On Sunday, September 11th 2011, I went through took some screen
captures of the "Most Popular Stories" sections of various news
websites (CNN, Fox News, Time, ABC News, The Huffington Post, MTV News,
The Guardian, E! Online, The BBC) because I thought it'd be interesting
to see what sorts of things people were reading.
But don't worry, this isn't political commentary or a somber,
teary-eyed tribute to the victims of 9/11. Lucky for you, I have very
little respect for arbitrary days of remembrance. It seems awfully
silly to be "extra sad" on a particular iteration of a holiday simply
because happens to be divisible by a nice round number. Also, it bugs
me how successful most news outlets are at using milestones like these
to squeeze a bunch of extra advertising dollars out of the public. I
guess the point I'm trying to make is: People be gullible, yo.
Anyway, to summarize: I took some screenshots from a bunch of news
sites on 9/11/2011 and if you suspect you might be interested in what
other people were ostensibly interested in on this particular date, you
might want to take a quick look.
You will find them listed below, in no particular order. Godspeed. (And just to clarify: These are not fake, nor have I edited them in any way)