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Old 09-11-2002, 08:02 AM   #1
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9/11 Overload? Post here.

I've had the TV on a little less than 30 minutes, and I've already decided that, unfortunately, we are simply doing TOO MUCH to remember 9/11: I fear that we will become burned out over the coverage.

We should (and do) remember, but hearing this on THE WEATHER CHANNEL is f---ing absurd.

If anyone finds this to be too much or simply wants to complain about a specific decision on the part of a single TV network, website, etc., feel free to post here.

I'll begin:

MTV: they're taking the opportunity today to play meaningful music videos, like R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" ("Everybody Hurts" is sure to be in the rotation today), but they just now played Kid Rock's "Only God Knows Why," his ballad in which he bitches about being successful.

What a POOR, TASTELESS choice.

(As another aside, it's a sad state of affairs that MTV is only watchable when they do stuff like this.)

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Old 09-11-2002, 08:27 AM   #2
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200% right

and on internet also, EVERYWHERE . radio all chanells , tv all channels , this is too much


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Old 09-11-2002, 09:04 AM   #3
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I agree Bubba... it's been too much for the past WEEK! Some shows I find interesting (like exactly how the towers collapsed), others I find too disturbing and others I find too distasteful.

As twisted as this might sound, one of the thoughts that ran through my head a year ago was how I would have to relive the events of 9/11/01 via TV, radio and the 'net for years to come. I can only hope that the rest of these events are broadcast gracefully today.

Of course, instead of watching TV, playing on the 'net, or listening to radio, perhaps we can do something good today. Let us spend this day helping someone in need. Let us spend it with a friend. Let us spend it with family. Let us turn off the world around us and focus on what is most important. Let this one day not be only about patriotism, but about love. Yeah... I know it sounds corny...but perhaps this one day of love - instead of just remembrance - can be the beginning of so much more.
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Old 09-11-2002, 09:10 AM   #4
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I don't know if I agree that it's too much...I just watched the Today Show for about a half an hour, and that was really hard...but at least I can turn off the TV and make it "go away." I can't even begin to imagine how those who lost loved ones on this day last year are feeling.

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god bless all of us , peace on earth , justice to criminals and terrorists

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Old 09-11-2002, 09:16 AM   #6
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I'm listen to Elevation right now...I listened to the first few bars of Walk On and just couldn't handle it...
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Old 09-11-2002, 10:12 AM   #8
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yes, i'm overloaded already. I'd say that 90% of the people on my buddy list have profiles or away messages containing such phrases as "god bless america," "we remember," etc...etc...etc...(i find their attempts at patriotism to seem very shallow, like it's cool to mourn) and on top of that there's TV, internet, and radio like everyone has mentioned.

Let us never forget what happened on this day, but we've got to leave it behind.

God bless the world.

fuck the past, kiss the future...
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I for one have no intention of complaining about coverage.

I have the LUXURY of being able to hit an off button. The people who survived that day or who lost their loved ones do not have that luxury. Those people are gathering today where their loved ones died, and where some of them are buried, as they were never recovered. I can't even imagine what they are feeling today.

Sorry, but what the media chooses to do is of no importance to me. Today I am reflecting on what happened a year ago. I am counting my blessings, especially the blessing that I didn't lose any friends or family that day. What I am feeling in my heart cannot be affected in any way by a TV or radio show.

I have no intention of getting into any sort of 'argument' about this issue. Today, of all days, is not a day for arguing. Those of us who are able to can hug our loved ones and be eternally grateful that we can choose to turn or off a radio or TV today and every other day that we have that luxury.
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Well said, Gina Marie.
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Old 09-11-2002, 10:53 AM   #11
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I'm glad the coverage is there for those who want it. Like you, I turned off the TV after 30 minutes. Now I have the Elevation DVD on and I'm enjoying time with my wife.

God bless all the INNOCENT souls that died on that day and God bless America.
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I don't know what's going on because I made a conscious decision to turn off my TV today. There are better ways to reflect than staring at Aaron Brown's overly tanned face.
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I turned it off after I heard Matt Lauer say in a chipper voice, "It's now 40 minutes past the hour. Let's go back to Katie at ground zero", like it was the Thanksgiving Day parade.
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I for one have no intention of complaining about coverage.

I have the LUXURY of being able to hit an off button. The people who survived that day or who lost their loved ones do not have that luxury. Those people are gathering today where their loved ones died, and where some of them are buried, as they were never recovered. I can't even imagine what they are feeling today.

Sorry, but what the media chooses to do is of no importance to me. Today I am reflecting on what happened a year ago. I am counting my blessings, especially the blessing that I didn't lose any friends or family that day. What I am feeling in my heart cannot be affected in any way by a TV or radio show.

I have no intention of getting into any sort of 'argument' about this issue. Today, of all days, is not a day for arguing. Those of us who are able to can hug our loved ones and be eternally grateful that we can choose to turn or off a radio or TV today and every other day that we have that luxury.
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I agree. The press is absolutely drenching itself in...........I don't know why they have to show this on TV, over and over......it's insane. Yes, remember, but this is hysteria and madness. I suppose some people honestly feel like it's impossible to discuss anything else..........but I don't. Life is here, and now........I think that's the way to do it. Get on with your life, not all of this dwelling on this............
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On this historic day, how appropriate that I should agree with Bubba! Now that's amazing.

Gina also makes good points.
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Old 09-11-2002, 03:18 PM   #17
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Old 09-11-2002, 03:21 PM   #18
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Gina Marie is right....some of us have the luxury of turning it off.

For some people this is coverage is giving them closure, these ceremonies are really the only chance most of them get to say goodbye to their lost loved ones.

There are plently of other things to watch on TV, not every channel is devoting itself to these memorials. I tried to watch some of the ceremonies, but found that it was too sad, I said my little prayer this morning at 8:46 and changed the channel.

Yes, I agree that this coverage is too much....however, we have the choice not to watch it.
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Old 09-11-2002, 03:47 PM   #19
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I can understand how some people might find the coverage of 9-11 a bit of an overload. However, to people like me, it's very helpful right now. I lost my uncle in the north tower. My sister and I would visit him every year in New York. We were very close to him. So, his death was very hard on me.
Today was not an easy day to get out of bed--- but I did it. The reason-- because I know that there are plenty of other people out there who are going through the same. It is nice to turn on the television and see people who feel your pain.
I hope I don't come across as being angry because I don't mean to. I just wanted to give you all a different perspective.
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Mary,
I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope that you are finding some comfort in the ceremonies and memorials being held today. You didn't come across as angry, and thank-you for sharing your perspective on the subject.
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