Posts Tagged ‘9/11’

Dissonance Reigns at D.C. 9/11 Rallies

The scene on the National Mall today in front of the Washington Monument was anything but a somber tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Look straight ahead and you'd see a Muslim and Christian on stage bashing the mainstream media for billing their rally as the "Million Muslim March" instead of the intended "Million American March [...]

Reagan National Honors 9/11 Victims With Poorly Spelled Idea

Eleven years later, it's difficult to know how best to mark Sept. 11, 2001 and remember its victims. It's much easier, though, to see that the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to change the names of waypoint stops for planes approaching Reagan National Airport to patriotic words like "WEEDU" and "TRUPS" isn't the best. Secretary of [...]

Is Our Children Learning About 9/11?

A Tufts University study finds that while the District and 20 states do discuss the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in their high school social studies curricula, they don't have much context or detail. Fourteen states don't mention the attacks at all in texts that have been updated since 2001.
While the researchers don't want states that [...]

It’s Okay That 9/11 Was Worse In New York, Marc Fisher

Over the weekend, Postie Marc Fisher lamented the fact that the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon doesn’t get as much attention as the 10th anniversary approaches as the attack on New York does. Yet Fisher writes the piece with a pretty keen awareness of why this is so. His 1,700-word essay is full of hedging statements:
Comparing [...]

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, we've been digging through the Sept. 7, 2001, issue of Washington City Paper, the last pre-9/11 issue. We'll be publishing some interesting things we find between now and next weekend.
Today: An ad for an Amnesty International event that, considering Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo, and [...]

The Needle: Paper Looks Different Edition

University of Winning: Charlie Sheen is on a drug, as you may have heard; it's called Charlie Sheen. And he may be bringing his "quest to claim absolute victory on every front" to D.C. A group of George Washington University students have launched a tongue-in-cheek (we hope) effort to make Sheen the commencement speaker at [...]

Post Corrections Policy Victimizes Reporter

The Washington Post's corrections policy takes an institutional approach to blame-taking. No one gets called out for screwing up, not even by position. Here's how the standard correction reads:
A Dec. 5 Page One article incorrectly said that Ben Edwards is the only doctor within a 45-mile radius of Post, Tex. Edwards is the only [...]

Never a Dulles Moment With the TSA

"Sir, you do read and write English?"
"Yes, officer."
"So you are aware that this is a no-standing zone?"
"Yes, officer."
"And you are aware that it's five days after 9/11?"
"Um...yes, officer."*
"And that our country is at war right now?"

Let America Mourn

Eddie Turner's image says, so simply, what we are all feeling.

(N.B.: Turner's girlfriend passed this on to me; it is not posted on his Web site but you should read that anyway.)

Cheap Seats Daily: It’s 9/11! Did You Pay $23.99 Plus Shipping for Dan Snyder’s Commemorative Hat?

Great Moments in Capitalism™, Special 9/11 Edition
On this date in 2005: Get your Tragedy Hats!
None of the Redskins marketing endeavors under Dan Snyder dropped the jaw faster than the "Redskins Flag Hat" that went on sale on the team's web site and at FedExField at the beginning of the 2005 season.
For $23.99 plus shipping where [...]

Making Hash of 9/11

I don't think I have the stomach to process a lot of the news stories commemorating the fact that it's been seven years since 9/11—too many of them will be too mawkish, too partisan, or just too much of a reminder of sad information I already know about. But somebody's come up with a tribute [...]

Patriot Day Celebrations Imperiled By Widespread Ignorance of Patriot Day

On Oct. 25, 2001, September 11 became a holiday, thanks to a resolution sponsored by this charmer. Not a real holiday, mind you, rather the kind where President Bush encouraged "employers to permit their workers time off during the lunch hour to attend the noontime services to pray for our land."
It was a perfect American [...]