One less guy named Mo

Mohammed Merah’s standoff with the French police outside his apartment in Toulouse has ended with his death. The Telegraph’s live coverage takes readers through the shootout with police. It has a “come an’ get me, copper” feel to it.

Merah proclaimed his pride in killing a rabbi, three Jewish children and three French paratroopers in three separate motorcycle shooting attacks. The AP story peddles the “lone wolf” theme that is de rigueur in these matters. Mark Steyn explains the “time-honored tradition” that governs the story in “Lather, rinse, and repeat.”

JOHN wonders: How many trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan does a lone wolf have to make before he becomes part of a pack?