Eric Scheie spots the Columbine killers in the process of becoming cult heroes:
Considering Che a hero while blaming the NRA for kids who go bad?
In a twisted way, there’s a certain logic to it.
Sadly, yes (see also Oswald, Lee Harvey and his benighted status in Oliver Stone’s JFK.) And if Cho Seung-Hui joins the list, we can trace a key moment in his ascension to this decision by NBC to create his Che/Oswald/Travis Bickle-style anti-hero pose.