Skip to comments.Father of 9-11 victim blasts Murray
Posted on 12/28/2002 12:27:33 AM PST by JohnHuang2
SEATTLE A man who says his son was murdered on Sept. 11, 2001, wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Post describing Sen. Patty Murray's "affectionate representation" of Osama bin Laden last week as "sickening."
"It is a vulgar demeaning of not only my son, but of everyone who perished that day," wrote Patrick L. Cartier of Jackson Heights, N.Y.
Cartier said "there is no way the senator can properly represent Americans when her sympathies embrace evil."
"She should resign and allow someone to hold her position who will tender reverence, respect and honor to Americans and not to those evil people who slaughter for kicks," he said.
Cartier was referring to a session with high-school students Dec. 18 in Vancouver, Wash., in which Murray asked them to ponder why bin Laden is "so popular around the world."
Murray said bin Laden has been "out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. We haven't done that."
The senator then asked the students: "How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?"
Another writer to the Post, who also referred to the Sept. 11 attacks, said Murray should step down.
"Murray's comments about bin Laden absolutely epitomize the Democratic Party's blame-America philosophy," said Don DeVan of Manhattan. "The stupidity of her remarks make Sen. Trent Lott sound like a Ph.D. "
DeVan said Murray "should resign for the good of the nation and the Democratic Party. But not before she apologizes to all of those who lost loved ones on 9-11, starting with the New York City Fire Department."
In another reference to Sept. 11, the Tri-City Herald in Eastern Washington state said in an editorial this week that "even more disturbing than the inaccuracies in Murray's comments is the insensitivity."
"Thousands of Americans are facing this week with dread," the paper said, "knowing it brings the second Christmas without a father, mother, son or daughter murdered by bin Laden."
For that, the Herald asserted, "Murray owes an apology. It can't come too soon."
Also in Murray's home state, a community newspaper south of Seattle, the Federal Way Mirror, published a political cartoon with a takeoff on the movie "Love Story," featuring bin Laden and Murray in the title roles. The Mirror's publisher, Sound Publishing, owns 15 community newspapers in the Puget Sound area.
The Wheeling News-Register in West Virginia yesterday called Murray's inference that U.S. leaders should be more like bin Laden "disgusting."
"Yet we doubt members of the Senate will make any comment on Murray and that, too, is disgusting," the paper said.
Meanwhile, a newspaper in India has picked up on the story. The Tribune of Chandigarh, India, said in the lead to its news report earlier this week:
"In America, praising Osama bin Laden is an unpardonable sin tantamount to blasphemy, and a woman senator is being hauled over the coals for committing that offense."
Thanks for the post. What is obvious to most here is that:
- there is a double standard when it comes to liberals and conservatives
- the majority of the media will protect their own
- Murray will weather this amd suffer little or no damage
That being said, I have underestimated the power of grassroots outrage on this forum before. I never in my wildest dreams could have thought that Registered's "SORE LOSERMAN" invention could have swept the nation and exposed Gore and the Democrats to the degree that it did. Reading Tipper Gore's recent interviews, it is now obvious how much Free Republic and grass roots anger at their flagrant attempt to steal power thwarted their hideous pursuits.
Perhaps "The Mom in Tennis Shoes" may yet be forced to pay a penance for her remarks that border on high treason. We will have to see.
It's a dirty job but, someone has to do it.
Liberals certainly can't be depended upon to do what is right.
Is there something that can be done? Any ideas?
Will the media hold her accountable as they would a republican? I don't think so! We need to take action.
I've noted, with some dismay, the overwhelming lack of coverage by the "mainstream" media over the past week concerning comments from Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) regarding her perception of the humanitarian acts of Usama bin Laden, and his popularity in the world.
Sen. Murray's statements are quite offensive to most Americans, and are at least on a par with the comments uttered by Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS). You in the major media spent hundreds of hours of air time, and hundreds of column-inches of print, in excoriating Sen. Lott, parsing his words, analyzing his statements and intent. Why have you not done the same for Sen. Murray?
The media, in general, spends much time and effort to state that they are not biased - that they offer a fair and balanced view of the news. With respect, it is difficult to believe that contention, based upon the current evidence of these two news stories.
I would respectfully request that your organisation take another look at your current editorial and news selection process, and reconsider your actions regarding the Sen. Murray situation.
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For Moseley-Braun, It May Be Time for a Rematch
Washington Post - 5 hours ago
... Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that charitable works made Osama bin Laden popular in
poor countries -- and her challenge to the United States to do the same. ...
Senator cites bin Laden's 'popularity'
Chicago Sun Times, IL - 5 minutes ago
Perhaps, said Washington state's senior senator, Democrat Patty Murray, it's because
he and his supporters have spent years building goodwill in poor nations ...
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WKYT, KY - 20 Dec 2002
Washington-AP -- Washington Senator Patty Murray is drawing a lot of heat for
her explanation of why Osama bin Laden is popular in poor countries. ...
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Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - 20 Dec 2002
In the back offices of Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell where the
mail is collected and sorted, however, there's never a slow period. ...
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NewsMax.com - 20 Dec 2002
... Patty Murray. Republicans are the only ones stupid enough to feed on their own.
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King County Journal Newspapers, WA - 20 Dec 2002
... I don't think they're strong enough, and I don't think we need somebody to inform
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SierraTimes.com - 20 Dec 2002
... I can hardly wait for Sen. 'Chatty' Patty Murray of Washington to hold a press conference
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if the GOP had any guts, they would show the people jumping from the towers, then the smoldering ruins of the twin towers, a small picture of the Communist senator and her quotes running on a scroll up the screen. No other commentary, no "get out the vote" message, just her quote.
Neat idea. Mind if I borrow it?
And for all you folks who are tired of this nonsense happening without a comment from the Jackal Pack Media?
Do something, dang it!
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They would look at 'us' as the evil, rich, infidels who helped give them shelter, food, education, arms and now have a huge bullseye on 'our' collective backs.
Didn't 'we' aid and assist has-been larder, back when he was just a freedom fighter?
This seems to me to be detachment from reality and is very dangerous coming from someone with the power of a U.S. Senator.
Is anyone else alarmed particulary by this part of her statement and what on earth was she refering to?