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To: elenchus
I don't think we want any president controlling the media.

That said, it is incredibly sad that NBC doesn't include BKO in their list of prominent Americans who lost their lives this year, if indeed they are not including her. Fox includes Olson - I had hoped they would end with her, but I think they went by date of death.

Barbara Olson is as inspiring today as she was prior to her death. My heartfelt prayers are with Ted and her family and friends.

7 posted on 12/31/2001 12:41:14 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: Endeavor
Agreed, Endeavor, that none of us wants the president controlling the media, That is not what I meant. The president, just by virtue of being president, attracts the media--particularly at this time. President Bush could step out and say a prayer--for Barbara; in fact Ted Olson is probably more in need of the nation's prayers at this time! I am not very worried that President Bush will use the opportunity to take over the media.

Simply at will, the president could insure that the media informs the American public about this fallen hero. Does he owe any less to his Solicitor General, to impress the memory of his beautiful and smart and good wife on the mind of the American public--merely because she objectively deserved it?

By the way, I meant to remind everyone that it was on Ted Olson's birthday that his wife's was murdered in that hijacked plane.

(Please excuse the overlooked typo on principle/principal in the article.)

11 posted on 12/31/2001 12:53:46 PM PST by elenchus
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