CNN: Did Mumbai coverage create celebrity terrorists?

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 11:48 EDT
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The terrorists orchestrated their attacks on Mumbai to get as much attention as possible. CNN’s Paul Newton reported that the news coverage may have created a new term: terrorist celebrities. Newton says attackers “cast themselves as stars in a long hostage drama” instead of choosing to quickly attack using explosives.

Ely Karmon, a former advisor the Israeli Defense Ministry, told CNN that the terrorist got what they wanted. “One of the goals [of the terrorists] was to have a long period of media coverage so people will see and take example and be impressed by their operation.”

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 2, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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