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Chelsea Talks to Tina: Former First Daughter To Write on Trade Center Attack
The New York Observer ^ | September 26, 2001 | Gabriel Snyder

Posted on 09/26/2001 5:20:53 PM PDT by aculeus

Tina Brown finally got a Clinton on her payroll.

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, 21, has agreed to write a story for Talk Magazine about her experiences during the World Trade Center attack, a source at the magazine said.

"Chelsea Clinton is pursuing a piece for us related to the World Trade Center disaster," the Talk source said.

The story is expected to run in the November issue of the magazine, though the publication date has not been finalized. Ms. Clinton’s piece is assigned at roughly 1200 words.

A spokesperson for Talk did not immediately return a phone call.

It appears that Talk approached Ms. Clinton, a Stanford graduate who is set to enter Oxford University in England later this fall to study international relations.

Though Ms. Clinton has typically kept a distance from the media, she was so troubled by the World Trade Center tragedy – and by the fact that friends of hers lost loved ones – she decided to go public with her thoughts, a friend of the former First Daughter said.

"She was so moved by the events," the friend said. The friend added that Ms. Clinton didn’t intend to give any more interviews related the tragedy.

Chelsea Clinton was in New York City September 11, the day of the attack. In an interview with NBC’s Jane Pauley, Ms. Clinton’s mother, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, said her daughter had planned to go jogging that morning around the World Trade Center plaza, but opted to go to a coffee shop instead.

"She was going to go around the towers," Senator Clinton said. "She went to get a cup of coffee and that's when the plane hit."

Senator Clinton said she wasn’t able to reach Chelsea for two hours after the attack, and was afraid to tell her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who was traveling at the time.

"Bill was in Australia and he was so upset by what he was seeing on television that I didn’t want to tell him that I couldn’t find her until I found her," Senator Clinton said. "I told him, everything’s fine, don’t worry."

Chelsea Clinton has subsequently visited Ground Zero, the site of the demolished World Trade Center, and talked to rescue personnel on the scene.

Reached by The Observer, a spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton declined comment on anything related to Ms. Clinton and Talk magazine. The spokesperson reiterated a standing policy of not discussing anything related to Chelsea Clinton.

This is not the first courtship of a member of the Clinton family by Talk Magazine, which is edited by Tina Brown and funded in part by Miramax, the film company co-chaired by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The first issue of Talk, which premiered in September 1999, included an exclusive cover story and interview with then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Last year, the company’s book division, Talk Miramax Books, pursued the rights to publish Senator Clinton’s autobiography, but lost out to Simon & Schuster, which paid nearly $8 million.

Mr. Weinstein is among the most public supporters of the former First Family, having raised thousands of dollars for the former President and Senator Clinton, as well as former Vice-President Al Gore.

Ms. Brown and Mr. Weinstein also co-hosted a victory party in New York City for Senator Clinton in November 2000 along with Michael Bloomberg.

-- additional reporting by Sridhar Pappu


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1 posted on 09/26/2001 5:20:53 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus
I. I. I.

From ol' "I was there, well no not me, my daughter was there."

2 posted on 09/26/2001 5:24:46 PM PDT by nm_james
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This is so insulting to the thousands of families that lost someone they dearly loved. The Clintons are so pathetic. Someone make them go away.
3 posted on 09/26/2001 5:26:41 PM PDT by Preachers Kid
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To: aculeus
Chelsea Clinton was in New York City September 11, the day of the attack. In an interview with NBC’s Jane Pauley, Ms. Clinton’s mother, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, said her daughter had planned to go jogging that morning around the World Trade Center plaza, but opted to go to a coffee shop instead.

"She was going to go around the towers," Senator Clinton said, "but I warned her never to go running in New York City again. The last time she did this the NYPD mistook her for someone else. They picked her up and brought her to the stables where they keep the horses for their mounted patrols, though I can't understand why you would arrest someone and bring her THERE."

4 posted on 09/26/2001 5:27:19 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: aculeus
The whole family is liars. IF she says she was 2 blocks from trade center it will prove it. She is already on record at 13 blocks away. Thats over 2 miles in NYC blocks.
5 posted on 09/26/2001 5:27:37 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: aculeus
...but opted to go to a coffee shop instead.

AHA! Starbucks! They don't call it 'Starbucks' for nothin'!

6 posted on 09/26/2001 5:27:46 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: aculeus
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, what a SCOOP!! Chelsea Clinton gets to say, "YES, I WAS A MILE AND A HALF FROM THE TOWERS, JUST LIKE 2 MILLION OTHER PEOPLE IN MANHATTAN. MY MOM WAS IN WASHINGTON PUSHING A RABID SOCIALIST, PRO-ABORTION AGENDA, AND DADDY WAS IN AUSTRALIA CHASING KANGAROOS IN SKIRTS."

Gee, what a GREAT interview that'll be. Yawn.

7 posted on 09/26/2001 5:28:34 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: aculeus
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, what a SCOOP!! Chelsea Clinton gets to say, "YES, I WAS A MILE AND A HALF FROM THE TOWERS, JUST LIKE 2 MILLION OTHER PEOPLE IN MANHATTAN. MY MOM WAS IN WASHINGTON PUSHING A RABID SOCIALIST, PRO-ABORTION AGENDA, AND DADDY WAS IN AUSTRALIA CHASING KANGAROOS IN SKIRTS."

Gee, what a GREAT interview that'll be. Yawn.

8 posted on 09/26/2001 5:28:36 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: aculeus
I'd bet she'll have a problem coming up with 1,200 words without a White House staff to write it for her. And can you believe "she was going to go jogging but decided to go to a coffee shop instead." Guess she can't decide whether to be healthy or get a caffine fix. This reminds me of the people who say, "You know? I took flight 93 once five years ago."
9 posted on 09/26/2001 5:29:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: aculeus
She was there.


10 posted on 09/26/2001 5:29:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Alberta's Child
Whinny....wonder is she counts with her hoof.
11 posted on 09/26/2001 5:31:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Alberta's Child
"They picked her up and brought her to the stables where they keep the horses for their mounted patrols, though I can't understand why you would arrest someone and bring her THERE."

With a face like Chelsea, I can understand.

12 posted on 09/26/2001 5:31:55 PM PDT by SC DOC
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To: aculeus

13 posted on 09/26/2001 5:32:23 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Diogenesis
Who is that riding Chelsea?
14 posted on 09/26/2001 5:32:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: aculeus
Chelsea's Close Brush With Being Near the World Trade Center, Just About When the Planes Hit
15 posted on 09/26/2001 5:33:01 PM PDT by dighton
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To: TLBSHOW
I'll always believe there's some sick sh*t goin' on in that family. And you have to admit it is fun to still have them to kick around during this crisis. But I'd still be happier is they'd go away.
16 posted on 09/26/2001 5:34:14 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross
Which pic, 10 or 13?
17 posted on 09/26/2001 5:34:24 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: aculeus
Does anyone still believe anything that the Clinton trash says? And by "Clinton Trash" I mean Bill, Hillary - and Chelsea.
18 posted on 09/26/2001 5:35:06 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: aculeus
Though Ms. Clinton has typically kept a distance from the media, she was so troubled by the World Trade Center tragedy – and by the fact that friends of hers lost loved ones – she decided to go public with her thoughts, a friend of the former First Daughter said.

It was hands off while she was under 21...she is a big girl now. Chelsea has learned the number 1 lesson taught by bubba & bubbette. Anything can be exploited for money if you are a webb-clinton.

19 posted on 09/26/2001 5:35:16 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: dalebert
Chelsa carried a pregnant woman and led a blind man down 87 flights of stairs.
20 posted on 09/26/2001 5:35:34 PM PDT by Rustynailww
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To: Terry Mross
LOL!! Bill and Hill disgracefully using Chelsea one more time to try to get some attention for themselves. The me-first family rides again!
21 posted on 09/26/2001 5:36:15 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: TLBSHOW
Is that Chelsea Hubble we're talking about????
22 posted on 09/26/2001 5:36:33 PM PDT by Lower55
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To: aculeus
Let me be the first to point out the lack of MAJOR BARF ALERT!

Daddy's in Australia on 9/ll, Chelsea is a few blocks away.

Can you say made-for-TV movie? Gag me with a giant spoon!

23 posted on 09/26/2001 5:36:45 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: Recovering_Democrat
What I find offensive about this is why are the thoughts or experiences of Chelsea Clinton in any way noteworthy? Millions of actual New Yorkers (or even people like myself who lived there for a span of time) have stories and thoughts and have lost friends or loved ones, yet they aren't writing 1200 words for Talk. I love how the Clintons get everything their way - no one can criticize Chelsea, or talk about anything to do with her, but when she wants to abuse her quasi-celebrity on her terms, then it is ok. I am really disgusted by this. I want stories from people who ran fifty flights of stairs to get out of the building or people who spoke to their loved ones on the phone seconds before the Towers collapsed, not Chelsea's drivel about how she was going to maybe, had kind of thought about taking a walk or a run near the Towers that day and could maybe possibly have even, oh my! been in danger herself! Why am I continually able to be further disgusted by these people?
24 posted on 09/26/2001 5:37:06 PM PDT by Freya
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To: dalebert
It depends on how you define 2 blocks.

Dust from the World Trade Center probably spread over 11 blocks. That made the coffee shop only 2 blocks awayl

25 posted on 09/26/2001 5:38:11 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Rustynailww
I'm sure she was also talking to people on the airplane with her cell phone for that coffee shop.

I'm sure she also rescued 5 firefighters.

26 posted on 09/26/2001 5:40:18 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: aculeus
They raised her to replicate THEM!
27 posted on 09/26/2001 5:40:18 PM PDT by Burlem
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To: aculeus
she was so troubled by the World Trade Center tragedy - and by the fact that friends of hers lost loved ones - she decided to go public with her thoughts

You mean she had more than ONE?
Must be some cash involved somewhere.

28 posted on 09/26/2001 5:41:15 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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To: aculeus
Update - The Hijackers in Hell:

Rather than being serviced by 70 virgins as promised, the hijackers have found themselves being serviced by 70 Chelsea Clintons. Say the hijackers, Clinton is neither a virgin, nor worth being serviced by.
29 posted on 09/26/2001 5:41:56 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: Izzy Dunne
Without a doubt, she's thinking about a future political career in NYC.
30 posted on 09/26/2001 5:42:50 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: aculeus
Six thousand people slaughtered..and it's all about THEM....
31 posted on 09/26/2001 5:43:08 PM PDT by Fintan
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To: Freya
What I find offensive about this is why are the thoughts or experiences of Chelsea Clinton in any way noteworthy?

I had that same thought, but then I decided that being in Talk magazine doen't mean it's noteworthy...

32 posted on 09/26/2001 5:43:48 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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To: July 4th
Clinton is neither a virgin...

Yuck......I'm about to lose my dinner.

33 posted on 09/26/2001 5:44:09 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: aculeus
"Bill was in Australia and he was so upset by what he was seeing on television thatI didn’t want to tell him that I couldn’t find her until I found her," Senator Clinton said. "I told him, everything’s fine, don’t worry."

Doea any one REALLY believe this?

34 posted on 09/26/2001 5:44:47 PM PDT by tet68
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To: mombonn
Let me be the first to point out the lack of MAJOR BARF ALERT!

You got "Chelsea", "Tina", and "write" in the title, and you STILL need a barf alert?

35 posted on 09/26/2001 5:45:08 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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To: Terry Mross
...., a Stanford graduate who is set to enter Oxford University in England later this fall to study international relations.

So just when does the fall term start at Oxford? She was enrolled at Stanford and hardly attended. Seems like she graduated awfully fast. Course it was arranged for her to get credits for writing about her experiences while traveling the world, on our dime, with Mummy and Daddy.

I want them all to shut up and go away. BTW, has anyone actually heard Chelsea speak even one word?

36 posted on 09/26/2001 5:45:27 PM PDT by barker
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To: Izzy Dunne
She might talk about how Bin Laden has tried to kill her numerous times over the years but she didn't want to say anything because she didn't want the attention.
37 posted on 09/26/2001 5:45:58 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Tai_Chung
Actually, this whole thing is marginalizing the Clintons. Chelsea writing about her experiences will be nothing more than load of feelings based drivel. The idea of her writing an article is ludicrous, and will be treated as such by most of the writing establishment. As a side note, can you imagine if Chelsea had been hurt or killed at WTC? I shudder to think how the self-serving duo would have used the death of their daughter to further their themselves.
38 posted on 09/26/2001 5:46:07 PM PDT by stylin_geek
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To: barker
has anyone actually heard Chelsea speak even one word?

Didn't she say that she 'felt like a porn star' once? I can't remember the occasion.
39 posted on 09/26/2001 5:47:07 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: mombonn
Can you say made-for-TV movie? Gag me with a giant spoon!

Yep. Lifetime made for t.v. movie: Moment of Truth: The Clintons and the WTC: It could have been worse, it could have been us.

40 posted on 09/26/2001 5:48:02 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: Rustynailww
I figured she would say she was the one who rode the building down from the 82nd floor when it collapsed.
41 posted on 09/26/2001 5:48:23 PM PDT by freedom4ever
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To: Alberta's Child
They picked her up and brought her to the stables where they keep the horses for their mounted patrols, though I can't understand why you would arrest someone and bring her THERE."

Because they thought she was a run away horse?

42 posted on 09/26/2001 5:49:10 PM PDT by varon
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To: barker
BTW, has anyone actually heard Chelsea speak even one word?

Does moo count as a word?

43 posted on 09/26/2001 5:49:24 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: stylin_geek
I shudder to think how the self-serving duo would have used the death of their daughter to further their themselves.

I need an editor. LOL.

44 posted on 09/26/2001 5:49:54 PM PDT by stylin_geek
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To: stylin_geek
I believe Al Gore invented editors.
45 posted on 09/26/2001 5:51:29 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Moment of Truth: The Clintons and the WTC: It could have been worse, it could have been us.

The sequel: "Next Time, Better Luck."

46 posted on 09/26/2001 5:51:48 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: Terry Mross
This reminds me of the people who say, "You know? I took flight 93 once five years ago."

I bet Chelsea will say that she was almost on that flight but decided to stay in NYC one day longer so she could jog around the WTC.

47 posted on 09/26/2001 5:53:35 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: barker
So just when does the fall term start at Oxford?

Whenever Chelsea is pleased to honor them with her presence. Duh!

48 posted on 09/26/2001 5:55:16 PM PDT by dighton
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To: aculeus
Chelsea Clinton was in New York City September 11, the day of the attack. In an interview with NBC’s Jane Pauley, Ms. Clinton’s mother, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, said her daughter had planned to go jogging that morning around the World Trade Center plaza(Yeah, right. When has she ever done this?), but opted to go to a coffee shop instead.

"She was going to go around the towers," Senator Clinton said. "She went to get a cup of coffee and that's when the plane hit."

Bull.

49 posted on 09/26/2001 5:55:51 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Alberta's Child
"The last time she did this the NYPD mistook her for someone else. They picked her up and brought her to the stables where they keep the horses for their mounted patrols, though I can't understand why you would arrest someone and bring her THERE."


Gee, could it be that she looks like a horse?

50 posted on 09/26/2001 5:56:30 PM PDT by itwasntme
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