Skip to comments.BARBARA OLSON, CONSERVATIVE HERO IN BATTLE AGAINST ISLAMIC TERROR AND CLINTON CRIMES, IGNORED ON NBC
Posted on 12/31/2001 12:27:48 PM PST by elenchus
Our hero Barbara Olson who died while calling for advice and help in the crash into the Pentagon (we assume she must have been fighting to the last) is certainly the most prominent casualty of the September 11, 2001 terror attack.
(By the way, I find it nauseating when people, and the networks in particular, refer to it as a "tragedy." In this context, "tragedy" might be appropriate to deaths due to an accidentally set fire, or a plane crashing due strictly to mechanical failure. It is not merely a tragedy when Arab fanatics turn airplanes into missiles, crash into a couple of buildings and kill thousands of innocent civilians. There are many words that might begin to approximate the event, but tragedy cannot be one of them, and I resent its use almost exclusively by those on the left.)
Not only is she the most prominent, but she is also the wife of one of the top U.S. government officials, the attorney who represented candidate George Bush in the contested Florida election before the Supreme Court, and above all a stalwart, perfectly relentless fighter against the corruption of the government by the Clinton's, who left her husband at home on the day of the fateful flight to once again do battle in an out-of-town television interview on ABC's Politically Incorrect show, presumably in order to advance the thesis of her about to be released book, The Final Days (how ironic the name), which was the follow-up to her first Clinton book, Hell to Pay (more irony since there has been a lot of hell to pay from the Clinton treacheries--and it will not only be the Islamic maniacs, who were enabled to do what they did on September 11, 2001 by the Clinton perfidies, who will someday have hell to pay). Whatever one's politics, one has to acknowledge that hers is arguably the most significant death of the year, what with her dying directly at the hands of the terrorists and indirectly at the hands of the Clintons.
Despite this fact, NBC news divisions have apparently made the decision not to include Barbara Olson in their visual obituaries or profiles of the most important Americans to die in 2001. At least, I can find no instance of their doing so among the shows that I have seen thus far. Were things reversed and had this been a Democrat administration, it would be unthinkable that the president would permit a hero of the left to go unsung. Clinton would never have let any network get away with failing to mention one of his partners in crime. Is not one of our virtuous heroes deserving of nothing less? Should not President Bush takeup the slack and speak of the courage of our fallen hero who we know risked her life and died fighting for information on that hijacked plane and in all likelihood--if there was any opportunity at all--must have died kicking and scratching and throwing that cellphone at one of the terrorists? Let's roll is great, but making sure that Clintons and the terrorists had hell to pay is unsurpassed.
NBC is truly the worst, most corrupt, of the networks although with dishonest men such as Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel et al on CBS and ABC, there are several very close seconds.
Please think of this when you decide which network to watch--that is, if (unlike this writer) you are still watching the network news at all.
They vote Democrat
Politics bores them.
They are not unique.
Ted Olson argued one of the most important cases in our history in front of SCOTUS. I doubt they even recognize his name.
I give up, what is nbc?
I didn't mean to infer that you were for presidential control of the media and now better understand your point.
Those who knew Barbara Olson best knew that she was a big fan of DAVID HOROWITZ and his website Frontpagemag.com. Until now, most Americans have been forced to watch our country and its culture drift further and further to the left. Not knowing the true reasons for this degeneration, we have felt helpless to stop it. We have wasted our time and our money supporting political candidates who have cynically sold us false promises about their ability to restore true American values. Now, after years of investigation and with precious little time to spare, DAVID HOROWITZ has finally found the ACTUAL SOURCE of this foul tide. Armed with irrefutable proof, he has exposed the CONSERVATIVE HOLOCAUST that has until now been secreted behind the tall, ivy-covered walls of academia.
Freepers, I personally urge you to support Mr. Horowitz's campaign in every way possible. Forget the politicians. Instead, speak to your neighbors. Form committees. Demand to see what is actually written in the textbooks given to our kids. Write letters demanding protection for conservative students and faculty. Show up at David's campaign stops. Visit Frontpagemag.com. Finally, and most importantly, I urge you to immediately send David as much money as you possibly can to save our conservative values from extinction. And please, FReepers, DIG DEEP because this is no time for half measures. DO IT NOW FOR BARBARA!
With David's leadership, we can and we will DEFEAT INTELLECTUAL TERRORISM and save our country from the evils of FULL BLOWN SOCIALISM.
Thank you, America, LET'S ROLL!
Barbara was and remains, through her writings and through those of us who loved and so appreciated her, a person of consequence in her own right and should be mentioned as such in a "prominent American" lost life retrospective.
"Another thought....we all know who Barbara Olson was. We admired and respected her. But we are Freepers. My in-laws would not have the slightest idea of who she was.
"They vote Democrat Politics bores them. They are not unique.
"Ted Olson argued one of the most important cases in our history in front of SCOTUS. I doubt they even recognize his name."
But that's just the point:
(1) Our heroes must be celebrated and those ignorant of their sacrifice must be informed about their greatness. We all need those heroes. Our children need to know about them. Ignorant democrats need to know. Your relatives, too. The American public has few heroes. The military no longer allows the celebration of heroic exploits in battle due to secrecy and safety concerns and media abuses in opposing and jeopardizing the military. We are a nation desperately in need of heroes. Now we have a few--and we must celebrate them and publicize every one of them. We must not permit the left to consign them to oblivion. We must raise them up. They must be examples to all our families and friends and neighbors. It is desperately important to preserve the memory of the few heroes we are given today.
(2) Keep this in mind too: The networks only retain their licenses to broadcast on the public-owned (that's you!) airways if they serve the public, and part of their responsibility is to provide information and objective news reports. When they no longer fulfill that responsibility, do they deserve the license with which they broadcast--our license, our airwaves--do they deserve their near monopoly on televised information?
But I guess the Times would explain it by the fact that Barbara's life didn't have as much impact on the world as some of the people they *did* profile:
and Abe Beame.
Of course, we all know that the real reason such an exalted person (as well as a heroine) was left out is because she had the nerve to write something less than flattering about the boy president and his lovely and charming wife.
On a personal note, I have a brother who, upon learning about the death of Barbara, made a crude remark to another brother. He doesn't know that I know he made the remark and I'm not speaking to him anyway.
You're right about much of the country not having a clue about her.
That said, though, there is still a categorical difference between the NY Times, which is far left of left and is simply dedicated to nothing but the destruction of this country and any standards remaining, but nonetheless is a private newspaper printed on private paper, one among hundreds in this country, and one only a fool would take seriously--and the three networks which broadcast on our airwaves and have an expressed responsibility to report the news objectively.
We should recall that the exposure of our heroes to the public, the list of those included and those they decide to exclude, is not the list for the network's Xmas party. They invite their friends and exclude their enemies from the party. This is the heart of what our nation is about, what gives us spiritual life's blood. They are sucking that blood, sucking us white.
Last Thursday, December 27, was BKO's birthday. There was a memorial service for her in Houston, where BKO was born and raised, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. It seems that many of her family members were unable to attend the one held in Washington. There were about 60 members of her family there, and the rest of the Mausoleum was packed. BKO's brother mentioned that Larry King had sent him several boxes of videos -- a copy of each of her appearances on his show. Also, for the memorial service, Larry King also narrated a 7 or 8 minute tribute with her life story. The last few seconds of the tape was a close-up of a piece of paper that simply contained the words "I Love You, Ted."
What a remarkable woman.
Look at the fate of the great foundations and museums--and universities of America, so many of which were created by great achievers but now bankroll and mindroll the engine of the left, political correctness and hatred of western values.
Great post. Thanks.