... especially if you're part of the MSM. Take Newsweek, for example. Not a single mention of how Islamic extremism just might have played a role in the shootings perpetrated by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. However, there's certainly plenty speculation on how the stress of military life during this time of dual wars might have played a part.
This, despite the fact that Hasan had communicated the comparison between "suicide bombers ... with soldiers who threw themselves on a grenade to save their comrades." Or that witnesses heard him shout "Allahu Akbar!" Also,
Retired Col. Terry Lee, who worked with Maj Hasan at Fort Hood, said he was angry the US still had troops in the Middle East.
"He's made several comments about how we shouldn't be there," Col. Lee said.
He had heard Maj Hasan say: "Maybe the Muslims should stand up and fight against the aggressors."
Yet, that somehow has no bearing on what Hasan did at Hood. None. To Newsweek. Or MSNBC. One ABC reporter even brought up how "one officer's wife told me, 'I wish his name was Smith,'" and this was noted again this morning by the network's Diane Sawyer.
Much more here.
Meanwhile, Obama's hometown affiliate gets on him for being a total shlub in addressing the tragedy. Oh, and too bad the guy wasn't really a Medal of Honor winner! I thought Obama was supposed to be keenly cerebral!
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds has a whole bevy of updates on Hasan -- what he believed, what he did in the past, and testimony of some who know him.