Skip to comments.Pataki Warns Ground Zero Cultural Groups Not to Give Offense
Posted on 06/24/2005 7:48:10 PM PDT by Pikamax
Pataki Warns Ground Zero Cultural Groups Not to Give Offense By PATRICK D. HEALY
Gov. George E. Pataki delivered an ultimatum to two important cultural players at ground zero yesterday, demanding "an absolute guarantee" that they would not mount exhibitions that could offend 9/11 families and pilgrims to a proposed memorial nearby.
Treading warily into the nexus of art and politics, the First Amendment and the symbolism of the twin towers site, Mr. Pataki made the demand after learning that one of the groups, the Drawing Center, has featured some politically themed and controversial artwork in its shows. A current display at its SoHo gallery, for instance, appears to make light of President Bush's description of Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the Axis of Evil.
While saying that he respected artistic expression, Mr. Pataki invoked the solemnity of past battlegrounds in promising to preserve the hallowed ground in Lower Manhattan and ensure that no one will come away feeling offended by the reborn site.
"I view that memorial site as sacred grounds, akin to the beaches of Normandy or Pearl Harbor, and we will not tolerate anything on that site that denigrates America, denigrates New York or freedom, or denigrates the sacrifice or courage that the heroes showed on Sept. 11," Mr. Pataki told reporters in Albany.
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Don't expect a bunch of leftist America-haters to have any sense of decency.
They're such swine.
It couldn't be a simple 9/11 memorial?
The left is attempting to sweep the WTC dead into the dumpster of history.
"I view that memorial site as sacred grounds, akin to the beaches of Normandy or Pearl Harbor, and we will not tolerate anything on that site that denigrates America"...
Good Luck Sir! The liberal parasites of New York are not capable of recognition of bravery, of sacrife....the liberal trash of your state is only concerned WITH SELF, encouraged on by their witch of a so-called Senator.
YOUR gestures are appreciated by all REAL Americans! Bless all the heros that died there in the attack of 9/11.
"...offend 9/11 families and pilgrims to a proposed memorial..."
How about NOT OFFENDING all true, patriotic Americans, not only the 9/11 families and those that trek to NYC
I'm beginning to think we should leave that hole in the ground, until this nation decides exactly how they want to regard and respond to the act that put it there...
Too damned many lunatics in this country haven't yet figured that out..
My vote is to create a number of radioactive holes of our own -- in the land of the Jihadists....
Those bastards understand that kind of "tit for tat"....
I'm fairly amazed at the way these weasels have insinuated themselves into the Ground Zero project. One would think that some due vigilance would have been exercised by responsible individuals who don't think America is Bad Guy #1 in the world.
Thank you George Pataki!!
Wonder how the unkempt Kristen Brightwaithe, the Jersey Girl, will blame this fiasco on Bush.
Is that who that twit is? There is another thread with her bashing Karl Rove.
These people need to get a clue. A memorial is for those who were lost - not their leftist rantings.
When you go out to the Pearl Harbor memorial .. there is nothing there but the honoring of the people who were lost at Pearl Harbor.
While I'm aware we also lost people at the Pentagon and in a field in PA - only those people who were lost should be horored.
From the reaction at FOX this morning, I'd say the families are going to get their way.
They'll receive a sternly-worded letter?
I watched "The Bone Collector" DVD tonight. Beautiful shots of the NYC skyline under different lighting conditions. Including the World Trade Center towers, of course. Made me really sad. I almost had to stop the movie.
And to think these bastards want to deface this holy place. Barf!
I agree we should leave a hole in the ground somewhere dear to the Islamic heart.
A Glass Hole!
How those four screechy b*tches from New Jersey became the mouthpiece for thousands of people...I have no idea. Kristen Breitweiser of Middletown, Patty Casazza of Colts Neck, and Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken of East Brunswick are ugly, loud-mouthed blemishes on this country. They are traitors who should be ashamed of themselves for aiding our Islamic enemies.
~ Blue Jays ~
Good luck George. I am getting violently mad at all this touchy feely hate America political correctness. LIBERALS ARE THE ENEMY OF AMERICA AND MUST BE STOPPED. We need to start charging our enemies in this country with treason.
I'm betting its of the "or I'll give you such a pinch" variety.
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