An Animated Version of Esquire’s Bin Laden “Shooter” Story

The Center for Investigative Reporting has produced a video, animated version of the hottest story of the week, Esquire’s “The Shooter” story. It is a first-person accounting from the man who shot Osama bin Laden. (WARNING: contains extremely graphic NSFW language) but this piece points us to a different way to tell what normally would be a seven page print piece.

-How does the animation change your understanding of the story compared to text?
-How does the narrator’s tone, pace and emphasis fit with your own interpretation when you read the Esquire story?
-How did the music affect your understanding of the story?

NOTE:Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 2.01.15 PM Stars and Stripes is highly critical of the Esquire story, saying it does not understand what benefits are available to “the shooter” and others.

Esquire, stung by Stars and Stripes, now says
the online version is not as complete as the printed version and made and error of omission by not accurately reporting the benefits that are due the “shooter.”

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