While the opinion page is my favorite section of the Ellis County Press, I have to say the editorial cartoon printed on page two of the April 5, 2007 edition of the paper was a poor choice.
In it, we see a monstrous, Blob-like Rosie O’Donnell taking a bite our of World Trade Center building 7, while in a neighboring building (someone) says,
“So that’s what happened to Building 7, it was eaten by the Blob.”
While I’ve never been a fan of Ms. O’Donnell or her political stances in recent years, I believe she has every right to publicly question why the 47-story skyscraper in the World Trade Center complex was inexplicably reduced to rubble late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001.
Without question, people in city, state and federal government there in New York and members of the media-military industrial complex had foreknowledge of WTC 7’s imminent implosion.
Video taken near the site clearly shows firemen and policemen telling people to get back because WTC 7 was coming down.
Shockingly, the BBC and other news networks made premature announcements that the building had come down, yet there it is in the background, still standing.
Was the BBC reporter psychic? I think not.
Remember, Building 7 was never struck by a jet and the small fires noted in Building 7 that day were not the sort of white-hot infernos which would be required to melt steel.
Yet, the building — housing some pretty spooky stuff and info I might add — came straight down into its own footprint.
Amazingly, the 9/11 Commission didn’t even bother to note the destruction of this building in their “exhaustive” report to the American people.
And yet, for the past month, Rosie O’Donnell has been getting pummelled by neocon radio and TV bullies simply because she dared inquire into this event.
.What’s funny is a few years back I remember the ECP looking into the events leading up to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building here in Oklahoma City, just a few blocks from where I sit. And the ECP did not pursue the government’s version of events. No, they followed their gut and their gut told them something wasn’t quite right about that tragic and deadly attack on April 19, 1995.
These days I find myself coming to the defense of Ms. O’Donnell. Why? Because I can see she is concerned about the dangerous direction our country is going under the maniacal Bush/Cheney regime and the fact that the media often lets this cabal go unchalleneged, particularly when it comes to serious, substantive issues like 9/11 and the so-called “War on Terror.”
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting to hear from our elected leaders what caused Building 7 to collapse into itself on that horrible day nearly six years ago.
I ain’t holding my breath.