“Theater shooter” must sound sexier than hatchet-wielding psycho. The suspect, Vincente David Montano, was reportedly armed with an airsoft pellet gun, a hatchet, pepper spray, and a fake bomb. He did not shoot anyone inside the theater.
And yet, the mainstream media is running with the theater shooter headline:
CNN: "Theater Shooting Horror"
USA Today: “Police Shoot Gunman at Tennessee Movie Theater”
ABC News: “Gunman Killed at Tennessee Movie Theater Had Hatchet and Fake Bomb, Police Say”
The list goes on. But was this guy really a “gunman” the likes of, say, John Russell Houser or James Holmes?
People who watch TV without paying attention will think so.
How long until this, also, is used to scare people more and further push Obama’s gun control initiatives?
And how long until we find out just how many SSRI antidepressant drugs this man was on (or just recently off)?