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Submitted by nihil obstet on

Maybe I'm too cynical, and I haven't followed the minute-to-minute breathless TV reports, but this is the kind of article that sends my red flags up. It's got the unnamed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity. It fits neatly into the ongoing fear! fear! script -- the fit doesn't mean that the suspect was led into the statement, since he knows the drill, too. He's got the same motivation as al Qaeda, so he's a terrorist just like them! Nothing like the shooters at Columbine or Sandy Hook. And then we've got the legislators investigating the legal procedures -- maybe we need more surveillance from the security state?

We should quit going abroad seeking monsters to slay, but this is just too convenient for me.