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October 28, 2013

An Op-Ed the NYT never printed

Banksy's rejected New York Time op-ed

However, the NY Post dared to (re)print it. There's nothing in the aborted Banksy Op-Ed about One WTC that already hasn't been said by a lot of people grumbling on blogs for many years now. In fact, its a rather straight forward reiteration of the patently obvious, juiced with a bit of artistic emotion one might expect from an artist.

The NYT has certainly printed more inflammatory, critical, and less factual Op-Ed's in the past than this one. Why this one would suffer the indignity of scissors and the cutting room floor only makes you furiously ponder from whence such pressure to excise came?

Have things become so bad that the voices of foreign critics must be silenced as well as domestic?

I haven't a clue as to Banksy's political bent, gender, or even species. He/she/it may be a flaming redder than Chairman Mao commie for all I know, but I know this -- I'll trade you a 100 Piers Morgans for one Banksy willing to say the Emperor has no cloths.


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