Which is ironic because a vast majority of the RA's funding came from the US. Particularly from places like Boston.
Yeah, it's a media thing. Also bear in mind, though, that here in the UK we are 'hardened' to this sort of thing because of Northern Ireland, whereas it's much more novel to Americans, even after 9/11.
The public reaction to these attacks is extremely disproportionate to their frequency and your chance of being caught up in one. But the attack is about the media spectacle and hence it strikes into the hearts of the population. Trying to convince people otherwise isn't going to work. It is what it is. No point going on about that. It won't change what people think.
We are all on here posting about it.