O'Doherty: Not the first TV shooter and hardly the last
Published 30/08/2015 | 02:30
Picture the scene - an angry, heterosexual white dude gets fired from his job and stews in his humiliation for two years.
Then, having finally decided to go out in a blaze of his own glory, he sends a manifesto calling for race war to ABC News before shooting two gay blacks on a live newscast.
A homophobic white bigot murdering homosexual black folk while calling for a race war would, in any rational world, be classed as a hate crime - if you believe hate crime laws are rational in the first place, of course.