Crazy person mails bombs to the President and Texas AG

And yet is not referred to as a 'terrorist' as she's a white Texan:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/us/mail-bombs-obama-abbott.html

To be clear, I think using that word is unhelpful in every case. But if the freaking NYTimes toes the line on this insane unwritten rule, it is hard to see how the tacit opinions of the majority of Americans who lightly imbibe their news will change. (If I hear about the NYT's liberal bias today my eyes may get stuck in a permanent eye roll).