder that was found loaded with explosives in an aborted car bombing in Times Square Saturday night. Manis sold the car in 2004, but he did not remember the identity of the buyer. He noted that the car might have changed hands since then. Because the SUV still contained a logo for his business, authorities tracked the vehicle back to his Boston Ave. sales lot. Photo: Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post
FBI and local police, and police from New York, converged on Kramer's Used Auto Parts on Old South Avenue in Stratford, a junkyard in the city's Lordship area early today that could possibly have some connection to the thwarted bombing yesterday in Times Square. A Connecticut license plate on the vehicle did not match up, authorities said. Police interviewed the Connecticut car owner, who told them he had sent the plates to a nearby junkyard. It appears that license plate could have come from Kramer's Used Auto Parts. Photo: Cathy Zuraw / Connecticut Post
(Hmm. Same caption as the last one. What's with that?)
Besides poking some fun at news slideshows (now popping up like mushrooms), what the BAG is marveling at is how the government is flooding the media with the most minute details of the attempted Times Square car bombing investigation; what a profitable gift it is to the media to go to town on those details; and how reassuring it is for the public to simply immerse itself in the crime drama.