The 73-minute recording of radio communications from firefighters in the stricken World Trade Center was found several weeks after the attack.
It was released last week by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to The New York Times after federal prosecutors, responding to a court request by the newspaper, said that making it public would not hurt terrorist cases. [emphasis added]
So what purpose does making it public serve? Why did I have to hear this on Fox News tonight, with the blurb "Voices of Doom" spelled out on the screen?
Please, someone tell me just one good reason why the public needs to hear these tapes played out on television.
If they wanted to just let the public know that the radio system was working fine, they could have just issued a press release to that extent. I don't need to hear the "voices of doom," as much as I did not need to see bodies falling from the towers or to hear the resulting thuds as they landed.
I don't know about you, but even a year later I still don't need reminders of what happened that day, nor do I need to relive the sights and sounds to keep the anger and anguish in my mind.