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    Washington Times
    August 16, 2005
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    Inside Politics

    Post Pulls Out

    By Greg Pierce

    The Washington Post is pulling out of a Pentagon-sponsored event to commemorate those killed at the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks, according to officials.

    The newspaper claims the event is being politicized by the Bush administration, according to officials close to the issue who spoke to Bill Gertz of The Washington Times on the condition of anonymity.

    "It is unfortunate that The Washington Post has made this decision not to support the Freedom Walk, but we welcome their donation to the Pentagon Memorial Fund," the Pentagon said in a statement last night.

    "This is a commemorative event to honor the memory of the victims who died in the attack on the Pentagon and to highlight the yet-to-be constructed Pentagon Memorial."

    The statement said the walk, scheduled for Sept. 11 near the site where a hijacked airliner slammed into the five-sided building, "is an opportunity to remember the victims and their families, to reflect on the sacrifices made by our troops and to recommit to the work still ahead."

    "Regardless of how one chooses to observe this anniversary, we should never forget the sacrifices -- both past and present -- made by those in defense of our freedom," the statement said.

    The Post had agreed to provide free advertising for the event, but the paper withdrew in the face of criticism from anti-Iraq war groups. A Post spokesman could not be reached for comment.
     
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    The newspaper claims the event is being politicized by the Bush administration, according to officials close to the issue who spoke to Bill Gertz of The Washington Times on the condition of anonymity.

    in an effort not to politicize this event ....

    should the president of our country turn his back on this event then?

    should he not honour the dead?

    if he did he would be shit on for that....god the press just sucks
     
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    I think they will regret this, mightily. So what about when they wish to sponsor something else the left disagrees with or the right? :shocked: They are going to let 'interest groups' determine their donations?
     
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    I can't believe the Post of all papers has the audacity to accuse ANYONE of politicizing ANYTHING.
     
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    What I have to say about this is not fit for anyone's ears. :poop:
     
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    Good riddance to them. And revoke the pentagon clearance while we are at it.
     
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    I doubt it's anything the rest of us haven't said or thought. And remember, we're all a bunch of SNCO's -- we CAN be creative. :laugh:
     
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    In multiple languages no less........

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    and some very very creative New England Yankee stuff

    Oh yeah and Vietnamese (just a bit...heh)
     

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