There is a pattern: acts of spectacular violence, predominantly by white men, are rarely termed “terrorist” even when all the evidence points in that direction.
Strong, strong roundup on the aftermath of the LAX shooting. Bringing up valid points, it is indeed true that “Based on available information, Ciancia’s alleged actions amount to a textbook case of “terrorism” according to the US government’s own definitions.” I’m going to reiterate the question again, why isn’t the media or the government calling the shooting “terrorism?” It is an important question that bears answering.
I have been asking this same question for years. How would public opinion of gun control turn if shootings were called terrorism?
Documentaries aren’t exactly known for their riveting suspense, but Salinger, screenwriter Shane Salerno’s eight-years-in-the-making account of the reclusive Catcher in the Rye author, isn’t shaping up to be a typical documentary.