Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

9/11 stories head towards cliche


In a rather ballsy bit of writing, Joyce Wadler of the New York Times criticizes the “I remember when…” war story nature of everyone’s 9/11 memories. She’s got a point, in that a terrible day has become a cultural touchstone not just for Republicans to rally the faithful around before they invade the next Middle Eastern country or other enemy de jour, but also for everyone to collectively wring their souls out for a few minutes, and then get back to whatever meaningless nonsense they were doing previously.

I got this link courtesy of trifective, who is also well worth reading.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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