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Friday, September 7, 2007

Attacking Rudy, First in a Series

posted by on September 7 at 9:37 AM

NEW YORK - A filmmaker who was behind documentaries that bashed Rupert Murdoch and Wal-Mart is now focusing on Rudy Giuliani, creating an “online viral video campaign” about the presidential candidate timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack.

Robert Greenwald on Thursday launched the first of four short videos about Sept. 11 and the Republican former mayor. The others are planned to launch throughout the month.

Here’s the first, about Giuliani’s ill-fated emergency command center:

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I think anyone who lived in New York at the time can tell you that locating the command center at the WTC complex was controversial and questionned widely. It was certainly a political decsion, and it appeared that Rudy was behind it. The radios for fireman were another sore spot from after the first bombing until 9/11. I think responsibility for that debacle lays with Rudy as well.

Rudy only looked good by comparison. Bush was hiding like the fucking mama's boy that he is, and here was Rudy on the street. Bush didn't show up for days. The most ridiculous aspect is how often the Bush bullhorn PR stunt got played on TV. That and Rudy's calling off the search after that gold was dug up.

The firemen were hereos that day. I think everyone in New York wanted to be one of them after 9/11. If they and their families are calling Rudy a snake, there's not an ounce of doubt in my mind that he is. I hated him as a mayor. I gave hima brief reprieve after 9/11 b/c the federal gov't seemed not to be operational and he was out on the street. But I'm back to thinking that he's just an opportunist who's used 9/11 to advance his own agenda.

Posted by left coast | September 7, 2007 10:39 AM

Hey, did you know that Giuliani told Peter Jennings that he had foreknowledge of--

Ah, forget it.

Posted by Phil M | September 7, 2007 10:55 AM

I like how they blurred out the FoxNews Emblem

Posted by Chris in Tampa | September 7, 2007 11:40 AM

Guiliani spent more time at Yankee Games than at Ground Zero

Posted by Bald Face Lie | September 7, 2007 12:54 PM

I don't understand the Rudy worship. In the aftermath of the attack, the man behaved competently, no more, no less. That should be expected of the mayor of the largest city in the country. I suppose, at this point in history, American politicians are so inept that simple competence astounds and delights the public.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 7, 2007 1:26 PM

The Democrats need to get the message out to people all over America what a dirtbag Giulliania is. I have this fear that somehow he is going to end up our next president.

Posted by K X One | September 7, 2007 2:45 PM

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