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911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?

wysiwyg 09 Sep 02 - 04:09 PM
Clinton Hammond 09 Sep 02 - 04:05 PM
Amos 09 Sep 02 - 03:56 PM
catspaw49 09 Sep 02 - 03:55 PM
GUEST,petr 09 Sep 02 - 03:41 PM
DougR 09 Sep 02 - 03:14 PM
Clinton Hammond 09 Sep 02 - 03:01 PM
Deda 09 Sep 02 - 02:50 PM
Bobert 09 Sep 02 - 02:40 PM
Amos 09 Sep 02 - 02:25 PM
wysiwyg 09 Sep 02 - 02:22 PM
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Jeri 09 Sep 02 - 02:09 PM
Clinton Hammond 09 Sep 02 - 01:50 PM
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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 04:09 PM

I just got an e-mail link to a memorial thingie flash page that actually is a pop-up ad and spambait generator.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 04:05 PM

"thinking journalism"

Heh...

There's an oxymoron....

,-)


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 03:56 PM

No one ever accused the yellow press of good taste. Unfortunately, yellowness is infectious in the ranks of organizations whose survival depends on selling copies. From one viewpoint, a dime is a dime, whether you get it for thinking journalism or for muckraking.

A


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 03:55 PM

But Dubya's boys are right on it ain't they? They knew the media blitz would come with the accompanying of renewed patriotic fervor.......and gee, what a fine time to put out your plans for creating a new parking lot in Iraq...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 03:41 PM

the other night I saw a preview for some anniversary documentary of 911, with a logo caption of "911" and the 2 1's crumbling one by one like the towers, and wondered who thought that up. (and didnt they think it might come across as crass) petr


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: DougR
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 03:14 PM

A bit of over-kill I would say.

DougR


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 03:01 PM

"endless, 24/7 reruns of the image of the planes hitting the towers"

2 words...

Challenger disaster...

They did exactly the same thing then... The overall effect it has on me is to desensitise the images, which is a good idea in my book... Get people to the point where they CAN look at the disaster without losing all control...

Otherwise, it's just another way the terrorists win...

It may sound callous of me to say it, but it's the truth...

For most, life goes on...


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Deda
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:50 PM

It's also offensive that the networks are using the horror of the day, one year after the fact, to jack up their ratings -- just as they did a year ago with endless, 24/7 reruns of the image of the planes hitting the towers. Turning it into a ratings football, using it to wrench out as many adv. dollars as possible. It's a sorry reflection on the corrosive influence of money in the good old USA.


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Bobert
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:40 PM

Gotta agree with Jeri and Amos. Remember, Yeah. Become a card carrying, frothin-at-the-mouth "patriot" (ha...) willing to be blindlessly led into Bush's agenda, heck no.

This day should be a day or respect for those who died, and not a spectacle.

To use this day for more than quietly relecting on those victims and their families and friends, belittles their lives.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:25 PM

The wrongness, in my opinion, is not simply acknowledging the dead or the heroic. It is in re-running the loop, stirring up new waves of regret and mass anger in support of media sales or politicval agendae which have nothing to do with the actual hearts involved.

I'm sure I can find something more valuable to do with my time than maunder over the past and exercise my God-given right of free kneejerks.

A


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:22 PM

Maybe we will all get so mad all over again we will go with the next round of Bush plans. See?

~S~


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:22 PM

It's what sells advertising, too, which in turn keeps the consumerism up, which keep the oil and gas companies, etc. going, which keeps the excuse for war, in some minds, going, which....

I am sure there is some healing in various private and public ceremonies, but the media has made it meaningless in a general sense with over-the-top.

I have found some of the stuff on NPR interesting, but I don't understand the weeks long lead up to the day. Like Jeri, I think it's got a very wrong feel to it.


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:09 PM

Jed, I don't know about tearing off scabs...maybe. I have this very strong sense that something's terribly wrong with all this hoopla. I can't say exactly WHAT the root of that wrongness is. The biggest thing is that it seems for some to be nothing more than an opportunity to get on their soap box. It's not a memorial, it's a rally. It's political, patriotic, it's making the folks who died into martyrs so we can feel right KICKING SOME ASS. In short, it's about manipulating emotions, and it's what the media do best.

I think memorials are good. The media seem to be doing something else.


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:50 PM

"sensitive" isn't what media coverage is even FOR!

Since when did you ever thnk it was???


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:49 PM

by all means refrain if that is what you wish to do. Just please everyone don't interrupt what could be healing for someone else to do.

mg


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: MMario
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:47 PM

I don't think I have seen media coverage of anything in the past 10 years that could be described as "sensitive".


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Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:43 PM

I will also refrain from viewing, but not for the above reason...


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Subject: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
From: JedMarum
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:37 PM

I find the media's insistence on "heart felt, sensitive" rememberences of last year's attacks to be nothing less then a brutal ripping off the scabs - I will certainly refrain from viewing any of this crap!


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