Makes me hurl. I posted about this a week or two ago over at MCF. Who gives a cr@p a/b dignity when there's money to be made? I had pulled the plug on my TV just 2 weeks pior to 9/11. I reconnected it that day for obvious reasons, but I've reached my saturation point again. In observance of the anniversary, I'm pulling the plug again, and barring another attack, it will stay pulled. <br><br>I'm going down to the WTC in the morning to sit for a while a few blocks north of ground zero, along the West Side Highway. Then I'm going to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge so I can spend some time reflecting on just what that big gap in the skyline really means. No camera, either. Just thoughts and memories. Let the media show their callousness and greed.<br><br>
Actually, you Hawaiians seem to be rather less 'American' than the residents of other US states (with the possible exception of Alaskans). No offense meant<br><br>No offense taken because you are right.<br>Our economy is more based on the Asian markets - what happens there directly effects us, its much more less then from the Mainland=US..<br><br>We do love to be the 50th state, however since that we are so far away and detached so to speak we are kinda left out, which can be good.<br><br>
my guess is that MANY of the victim's families will have their stories told. why do they choose to be a part of this media madness? perhaps it's part of their coping. if i lost a loved one, i'd jump at the chance to tell the world how great this person was. i'd want everyone to see it and know how great the loss was and how much they were loved, etc. and the stories that aren't sad will hopefully be uplifting (e.g., a person who barely made it out and has a new outlook on life and enjoys every moment). it was a very unique and utterly sad time in our history and is much more important than watching another episode of everybody loves raymond. this is stuff that touches lives and will continue to touch lives well into the future. steveg may not want to see any more, but i'll bet there are many victim's families who will watch every second thinking about their loved ones the whole time and trying to remember the best of times they had with each other. it's certainly fine for some to choose to ignore it all because it will only bring back bad memories and others who will use the time to come to terms with the changes in their lives and take baby steps forward. to each his/her own. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>steveg may not want to see any more, but i'll bet there are many victim's families who will watch every second thinking about their loved ones the whole time and trying to remember the best of times they had with each other.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Everyone will have their own way to observe the anniversary. What I don't want to see or take part in is the crass commercialism that has overshadowed the media's treatment of a day where compassion and dignity should be the overarching sentiment. Instead, it's another case of the media losing its self-control and showing the world it's raging h@rd-on for a big story.<br><br>
i agree that it is all about money to the networks. that's unfortunate. i'd like to see them run these specials commercial free as a tribute to the families and to show they are really trying to help heal. not a chance though. t'is sad indeed.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
I'm not sure what the media could do that someone would not find objectionable. Clearly they have to commemorate the day somehow. Imagine if 9/11 went by and there were nothing on TV, newspapers, magazines, or radio. Impossible. On the other hand, just because the commemoration will be on some commercial medium, it automatically becomes a commercial enterprise, and someone will be making money off it. Again, I don't know that there's any way around that. Maybe donate whatever money teh station, network, publisher makes on that day to a families' fund? I mean do it quietly, without provulgating it (a great word, from Othello, which suggests how putting out the news for public consumption would vulgarize it).<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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