The question would then be who is learning what?
- Are media outlets learning that over-playing a terrorist incident is a bad idea? That it does not help in ratings? Or are they merely distracted by the oil spill?
- Are politicians learning not to play politics with these things? Perhaps. Did anyone really win or lose after the Christmas incident? Obama certainly spoke out faster, perhaps pre-empting any criticism.
- Is the public learning? Are we getting inured to these events?
So, readers, why are we not freaking out about this event, given how many of us have wandered through Times Square?