Letters to Left Gatekeepers
We should send letters to news outlets’ op-ed writers.
We should especially contact the so-called Left Gatekeepers, who have fallen into the lazy trap of not looking at evidence.
Below I provide a copy of a letter that I sent to Matt Taibbi who writes for Rolling Stone. Remember? He has written two pieces ridiculing the 9-11 Truth movement. But otherwise he seems like a nice and clear-thinking fellow.
I suggest that we start sending letters like this very regularly, to all news outlets and to any and all journalists who might read and respond. Repeat letters saying the same thing would be fine, in my opinion. The more the better, I say.
Notice that my goal in this email below is to help the fellow do his job. Such people want leads to good stories. Notice too the complete lack of thrusting accusation. I think that makes it more likely he will see the message and consider it.
If you too decide to follow suit, copy this verbatim if you like, or write your own -- or alter mine in any way you’d care to. I plan to send similar messages to Jarrett Murphy of Village Voice, Terry Allen of the Independent Media Institute, and Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive.
Dear Matt Taibbi,
I like your writing, and follow it regularly. I am sending this in the long aftermath since your piece entitled The Idiocy Behind the '9/11 Truth' Movement.
Have you had occasion to revisit your thoughts about 9/11 conspiracies? There are so many interesting leads out there now. In my opinion the ‘idiots’ and their ‘idiocy’ are passé at this point, with new leads appearing from several directions.
For one thing, it is no longer just about the towers. Lots of other facts are popping up in news stories.
For example, look at this one tidbit, regarding Daniel Pearl: The man who is on trial for allegedly killing him is the same person who wired $100,000 to Mohamed Atta, on orders of the Pakistani ISI chief Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad.
His name is Omar Saeed Sheikh. He has strong links to the Pakistani ISI. When he was exposed as the "money man" behind 9-11 by the FBI, the head of Pakistani intelligence resigned immediately, on October 9 of 2001.
The CIA and the ISI have worked together at least since the Mujahadeen operation in the 1980s, reportedly the largest and most expensive operation in CIA history.
General Mahmoud Ahmad was in Washington, D.C. on the morning of 9-11-01, having breakfast with top government officials, including the then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham.
All of these facts have appeared in ordinary news outlets, submitted by beat writers and not by 9-11 conspiracy buffs. No one even disputes these facts. Shouldn’t you and/or others in similar positions follow these leads?
Many more leads keep popping up in related areas, involving NORAD, war games on 9/11, what Rudi Giuliani did and said on that day and subsequently, obvious cover-ups, the physics of WTC 7’s remarkable collapse, and so much more. Why is no one looking into these?
More generally, where is the Left these days? Where are the watchdogs? What are you folks watching? This is huge. The whole story remains basically untouched, whether in today’s left-leaning media, right-leaning, or center.
P.S.: Each of the following four web addresses provides abundant untapped leads for investigative journalists. For simplicity I am selecting only a few out of many possible:
lists the simultaneous war games going on, on 911-01. Dick Cheney coordinated these.
gives statements by prominent people in government and academia who seriously doubt the government’s accounts of what happened on 9-11-01.
shows Paul Thompson’s 9-11 Timeline project, with info on Pakistani ISI connections.
gives complete and reliable research and investigation on the events of 9-11-01.