There is a good article in The New Yorker about the US raid that ended in the killing of Bin Laden. It is concise, objective, and well-written. Sober reporting, without emotion found in some media reports, goes a long way in dispelling myths and correcting misinformation that easily become “the truth” in the fast-paced world of 24-hour news and tabloid journalism.
Many people seem to be enlivened by news of the death of Bin Laden (first name Obama, according to Fox News), but there is one amorphous group that must be particularly pleased. Anyone wishing that the world will be too preoccupied to notice their skulduggery will be happy that the media is enamored of this story. Politicians must be particularly overjoyed, because they can ply their naughty trade with impunity (from words, anyway).
One couple that is surely also be pleased is the newlyweds in the UK, now safely ensconced on a military base in the wilds of Wales. They must not rue being bumped so quickly from the front pages of the world's newspapers and being dropped by the 24-hour news channels. If rapid photographers were not lurking at every turn, they could probably even slip off to honeymoon.
Unfortunately, there is also a group that is not overly happy about the news from Pakistan. One people's villain is another's hero, so the cycle of revenge must continue.
The press will always have plenty to fill there pages and broadcast minutes...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.