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(NYP) — Those calling for a moment of silence at next week’s Olympics to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich terrorist massacre of Israeli athlete-hostages have just picked up key support.
First, NBC’s lead Olympics anchor, Bob Costas, said he’ll publicly call out the International Olympics Committee for refusing the request.
And, Costas added, if the IOC fails to allow a moment of silence during next Friday’s opening ceremonies, he’ll hold one instead on NBC’s telecast as the Israeli team enters the arena.
“I intend to note that the IOC denied the request,” he said. “Many people find that denial more than puzzling, but insensitive, [so] here’s a minute of silence right now.”
Good for him.
Then, in the wake of Costas’ announcement, the White House joined in, saying, “We absolutely support the campaign.”
Eleven athletes and coaches were killed in a botched German attempt to rescue them from Palestinian terrorists.
Ankie Rekhess-Spitzer, widow of the slain fencing coach, has long sought an official commemoration of the tragedy.
She says the IOC called such a gesture “political” and “told us the Arab delegations will get up and leave. To which I said, ‘It’s OK; if they don’t understand what the Olympics are all about, let them leave.’”
The usual race baiters lent their voice to the outcries in Sanford FL, where an unarmed teen was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch resident. George Zimmerman, in lawful possession of his own gun, claims to have shot Trayvon in self defense.
Now, at a White House event on Friday, a deputy press secretary is seen whispering to an NBC reporter. That same reporter is the “only” one to then shout a question to Obama after he made his announcement of the World Bank position, thus giving Obama the opportunity to put his voice into the controversy. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”. Ironically, as the Chicago Sun Times is reporting, no one is discussing the 42 shootings and the deaths that occurred in Chicago on the same night as Trayvon’s murder.
Yes, the Sanford Police Department did not handle the crime scene properly. But with the release of the 911 tapes, could it be possible that Zimmerman did act in self defense? A voice is heard in the background screaming for help. Will the FBI be able to enhance this enough to determine whose voice it is? And why isn’t anyone reporting about the injuries that Zimmerman had that night? Did Trayvon start to run from Zimmerman, then double back to confront him for following him? The photos being shown of Trayvon Martin— how current are they, for they don’t look like a 17 year old?
When the facts come out, how will the liberal media spin them to keep this narrative going?
No parent should have to endure the pain that Trayvon Martin’s family is, and they deserve to have the answers as to what exactly happened that horrible night. They deserve not just answers, but the truth. Sometimes, though, the truth may not be what one wants to hear!
Russert reminded Charlie that he could also be voted out by his colleagues over the ethics violations.
This really fired up Rangel, who asked: “What station are you from? While you’re young, I guess you do need to make a name for yourself, but basically you know it’s a dumb question. It doesn’t really sound like NBC asking these dumb questions, but it just shows what has really happened to a channel that did have some respect.”
Apparently Rangel decided this morning that it was prudent to apologize to Luke Russert for berating him. He said during a news conference this morning: “I had a very good conversation with Luke Russert this morning and apologized for the way I treated him on television.”