Fire union leaders and relatives of firefighters killed at the World Trade Center in 2001 blasted Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani in a video on Wednesday, pairing footage of the falling twin towers with charges that the city’s former mayor was woefully unprepared for Sept. 11, causing needless firefighter deaths.
And Giuliani walks on. He walks from his bunker, up Barclay Street and went on television. Went on and announced his heroism and then came back every hour or so until he became a star, a great figure, a national hero, the mayor who saved New York. Most of this comes from these dazed Pekingese of the Press. . . . Giuliani was a hero with these news people.—Columnist Jimmy Breslin (Newsday, 3/7/04)
On September 11, 2001, with George W. Bush in hiding for much of the day, mainstream journalists were desperately looking for a man on horseback. For many, that man would be New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
I’m not posting this because of the obvious attempt at making Bill Clinton come off looking rosey. 9/11 Truth is not partisan. I’m posting this because of the ridiculous hypocrisy of being able to “blame” Clinton for the 9/11 attacks, but heaven forbid anyone mention Bush and 9/11. There are many examples of people friendly to the Bush Administration blaming Clinton for the 9/11 attacks. Here’s one from Bill Kristol. Let’s also not forget ABC actually made a movie depicting Clinton as the one to blame. Remember, blaming Clinton for 9/11 good, blaming Bush for 9/11 bad. - Jon Read the rest of this entry »
By GLENN BLAIN
THE JOURNAL NEWS
(Original publication: June 10, 2007)
On a recent night this spring, Rosaleen Tallon stood outside a Bay Ridge catering hall waiting for Rudy Giuliani to arrive for a cocktail party that raised money for his presidential campaign.
Tallon, a Yonkers resident whose firefighter brother was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, was not there to cheer the former New York City mayor. Instead she was among a group of protesters looking to dispel what they say is the myth of Giuliani’s much-praised response to the attacks on the World Trade Center.
“I think if they knew the truth, (people) wouldn’t vote for him,” said Tallon, who is a leader of a group calling itself Sept. 11th Firefighters and Families for Truth. “We haven’t had a chance to go national, but we will. You can bet on that.” Read the rest of this entry »