From: Mark Dowie [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 5:03 PM
Subject: Read 'em and Weep
FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) -- on the Advisory Board of
which I sit with pride -- recently composed this list of quotes from
some media pundits who don't quite see things the way I do.
Unfortunately they are reaching far more people than I find on my meager
list. So send them on if you like .... or just read 'em and weep.
"There is only one way to begin to deal with people like this, and
you have to kill some of them even if they are not immediately
involved in this thing."
--former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (CNN, 9/11/01)
"The response to this unimaginable 21st-century Pearl Harbor should be
simple as it is swift-- kill the bastards. A gunshot between the eyes,
them to smithereens, poison them if you have to. As for cities or
that host these worms, bomb them into basketball courts."
--Steve Dunleavy (New York Post, 9/12/01)
"America roused to a righteous anger has always been a force for good.
States that have been supporting if not Osama bin Laden, people like
need to feel pain. If we flatten part of Damascus or Tehran or
takes, that is part of the solution."
--Rich Lowry, National Review editor, to Howard Kurtz (Washington
"TIME TO TAKE NAMES AND NUKE AFGHANISTAN."
--Caption to cartoon by Gary Brookins (Richmond Times-Dispatch,
"At a bare minimum, tactical nuclear capabilites should be used
bin Laden camps in the desert of Afghanistan. To do less would be
seen by the poisoned minds that orchestrated these attacks as
the part of the United States and the current administration."
--Former Defense Intelligence Agency officer Thomas Woodrow, "Time to
the Nuclear Option" (Washington Times, 9/14/01)
Bill O'Reilly: "If the Taliban government of Afghanistan does not
then we will damage that government with air power, probably. All
will blast them, because..."
Sam Husseini, Institute for Public Accuracy: "Who will you kill in the
O'Reilly: "Doesn't make any difference."
--("The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News Channel, 9/13/01)
"This is no time to be precious about locating the exact individuals
directly involved in this particular terrorist attack.... We should
their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.
weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his
officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians.
And this is war."
--Syndicated columnist Ann Coulter (New York Daily News, 9/12/01)