Apparently Slate.com ran an online article about a “taboo” 9/11 photograph with five Brooklyn people seated in front of the freshly fallen towers in the background.

Frank Rich of The New York Times claimed that these people were lounging about already having put the 9/11 tragedy behind them.  The people in the image tell a different story. See what you think?


(from the article) Ask yourself: What are these five people doing out on the waterfront, anyway? Do you really think, as Rich suggests, that they are out for “a lunch or bike-riding break”? Of course not. They came to this spot to watch their country’s history unfold and to be with each other at a time of national emergency. Short of rushing to Ground Zero and digging for bodies, how much more patriotic and concerned could they have been?