How we interpret the news stories we hear may tell us something about ourselves. But what? When you heard the initial reports of the Fort Hood shootings, what did you think? A soldier with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome? A terrorist attack? A robbery gone bad? And when you heard one of the assailants had a Muslim name, what did you think?
As humans, when we don’t know the full details of a story, we fill in the blanks. Several stories in the news today provide an example. That’s the subject of today’s discussion on The Current with me and Mary Lucia.