Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Five Years On And Have We Got Anywhere?

Perhaps the reason any movement on building work at Ground Zero ebbs along at a glacial pace is because of what it symbolises? As the US broadcaster, Keith Olbermann says, 'it has become a backdrop for photo shoots'. The image of that vast empty space is useful to keep reminding people about 9/11 and bolster support for anything that's deemed important enough to do under the priviso of keeping us 'safe'.

If there was a new shiny building being built on the site in Lower Manhatten, the imagery wouldn't be quite as effective. Maybe keeping the space vacant is quite a useful political ploy?

Watch the Keith Olbermann MSNBC video from his show Countdown here:

  • Keith Olbermann- This Hole In The Ground
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