Weapons of mass hysteria

So, if it seems like these dreadful crimes are occurring more frequently, it is really the immediacy and pervasiveness of media coverage that creates the impression. And thanks to state-of-the-art technology, it can feel as though the tragedy happened in your own backyard.

via Column: Keep Conn. shooting in context.

We are as a society in far danger from the hysteria this creates than from any gunman.