This is News?
The big story of the day is that al-Qaeda planed to use 10 airplanes, but OBL scaled down the attack. Who gives a shit. They didn't use 10 airplanes, they used 3, and it was horrific enough. Horrific enough to unite the whole country and provide the US with good will from around the world. What happened to all that unity and good will, well... that's another story.
Sure, it's an interesting little factoid, but top story of the day? I imagine it's getting so much play because of this, buried amongst all this bull shit. Unprecedented