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Jeff Jarvis reports on the Take Back the Memorial event at the WTC site in New York City. Seems an attempt was made to stifle the gathering:
I went into the city to attend the event. As I got there, Debra and other organizers were strategizing about the Port Authority, which had tried to move the group off World Trade Center property under the argument that the PA does not allow PA systems on its land. In other words, it doesn't allow speech. Now that's a fine lesson for an International Freedom Center, isn't it. But the leaders decided that they would go ahead -- let them kick us off in front of the TV cameras, a few said -- and Debra brought out a small, portable speaker and microphone from her purse. She's amazing.He also links to the NY Post's coverage of the response from the president of the planned "International Freedom Center" Richard Tofel:
Tofel, for his part, insists that the controversy is all about nothing.Let's be clear, that "weasel" quote was from the NY Post. (But speak to me in person and I'll explain the exact type of weasel I think he is.)
But when Cavuto asked, specifically, whether the museum would feature "atrocities Americans have committed," Tofel repeatedly refused a direct answer.
"Atrocities is such a loaded word," he stammered, the weasel.
And keep up with the latest at Take Back the Memorial.
Background on this topic from Mudville:
And special thanks to Tim Sumner, co-founder (with Debra Burlingame) of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America for keeping us in the loop with the latest developments on this issue. Keep 'em coming Tim!
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