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Osama Bin Laden Dead: Newspaper Front Page Push Fear, Joy And Hate

by | 3rd, May 2011

OSAMA bin Laden is dead and the news media use the demise of the Al Qaeda leader to push their own agendas. Let’s look at the those front page-headlines:

“Killed in his lair – Now the West Fears reprisals” – i

A day of hope and “mission accomplished” is turned into a time of fear.

“Justice is done” – The Times echoes the words of Obama, who in his broadcast uses the death to bolster his own credentials. He begins:

“Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people…”

This was personal. Four words into his address he uses the first person. Let’s not judge the vanity to harshly other leaders may have used the “I” earlier.

“OBAMA WATCHED BIN LADEN DIE ON VIDEO” – Daily Mail

Grim. But, apparently, true.

Via a video camera fixed to the helmet of a U.S. Navy Seal, the leader of the free world saw the terror chief shot in the left eye.

“BIN LADEN HID BEHIND WEEPING WIFE” – Daily Mirror

Did he? Other reports say he shot her. But maybe she died in the crossfire? And as for the weeping, a guy who loved martyrdom, sure took a long time to perish.

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