Dead terrorists don’t sell newspapers

11.09.05

That must be the new quote, replacing “if it bleeds, it leads”. Because Meryl wonders how it’s possible that one of the most wanted terrorists in the world was captured and nobody’s talking about it:

The most feared terrorist in Asia, Azahari bin Husin, the man responsible for the two Bali bombings and an attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta, has blown himself up after being cornered by police in East Java.

Meryl, I see your question and raise you this one: How is it that I only found out about it through reading your blog?

Reuters top stories? Nope. AP? Not a chance. CNN? Andrea friggin’ Yates is a lead story but no sign of the news about bin Husin.

I guess successes in the vastly unpopular War on Terror would be conterproductive. Failures sell many more papers, right? Especially when Bush can be blamed for them.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tré 11.09.05 at 8:49 PM

Failures mean fear, fears mean control.

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2 DaninVan 11.09.05 at 11:05 PM

Tre; what a crock.

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3 DaninVan 11.09.05 at 11:18 PM

Nobody buys a paper here, based on a psychopath becoming a non-person 1/2 way ’round the world.
If it didn’t make the news it’s because some clerk didn’t think it mattered. It’ll probably get picked up as word spreads…or not.

Anyway, cheers to Meryl and you for being on top of it!

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4 DaninVan 11.09.05 at 11:28 PM

This, on the other hand, will make the news;
http://www.itn.co.uk/news/50563.html
Happy now Tre?

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5 just a guy 11.10.05 at 2:47 AM

I want to say something: I AM NOT Tré.

Fat DaninVan… i miss u

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6 DaninVan 11.10.05 at 4:11 AM

The estrogen detector just went off scale…

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7 Tré 11.10.05 at 4:14 PM

No one mistook you for me, guy.

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8 DaninVan 11.12.05 at 4:32 AM

Sure ‘nough, it was on CTV and in the Vancouver Sun yesterday.

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9 DaninVan 11.13.05 at 8:28 PM
10 josh 11.14.05 at 2:21 PM

what about this about one of the suicide bombers in England. His family got permission from the pommies (Prisioner Of her Majesty) to take his ‘remains’ back to Pakistan, and now they’re turning the grave into a shrine! Brits are pissed.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005520736,00.html

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11 DaninVan 11.14.05 at 7:50 PM

josh; you caught that on your way to ‘Page 3’ ?
😉

Here’s more on the Amman slaughter…
http://mickhartley.typepad.com/blog/2005/11/voices_of_disse.html

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