Sick: NYU Professor Talia Lavin Questions Why The Memory Of 9/11 Is Sacred

The "Tribute in Light" memorial is in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The two towers of light are composed of two banks of high wattage spotlights that point straight up from a lot next to Ground Zero. This photo was taken from Liberty State Park, N.J., Sept. 11, the five-year anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Denise Gould)

(Tea Party PAC) – Over the weekend, New York University professor Talia Lavin found herself under fire after questioning why the memory of 9/11 is sacred.

In March, Breitbart News reported that NYU had brouth Lavin on as a journalism professor after being fired by the New Yorker after her now-notorious false claim that a disabled veteran had a Nazi tattoo, so that should give you some idea of their standards over at the journalism department.

She’s their problem now I guess.

Here was her tweet:

She followed this up with some attempt at a clarification, arguing that 9/11 couldn’t be “sacred” because it was not a religious incident.

“I meant this as a genuine question. it was indisputably tragic, world-changing, evil and despicable, and a turning point of history. but “sacred” is a particular word with its own religious meanings, and i wanted to pinpoint what it means to call such a day “sacred” specifically,” she wrote.

Twitter users were quick to note that the word “sacred” (you think a journalist would have some basic understanding of how the English language works, but I guess not) has several definitions, which as one user pointed out complete with a Merriam-Webster screenshot, includes “entitled to reverence or respect.”

Lavin doesn’t seem to have much fondness for the nation in which she resides but if she did, she might be aware that we often refer to our inherent rights, which are acknowledged by both faithful and secular Americans, as “sacred,” for example.

Her tweets drew harsh criticism as well as cutting, straightforwards answers to her “honest” question.

“When nearly 3,000 Americans were killed,” one user responded.

“Heroism, courage, and honour were shown by the first responders, police, firefighters, and regular civilians that risked themselves for others. I think their sacrifices are sacred in themselves, but the day itself is a day of anger, sadness, grief, and mourning,” another user wrote.


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