Just a reminder that the last domestic bombing at a sports event was the Atlanta Centennial Park, it was part of a series by a right-wing extremist whose other targets were abortion clinics and a lesbian bar, and the media frenzy surrounding false accusations arguably ruined the life of Richard Jewell, who was actually a hero whose actions saved lives. In other words, it was pretty much the opposite of 9/11 (domestic not foreign perpetrator, individual not group, aimed at internal not international politics). Yet all the references that I heard on the teevee yesterday were to 9/11.
All speculation about who did this is premature and pointless, but if people with hundreds of hours of airtime to fill have to speculate, I hope they can remember that there were other events in our history besides 9/11. And that they’re very rare. (via)