Who told me about Osama Bin Laden’s death.

I have been working and studying too much and I became alienated. That is not what we should expect for a journalist, but that it is the truth. I realize that Osama Bin Laden was killed by my social network assignment. I have to confess, at the beginning I thought that it was a joke and the first thing I did after read the first lines of my assignment was Google Osama Bin Laden, than I realized that it was truth.

Today, after almost 24h of that announcement, I decided to go back to my Twitter and I checked what was posted for the last 24h. Few things came to my mind. First of all, I decided to check what was posted before that announcement. In my opinion, ironically, little news got my attention. 1 – religion – Bento XVI proclaims blessed for Pope John Paul II in front of million faithful; a boy bomb, which was 12 years old, detonated explosives in a crowded market place in the province of Eastern Afghanistan; and last news of the funeral of a son and three grandchildren of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

I decided to go a little bit far and research the top list of breaking news on my Twitter.

1 – CNN Breaking News –  President Barack #Obama is expected to make a statement tentatively at 10:30 p.m. Subject unknown http://on.cnn.com/lOK7p

2 – TIME – #Osama bin Laden is dead, officials say; Obama to speak shortly | http://www.time.com/time/

3 – BCC World – Global News – Al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden ‘dead’ http://bbc.in/lxey16

4 – CNNI – CNN International  – Osama bin Laden is dead, sources say http://goo.gl/fb/9fXlW

5 – TIME – Again, #Osama dead; Obama speaking now | http://www.time.com/time/

6 – CNN Live – President Obama makes a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden. Live: http://on.cnn.com/cnndcl3

7 – CNN Breaking News – Osama bin Laden was killed by a “U.S. military asset,” according to a senior U.S. official #Osamabinladen http://on.cnn.com/lIVw45

9 – CNN Breaking News – Obama on Osama bin Laden’s death: “Justice has been done” #Osamabinladen http://on.cnn.com/lIVw45 (same like – different tweet title)

10 – CNN Breaking News – Obama to families of 9/11 victims: “We have never forgotten your loss” #Osamabinladen http://on.cnn.com/lIVw45 (same like – different tweet title)

11 – CNN Breaking News – Obama: Bin Laden was killed after a firefight, and forces took custody of his body #Osamabinladen http://on.cnn.com/lIVw45 (same like – different tweet title)

12 – CNN Breasking News – U.S. has taken custody of #Osama bin Laden’s body, Obama says http://on.cnn.com/lIVw45 (same like – different tweet title)

Checking all those information, I also went back in the time.  Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks by al-Qaida. I was a journalist student that time and by coincidence I was taking 3 classes related with TV. So, because of that, I spend 7a.m. to 12:30 pm watching the same images on TV. That day I had 3 different classes and all of my teachers spend their class watching TV, showing us how to cover and international news using a real example. I went back to that information, because today, I felt the say way: I was bombarded with the same information for almost 6 hours in 2001. It was the same images, the same news. Today, I checked my Twitter and I felt the same because for the last 24h, my Twitter has 90% of tweet related with Osama Bin Laden and news are: he is dead; his DNA was confirmed; it is U.S safer?; Osama’s history; how to talk to young children about terrorism. I just felt I went back to Sept 11, I felt bombarded with the same news over and over again.


About marianabra7

I'm a brazilian publicist and journalist. I came to U.S. to study English and i have been living here for almost 8 years.
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6 Responses to Who told me about Osama Bin Laden’s death.

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