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Sept. 11, Uncensored
Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/24/02 | Claudia Rosset

Posted on 05/24/2002 2:32:03 PM PDT by segis

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:46:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Strange, the loops that history has made since this time last year, when Memorial Day brought a fusillade of TV specials arrayed around the premiere of the megabucks movie "Pearl Harbor" (more than six months before the actual 50th anniversary). The movie flopped, but it was lauded, not least on TV, for special effects so realistic they brought us right into the scene of the 1941 sneak attack.


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TOPICS: Announcements; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; hbo
(I got this off the paid-subscription website of the WSJ. I am uncertain as to whether there are any 'issues' with posting from the paid-subscription site. If anyone does, could you please let me know.)

Never Forget!!!

1 posted on 05/24/2002 2:32:03 PM PDT by segis
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To: segis
But it is time to look -- and remember

I agree. Too many people have gone back to sleep. The images we saw were sanitized. We need to be reminded of the raw horror of that day.

2 posted on 05/24/2002 2:36:07 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: segis
Thanks for posting this. I may get cable TV just to watch it.
3 posted on 05/24/2002 2:36:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: segis
The line that will always stick in my memory, is the interview of one Lady that had climbed down several flights of stairs and made it out before the first tower fell.

She spoke of the difficulty of getting out of the building. . . and getting around "...all of the piles of Blood..." - -- -

. . . then the truth actually hit her, as she remembered that blood doesn't "Pile Up". . . the shear horror/terror that enveloped her was more than she could bear.

4 posted on 05/24/2002 2:52:41 PM PDT by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: segis
It is about time they showed such things, does anyone know when it will air? I don't get HBO on satellite, but may for a month just to see this.
5 posted on 05/24/2002 2:53:14 PM PDT by Mahone
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To: Mahone
It will be aired this Sunday at 9pm EST/ 8pm CST. There will be a repeat on Tuesday, May 28th at 10pm EST/9pm CST.

I don't have cable either but I am going find a way to watch this.

6 posted on 05/24/2002 2:59:14 PM PDT by segis
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To: Mahone
This Sunday, 9:00 p.m., May 26.
7 posted on 05/24/2002 2:59:20 PM PDT by WillaJohns
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To: segis
Anyone know if this is going to be available for purchase later on? I have cable, but don't have HBO.
8 posted on 05/24/2002 3:00:02 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob
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To: WillaJohns
From the HBO website -

IN MEMORIAM: NEW YORK CITY, 9/11/01
Rated TVMA for ADULT CONTENT, ADULT LANGUAGE

It began as an ordinary late-summer day and ended as a day that changed the world forever. This powerful documentary provides a historical record of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 through a uniquely personal collection of video and still photographs shot by more than 100 people in and around New York City. The film follows the Honorable Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and his senior staff from their first realization of the unbelievable tragedy that had occurred, through the despair and tears they experienced, to a newfound strength that would emerge in the spirit of a new America.

Airing - Sunday, May 26, 9:00 pm Eastern
and Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 pm Eastern

9 posted on 05/24/2002 3:03:11 PM PDT by Mahone
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To: segis
bttt
10 posted on 05/24/2002 3:03:31 PM PDT by eraser X
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To: Tennessee_Bob
The... murderers!
11 posted on 05/24/2002 3:04:54 PM PDT by f.Christian
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To: segis
Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to add HBO just for this special. It'll be worth it. I hope they release it on DVD.
12 posted on 05/24/2002 3:06:22 PM PDT by BornOnTheFourth
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To: austinTparty, Oneidam, NYC GOP chick
bump!
13 posted on 05/24/2002 3:10:12 PM PDT by segis
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To: segis
thankxand a bump fer later perusal
14 posted on 05/24/2002 3:41:13 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: segis
It's important that we remember 9/11, but it's also important that we draw the right lessons from it. This film will be counterproductive if it leads to more calls for banning fingernail clippers and generally making flying less convenient and making Americans more passive. The attacks succeeded because the terrorists figured out that Americans have been conditioned to a level of passivity that we would not attack five guys with crude weapons even though we had overwhelming numerical superiority. If we had counterattacked immediately on every plane, only a few people would have died that day. No, we didn't know that the terrorists would use the planes as missiles, but why would you want to be paraded around the world as some thug's trophy when you have the ability to turn his boxcutter into the world's largest suppository? We must attack Muslim extremists until they are dead or until they withdraw their jihads and fahtwas against us.

WFTR
What If?
Bill

15 posted on 05/24/2002 3:56:41 PM PDT by WFTR
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To: segis
I don't have cable either but I am going find a way to watch this.

I'll be taping it. Let me know if you want a copy.

16 posted on 05/24/2002 5:01:40 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: segis
Locator bttt^-- never, ever forget.
17 posted on 05/24/2002 5:20:08 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: f.Christian
The... murderers!

I would hope the documentary film makes it crystal clear WHO the murders were, where they came from, what their false-prophet diabolical religion was.

I would further hope it shows Guliani turning down the blood-soaked donation offer, from the prince of the desert wasteland kingdom, where most of them came from.

18 posted on 05/25/2002 12:11:19 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: segis
"We have to cry, we have to mourn," he says, but "every time you cry, you have to remember that we're right and they're wrong."

This bears repeating.

19 posted on 05/25/2002 12:26:55 AM PDT by piasa
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To: Alabama_Wild_Man
Blood can pile up. And I'm not talking just low mounds. It can make tall skinny towers. It's kinda freaky.
20 posted on 05/25/2002 8:42:25 AM PDT by Jonx6
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To: segis
There's lots of footage around, I'd be surprised if it doesn't start turning up unofficially (e.g., Internet, DVD, etc.) On one hand, it's up to the families on what to do with such info. On the other hand, the sanitization of the images to the general public is enabling the left and the idealogues to slowly but surely mute our memory, an thus our reaction, and tie the hands of our President and military. This evil of radical Islam needs to be rooted out, before worse befalls the civilized world.
21 posted on 05/25/2002 6:17:08 PM PDT by lds23
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To: segis

Unless you're a Harry Browne supporter with ice cold water running in your veins.

22 posted on 05/25/2002 6:24:42 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Jonx6
"...It can make tall skinny towers..."

Won't argue that point - but, will it do so when the source falls from 100 (+/-) stories ??

. . . just curious . . .

23 posted on 05/25/2002 7:03:57 PM PDT by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: Cultural Jihad
"We have to cry, we have to mourn," he says, but "every time you cry, you have to remember that we're right and they're wrong."

Sometimes my friend, the world is black and white.

24 posted on 05/26/2002 6:24:58 AM PDT by Valin
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To: Tennessee_Bob
I have temporarily subscribed to HBO just to tape it. I don't even really want to watch it, just tape it to watch when the kids are not awake. I also taped the original attacks and towers falling on that dreadful day, but have yet to replay the tape.

FReepers should always have blank tapes on hand to tape breaking news, because the story often gets distorted by the same media afterwards. It is only due to the fact that somene else on FR made this very suggeston, that I had tapes on hand to pop in on 9-11-01.

25 posted on 05/26/2002 2:52:07 PM PDT by Dec31,1999
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To: Dec31,1999
It was a tasteful and sensitive program.
26 posted on 05/26/2002 7:37:07 PM PDT by Mahone
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To: Alabama_Wild_Man
I'm guessing it has to drip at a not too fast rate to form mounds like that. It's not something I really want to know much about.
27 posted on 05/28/2002 6:51:28 AM PDT by Jonx6
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To: segis
Re-bump for the re-broadcast, tonight at 10pm Eastern, 9pm Central.
28 posted on 05/28/2002 4:15:24 PM PDT by austinTparty
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