“Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is.” — President Barack Obama at the signing of the Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act.
Mr. President, that statement is completely offensive. Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered; Gilligan and the castaways were lost.
I do not understand your choice of words concerning his murder, or apparent lack of conviction to call it what it was, and I most certainly do not understand your use of the phrase “captured the world’s imagination”. Wouldn’t that be a phrase better suited to the opening of a new Disney theme park, or the invention of a flying car rather than discussion of a heinous criminal act committed in front of a television camera by a confessed, murderous thug?
Rant inspired from reading here: The Washington Times