“Another part of the reaction to United 93 is a certain craven American fear of looking at terrifying or unpalatable moments in history head-on. It’s as if examining these events or ideas might be too disturbing or challenging — as if we were all five years old. It’s Homer Simpson logic: if we can’t see it, it isn’t real. It isn’t happening. It will all go away.” — the Guardian‘s John Patterson about how U.S. media have responded to the release of United 93 “in the stupidest of terms” and how “they don’t understand the British tradition of documentary.”