“Do they always, always have to play dumb?
Yes they do.”
Except it isn’t an act. They are not playing dumb.
The media play dumb all the time. Just about every time there is a terrorist attack, even if some dip wad is yelling, Allahu Akbar, the media play dumb, and say they have no idea the motive was.
This was quite possibly a deliberate attack by the Cuban commie bastards, and the media play dumb.