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Some 9/11 relatives angered by Bush ads
AP ^ | 3/04/04 | LIZ SIDOTI

Posted on 03/04/2004 3:56:07 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:39:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush's campaign commercials on the air just one day have angered several relatives of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and a firefighters union that has endorsed Democratic rival John Kerry demanded the ads be pulled.


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Notice that both the title and the content have changed from this earlier report. Did the AP rush out to find the other people whose positive remarks are added in the second report, or did they just not bother adding them in the first?

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads (Big time media bias alert)

Could the fact that the AP's bias was so very obvious and truly angered so many people have had this result.

1 posted on 03/04/2004 3:56:07 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Are the naysayers the ones who also rejected the first government 9/11 settlement because they considered it too low (thereby wanting to profit from the loss of their family members)?
2 posted on 03/04/2004 4:00:42 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: kattracks
"It makes me sick," said Colleen Kelly, who lost her brother Bill Kelly Jr., in the attacks and leads a victims families group called Peaceful Tomorrows. "Would you ever go to someone's grave site and use that as an instrument of politics?

Isn't this what John Kerry is doing, dancing on the graves of those who fought and died in Vietnam, trying to make his service there a political plus?

3 posted on 03/04/2004 4:02:09 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: kattracks
Nine-eleven belongs to all Americans. Liberals cannot accept that because they are not Americans. They certainly object to free speech.
4 posted on 03/04/2004 4:03:28 PM PST by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats.)
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To: kattracks
But the images in the Bush ads have sparked a furor.Yeah, because the furor is orchestrated.

I would think the families of 9/11 victims would be more angry with the Democrats, whose attitude seems to be, "9/11? Let's move on..."

5 posted on 03/04/2004 4:05:12 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: My2Cents
"since ny brother was there I am central to the universe" said Colleen Kelly. /sarcasm

I feel for this womans loss but she isnt the only one effected by 911. She had better get some thicker skin.
6 posted on 03/04/2004 4:08:04 PM PST by mylife
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To: kattracks
leads a victims families group called Peaceful Tomorrows.

And who is Colleen Kelly and Peaceful Tomorrows? Read on.

Colleen's Excellent adventure to Iraq - Human Shield Alert

7 posted on 03/04/2004 4:10:09 PM PST by Mike Darancette (General - Alien Army of the Right (AAOTR))
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1090784/posts
Sept. 11 Families Disgusted by Bush Campaign Ads
Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 3/4/04 | Mark Egan
People that protest this ad would rather forget about 9/11. Guess what? It did happen and during Bush's presidency. Not only does he have a RIGHT to reference the event, he has an OBLIGATION to do so...
These people put their own political agenda ahead of the country's safety.
Doyle and Willett--
"Quite honestly, he probably would have gotten booed," Bill Doyle, who lost his son Joey in the attack, said of a Bush visit.
 The 9-11 Visibility Project.
Meet the Willet family.Willets..
Mr. Doyle is in the liberal media rolodex. Every time they need a quote attacking Bush, he's there with fresh new material: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/05/17/families.htm
Willett is a real piece of work:
A letter to the FTC.

8 posted on 03/04/2004 4:11:13 PM PST by backhoe
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To: kattracks
I'm just about sick of the 9/11 families pissing and moaning about everything. I'm sorry that they lost family members and I take it very personally myself, but I'm tired of them bitching that nothing they get is ever good enough and they alone should hold sway over public opinion, media coverage, and memorials of that fateful day. They greatly over-estimate the number of people who really give a crap what they think. Take the $1.6 million, go buy a condo and a Mercedes, and shut the hell up. Their settlement is more than anybody else's survivor benefits and they've received more public sympathy than any other group of victims in American history with the possible exception of concentration camp Jews. Enough already. < /rant off >
9 posted on 03/04/2004 4:12:05 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (All the good taglines are taken.)
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To: kattracks; Howlin; Liz; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog
...a firefighters union...

Aren't these gubmint workers? And would it really be proper if they become partisan - like this?

10 posted on 03/04/2004 4:12:17 PM PST by Libloather (Charter member - VRWC - # EIB-04151982)
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To: kattracks
Many of the kin of the survivors (and their lawyers) are still jockeying for big bucks. All this "I am offended" stuff is just posturing. New York City unions are ultra dem and a union member from NYC is unquestionably going to speak for the dems (some might actually vote correctly, but, if they talk at all, it'll be for the lefties).
11 posted on 03/04/2004 4:13:13 PM PST by Tacis
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To: kattracks
The Democrats prefer that 9/11 be forgotten. We will never forget.
12 posted on 03/04/2004 4:13:16 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: kattracks
Jennie Farrell, who lost her brother, electrician James Cartier, called the ad "tastefully done," adding: "It speaks to the truth of the times. Sept. 11 ... was something beyond the realm of imagination, and George Bush ... led us through one of the darkest moments in history."

... one other point of view..well said!

13 posted on 03/04/2004 4:13:24 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: kattracks
I want to see an ad with a thousand police, firemen,relatives of victims of 911 supporting Bush and calling Kerry's complaints disgusting and shaming the firefighters' union.
14 posted on 03/04/2004 4:14:45 PM PST by Mark (Treason doth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
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To: kattracks
Bush just BREATHING angers Colleen I'm sure.

Hey B*TCH....men have DIED to avenge your brother's death...Perfect STRANGERS have DIED so that wouldn't happen to anyone else in your family...B8TCH! I am sick of these professional Democrat victims that Bush has tried to help...he gave them our HARD-EARNED MONEY also!!!

I apoligize in advance.

15 posted on 03/04/2004 4:15:40 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kattracks
I am amazed by this. After all the money and support (emotional and otherwise) that has been given to these families-- the way that some are acting so nakedly partisan and petty is sad.

We didn't give the people of OKC anything and they have never behaved in this manner. It's a real shame how some 9-11 families are behaving.
16 posted on 03/04/2004 4:16:28 PM PST by faithincowboys ( Zell Miller is the only DC Democrat not committing treason.)
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To: Libloather
Harold Schaitberger, the firefighter union's president

uh oh:

Check this out!

17 posted on 03/04/2004 4:16:39 PM PST by Howlin (Just another unrepentant Bush supporter.)
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To: Mike Darancette; Phantom Lord; mykdsmom; NCjim; jern; Helms; TC Rider
Cary, North Carolina?????

Ha! Down here, we refer to Cary as

Containment
Area (for)
Relocated
Yankees!
18 posted on 03/04/2004 4:20:58 PM PST by Howlin (Just another unrepentant Bush supporter.)
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To: kattracks
Nobody should be surprised that there are some liberal Bush haters among the relatives of some 9-11 victims, and they will blast Bush no matter what he does.

The fact remains that 9-11 and the war on terrorism are enormously important issues to ALL Americans and must be considered in this election.

The Dems are really upset about this because they know that national security is Bush's strong point and it is their weak point.

They might even remember that after 9-11 many Dems openly admitted they were glad Bush was in the White House. Including my very liberal Dem mother!

19 posted on 03/04/2004 4:22:14 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity; kattracks
I'm also sorry for their loss, but I saw the ad this morning, it's very well done. Also I heard three of them bitching about it on the radio coming home from work.

Good Lord, 5 seconds of a picture of the WTC and an flag. Give me a break!!
20 posted on 03/04/2004 4:24:26 PM PST by Springman
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