I couldn't sleep this morning and so I was up early watching some of the 9/11 coverage. I watched MSNBC's replay of the original NBC coverage and was again struck by how awful it was (lots of reports of talking to "high ranking U.S. officials" and not nearly enough time talking to actual eyewitnesses). In any case though, it was interesting to see 9/11 presented again as simply something that happened. Before the replay began, on the other hand, I had to hear at least a couple of TV talking heads mention how religious tolerance, i.e. the current controversies over the Park51 mosque and the Florida Koran burning, was the important thing to take away from 9/11.
Huh? Of all of the potential reasons the United States was attacked on 9/11, religious tolerance or lack thereof was not on the list. If you want to use 9/11 to reaffirm our American values of free speech and freedom of religion, go for it. But if you think that those values are something we should learn from 9/11 then I don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Posted by kris at September 11, 2010 11:52 AM
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|# September 11th, 2010 1:05 PM kris|
|I was re-reading this post and thinking about how everyone has been using 9/11 lately to satisfy some political end. I think I'm guilty of that too, so it's time to stop. There will never be a better day than today. |
|# September 12th, 2010 1:12 PM Yaeli|
|It is just the PC insanity that has taken over the world...or at least the media and the political elites. If it keeps it up, I think the MSM is going to PC itself right out of existence. |