Your editorial “The playboy terrorist” (Comment & Analysis, Monday) chastises Hollywood for glamorizing violent terrorists. However, far from glamorizing only terrorists, Hollywood seems to glamorize violence in general, be it in the movies or on television, with the Mafia, gangs and serial killers almost appearing to be folk heroes.
It is a sad commentary on our society when it takes murder, violence and mayhem to attract audiences to watch films and television programs. Is it any wonder America is such a violent society?
KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN
Huntington Beach, Calif.