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What it Takes to Garner Media Attention (or how 911Blogger got offered their first nationally syndicated radio interview)
I got an email tonight from a "nationally syndicated" radio show which "broadcasts [..] to over 30 markets across the country", and has "a reach of 8-10 million listeners at any given time". I'm sure your thinking maybe they emailed me to talk about the leader of the Canadian Action Party commenting on the 9/11 truth movement, or the Jersey Girls push for 15,000 signatures for declassification of 9/11 documents, or maybe the ex-traffic controller's review of Dr. Griffin's new book, or perhaps Rosie hosting 9/11 first responders on The View or her tacit support of this website - or maybe any of the dozens of news items we cover each week - but you would be wrong.
My name is Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxx, and I'm one of the Producers on the MANCOW SHOW-- a nationally syndicated morning radio show based in Chicago. I would like to invite you to be a guest on the show TOMORROW at 7:10 am Eastern/ 6:10 am central. The interview would be live over the phone, 5-10 minutes long, talking about your website and the possibility that the SAN FRANCISCO HIGHWAY COLLAPSE WAS A POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK or INSIDE JOB.
Please call me ASAP at XXX-XXX-XXXX or e-mail me at your earliest convenience if you are interested in doing an interview.
No, the reason for the attention was the same as the reason this website was the #1 link on fark.com for a few hours today:
Panicky 9/11 truth nutjobs debate Oakland gas tanker incident, see their WTC conspiracy theories collapse as quickly as that highway did
Things like this only further my understanding of the current mindset of popular media. The only thing which is worth covering in their eyes anymore is that which draws anger and ire onto others - give the people someone they can hate - whether deserved or not. It is important for all of us to understand that we are 10x more likely to be covered for that which makes us look crazy, or which paints us as paranoid, than anything else - no matter the newsworthiness. The fact that such a small story (and one not related to 9/11 as well) could garner such a response, but the hundreds of other stories not so much as a glance, should paint a pretty clear picture.
(An oldie from the DemocraticUnderground archive... the difference between what's provable at the freeway collapse and the WTC should be obvious. Re-posted here for posterity. -r.)
NIST's New Mechanical and Metallurgical Analysis of Structural Steel (WTC)
by stickdog - Sun Jun-26-05
1) No WTC-7 steel was recovered or analyzed.
2) No unprocessed, intact floor trusses were recovered or analyzed.
3) No testing for explosives (or sulfidation or other residue of any kind) was performed.
4) Only 12 total core columns were recovered from WTC-1 & WTC-2 combined.
5) Of the recovered core pieces, none showed exposure to temperatures in excess of 250 C.
6) Of 170 examined areas on the perimeter column panels, only three showed exposure to temperatures in excess of 250 C and for one of these three forensic evidence indicated that the high temperature exposure occurred AFTER the collapse.
7) No recovered steel showed any evidence of exposure to temperatures above 600 C for any significant time.
The shows over now. But I heard he said that on her show.
Somebody see if you can get a video, If you can please post it here, and submit it to digg, in the video-education section.
This sent in by truth911.net.
"9/11 and the Evil in America" was broadcast last year on Rupert Murdoch's SkyNews network, and was recently re-broadcast. This time someone had their act together and got a .torrent out there. Surprisingly leans toward the "alternative" side, not the OCT, at least, the majority of points of view presented in the documentary are alternative, not OCT.
British TV personality Danny Wallace interviews Nick Levis, Alex Jones, Wayne Madsen, Don Paul, John Rappoport, Daniel Hopsicker and others on 9/11 skepticism.
I can already hear defenders of the official account screaming "See, fire can cause a steel structure to collapse-the bridge collapsed!"
Comparing the circumstances surrounding the fire and subsequent partial collapse of this bridge to the circumstances surrounding the fires and subsequent complete collapse of the towers and WTC 7 is flawed from end to end. This fact should be obvious to most people; but let's point out a few things just in case they weren't already noticed.
1. This was an open air environment where flames were able to reach their absolute maximum temperature; white-hot and shooting upwards of 200 feet in the air.
To all of my supporters, friends, and those who care about 9/11 responders:
Our own Vito Valenti who sits on the board of the FealGood Foundation, was admitted to the hospital today. He is at the Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, Long Island. Saturday, Vito fell and did not realize he fractured multiple ribs. He bruised his lungs, kidneys, and has blood on his already damaged lungs, as he awaits a lung transplant. Please send your well wishes, and speedy recoveries to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am sure it will raise his spirits, and help this hero recover more quickly.
Connie Fogal, leader of the Canadian Action Party, recommends joining the 911 Truth movement and paying attention to the evidence. Also discusses PNAC, Terrorstorm, and how the 9/11 attacks are being used to further the North American Union:
Also available for download at 911podcasts here:
Professor Emeritus of Physics Terry Morrone has written a paper for the Journal of 9/11 Studies which addresses possible melting of steel in the WTC Towers and WTC 7. There has been unusual publicity surrounding the claimed melting of steel in leading to a failure of a freeway overpass in California and claims that this failure somehow supports the official fire-based story for the collapse of the WTC skyscrapers. Physics Professor Morrone's paper had completed peer-review and its publication in the Journal was expedited to explain the physics behind melting of steel, particularly as relates to the WTC. Prof. Morrone has made an effort to make the article readable, and we encourage all to learn from it. It is now available here.
Click Here (PDF)
Thank you Prof. Morrone for your fine paper.
Dr. Steven Jones
On October 14th, 2006, Monica Gabrielle, Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg, and Patty Casazza started a petition that calls for, "the immediate declassification and release of all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice" as well as "the declassification and release of both the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI) and the CIA Inspector General’s report, "CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks".
On February 12th, Joseph Murtaugh interviewed Lorie Van Auken, and she said, “There’s no good reason for not signing this petition,” says Van Auken. “They’re just documents that help explain events leading up 9/11, and they should be in the public domain. If this petition were ever to hit 15,000 names, we’d take it to Washington.”