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  • Spain's LaPais magazine apologizes for ugly 9/11 ad

    09/17/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT · by mhking · 48 replies · 1,354+ views
    On Wednesday we had the story of an ugly advertisement for Spain’s El Pais newspaper, using images of 9/11.Today, Southern Watch has a translation of El Pais’s very sincere-sounding apology. EL PAIS apologizes for the use of the images of the terrorist attack against the Twin Towers in New York, which happend on September 11, 2001, for a campaign to aquire subscribers to This regrettable campaign, carried out through emails, supported by two photos of New York, one with the Twin Towers and another one without, under the heading “You can do a lot in one day, imagine what...
  • These are allies????

    09/15/2004 10:22:53 AM PDT · by Pitiricus · 5 replies · 196+ views
    El Pais ^ | 14 september 2004
    The translation of this e-mail advertising for el Pais (a main left-leaning newspaper in Spain) reads: you can do much in a day, think what you could do in 3 months, under a before and after September 11th picture of the New York skyline. This is how Spaniards look at September 11 and the murder of close to 3000 civilians? Outrageous!

    08/03/2004 3:19:50 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 205+ views
    TAS - Letters ^ | 8/3/04 | Various
    HORSE SENSE Re: Paul Beston's Dare Talk About 9/11: Paul Beston is right. It seems that the Bush reelection campaign is reluctant to engage the opposition on its own terms. It makes me wonder if Team Bush really wants to serve another term. Maybe now that Kerry and Mini Me's post-convention bounce resembles a dropped ripe tomato they might figure out that the sides have been picked and there is no reason to pull punches. Remember what Bin Laden said about weak and strong horses. Giddy up, Mr. President! -- Diamon Sforza San Diego, California It really doesn't surprise me...
  • Dare Talk About 9/11

    08/02/2004 6:21:09 AM PDT · by livesbygrace · 45 replies · 1,882+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/2/2004 12:09:13 AM | Paul Beston
    NEW YORK -- As the Republicans prepare to take their turn on the convention stage, Democrats are already urging them not to "politicize" the 9/11 attacks. It's not clear what would constitute politicization, but anything that reminds Americans that the perpetrator was Osama bin Laden and not George Bush would probably qualify. New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who usually spends his time prosecuting successful business executives, warned the Republicans last week: "Do not dare use 9/11 for political purposes…Do not go there. We will not allow it." (Will he subpoena Republicans who mention 9/11?) Spitzer then proceeded to go...
  • How loud will the Lefties scream for mentioning 9/11 at GOP Convention?

    07/31/2004 6:07:43 AM PDT · by M 91 u2 K · 42 replies · 826+ views
    7/31/2004 | self
    When the GOP convention rolls around how loud will the DemocRATS scream when the GOP even mentions 9/11 at least once. The DNC convention had a tribute (or at least they tried)for 9/11, but the GOP convention will have the real tribute. We all know the DemocRATS will be screaming at the top of thier lungs about the GOP exploiting 9/11 for political purposes, and convientently forget that 9/11 was mentioned at their convention. When the people who led us through 9/11 speak the Dems will be whining as usual, so I just hope the GOP doesn't allow them to...

    07/31/2004 12:05:21 AM PDT · by ambrose · 92 replies · 1,489+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/31
    July 31, 2004 -- BOSTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton warned President Bush against evoking too many 9/11 images in his re-election campaign and the GOP convention in New York or Americans would reject him as an "exploiter." Clinton said that while Bush, as commander in chief, is entitled to bring up and talk about the 9/11 terror attacks, relying on it too heavily will invite criticism and ultimately backfire. "It has to be done in a careful way or people will think he's exploiting it," said Clinton in an interview with The Post at the end of the Democratic...
  • Study: Fear shapes voters' views (Why Bush MUST invoke 9/11 and potential imminent death)

    07/30/2004 9:16:24 AM PDT · by Stallone · 34 replies · 1,131+ views
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2004 | Reuters
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President George W. Bush may be tapping into solid human psychology when he invokes the September 11 attacks while campaigning for the next election, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.</p> <p>Talking about death can raise people's need for psychological security, the researchers report in studies to be published in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science and the September issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.</p>
  • Eliot Spitzer warns GOP to not use 9/11 for politics

    07/29/2004 10:34:54 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 92 replies · 2,407+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2004 | Marc Humbert
    Spitzer warns GOP to not use 9/11 for politics BOSTON -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer had a blunt warning Thursday for Republicans opening their national convention late next month in New York City: Don't politicize the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "We're going to hear a lot about Sept. 11," Spitzer said about the upcoming GOP convention. "I say this to the Republican Party: With all respect and all deference, do not dare use 9/11 for political purposes."
  • Taboo (Abu Ghraib images are one thing. But 9/11? Off limits)

    07/14/2004 8:19:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,500+ views
    National Review ^ | July 14, 2004 | Byron York
    On Saturday, September 15, 2001, just four days after the terrorist attacks, ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings hosted a special program entitled "Answering Kids' Questions." Exploring the effect of the attacks on children, Jennings and a Yale psychiatrist discussed whether young people should see the much-played video of airliners crashing into the World Trade Center. The answer was no. "I mean, some of us have kids, too," Jennings said. "And we remember from the past that if you run these images over and over and over again, it is tough." That was the beginning of a new policy at ABC...
  • Freeper Help Needed: What Group is Running the Ad that has the 9/11 Tower Explosion?

    07/02/2004 5:02:14 PM PDT · by LS · 16 replies · 180+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show (kinda) | 7/2/04 | LS
    Freepers, either today or yesterday Rush mentioned there is a group, which he did not name, running a pro-Bush 9/11 ad that shows at least one plane crashing into the tower. Does anyone know who the group is and where I can donate?

    04/23/2004 1:08:00 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 4 replies · 163+ views
    WINS News ^ | 4/23/04
    (1010 WINS) (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) A newspaper photographer whose Sept. 11, 2001 image of firefighters raising a flag at Ground Zero has won dozens of awards added another to his collection Thursday. Thomas E. Franklin of The Record of Bergen County was given a gold medal for Distinguished Public Service Photojournalism by the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The photograph, which showed three dusty firefighters hoisting a tattered flag amid the rubble of the World Trade Center, has become one of the lasting images of the terror attacks. "What the picture really means...
  • Kerry 'Nam images = Bush 9/11 images?

    03/22/2004 1:34:17 PM PST · by sdk7x7 · 19 replies · 203+ views
    Rush Limbaugh on-air | vanity/Limbaugh
    I was just listening to Rush Limbaugh, and he made a very interesting point. After the Bush campaign ran ads with images of 9/11, the Today show and other programs interviewed families of victims who were offended by the ads (of course, the Wall Street Journal later proved that all of these family members were antiwar organization members and Democratic Party loyalists, but that's besides the point). Limbaugh posed an interesting question though... now that Kerry has an ad of himself emerging from jungles of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, where hundreds of thousands of Americans died, do you think...
  • campaign ad 9/11 images as a lie

    "So those complaining about the use of brief images of the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center in early campaign ads for the president are being rather disingenuous. While any candidate who uses footage of the attacks in advertising will have to walk a very narrow line to avoid being insensitive to the victims and their families, Bush’s image ads surely didn’t cross it."
  • Sometimes, a picture says way too much, Bush uses 9-11 in re-election campaign ads

    03/16/2004 6:08:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies · 221+ views
    Herald News ^ | 03.15.04 | Alfred Doblin
    Sometimes, a picture says way too muchBush uses 9-11 in re-election campaign adsMonday, March 15, 2004 Sept. 11 was a seminal moment in American history; it was a defining moment in the presidency of George W. Bush. Even critics of the president won't argue that. What they will argue is the appropriateness of using Sept. 11 imagery - in particular firefighters carrying a flag-draped coffin - in campaign ads.As an incumbent, Bush has every reason to promote his leadership skills in his first term. But the Bush campaign's choice of using a flag-draped coffin, besides being in questionable taste, raises...
  • Democratic Flashback: Truman Compared Dewey to Hitler

    03/14/2004 5:51:19 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 22 replies · 356+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/14/04 | Limbacher
    President Bush's decision to invoke the Sept. 11 attacks in a campaign commercial has Democrats livid. But when it comes to politicizing America's wars, Bush has nothing on Democratic icon Harry Truman, who actually demonized his opponent by comparing him to Adolf Hitler in campaign speeches. The New York Times chronicled some of Truman's incendiary rhetoric in its Oct. 26, 1948 edition, in a report on a Truman campaign speech in Chicago against New York Republican Thomas Dewey. "President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Facists' Tool," read the Times headline, followed by the subhead, "Dictatorship Stressed." The Times headline writer...
  • The Democrats Are Politicizing 911

    03/13/2004 6:53:12 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 15 replies · 268+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 13 March 2004 | Gary Schneider
    There can be no mistaking the reality that this Presidential campaign will perhaps be the dirtiest and most scurrilous on record. The recent contrived and intellectually dishonest protestations against the Bush ads, which use images of 911, represent the latest evidence of this. It is now fairly well known that the challenges, being proffered under the false auspices of 911 victim’s advocacy groups, represent the actions of a larger network of left wing organizations intent on preventing President Bush from being reelected. It also appears that the proxy use of some of these organizations by the Democrats equates to the...
  • "Outraged 9-11 Victims" Tied to Kerry Campaign

    03/13/2004 7:16:03 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 17 replies · 654+ views
    News ^ | 3/11/2004 | Jason Smith
    "Outraged 9-11 Victims" Tied to Kerry Campaign "September 11 Families Say Bush Campaign Treading on the Dead . . ." So reads the headline. It makes one think that Bush has enraged every member of every family who lost someone on September 11. It gives the idea that Bush has crossed the line and disrespected the victims of our nation's tragedy. . . . . . . then you read "the rest of the story." The article has quotes from some women like Rita Lasar, who lost her brother. Rita says, "Ground Zero is a sacred site . ....

    03/12/2004 12:09:38 PM PST · by John Salsgiver · 8 replies · 174+ views
    New York Post ^ | 09 March 2004 | Editorial
    "March 9, 2004 -- To hear some folks tell it, families of the 9/11 victims have risen en masse to denounce President Bush for using brief images from Ground Zero in his campaign commercials. " "But now it turns out that this whole furor is driven by a tiny group that's motivated by a far-left agenda and a festering hatred of the president - and has some quite dubious financial ties. "
  • Firefighters for Bush! (Not all firefighters are held hostage by their union!)

    03/12/2004 10:58:36 AM PST · by ATCNavyRetiree · 57 replies · 810+ views
    Firefighters for Bush On March 4, 2004, President Bush released the first television campaign ad of the season. It was a powerful, upbeat, forward-looking message of hope, containing images from his presidency and a vision of a better future. It was also attacked immediately in the press as "exploitative" because the President had included some brief images from 9/11 which featured the crumbled towers and weary firefighters. IAFF president Howard Schaitberger joined the attack, claiming that the President was trying to "capitalize on the image of great heroics and a great tragedy." But other firefighters, incensed at the IAFF's statements,...
  • Poll: Most undecided voters say use of 9/11 images in Bush ads was inappropriate

    03/12/2004 12:06:38 PM PST · by BlackRazor · 74 replies · 135+ views ^ | 3/12/04 | Will Lester
    <p>Undecided voters, by a 2-1 margin, feel it was inappropriate for President Bush's re-election campaign to use images from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in a television commercial, according to a poll released Friday.</p> <p>Among those who have not yet decided who they will support in the November presidential election, or say they could change their minds, 52 percent thought the ad was inappropriate while 27 percent said it was appropriate, according to the results of the National Annenberg Election Survey.</p>