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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
Take a look at those events you put up.
None of those events dominated the news in ways 9/11 and other large-scale disasters did.
Yes, those were all big events, but the news media did not hit the jackpot with them.
Originally posted by nogirt
The events before 9/11 did not involve the murder of thousands of Americans during a time span of only a few dozen minutes at the hands of terrorist. It was as close to an act of war declared on the U.S. since Pearl Harbor, and in fact the U.S. declared and went to war against the Taliban.
Originally posted by whaaa
So nogirt, there was a formal declaration of war on the Taliban, I missed it.[/qoute]
No. Not to my understanding.
Originally posted by Valhall
YES - several of these got the level of news coverage you have seen since 9/11. You either weren't old enough to remember, or you've let recent events shadow that fact. The "drama" of news and the turn to "making news instead of reporting news" happened in the 90's...not since 2001.