Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Lest We Forget

“America is starting to forget September 11th, 2001. It is a natural process—much of today’s population was either not born at the time or too young to remember, and those cursed with being merely alive but not participating in the true grief of the event are growing exhausted of the burden. . . .

“[T]he fact that the smoke plumes continue to flood our TV screens has turned the barrels of cynicism on the media, after so many years of being aimed nearly exclusively at the government. In the Washington Post, columnist E.J. Dionne writes dismissively that ‘we have looked back for too long’ on the attacks, giving weight to a group, al-Qaeda, over which ‘our country and the world were never threatened by the caliphate of its mad fantasies.’ MSNBC’s Touré, in an otherwise thoughtful reflection on the commercialization of 9/11, compared the sharing of experiences on that day to an ‘AA meeting,’ as if anyone with a platform who publicly shares their pain chose to indulge a vice that made them junkies of their own indelible memories.”

Photo credit: El Marco
• Editorial Comment: “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”

• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs of advice for the young journalist from venerable city editor Stanley Walker? Click here.

News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café    
We remember: 11 years later, wounds of 9/11 still fresh in U.S. culture, by Natasha Bodily
Aggie journalists to report Oct. 3 on Ethiopia’s hope, heartbreak
Waste bin trashers in N. Logan can be fined $1,000, council says, by Jessica Sonderegger
Nibley resets public hearing on electronic signs for Sept. 26, by Danielle Manley
 • Logan, Utah, makes top-10 (we’re #3!) list of best college towns in U.S., by Ted Pease
‘Meet the weirdos,’ dean urges students at USU opening event, by D. Whitney Smith
Aggie journalism prof’s Washington Post article foreshadows Ethiopian leader’s death, by Matthew D. LaPlante
Aggie Reports from Ethiopia: Olympic Dreams, Empty Pockets, by Danielle Manley
Joe’s boat bursts into flames—in his driveway!, video by Ted Pease

PeezPIX by Ted Pease

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