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    News flash: Deadly terrorism existed before 9/11 - Ask the Pilot - Salon.com


    Why are we more afraid today than we were then?
     
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    They've become much better at what they do and use more sophisticated tools.
     
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    We did not have 24 hour news back then. It’s all about being in front of you all the time. The media needs to fill those 24 hours with something and when something happens that is out of the ordinary they focus hard on it. The odds of being in a terrorist incident is very slim, you’re more likely to die in an auto accident than see or experience a terrorist act.

    But the terrorists are also understanding the psychology of the 24 hour news cycle and they play to that more and more. They use the news media. And the media feeds off that. But what can they do, people watch it and viewer numbers are important. The problem here is that the media is now in the news to make money not report the news.
     
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    Really?

    They used box cutters on 9/11. I didn't realize those were all that sophisticated.
     
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    Interesting read, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Aren't you being slightly myopic. Well, may be a little more than slightly.
     
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    It happened on American soil and was a live TV event......
     
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    Who the fuck is "WE"?

    Speak for yourself there, ya cooch.
     
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    :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
     
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    You think I am myopic because I look at the way the government is trampling civil liberties and perceive a danger, yet you look at the same thing and think they should do more. One of us is definitely myopic, but it isn't me.
     

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