July 30, 2005

NY Times Editorial: 9/11 Families Are "Un-American"

Michelle Malkin, as usual, provides excellent coverage of the NY Times as it attacks 9/11 family members for not allowing liberal elitists to turn Ground Zero into a political "Blame America" museum that the left so desperately wanted.

The families merely want the site to be an apolitical memorial to the nearly 3,000 dead. That is apparently too much for the Times:

But this is not really a campaign about money or space. It is a campaign about political purity - about how people remember 9/11 and about how we choose to read its aftermath, including the Iraq war. On their Web site,, critics of the cultural plan at ground zero offer a resolution called Campaign America. It says that ground zero must contain no facilities "that house controversial debate, dialogue, artistic impressions, or exhibits referring to extraneous historical events." This, to us, sounds un-American.

Ground Zero is a place of rememberance, not a place to demonstrate against those who died. Why is that so hard to understand for the Timeseditorial board?

Please go to Take Back The Memorial for their response to this cowardly unsigned Times editorial, and while you are there, please read and sign the petition.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 30, 2005 09:54 AM | TrackBack