Monday, September 12, 2011

Danger: Crazy alert!

So ... apparently they left the doors open again on the crazy barn.

I just got off the phone with a guy who complained that we ran photos of the hijackers in our 9/11 coverage and in doing so have made them martyrs, which is "what the Muslims want."

Obviously, we did this, he said, because we are "a left-wing news organization." He added that no other newspaper in New York would have had the audacity to publish the photos of the hijackers. I told him to offer terms and I'd gladly make him a wager on the issue. He declined.

I asked him if every photo and video he's seen of Lee Harvey Oswald were shown for the purpose of making him a martyr.

He said, "He didn't kill 3,000 people!"

I pointed out that he did kill the president and some people thought that was kind of a big deal.

I knew I was going no where with the guy as soon as he said, "the Muslims." I offered to let him talk to my boss, but he declined and hung up quite curtly.

Oh, the crazies.

A world I can understand ...