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How to Tell a Mercenary of Justice from a Nutjob

From Newsfeed, an excellent point about Gary Brooks Faulkner, the California man who packed up his ninja sword and went to Pakistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden:

To readers unsure whether to consider Faulkner an American hero or a dangerous loon, NewsFeed notes that the media has already tipped its hand by calling him by three names instead of two.‘Gary Faulkner’ would have been an intrepid adventurer; ‘Gary Brooks Faulkner’ — like ‘Lee Harvey Oswald’ and ‘Mark David Chapman’ — is just a crazy person.

 

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