posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:39 AM
Actually before everyone gets all bent out of shape over this, has anyone checked to see who is actually doing the complaining here and just whom
politicized the 9/11 tragedy first? - no I did'nt think so.
Well heres what I've found so far;
Monica Gabrielle, quoted from NYT editorial letter last July,
"Lest we forget, the responsibility of our leaders is to protect our citizens from harm. On Sept. 11, 2001, our leaders failed miserably. The reason
for the failures has yet to be fully determined.Our recovery will not be enhanced simply because the Republican Convention will be held near ground
I hear axe grinding in backround
Mindy Klienberg, along with Kristen Breitwieser are members of The Family Steering Commitee for the independant 9/11 commision. Breitweiser quoted
from a Salon. com article back in September of 2003;
"Remember the aircraft-carrier photo op? Bush is a man of action; in fact, he is an action hero. Except, of course, when it really counts, like in
those early morning hours when this country was under attack and our commander in chief was drinking milk and eating cookies with second graders."
Axe grinding noise is getting louder
Jeff Zack & Harold Schaitberger are the spokesman and president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Union who "gave Kerry an early
endorsement in the presidential race". The same union that Tommy Lee belongs to.
From "Firefighters for Kerry" at the IAFF site;
As co-chair of the Kerry for President campaign and President of the first union to endorse John Kerry, Schaitberger’s visit generated significant
press coverage(New Hampshire)
Referencing an AP story on Bush campaign use of 9/11 that quotes Schaightberger, So they're quoting a "co-chair of the Kerry for President
campaign" in the article without even telling their readers about it? Could AP be any more deceptive?
Axe grinding noise is almost overbearing
Heres a few more that have been quoted in the press;
Like Colleen Kelly and David Potorti who are part of an anti-war group called Peaceful Tomorrows. Here's a quote from an interview Potori did at
Buzzflash back in October of 2003,
"I feel like the foreign policy of the Bush Administration is almost like a second assault on us. We had this terrorist attack and now it's almost
like we have this other attack from our own government which is doing things which clearly are not in our interests, and clearly are not reducing the
chances of another terrorist attack happening again. Sometimes I feel quite assaulted from all quarters. And it's just a very odd place to be -- to
feel like your own government is not operating in your best interest."
Axe grinding is excrutiating;
Come on folks, this article is a joke! We don't have any polling data, we don't know how the reporters chose these people to quote, we don't know
how many pro-Bush quotes weren't included, all we have are several people who the reporters MUST HAVE KNOWN were going to trash Bush before they even
talked to them.
This piece is liberal bias at its worst and if the reporters had any integrity, they'd issue a public apology for putting out this sort of slanted
Bush has every right to point out the difference between himself and his challenger based on his record - which is we have not suffered another
history changing attack like 9/11 due to his policy considering us at war with terrorists, unlike Kerry who believes it just a law enforcement
Going by the logic used on the left Roosevelt should be condemed for running on war success after Pearl Harbor in 1944 election, instead he should
have limited himself to domestic concerns.
If newsroom editors had instead said to their reporters "go find me six people who like what Bush has done in relation to 9/11 you would be reading
that today. But no it was more like this "I want you to find six people against Bushs ad so we can run that angle"
When news does not identify what organizations people are connected with when supposedly getting anecdotal people from the street quotes - they do
everyone a disservice.
Who politicized 9/11 first - clue its not Bush
I want to add these democrat rules for the campaign that I came across - kinda explains why all the panties are in a wad;
Democrats are trying to write a rather remarkable set of rules for this election season. They are doing so with the complete and almost unanimous
support of the media. Thus far we have:
1. Inasmuch as John Kerry served in Vietnam, any negative reference to John Kerry's voting record during his 19 years in the Senate of the United
States shall be deemed to be an attack on Kerry's patriotism.
2. Any images of Vietnam used in Kerry campaign commercials are not only appropriate, but serve as proof positive of John Kerry's fitness to serve
the country as its president.
3. Any images of 9/11 used in Bush campaign commercials are not only inappropriate and exploitive, but shall also serve as proof positive that George
Bush is unfit to serve the country as its president.
4. Any group of people who support the reelection of George Bush shall be deemed a "special interest." Any group of people who support the
campaign of John Kerry shall be deemed a "constituency."
(From Boortz site)
[Edited on 5-3-2004 by Phoenix]