and I watched that uber-American pastime unfold: the blame game. Fox News had a healthy dose of "finding blame" during its coverage yesterday evening. And last night I read this article. Good thing I didn't post what I originally crafted last night.
Chris Rock said it best after the Columbine shootings - what ever happened to crazy? Why do we need to find blame, understanding, etc? Occam's Razor suggests that the "blame" for yesterday's tragedy lies with the perpetrator. That's it. Not with the University President. Not with the campus police. Not with laws preventing conceal carry on college campuses in Virginia. Not with Hollywood violence.
And I always, always find it amazing that the same media sources that cry foul about privacy are the same ones that expect things like yesterdays shootings (or, say, 9/11) to have been prevented. You can pick two of privacy, freedom, and security. But not all three. Choose which one you are willing to give up (I personally prefer to give up privacy... I like freedom and security). Reagan's Theorem. And my corallary... the media likes it that way - always something to bitch about.