I wag my finger at the big three networks who chose to cut away from the 9/11 Memorial this morning in the middle of loved ones reading names of the victims taken from us on that day. Are the names of those who precede H unimportant?
I was paying special attention, tuned in from the beginning, catching every name and tearing up right along with the readers. Then halfway through the reading of names beginning with H the network cut away to some special music.
We saw Paul Simon sing his song and then the network announcers on the channel I was watching returned to their mindless babble. Thinking I could find coverage on another network, I flipped through the other two large choices. No, they were also talking.
This is a slap in the face to those of us who are remembering loved ones and friends. At this moment, names are still being read on C-SPAN and I’m sure they must be on other networks, just not the BIG THREE.
I apologize for rising on my soapbox on this day, however, I must speak up. Those names are sacred to us and we want to hear them. The names represent lives cut down. I – Z are just as important.