(So, tomorrow, for Peter.)
UPDATE: Ok, so apparently I do have something to say.
1) Wow, I’m always amazed at how much the world revolves around the US. With all the goings on in Ecuador, the top 4 articles in my El Comercio email were regarding the shooting. Apparently 2 “latinoamericanos” were among the victims, and they also featured stories on the shooter and a heroic professor.
2) Is anyone else weirded out by headlines like “S.Korean student blamed for shooting rampage” – um, not that its irrelevent to mention his nationality in an article on his background, but in what way is it the most salient point??? It didn’t seem to factor into the crime, and I was more interested by the fact that he was a student, was a “loner” who had been referred for counseling, and left a note. All things featured in other headlines. So is this a way to distance us regular americans from the crime? Is this part of hyper-awareness to immigration issues? Am I just reading into it? Here’s an interesting article on the Asian community’s reaction.
(And now we go to Asian Reporter