Changing Narrative: The Developing Story of Attack on Bin Laden

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The details and narrative of what happened during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan have come out in bits and pieces over the last few days. Initial reports that Bin Laden met American forces with armed resistance seemed to be inaccurate and reports that bin Laden used one of his wives as a shield has also been recounted. Are White House officials revising history?

Josh Gerstein, White House Reporter for Politico has been trying to sort out the actual narrative, he drills down into the details of bin Laden's killing.

Guests:

Josh Gerstein

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Edward Burke

Regarding assertions that publication of OBL death photos would constitute "racism": I can only speak for my own appetite for the macabre, but then at the age of 14 I happened to view the body of a man (caucasian extraction) who'd been hit by a train. --Death photos for criminals and their victims are common enough: I think of morgue shots of Bonnie and Clyde and Dillinger, post mortem shots of guillotine appointments from 19th and 20th century France, the victims of Jack the Ripper, all kinds of grisly gruesome photos from the 1861-1865 period, the two World Wars, and Vietnam. Id est, post mortem photography has become so ubiquitous worldwide since the advent of photography as to render the argument ridiculous. Death is not always pretty, but then, neither is life.

May. 04 2011 10:46 AM

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