Is anyone else sick of this 9/11 stuff? 77 replies

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Master of Reality

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#1 12 years ago

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying get over it, or anything like that. What happened that day was a horrible tragedy that no person should have to go through, and I truly feel sorry for the families who lost loved ones on that day.

I'm saying I'm sick of TV channels like CNN putting on all these documentaries and stuff every anniversary. Every time I turn on the TV I see things like "Tune in Monday for the 9/11 EXTRAVAGANZA! Monday! Exclusive new footage available only to this network....20 seconds from a camera 10 blocks away! What new insights will this new footage hold? Be there to watch it all unfold! The worst part is that CNN will be showing 9/11 uncut exactly how it happened on that day, starting at the time which it occured for 4 hours. Why? What's the difference? Why would anyone want to relive it? It's almost as if they're doing it to boost their ratings, which is pretty despicable. It almost reminds me why I just watch the sports channels. It's like an escape from the real world, a place where none of the world's troubles are shown :uhm: . Does anyone else feel the same way?




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#2 12 years ago

I quite agree. History channel is having a show on called American Vesuvius. They are going to be making a comparison between 9/11 and when Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii.

WTF! The only similarity is that a bunch of people died! Seriously! WTF?!




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#3 12 years ago

9/11 is one of the most important days of all history. Trying to hide it is not a good idea. People need to rember what happened. If people rember they will keep history from repeating it's self.

If you don't want to see it, turn off the TV for the day.




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#4 12 years ago

I don't watch TV, so I don't have this problem, but yes, their ways of making money are usually despicable. It really looks more like drama-entertainment than a memorial.




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#5 12 years ago
Pethegreat9/11 is one of the most important days of all history. Trying to hide it is not a good idea. People need to rember what happened. If people rember they will keep history from repeating it's self. If you don't want to see it, turn off the TV for the day.

You don't have to hide it. People aren't going to forget this quick. It's just like they're doing it to boost their tv ratings and get more viewers. It happens every year. It's like they're doing it to try and remind everyone why the US is in Afghanistan and Iraq and trying to justify it all. All they have to do is have a little coverage like they did for the last couple years, not all this "Relive the day as it happened!!! UNCUT AND UNRATED!!" garbage.




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#6 12 years ago

I totally agree. On the front page of a special section that runs in our big town paper, there was a big article about "babies born on 911 - how they've coped." Okay, first of all, what the FUCK does a 5 year-old have to cope with? They're FIVE years old, they don't understand any of this, let alone hate, that the terrorists supposedly had/have for us.

It seems everywhere they can [every media, for any concieveable reason] put 911 rememberance posters and talk shows they do it. I for one hope this stops soon. And why do we always talk about revenge and getting even, showing them "americans haven't lost faith or hope?" In 911 we bent over and took it. Pure and simple. We haven't gotten bin laden, the man who claims responsibility, so we got nothing. Wave the flags if you must then, not before please.

And WHEN are we going to see a movie from the terrorists' perspective? [Or as we interpret it. it'll be fucked up because we americans think all arabs/iranians/middle eastern people hate us. an independant film maker would be great for this.] There have been like 4 "911" movies about people FIGHTING back the terrors in the plane. But those poor bastards died, who cares if they fought back?




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#7 12 years ago

I am SO fed up with it! There are other dates in history that is way more important then 9/11. And 9/11 isn't exclusive for USA and the attacks on WTC. The date means alot to the Swedish people aswell, since they got their foreign minister asassinated the very same date, 3 years ago.




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#8 12 years ago

I think it's just how it's hard to have real empathy for it unless you were involved somehow. I didn't lose anyone in it, so I can recognize it as a tragic event that shouldn't have happened, but I can't act like it completely emotionally devastated me when it happened, either. I'll never forget it, but it's not going to leave me in eternal mourning.




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#9 12 years ago
Pethegreat9/11 is one of the most important days of all history.

Correction: "9/11 is one of the most important days of all American history.

Trying to hide it is not a good idea. People need to rember what happened. If people rember they will keep history from repeating it's self.

Of course Americans need to remember that day, however mass media is just sensationalizing and cheapening the whole event. Like Afterburner stated, there was this ridiculous program on the History Channel that tries to tie similarities to these two events. Pulling comparison shows out of one's ass is not a way to go about remembrance.

If you don't want to see it, turn off the TV for the day.

I think I will. The publicity and hype on these news stations are sickening. "9/11 like you have never seen it before!" Yeah, thanks CNN. :rolleyes:

Or if you watch FOX, it would be like: "The worst day in Earth's history when Islamofacists struck the towers and created a just war in Iraq".

Either way, it is like a circus. Which is a shame...




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#10 12 years ago

It's become terribly cliched. Oh look, here's the black screen. Here's the chilling music with the plinky plonky piano, and here's they come, the towers in slow motion to try to make me fill with the horror of it all once again. It was interesting for perhaps the week afterwards, then it just became one of the many terrorist attacks that happen around the world.

Who today remembers Beslan or Bhopal?