Tag Archives: 9/11

Quote Of The Day – Paul Krugman

“What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And …

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That Day

This story makes its seventh annual appearance on JMG today. Manhattan, September 11th, 2001 That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am. About ten minutes later, I got a call from Thomas in Orlando. “Honey, you should look out your window because a plane just hit the World Trade Center!” I have a fabulous view …

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Evening View

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Bloomberg On “Credible Threat” To NYC

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Bloomberg: Stop Saying “Ground Zero”

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the media to stop referring to the site of the former World Trade Center as “Ground Zero.” “We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as ‘Ground Zero’ — never,” Bloomberg said as he heralded lower Manhattan’s recovery from 9/11 at an Association for a Better New York breakfast. …

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GOP Rep. Michael Grimm: WTC Cross Should Be A National Monument

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) is calling for a chunk of scrap metal found in the rubble of the World Trade Center to be made into a national monument. A New York congressman plans to introduce legislation that would make a national monument out of the so-called World Trade Center cross. The cross consists of two intersecting steel beams that were …

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God Warned Them About 9/11

Watch Jim Bakker and Cindy Jacobs try to out-whackadoodle each other with their competing stories of how they experienced God-sent visions predicting 9/11.

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O’Donnell Rips Huckabee’s “History”

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Mike Huckabee’s “9/11 For Kids!”

Remember Huckabee’s internet American history education site? Here’s a recent addition.

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Atheists File Challenge to WTC Cross

The American Atheists filed suit in New York court this week, seeking to have a cross removed from the World Trade Center museum. The “cross” was recovered from the tens of thousands of identical metal “crosses” that comprised the destroyed buildings. But because this one happened to land in an upright position, Christianists have seized up this bit of salvage …

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Murdoch Scandal Hits Home: FBI Launches Investigation Of News Corp

The FBI has launched an investigation into Fox News parent News Corp, looking for evidence that the rightwing news organization may have hacked into the cell phones of 9/11 victims and family members. The inquiry apparently comes at the demand of wingnut Rep. Peter King (R-NY). The FBI has declined to comment on the investigation. According to the British press, …

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Ed Shultz On Fox News’ 9/11 Gaffe

Shultz has a field day!

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Fox News: There Were No Terrorist Attacks On America During Dubya’s Terms

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama At Ground Zero

UPDATE: The ceremony has concluded.

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Mark Bingham’s Mom On Bin Laden

“I am going to miss my son every day of my life but this, the death of Osama bin Laden, seems to be perfect closure for the foul and evil deeds that that man has committed. Bill Clinton made a real effort to root out Osama bin Laden. George W. Bush promised the American public that we will not rest …

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Dubya Snubs Ground Zero Ceremony

According to the New York Daily News, Dubya declined to join President Obama at Ground Zero today because he feels he didn’t get enough credit for taking down Osama Bin Laden. Bush’s visit to the rubble after the 9/11 attacks was the emotional high point of his presidency, but associates say the invitation to return with his successor was a …

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Hugging Towers

One week after 9/11, I rescued the above unsigned painting from the front wall of the elementary school on my Chelsea street. It was one of hundreds affixed there in what doubtlessly was a group therapy project for the children. A violent rainstorm had just begun when I removed it and by morning the hundreds of other drawings lay ruined …

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Photos Of The Day – New York Firefighters Arrive In Times Square To Wild Cheers

NYFD ladder trucks arrived in Times Square around 12:30am to the wild cheers of the ever-growing crowds. I tried to get down there myself to witness some history, but at this writing there’s about 200 people frantically waving for cabs along my block on the Upper East Side. NOTE: The above photos have been retweeted so many thousands of times …

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Obama Tells World: Bin Laden Is Dead

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BREAKING: Osama Bin Laden Is DEAD

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