Sunday, February 18, 2018

CNN continues the story of the radicalization of Patty Hearst



CNN continued “The Radical Story of Patty Hearst” with Jeffrey Toobin’s (executive producer) narration on Sunday, February 18, 2018, with parts 3 and 4.

I hadn’t mentioned the cyanide-tipped bullets in the arsenal.  Patty is allowed to go free but chooses to stay, an shocks her mother with telephone messages, about wearing the black dress.

The SLA movies to LA, tries some burglaries, and while Patty is in Disneyland, there is a shootout at a safehouse, one with some of the largest count of rounds used in US history.  Six SLA members die in the burning house.


Patty seems to have become fully radicalized during the entire episode. Along the way they attached themselves to a radical athletic coach Jack Scott, who eventually leaves “Tania” on her own in Las Vegas.  In Sacramento, Patty meets Steve Soliah and “falls in love”.  They even want to go to Cuba.

The son of Myrna Opsahl, whose mother was murdered in a bank robbery, appears.
  
The CNN link this week is “Radical: The Double Life of Patty Hearst. 
   
Patty Hearst and her family refused to be interviewed.

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