Thursday, March 15, 2007
AP, CNN, MSNBC) is leading with this particular bit of (supposed) news.
Why? The guy confessed to 31 actual and attempted acts of terrorism. Per this list, many of these attacks killed far more people than the murder of a single reporter. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was responsible for 9/11 (2,900ish deaths), the 1993 WTC bombing (six deaths), a bombing in Kuwait (2 dead American soldiers), the Bali nightclub bombings (202 dead), a Kenya hotel bombing (15 dead) and so on...
Why not feature these crimes as the lead headline? Why the focus on a single dead American newspaper reporter? Sure, it's sad, but the others aren't?