Recently we've had two fairly minor terrorist attacks - 3 dead in Boston and 1 dead in London. On the scale of things these were very minor attacks and would barely add up to a Bank Holiday weekend's road traffic casualties here
Personally I think the media response to terrorist attacks has become way over hyped, Bruce Schneier, someone I've a lot of respect for thinks likewise and has rounded up some useful articles:
Schneier on Security: Are We Finally Thinking Sensibly About Terrorism?
What think ye, is the media response to Jihadist terror justified and proportionate or overdone ?Yet for pretty much the first time there has been a considerable amount of media commentary seeking to put terrorism in context -- commentary that concludes, as a Doyle McManus article in the Los Angeles Times put it a day after the attack, "We’re safer than we think."