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Meltdown Tries To Silence 9/11 Families Outraged By KSM’s Show Trial

November 17, 2009

Countdown with Keith Olbermann has no limit to what it will do to back any controversial thing the Obama administration does – even if it means ignoring the families of most 9/11 victims.

Last Friday Attorney General Eric Holder opened up old wounds by telling the press that five co-conspirators to 9-11 would be tried in a New York City civilian court instead of military court. A new CNN poll shows that 2/3 of Americans disagree with that decision and many of the 9/11 families have shown both anger and hurt over it. But you wouldn’t know any of that by watching Countdown (with guest host Lawrence O’Donnell) last Friday night.

Countdown decided to only choose one voice to represent the families of victims of 9/11.  Instead of interviewing one of the many angry families over Obama’s horrible decision Countdown interviewed Kristen Breitweiser.

Breitweiser is a widow of 9/11 and has suffered loss. However, since 9/11 she has become a leftist activist. She has written a book attacking the Bush administration and since 2005 has been a blogger for the Huffington Post. She has an agenda against the Bush administration and it showed in her interview. [Editor’s Note: new copies of Breitweiser’s book are currently available at Amazon for $0.01.]

The only voice or slight mention Countdown gives to the majority of 9/11 victim’s families who are angry over the Obama decision was O’Donnell asking this set-up question:

“Some of the victims families of 9/11 have indicated that they are  not pleased with this move to New York – how do you react to this?”

Breitweiser takes that question as an opportunity to besmirch the character of those other families who lost someone on 9/11, and to take a shot at the Bush White House.

“I think those families seem to be indicating a sense of anger or fear…I think that’s bowing to the terrorists.  I think there is no better place than the southern district of New York…Frankly, I think after eight years of the Bush administration we have got a lot of work, um, in restoring our legitimacy to the rest of the world.”

Countdown puts Breitweiser’s voice above others, like Joan Molinaro, whose son Carl died on 9-11.  She told the New York Times:

“It’s absolutely disgusting.”

She said of proclaimed matermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed,

“He was willing to plead guilty in a military court. Now he comes to New York and gets all the rights of an American citizen, which he isn’t. He’s going to be, what, two blocks from ground zero, where he can see his handiwork and mock those he murdered…Every day I get up and know I’ll never see my son again.  This is just a smack in his face.”

MSNBC and Countdown adds force to that smack in the face by putting one radical activist’s voice above the hurt and pain of these other families.

  1. themadjewess permalink
    November 17, 2009 5:43 pm

    ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann has no limit to what it will do to back any controversial thing the Obama administration does – even if it means ignoring the families of most 9/11 victims.’
    Olbermann is also brainwashed. He probably won’t ever be free of the brainwashing.. but there has to come a time in peoples lives, where they must open up and look at their obvious treachery and feel some type shame. To Olbermann, and the left, the right is evil, and must be stopped at all costs, squelched.
    As conservatives, we see right and wrong, because we have been taught morals and ethics, through the Bible. Olbermann has a choice, at some point to look outside the box of the leftist destruction that has warped him, psychologically. OR, die bitter, full of hatred and demented.

    • Chuck D permalink
      November 17, 2009 5:50 pm

      My guess is it’s the latter. The sooner the better too.

  2. Elaine B permalink
    November 17, 2009 5:53 pm

    Typical. The words shame, courage, civility, and truth no longer seem to be known to those on the left.

    How much money does NYC stand to make for this show trial? I say, follow the money.

  3. Harmon permalink
    November 17, 2009 6:25 pm

    You people have little faith in American Justice and American security – what a shame!!!

    Breitweiser’s Book was written because the Bush administration was against the 911 Commission. It was her persistance and the remaining ‘Jersey Girls’ that the Commissions work was commpleted. On Amazon her book had 31 reviews 25 of which are 5 star and 4 star. Pretty good.

    • Cas Balicki permalink
      November 17, 2009 6:42 pm

      Harmon you can’t be serious! The 911 commission with Gorlick, or whatever her name is, sitting on it is your idea of trenchant enquiry. Gorlick should have been a witness! She should have been crossed on the Chinese wall she erected between intel and FBI, but no she was there to defend Bubba the Grope. This poor excuse for a dog and pony show, the 911 Commission, only had one aim and that was to convince the American public that the worst thing Bill Clinton ever got involved in was serial rape when in fact his worst mistake was to pave the way for America’s first and worst terrorist attack. I’ll wager Bubba fretted more over a certain blue dress than he ever did over Osama Bin Laden.

    • Paul Cooper permalink
      November 17, 2009 7:30 pm

      Harmon – how heartless do you have to be to not care about what these families are saying about this trial? You are putting an activist’s pursuit of Bush over the hearts and concerns of these families – maybe you could work for MSNBC.

      • Harmon permalink
        November 17, 2009 10:27 pm


        Let’s see, are we now supposed to poll the victims families to see where to have the trial? I think not. NYC is just fine, what this country doesn’t need is all the blovating from the right wing.

        • Paul Cooper permalink
          November 18, 2009 6:42 pm

          So you agree you are being heartless? I thought the left was supposed to have bleeding hearts.

    • themadjewess permalink
      November 18, 2009 8:06 am

      ‘You people have little faith in American Justice and American security – what a shame!!!’
      Harmon…we have little faith in this justice system? You mean the justice system that Sotomayor represents? The ‘justice’ for throwing a man behind bars for a rape he never committed, even when the DNA evidence was there?
      That justice system?

    • JE Tabler permalink
      November 18, 2009 2:54 pm

      Coulter completely discredited the Jersey Girls in ‘Guilty.’ To have one of them on MSNBC really shows the depths to which they will go. They wanted the 9/11 Commission because they are troofers who expected a different outcome.

  4. Cas Balicki permalink
    November 17, 2009 6:26 pm

    One truck bomb in the courthouse parking lot would put this loony decision in perspective. What these two idiot savants, Obama and Holder, have done is put lives at risk to give the left a warm feeling. Then again, I might be too wordy in my assessment of Obama and Holder as I’m still waiting for evidence of the savant part of that two word descriptor.

    • Harmon permalink
      November 17, 2009 6:29 pm

      A truck bomb? Is that what you are hoping for, Cas Balicki?

      • ManGuy permalink
        November 18, 2009 11:59 am

        Why would you say he is hoping for it? Are you THAT stupid that you can’t even debate the issue and have to resort to pretending like any concern is hoping for bad things to happen?

        With a response like that, I feel confident in saying you are a stupid, stupid person.

  5. Cas Balicki permalink
    November 17, 2009 6:44 pm

    Typical leftist BS response. Do you know me? Do you know what my hopes and ambitions are. Harmon, you’re an insult to debate.

    • Harmon permalink
      November 17, 2009 10:31 pm

      I don’t know you Cas Balicki, it seems to me you have little faith in the ability of our nation to protect itself. Either that or you are just mongering.

      • Cas Balicki permalink
        November 18, 2009 8:52 am

        I have lots of faith in professionals when they are allowed to do their jobs. I have little faith in professionals when they are played for political patsies by ignorant, inexperienced politicians driven by stupid ideologies.

      • themadjewess permalink
        November 18, 2009 12:47 pm

        ‘I don’t know you Cas Balicki, it seems to me you have little faith in the ability of our nation to protect itself. Either that or you are just mongering.’
        ————– You are ‘mongering’!
        Our nation ‘protects’ itself?? Do you mean by appeasing a Jihadi terrorist that shoots & murders soldiers on a base, and the left who sympathizes with that scum?

        Do you have ANY idea how old these throw-out half a$$ insults are? Mongering? Just a bunch of rhetorical mind-screwing speak anymore. Do you get that these ‘words’ are now useless? Baseless??

        What is sad to me, is that you know that justice is totally lacking—you know this in your heart of hearts…but that which you know, is put on the back shelf out of love for the dear leader and his minions of do-gooders.

  6. Cas Balicki permalink
    November 17, 2009 7:09 pm

    The reason this is a stupid decision is that the terrorists on trial will be able to discover the government’s case and evidence, much of which, I’ll bet, was gathered clandestinely. I hate to break it to you, Harmon, but countries need secret sources of information or their government’s risk being blindsided as was the case on 9/11. That on that day there was a massive intelligence failure is no reason to let the world know how the spooks go about their business. But then again, maybe, you approve of the New York Times leaking of the financial surveillance methods the CIA and NSA used against foreign terrorists. Do us all a favour and let us all know if you support the position that the best defence is to blind the defender working to protect you. These people are scum that started a war. They are not soldiers subject to the Geneva Convention, and once the CIA has juiced them for all the information they can get from them the scum should be set before a firing squad. It would be more justice than Danny Pearl ever got. Had Obama the balls, he could have closed Gitmo in his first week in office by ordering executions and the world would have thanked him for the favour.

    • In the Know permalink
      November 18, 2009 6:35 am

      Cas you hit the nail on the head. If we had leaders, this wouldn’t have happened. Men (and women) who will make a decision to do what has to be done (legally and morally) regardless of the political consequences. Harmon, do you favor leaders or politicians? The people you support are politicians. That goes for republicrats and democans. If we can’t come together as a people and realize they are all lying to us in order to stay in power, then I fear we are so ideologically divided that a civil war is coming. And, before you even respond (if you do) , don’t use the tu quoque that GWB was a politician also. To that, I will pre emptively respond…really? No S*&t.

  7. Mark Casey permalink
    November 18, 2009 6:05 am

    It is my understanding that we were not trying to extract confessions from our gitmo guests, we were trying to find out what other satanic attacks they had in planned.
    I think waterboarding to get a confession is a crime, waterboarding to break KSM into spilling information on future attacks is legitimate.

  8. WestWright permalink
    November 18, 2009 6:49 am

    Let the maladjusted creeps on MSNBC continue to flame the victims of the 911 attack. In the Left’s bubble world they think they have the PC moral perspective. That 60% to No NY trial will grow to 90% as this circus act comes to NYC.

  9. Cas Balicki permalink
    November 18, 2009 8:49 am

    WestWright for the terrorist it is all about circus. The reason terrorism as a tactic works is because the terrorist action is widely publicized. It is the publication of that inspires the terror in a population. What terrorists such as KSM want is a forum for their acts, and a trial in the Big Apple is the biggest of the big forums. War is not about principle–which may lead a nation to war–it is about survival by defeating the enemy. Only after the enemy is routed does the winner get to sit back and contemplate principle. If principle is to influence the fighting of a war its influence should be such that one’s enemy is killed for his principles and not we for ours. Only goofy liberals think that our principles should survive us like some suicide note.

  10. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 18, 2009 1:10 pm

    @ Cas Bilicki



  11. peachey permalink
    November 18, 2009 5:53 pm

    It was interesting to watch Eric Holder explain and defend the decision today in front of a committee that actually asked questions, many which Holder could not answer. He had his clock cleaned today and his total lack of professionalism and legal experience was on public display for everyone to see.

    • betty boop permalink
      November 22, 2009 7:00 am

      The left doesn’t feel they need answers. They feel a smirk and a sneer and a verbal putdown should handle their questioners. They are using the old “frown campaign” tactics from the early civil right movement to appear more moral and make the rest of us feel bigoted and ashamed for having an opinion. Well, news flash- this is not the civil rights movement, we are not bigots, and our questions are extremely justified. Such as why would you place the potentially most dangerous legal undertaking in the history of this republic in the center of the most populous city, and the one in which the original act was committed. Add to that that the top “dog” at Justice and his Supreme Highness our President have already made public statements about the guilt or innocence of the defendant, and I predict a mistrial. This man will not receive true justice for his crime until he meets God. Him, I trust.

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