From the news coverage in this country youd think that the U.S. was the only country having a problem with Somali pirates; the in some respects much worse crises that ships from other countries have been facing at the same time have received virtually no mention.
Even the Guardian a British rather than American paper leads off its story on the Somali seizure of a French ship by saying
A French military operation to free a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates backfired yesterday when one of the hostages was killed, highlighting the perils facing US forces trying to free an American seaman being held captive in a parallel pirate standoff.
as though the chief significance of the French ships crisis were that it illustrates the dangers of the American ships crisis. The American medias attitude is even worse; only America exists.