News of Osama

Why is the news of Osama Bin Laden's death taking over?

News of Osama Bin Laden's death has taken over the news and many Facebook feeds and some people wonder why it seems like such a big deal is being made over a single man.

The way I see it, the other recent top headlines are not in support of an effort against something. The recent tornadoes that tore through the southern states don't need the media attention because we are not fighting a war on tornadoes, they are a natural part of living in that area of the continent, though these were exceptionally bad and close together. Media covers what is going to spark more interest.

 I honestly think that all politicians at this point know that American motivation for the wars is lacking and they think that showing a "victory" will help rally more support from the American people. At the very least, it is bringing attention back to the war and reminding people that it is going on. There are quite a few people I know that are saying killing Osama is justice for the 9/11 attacks. There are people I know that also do not want Obama taking any credit for the kill because they see it as a single soldier, the one that pulled the trigger, deserving of credit. I have my own opinions.

To me, Osama was a single man, just a single man. He was the face behind the terrorism, so many Americans now feel better knowing he is dead, but they forget there are ten other people ready to lead in his place. His death will be avenged, or at least attempted to be avenged. Blaming him for all the terrorist attacks and attempts at terrorist attacks is like giving all the credit for successes in the Middle East to Obama and removing him from power only to have him replaced by a new leader will most likely have a similar effect as removing Bush from power and replacing him with Obama. The wars changed, but did not end and that is most likely how it will continue. America needed a moral boost and they got it, at least while it lasts. Renewed support for our troops is nice, but killing Osama does little other than that.


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sam3m 5 years ago from New York

you're right. while bin laden's death needed to be reported, it takes away from the natural disaster's effects on the people struggling with the aftermath of the tornados, just as the trump birther news takes away from legitimate gop candidates.

it's a combination, i think, of our need for instant sensation in our news and the media itself that caters to the lowest common denominator in their audiences. and this occurs because the news has been put on the same paying basis as entertainment in our media.

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chuckandus6 5 years ago from The Country-Side

I think the media hype is a little much for me I don't watch the news I just get the top stories by word of mouth.


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

You are absolutely right. Very well said. Great write. Keep it up! (:

peace to you...always,


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