After spending a long time working on a story, it is always interesting to see readers’ reactions, and I was surprised by the variety of opinions and emotions expressed by hundreds of people writing in about the story on the making of the 9/11 museum at ground zero. For example:
“Scrap the expensive memorial. Build ten new schools with small museums in them, so the present and future students can see and learn;”
“think one should not mention anything about the attackers accept the blank black figure attached to the article and not even the country who did it otherwise you are doing them a favor , making them mortar and making their country more famous . That’s what they want.”
“The endless hand-wringing and conflict that has dominated every step of this museum’s creation tells a richer story than the museum itself. You want to know what kind of society we were on September 11, 2001? Look at how hard it was simply to rebuild Ground Zero and built a memorial and museum dedicated to what happened.”
“Is my tax money being used for a private memorial? This is all well and go I’d if it’s the “victims” cash. But if it’s tax money it’s spun wildly out of control.”
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