Attacks on 9/11

By Mackenzi Rief


On the 11th of September in 2001, people from Islam hijacked four planes that were flying above the US. Two of them were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and another was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington. This attack killed almost 3,000 citizens and left 6,000 wounded. People believe that the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, was responsible for this attack.

Media Portrayal #1

Many people have their conspiracies on what happened on the day of the attack. One theory that is very popular till this day is that the government was involved. Citizens all over the United States believed that it was an inside job and the government was controlling everything that happened. Before the planes were hijacked, stocks went up on Untied Airlines and American Airlines which were both connected.

Media Portrayal #2

Its been spread all over the world that this was a terrorist attack led by Osama bin Laden. Many people till this day still think that the videos given by the government were fake. The videos had Osama agreeing that he takes full responsibility of the actions that happened on September 11th. Before the videos were released, Osama first denied the attacks on the attacks that happened in the United States. Suddenly the government had these videos of him saying that he led the attack. Viewers and followers of what has been going on during this time, started to believe that the videos were fake. That rumor did not help that fact that more and more Americans started to believe that the government was involved and that this was a set up.

Media Bias

Throughout the days after 9/11, people all over the media were putting together stories and putting them out there for everyone to see. Journalist and and news producers put together stories and videos to make there account more stronger. Putting bias into their work will attract more attentions and viewers to their service. They convince people who are looking at their work to look at the attack like how they see it.

Criticism #1

The type of criticism that is connected with 9/11 is historical. There are many doubts to what actually happened and who the terrorist actually were. There are books and movies that have been created talking about the history that 9/11 left. Every movie and book have different stories from different people, thinking the know what actually happened on this day. No one really knows why the US was attacked and know one will really know the full truth. The story stays in the history books with different conspiracies of what we think that happened.
9/11 CLEAR bomb going off in WTC BEFORE first plane EVER hit

Criticism #2

Another criticism that I see in this appalling act of war was cultural. I feel like the blame was more convincing because it was in the hands of Islamic terrorism. When people think of Islam, its natural to think of Muslims. Many have created this mindset of instantly thinking of terrorist.


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