What was also interesting was the way in which some media outlets called the act “terrorism” sooner than others.
What exactly is terrorism?
Many people would say that an act of terrorism is any act of violence used to for political purposes. (But that would mean we would possibly have to apply the term to the American presence in Afghanistan, yes?)
This piece in The Guardian explores these ideas further.
For now, the papers have turned from front-page splashes of gore to giant headlines proclaiming “hero”.
In the wake of a very real tragedy, it all seems a bit hollow to me.