"A lie’s true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth.” -- Dennis Sharpe
Stephen Cooper is pictured far left, wearing a black shirt, in this 9/11 photo.(CNN)A man seen in a famous photo of New Yorkers fleeing the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center’s south tower has died due to Covid-19, his family told CNN.Stephen Cooper was delivering political papers in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, when a police officer told him and others to run, Janet Rashes, his partner of 33 years, told CNN.
The word attack began being used in earnest in the summer leading up to the “9/11 attacks”.
The media’s fixation with shark attacks began on July 6, when 8-year-old Mississippi boy Jessie Arbogast was bitten by a bull shark while standing in shallow water at Santa Rosa Island’s Langdon Beach. The shark, which measured approximately 7 feet (2.1 m) in length, bit off Arbogast’s arm in the attack; it was then caught and killed after being dragged by its tail onto shore by Arbogast’s uncle, Vance Flosenzier. Although Arbogast was immediately pulled out the water by an unidentified bystander, the sever
Investigative journalist John Stossel explains the media’s shark fixation in his book Give Me a Break, stating:
Instead of putting risks in proportion, we [reporters] hype interesting ones. Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, and countless others called 2001 the “summer of the shark.” […] In truth, there wasn’t a remarkable surge in shark attacks in 2001. There were about as many in 1995 and 2000, but 1995 was the year of the O.J. Simpson trial, and 2000 was an election year. The summer of 2001 was a little dull, so reporters focused on sharks.