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News Comment

Posted in News Comments by Joshua on the September 1, 2011

For my news comments I went to the New York Times website and found an article about how the White House wants to observe 9/11. In the article it said that Obama wanted the media to minimize references to Al-Qaeda. The article said that Obama thought that the killing of Usama bin Laden is evidence that the terror group that plotted and executed the 9/11 attacks is becoming “increasingly irrelevant.” The article also stated other things that the White House wants done on the anniversary but this was the one that caught my eye. The article didn’t go into why he didn’t want references to Al-Qaeda. I just considered this pretty interesting because it seems we are not too shy about talking about Japan when the attacks on Pearl Harbor are mentioned even though the militaristic government that Japan had during WWII is much more irrelevant than Al-Qaeda is. This will probably be something that the media does not pay attention to for I feel Al-Qaeda and Usama bin Laden will probably be mentioned a lot in the coming weeks. None the less, it will be interesting to see how the media handles this.

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  1.   ross fuglsang said,

    on September 6th, 2011 at 3:15 am

    9-11 will be impossible to miss the next week or so, and there will be lots of opportunity to analyze the stories. Japan is different than Al-Qaeda. It has faced up to its past, and has apologized. We’re still at war with Al-Qaeda, which is probably why Obama wants to antagonize them as little as possible.

    Work on paragraphs, Josh.