Startled and afraid New Yorkers were gripped with panic when a low-flying Air Force One look-alike plane flew over the Hudson River today. This scheduled photo-op, which was allegedly sanctioned by the White House, happened early Monday morning, unbeknownst to local residents and, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, neither was his office informed of the fly-over as well.
Bloomberg, in an attempt to distance himself from any culpability, stated in a hastily arranged press conference that he did receive "an e-mail notification" which
“...did have the normal language of saying this is sensitive information, should be distributed on a need-to-know basis, that they did not plan to have any publicity about it, which I think is ridiculous and just poor judgment.”
Bloomberg, who was obviously angry at the ill-timed stunt added:
"Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo-op right around the site of the World Trade Center catastrophe defies imagination. Poor judgment would be a nice ways to phrase it, but they did. I also think that once they had told us, we should have done a better job. Had I known about it, I would have called them right away and asked them not to. It is the federal government and they can do in the end what they please, but I would have tried to stop it. I don’t know there’s a lot else to say other than they shouldn’t have done it".
Many in the main stream media have been hesitant to report on this story. However, eyewitnesses reported that frightened employees evacuated buildings, and pregnant women scurried down flights of stairs. Other accounts were that some people, who possibly survived September 11th, were seen weeping uncontrollably as memories of those two planes, which were commandeered by nineteen Arab hijackers and slammed into the World Trade Center, were revisited.
Whoever authorized this cruel fly-over joke is a dangerous individual who has no place in government in a post 9/11 age. President Obama will surely fire such a person or persons... and offer a sincere apology to the American people for allowing this hoax to be perpetrated under his watch!