Thursday, September 14, 2006


I heard a segment this morning on NPR, their reader reply segment. Normally I don't pay much attention to this since I rarely care what the great unwashed masses think. However three of them caught my ear.

Letters: Sept 11 Coverage

  • Jennifer Folks, Amaganset, NY
    (it was a terrorist attack, not a muslim attack, what about all the catholic or protestant bombers in Ireland and the UK? what about McVey in OK?)
  • Alison Laurie, Tilsa, NY
    (when would it be more appropriate than now?)
  • Katherine Adams, Richmond, VA
    (MORON!, but then you wouldn't realize that what makes us America is what allows you to have stupid ideas like this, but then it's not illegal or treasonous to be stupid, is it?)

All of these people wrote in to complain about NPR's piece on Muslims in America, how muslims attacked the world trade center on September 11th, how if they didn't like life in America they should go somewhere where suicide bombers live, how it was inappropriate to air this segment in proximity to the 9/11 tribute, how they were seditious and treasonous to air that segment at all.

THIS is the mindset which elected Bush and got us into even more pain and trouble that we found after the attack. These are the kind of people who make me ashamed sometimes of being American.

And consider this report,

Who Left This Hole in the Ground, Mr. President?

Very eloquent. Not something I'm used to seeing at MSNBC.


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