The observations of this article are correct. However, much of this comes from the globalization of news coverage, and the need to have dramatic stories footage and photos that will grab national and international interest. The coverage of the deaths in each community can be found in smaller, local new sources, such as the Staten Island Advance (in contrast to the New York Times). In Israel all media coverage is national, rather than local, so the same phenomenon applies.
U.S. says it killed 10 AQAP Islamist militants in four air strikes in Yemen since April 23 (Reuters)