I disagree with The Associated Press' selection of the killing of Osama bin Laden as the top news story of 2011.
It happened 10 years after 9/11 and bin Laden was no longer directing terrorist operations.
The bigger story was the devastating earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown that hit Japan.
A natural disaster that left 20,000 people dead and caused $200 billion in damage - not to mention the long-term threat from the radiation release - is much more significant.
I think liberal media bias played a role in the selection of the bin Laden story. The Obama-loving media wants to prop up their man as some sort of super-warrior who finally got the 9/11 mastermind. I don't think it was the top story of the year.
If you want more evidence of liberal bias, check out what the AP says about the U.S. economy, which has been on life-support since Obama took over: "By some measures, the U.S. economy gained strength as the year progressed."
Not sure what planet these AP voters are living on.
The only people doing well are Barack Obama and the Wall Street types who are bankrolling him.
AP vote on Top Ten News Stories of 2011 - pottsmerc.com