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Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American
New York Post ^ | July 28 2013 | MELISSA KLEIN

Posted on 07/28/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American




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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911attack; 911photo; academicbias; blamethevictim; groundzero; groundzeromuseum; groundzerophoto; patriotism; revisionisthistory; stalinisttactics; terrorattack
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God Help Us!
1 posted on 07/28/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

SRM — stark raving mad!


2 posted on 07/28/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: MeshugeMikey

Grund?


3 posted on 07/28/2013 8:36:46 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They attack us on Sept. 11th, because we are America, and some politically correct types are offended that someone would raise our flag????

Well, heck, I’m offended that they attacked us on Sept. 11th. So that makes us even, right???? If we’re going to get into a p*((*g contest about who is offended by what.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 8:37:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MeshugeMikey

That image became a US postage stamp.

I display a framed sheet in a book case.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 8:38:17 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

.......as well Its should have.

THank you!


6 posted on 07/28/2013 8:44:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Absolutely.

Their Madness is Evil to the core.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 8:45:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Instead they went with the pictures of the Occupiers burning the American Flag....


8 posted on 07/28/2013 8:46:33 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“trying to wrangle any sense out the illogic of the “progressives” logic” leads nowhere.

bottom line theyre evil fools.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
IIRC, that is the photo that right after 9-11, the lib's wanted to photo-shop by removing two of the white firefighters and replacing them with a "more sensitive" black and Hispanic substitute.

Wouldn't that have just been so special then !!

10 posted on 07/28/2013 8:53:24 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: MeshugeMikey

From the article:

“I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said.”


11 posted on 07/28/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: skimbell

They would also be ok with 3 gay guys, wearing only thongs, raising a rainbow flag.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: MeshugeMikey


13 posted on 07/28/2013 8:59:16 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: skimbell

Just like those 19 firefighters who recently lost their lives in the Arizona wildfires-oh wait, they were all white too. Guess they’ll have to fix that.


14 posted on 07/28/2013 9:01:38 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: MeshugeMikey

And the photos of falling bodies were probably excluded for being too real.


15 posted on 07/28/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded
IIRC, there were three "arguments" against using the photo:

1) Looked staged.
2) Looked too much like the Iwo Jima flag raising.
3) All three firemen were white.
16 posted on 07/28/2013 9:14:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MeshugeMikey
“My concern, as it always was, is that we not reduce [9/11] down to something that was too simple, and in its simplicity would actually distort the complexity of the event, the meaning of the event,” he said.

Progressive leftists disgust me. There was nothing complex about 9-11. It was very simple.

Muslim terrorists attacked America, and killed 3,000 civilians without provocation. End of story.

It was only a complex event in the delusional mind of progressive leftists, who have to jump through all kinds of mental hoops to mold reality to their delusional worldview.

17 posted on 07/28/2013 9:15:33 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Chode

That is the monument they should have gone with.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
How about these ones?


19 posted on 07/28/2013 9:30:35 AM PDT by drewh
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To: tet68
100% it still gives me pause every time i see it...
20 posted on 07/28/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MeshugeMikey; Revolting cat!

Blame the victim. It’s not just for cases of rape anymore.


21 posted on 07/28/2013 9:40:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Dear God, please give us a man like Ronald Reagan again. Someone who not only believes in the greatness of America, but moves others to see it also!


22 posted on 07/28/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Amen to that!


23 posted on 07/28/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: MeshugeMikey

“..Bottom line they’re evil fools....”

They’re sick, evil fools. Liberalism is a mental disease.
What you’re seeing is the symptoms of it.
Its a chronic disease with no known cure. it rots out the brain to the point where rational thought can no longer happen. They become self-loathing, hating, despicable little creatures. In the final stages of the disease, they commit extreme violence has we’ve all witnessed in the media.
They, in essence, become the “walking dead”...mentally speaking, of course. They will eventually get us all killed if left to their own without proper supervision (straight jackets).


24 posted on 07/28/2013 10:09:59 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They attack us on Sept. 11th, because we are America, and some politically correct types are offended that someone would raise our flag????

The day after 9/11, I was in our United Methodist church office helping organize a prayer service for the next night that would be advertised to anyone who wanted to come from the local community. Someone suggested that, among other things, we pray for the message of love taught by Jesus to be heard and understood by those who would hate and destroy. A loony Democrat committeewoman who was present objected to that. She said it would be offensive, since people who don't believe in Jesus might come to an open-doors prayer service in our Christian church.

I am not making this up.

25 posted on 07/28/2013 10:18:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And I forgot to add: the pastor agreed with her.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 10:20:09 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Someone at the U.N. must’ve objected...


27 posted on 07/28/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Albion Wilde
A loony Democrat committeewoman who was present objected to that. She said it would be offensive, since people who don't believe in Jesus might come to an open-doors prayer service in our Christian church.

You should have jumped to you feet and shouted:

GET OUT! The power of Christ commands you.

28 posted on 07/28/2013 10:27:35 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Albion Wilde
the pastor

Yeah, and him too.

29 posted on 07/28/2013 10:29:14 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Mastador1

Yes! That’s exactly what we need!


30 posted on 07/28/2013 10:31:55 AM PDT by livius
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To: MeshugeMikey

It sounds as though a bunch of America-haters are running this “museum”. Figures. We don’t want to “offend” the Islamoterrorist murderers who visit there in order to celebrate their “great victory over the Great Satan”.


31 posted on 07/28/2013 11:37:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: Albion Wilde
I hope your loony Democrat committeewoman got defeated bigtime in the next election, that's the only way this crap is going to stop.
32 posted on 07/28/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This makes one wonder how we ever won the greatest war ever. Can you imagine trying to coddle the Nazis or the Japanese while we were fighting them?


33 posted on 07/28/2013 2:23:27 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The New Yorkers wanted to elect Weiner as their mayor. He’s still at 19% approval rating.

They adore his wife, Huma.

She is a muslim. They want her as first lady of New York.

She is Muslim Brotherhood.

They adore her. she is glamorous. That shot of her mother barreling into Manhattan today ought to give them pause.

They are, as a culture, unprincipled.

Highest rate per capita of abortions.

Their history is rich in patriotism, the Churches are beautiful, built by the immigrants to remind them of the faith of their fathers.

They certainly forget that they are obligated as Americans. They don’t consider needing the rest of the country.

They are inconsiderate with this despicable mayoral candidate and his operative wife - one, worse than the other.

They need a revival.

After the towers came down and revealed God to them in many ways, they got back to cynicism.

I don’t know.


34 posted on 07/28/2013 2:49:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: MeshugeMikey

What these leftist assholes don’t realize, or don’t want to realize, or will never realize, is that perhaps one photo can sum up an event better than a collage or a book.

I just visited my 93 year old father-in-old in an eldcare recovery home (from a bad fall and hospital stay). To him, and his family (including myself, a Vietnam/Cambodia war journalist and my son, Op. Iraqi Freedom combat vet), Jim’s war was summed up by the American flag flying over Mt. Surabachi on Iwo Jima. It flew over his decimated unit, the 75th JASCO (Joint Assault Signal Company), US Army, Signal Corps.

No other words were needed to understand what it meant.

The same could be said of the photo of the sunken USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor (or the exploding USS Shaw destroyer), or of our men and Philippino troops on the infamous Bataan Death March), or a photo of the gassed and cremated bodies of Jews and Poles at Auschwitz (which included members of my family).

How about the picture of the US Marines charging into Bellieu Woods in WW1, or drawings of Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Rider” charge up San Juan Hill? The same for photos the Civil War dead at Antietam or Gettysburg?

Remember the photo of a wounded GI holding the head of another wounded GI in Vietnam? Or of our artillerymen firing 105’s at Khe Sanh?

Sometimes one photograph says it all. The rest, as they say in the news business, is “commentary”.

We have too many “exhibitionists” and not enough “heros” on display. Time to revise this trendy trend.


35 posted on 07/28/2013 2:59:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MeshugeMikey

Something is VERY wrong in New York.


36 posted on 07/28/2013 3:00:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: skimbell

Now that you mention it...don’t two of the men in the photo at the top of this thread look to have been darkened?


37 posted on 07/28/2013 3:03:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The 911 museum is a joke. It's designed 100% by liberals and it looks it, it's disgusting, an insult to every last victim and their families. First off, anyone notice this "memorial" looks like two toilets flushing down the drain? Is there a problem building fountains going up?

And then this "freedom" tower?? What the hell is that they put on top? It looks like an Islamic minaret. Are they kidding me with this crap? It's a giant trophy to Al-Qaeda.


38 posted on 07/28/2013 3:35:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: MeshugeMikey

hey assholes....we ARE Americans, we were attacked by arabs, and screw anyone who can’t handle that fact


39 posted on 07/28/2013 3:38:46 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: skimbell

ESAD


40 posted on 07/28/2013 3:40:14 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Mastador1

and make her Sarah Palin


41 posted on 07/28/2013 3:41:25 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I still have the photo with Bush on the microphone, and I was still in canada during that time. Heck, i thought it was THAT photo.


42 posted on 07/28/2013 3:42:41 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yet Sissy Boy Michael Shulan has no problem making money off of 9/11


43 posted on 07/28/2013 6:09:36 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Glad we have it!


44 posted on 07/28/2013 7:49:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MeshugeMikey

America, under the Moslem Impostor, celebrates,
arms, and supports al Qaeda and its terror.

No doubt, the victims of 911 will soon be claimed to have
killed themselves.

There is NO honesty in the USA as it has
devolved to support terror, terrorists, and slavery.


45 posted on 07/29/2013 3:38:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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“I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said.

Shulan had worked on a popular post-9/11 photography exhibit called “Here is New York” in Soho when he was hired by Alice Greenwald, director of the museum, for his “unique approach.”

As we continue to ignore the elephant in the room.

46 posted on 07/29/2013 3:44:53 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessfull city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: MeshugeMikey
One of the best 'cartoons' in the aftermath of the attacks:


47 posted on 07/29/2013 4:53:59 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
and if people will forgive an Australian quoting it, a line from a great work comes to mind...

...Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

These images matter so much. On my profile page, I've got a couple of other images that I think show why.

48 posted on 07/29/2013 4:58:39 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I'm trying to figure out which made them madder. The American flag? Or what appears to be three white guys raising it?
49 posted on 07/29/2013 5:01:31 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Your sin is you love your country. Liberals suffer from oikophobia - fear of home or the familiar. Anybody who loves America is an ignorant dupe. It’s also projection.


50 posted on 07/29/2013 5:57:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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