Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Merely an accident

I was briefly listening to Sean Hannity's radio program this afternoon (yes, I am a masochist), and I swear I heard just a hint of disappointment in the right-wing talk show host's voice when he announced that a plane that hit a Manhattan high-rise was piloted by a New York Yankee and not a member of al Qaeda.

Then again, what was there to be happy about? It's a sad indictment of our times when we shoud find any measure of relief in a tragedy like this.


Blogger Sean McDaniel said...

On the other hand, the plane crash would be a footnote in the news after tomorrow if the pilot had been any other than an athlete or other personality. New Yorkers and people everywhere would be grateful that the crash was "merely an accident."

11:25 PM

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

I agree. But pre-9/11, a small plane crashing into a Manhattan building would probably be a bigger story regardless. Now, as soon we find out it's not terrorism, we brush it off. (Less quickly, as you note, because someone well-known was killed.)

10:50 AM


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