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Daily Kos Holocaust Denial: 9/11 Attacks 'Were More About Optics Than Actual Harm'
Newsbusters, ^ | 8/12/10 | Tim Graham

Posted on 08/12/2010 11:43:05 AM PDT by Nachum

While the Ground Zero Mosque controversy strikes the media as an opportunity for "healing" that's being denied by stubborn conservatives, the leftists at the Daily Kos see it as an opportunity for Holocaust Denial. The blogger known as "Something the Dog Said" dropped this jaw-dropping paragraph Thursday morning about fear of Muslims:

Given that they are such a small minority in this nation, it is odd that so many of our fellow citizens see them as such a threat. Yes, the 9/11 attacks were horrific, but they were more about optics than actual harm. The economy was already taking a hit before the Twin Towers fell. The reaction of the nation to seeing two major buildings in New York fall on T.V. has boosted the attack out of proportion. While the loss of even a single life is to be condemned and the devastation these deaths caused the families of those killed, more than this number of teens are killed every year in car crashes. These are also tragic losses but we do not make the kind of high profile issue of it that the 9/11 attacks are.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: daily; denial; holocaust; kos

1 posted on 08/12/2010 11:43:08 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“Something the Dog Said”?

Well the cat says that Woofer is woofin’.


2 posted on 08/12/2010 11:48:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Nachum

“Something the Dog Said” is full of dog sh*t.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 11:48:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Nachum

For liberals, 9-11 was enthralling.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 11:48:29 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Nachum
I'd love to meet "Something The Dog Said" in person.

And just so there is no misunderstanding later, anything I do during that meeting is intended more for the optics than any actual harm.

5 posted on 08/12/2010 11:49:43 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Nachum

So how about executing as many communists per year as the number of people who die in car crashes in that period? Would that be no big deal then?


6 posted on 08/12/2010 11:52:03 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Nachum

“Yes, the 9/11 attacks were horrific, but they were more about optics than actual harm.”

Two things bother me here. First, the absolute minimization of 3,000 lives lost when we all know the author is shilling for Saudi money. The other is the use of the word “optics”. Optics has a real meaning, but it is now a new “progressive” buzzword to distance the obvious odiousness of a thing or occurence and to annoint the speaker with special insight. I find this author’s statement repugnent. Imagine if I were to say: “Yes the holocaust was horrific, but it was more about optics than actual harm.” See what I mean. Dispicable.


7 posted on 08/12/2010 11:52:08 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Nachum

Liberalism is a mental disease....proof abounds in the confines of the place of liberal idiocy known as the Daily Kos...on a daily basis... =.=


8 posted on 08/12/2010 11:54:19 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum

“While the loss of even a single life is to be condemned and the devastation these deaths caused the families of those killed, more than this number of teens are killed every year in car crashes. These are also tragic losses but we do not make the kind of high profile issue of it that the 9/11 attacks are.”

So this brain dead animal on DailyKos finds equality between the thousands of deaths and billions in destruction caused intentionally, deliberately by a handful of people and accidents that no one set out to produce; as if mere body counts, and not motives are the substance of such tragedies.


9 posted on 08/12/2010 11:55:33 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Nachum

What’s the flipping deal with the word “optics” being used everywhere? Was it Rush that pointed this out a couple days ago? Good Grief


10 posted on 08/12/2010 11:56:39 AM PDT by itssoamusing (Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim)
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To: Nachum

At least six million babies have been aborted in this country since the liberals got their “freedom of choice” enacted, so why are we still upset at Hitler for the same number of murdered Jews?

Leftist logic in action.


11 posted on 08/12/2010 11:59:16 AM PDT by Argus
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To: HiTech RedNeck

woof


12 posted on 08/12/2010 11:59:50 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Nachum
“Something the Dog Said”?

Rhetorical question: Which end of the dog said this???

13 posted on 08/12/2010 12:01:13 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: wideawake

I love your type of thinking - LOL.


14 posted on 08/12/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Nachum

3000 people...two 100 story buildings.Nope,no actual harm there.


15 posted on 08/12/2010 12:03:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Nachum

The Daily Kook-Kiddies are at it again.


16 posted on 08/12/2010 12:04:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
The other is the use of the word “optics”.

Just like the idiot liberals use of the word "gravitas" during one of the previous presidential elections.

The use of new terms and words must come directly from the Democratic Party faxes and e-mails because, out of the blue, the term or word is used on the same day by every liberal propoganda outlet and talking head.

Liberals are not smart enough, en mass or otherwise, to start using new words and terms.

This kind of double speak is proof they are all using Democratic talking points.

17 posted on 08/12/2010 12:07:26 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Nachum
Someone needs to tell this knucklehead that it was on the same scale as Pearl Harbor. However, one could argue that 9/11 was actually worse morally, since the military (all volunteer at that time) were in a profession of high risk by choice.

Unlike the finance business people in the WTC.

18 posted on 08/12/2010 12:08:05 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Nachum
Note to the MSM/Obama Media: optics does not equal perception.
19 posted on 08/12/2010 12:08:09 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Nachum

“These are also tragic losses but we do not make the kind of high profile issue of it that the 9/11 attacks are.”

Someone could say the same about all wars, Hiroshima, whatever.

But they don’t, because they would be COMPLETELY missing the point.

But that’s leftards for ya.


20 posted on 08/12/2010 12:09:49 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: itssoamusing
What’s the flipping deal with the word “optics” being used everywhere?

The MSM and liberal outlets are so entrenched in repeating the talking points handed to them, any new buzz word goes viral. This is just further evidence of the coordination.

Another "Gravitas" moment...

21 posted on 08/12/2010 12:12:34 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Nachum

“the 9/11 attacks were horrific, but they were more about optics than actual harm”

What the hell is this “optics?” What the hell does it have to do with my eye doctor?


22 posted on 08/12/2010 12:13:29 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Nachum

Its no big deal, really, that a kook website would print stuff like this from a moral imbecile.

Its a big deal that these kooks are the intellectual giants of a movement that has control of the White House and both houses of congress.

This is the great weakness of any democratic system. What happens the day the moral imbeciles outnumber the decent and can consistently outvote them at the polls?


23 posted on 08/12/2010 12:14:01 PM PDT by marron
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To: Nachum

I wasn’t aware the misuse of the word ‘optics’ had gone ‘viral’ in libdom. Is is intended to mean “had we not seen it on television it never would’ve been such a big deal”?


24 posted on 08/12/2010 12:26:36 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Nachum
Well, of course, it was about the *optics* and not the *harm*!

After all, why else would they fly those planes into the towers in the dead of night so the fires could light up the sky in a pyre that could be spotted for 100 miles and when the buildings and streets of Lower Manhattan were deserted and ...

... oh, wait a minute ...

25 posted on 08/12/2010 12:31:04 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: Nachum
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26 posted on 08/12/2010 12:33:33 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Nachum

“The reaction of the nation to seeing two major buildings in New York fall on T.V. has boosted the attack out of proportion. “

Out of proportion to what? To someone yelling “towel head”? Oh, I forgot. Yelling “towel head” is a “hate crime” and flying occupied planes into occupied buildings is just because we’re Christians and Jews and George Bush and we’re all bad Christians and Jews and should feel guilty for being Christians and Jews and it’s not a hate crime because we deserved it for the Crusades and because someone once yelled “towel head.”

< bitter sarcasm. I will never forget 9/11 and I will never forgive. Anyone who is offended by this deserves to be offended.>


27 posted on 08/12/2010 12:34:56 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Nachum

What part of Al Qaeda declaring war on the U.S. does Kos fail to understand?

Our “progressive” friends are in fantasyland.


28 posted on 08/12/2010 12:36:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Nachum
Pearl Harbor deaths 2,402

9/11 deaths 2,819

The left are not the people their grandparents were. No character. No judgment. No intellect.

29 posted on 08/12/2010 12:39:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Oratam
Is is intended to mean “had we not seen it on television it never would’ve been such a big deal”?


Either that, or it means "This looks really bad," or "This makes us appear to be incompetent buffoons."

As pointed out above, the word "optics" has a single, completely different meaning than the one the DNC talking points assume. In fact, one might say that the flagrant misuse of the word "optics" makes the guilty parties appear to be incompetent buffoons.
30 posted on 08/12/2010 12:45:38 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: wideawake

ROTFLMAO!!


31 posted on 08/12/2010 12:56:54 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Just like Pearl Harbor.


32 posted on 08/12/2010 1:15:26 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: Nachum
"Optics?? Oh, you mean like the pictures of those poor desperate souls falling to their deaths that are burned in our memories? Optics my @$$. This guy has his head so far up his bum he's optically impaired.
33 posted on 08/12/2010 1:52:45 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: Old North State; DJ MacWoW; Nachum
Pearl Harbor deaths 2,402 9/11 deaths 2,819

Pearl Harbor wasn't televised. We chased them all the way back to their homeland and burned them into vapor.

Different generation. Different stuff. Our parents weren't raised on television and didn't give a rip about optics.

34 posted on 08/12/2010 2:47:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

“Optics” aren’t the problem. Liberalism is. Lack of knowledge is. Lack of courage is. Lack of common sense is. Lack of maturity is. Lack of reality is.


35 posted on 08/12/2010 2:51:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

from August 2010, with a sidebar from 2006. Thanks Nachum.

How George Soros And The Left Remember 9/11
Sweetness & Light | September 11, 2006 | N/A
Posted on 09/11/2006 11:03:14 AM PDT by Sam Hill
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1699469/posts


36 posted on 09/30/2010 7:54:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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