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Reaction is in the Eye of the Beholder

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Reaction is in the Eye of the Beholder

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  1. Reaction is in the Eye of the Beholder Paul Baumann, James Boyd, & Allan Roddy

  2. Inquiry Question • The way a person interprets an event is determinant upon how the information is presented. • The media presents the information that we use in order to decide how to react. • Death of Osama bin Laden

  3. Reactions • Mixed Reactions Globally • “I am not happy at the news. Osama was seeking justice. He was taking revenge on the Americans and what they did to Arabs, his death to me is martyrdom, I see him a martyr” – Sameh Bakry, an Egyptian citizen (Huffington Post) • “It is a great success that he has been found and will no longer be able to pursue his campaign of global terror” – David Cameron, British PM (MSNBC)

  4. US Reaction  Washington DC New York City 

  5. Media Influences in The Zero • “‘For months afterward, I kept thinking: Wouldn’t this make a fucking great portrait in grief?’” (Walter 250)

  6. Foreign Media Exposure • “We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire” – Zbigniew Brzezinski (Pres. Carter’s National Security Advisor) 1997 (Nouvel Observateur) • http://www.marxists.org/history/afghanistan/archive/brzezinski/1998/interview.htm

  7.  May 21, 1988 October 7, 2001 

  8. “What am I doing in those moments I don’t remember? He fell back in his chair, closed his eyes, and felt the moment leak away.” (Walter 181) • “You’re always convincing yourselves that the world isn’t what it is, that no one’s reality matters except your own.” (Walter 222)

  9. “‘Honestly, I don’t think people want any more talking…No, all we need you to do is…look appropriate.” (Walter 177) • “‘that fire probie…he’s running in while I’m running away…Sometimes I hear people use that word—hero—and I feel…sick.’” (Walter 306)

  10. Sources "Bush, Victims, world leaders react to Bin Laden's death." msnbc.com. MSNBC, 02 May 2011. Web. 18 Apr 2012. <http://msnbc.msn.com/id/42853022/ns world_news-death_of_bin_laden/t/bush-victims-world-leaders-react-bin-ladens-death/> "Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski." Les Nouvel Observateur. 15 Jan 1998: 76. Print. <http://www.marxists.org/history/afghanistan/archive/ brzezinski/1998/interview.htm>. "Osama Bin Laden Dead: Arabs React To Al Qaeda Leader's Killing With Anger, Relief ." The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post, 05 May 2011. Web. 18 Apr 2012. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden- arab-reactions_n_856373.html>. Walter, Jess. The Zero: A Novel. New York: Harper Perenial, 2007. Print. IMAGES: http://phumkhmer.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/crowds-celebrate-the-deat-007.jpg http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/05/03/6578129-time-magazine-cover-to-show-osama-bin-laden-covered-with-a-red-x http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8gXlDjqy7TU/Tb8nsDa0biI/AAAAAAAAQio/-rERlO1T-pU/s1600/People+react+to+the+death+of+Osama+bin+Laden+in+Times+Square+in+New+York+early+May+2%252C+2011.jpg http://static.flickr.com/115/283672244_46037a25d9_o.jpg http://www.britannica.com/bps/media-view/121906/1/0/0 http://www.generationamerica.org/articles/news/us-troops-begin-return-afghanistan http://asseenontvpromoters.com/collectables/justice-coin-9-11-review-thank-you-seal-team-6