Bookending bin Laden

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Mother Jones’s Michael Mechanic has pulled together how eight newspapers captured the defining moments of Osama bin Laden’s mortal entanglement with America.

From the Gray Lady to the tabloids, it’s interesting to look through these juxtaposed front pages and reflect on all that transpired in the decade between:

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(The Examiner’s awkward ad on May 2 is also evocative of historic changes — those roiling the news biz. Though I’m not totally sure about the tabloids, until a couple years ago the front pages were sacrosanct.) Check out the rest of the images here.


Mark Follman is a writer and editor in San Francisco. His work has appeared in publications including Salon, Rolling Stone, Arrive and Mother Jones. He writes frequently about culture and current affairs at markfollman.com. More from this author →