This story illustrated an interesting fnord. The headline is “Virginia Tech Gunman …”
Why call him a gunman? Why not call him a murderer? A murder-suicide?
The word “gunman” contains an interesting bit of pro-State brainwashing. “People who carry guns (and aren’t policemen) are criminals.”
That’s an interesting bit of spin. The use of the word “gunman” emphasis a bit of pro-State brainwashing, “People who carry guns are evil.”