Crossing the 9/11 Rubicon with Hustler Magazine

By peakdavid
01/27/2007 10:36:14 AM EST

N.B.: An earlier version of this diary was posted to DailyKos, troll-rated, deleted, and led to suspension of my account within two hours.

Hustler magazine's latest issue devotes its lead article ("Was 9/11 An Inside Job?") to "new scientific evidence" that the destruction of the WTC towers was an inside job. This evidence from university and industry scientists and engineers, while certainly not "new" in journalistic terms, suggests the towers were likely brought down by controlled demolition.

Hustler's effort comes almost exactly one year after Maxim's considerably longer and more in-depth feature of March 2006, which asks "What Really Brought Down the Towers?"

What's going on here? Why has the most important media exposure for the 9/11 Truth Movement come from vehicles for male masturbatory fantasies, locker and bathroom humor, and Charlie Sheen?

The question is particularly puzzling since we know full well that numerous times in American history an investigation has been required to find the truth behind an official government story: Watergate, for sure. The official story of a third-rate burglary covered up the White House’s involvement so successfully that Nixon was overwhelmingly re-elected before the Congressional investigations began a year later and impeachment two years later.

And yet important 9/11 investigations are being carried out exclusively in America (not so in Canada, Europe and elsewhere) by private individuals, university professors, ad hoc nonprofit groups, and the editorial staffs of Hustler and Maxim. See for yourself: list of MSM coverage of 9/11 during 2006.

Most important, America's MSM, which have yet to devote any significant investigative resources to examining the official story, are quick to label those who pursue investigations, write books, produce documentaries, and stage 9/11 Truth Conferences as "conspiracy nuts"--a label that also serves as a career warning to other writers and producers.

Thus, Hustler. Thus, Maxim.


Thanks Colombo and parrotfish.

Great piece!

Best I've read in quite some time.
"Cogito ergo sum"

Yes - nice piece. I

Yes - nice piece. I especially liked the quote about our cherished beliefs. Such beliefs are the #1 barrier to people's being motivated to look at the evidence with objectivity.

I hope Part II gets posted here as well.

Wow--you're right. Couldn't find it cause . .

My account had been suspended.

I have been banned

From Dailygatekosper, Huffington Post and Crooks&Liars all from just simply posting 9/11 information.

same here. i cant tell you

same here. i cant tell you how many times C&L has banned me. upwards of 20 or so now.

I have been

banned from the GMA message board at least 300+ times.
Would get banned so fast that most of the times that I posted there I would start out by creating 20-30 new accounts and open 2 windows so that the second I was banned I could be right back posting within 10 seconds.
They also deleted so many of my post that I also backed up every single post I made and re-posted every single thing they deleted.

I made that board monitor work.

They are total freaks there, cant say anything Anti-Bush, Anti-Religion, or 9/11 related.

While I understand your frustration with gatekeepers

I think we all agree that getting banned is not moving 9/11 Truth forward.

If you choose to spend your time on these sites why not modify your tactics and actually have a chance of advancing 9/11 Truth?

My approach on these sites is to bring up peripheral issues, particularly the dust and the health issues of the first responders and workers. That way you can get them thinking about 9/11 and, eventually, some of them may actually find their way to the truth. (Just how was all that dust created, anyway?) If the front door is locked it's better to sneak in the kitchen door with cookies.

One thing we need to be very active in countering is the establishment of the limited hangout theories that are increasingly being promoted in the MSM as 9/11 Truth gains more ground. For example, as the Rice foreknowledge meme gets pushed more and more we have to be ready to use it to our advantage.

BTW - AlterNet is supposed to have another article on 9/11 soon, this one co-written by Sander Hicks, when it is posted I hope as many of you as possible will come and post comments. I'll let you know when it's posted.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Be well.

"I think we all agree that

"I think we all agree that getting banned is not moving 9/11 Truth forward.

If you choose to spend your time on these sites why not modify your tactics and actually have a chance of advancing 9/11 Truth?"

man are you presumptuous. have you been to C&L? do you know how they operate over there? once they know who you are and that you are about 9/11 truth they dont care WHAT you post. they simply delete everything you say or ban you. i agree with you about countering the limited hangout though. they are obviously feeling the pressure and will look for a fall guy. Pakistan is it. we cant stop there.......


They stole the image I made... "It's for the articles only..."

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

You are correct - - But "stolen"?

Please accept my apology for not crediting you with the Photoshopped Hustler jpg. But I had seen it on several 9/11 sites (including this one) and assumed you had thrown it into the pile for other 9/11 Truthers to use.

Good job on the photo. Again, please accept my apology.

Oh I don't care...

"Stolen" could be "Used", or "Borrowed", etc... it's just the word I used. Good article.

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

Thanks, Jon

Judging by reading your blogs and other good work you've distributed, I didn't think you'd have a problem. But I should have taken the time to give a photo credit. I regret that I didn't.


Don't care about that....


"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

My guess is that is CIA controlled

My guess is the is CIA controlled. Kos admits to interviewing with the CIA (I wonder if he took the job?):

Key excerpt:

Full clip here:

Markos tries to sell the CIA as a liberal organization!

Certainly is crawling with shadow government agents.

Still it is possible to do some good work there. (Although you may have to delete cookies, restart router and use multiple email address to get new accounts)

Once again, thanks for "crashing the gate" at daily

i usually roll my eyes at

i usually roll my eyes at comments like this, since accusations of working with the CIA are rampant on a site like this(and in a movement like this,naturally), but i tend to agree that Markos is comprimised in some way. CIA? who knows, but there is something more there for sure.....

That is why I posted the audio clips...

You can learn a lot by listening to what someone says.

The audio clips are evidence. One more piece in the puzzle.

At one point Markos jokes about assassinating labor leaders.

Sounded strange to my ears.

The CIA are basically

The CIA are basically servants. At the lower levels they are tens of thousands of mostly clueless middle class drones serving as small cogs in a big machine that was built to serve the private masters they don't even know about. Except for the director level, they are "downstairs" staff.

I suspect Markos is from upstairs.

Think of the neoliberal war propagandist Thomas Freidman at the NYT. He doesn't have to be CIA. He and his wife inherited over three billion dollars. Thomas Freidman, Tucker Carlson, Andrea Mitchell, Christianne Amanpour. Anderson Cooper etc don't just serve the ruling class, they are the ruling class in plain sight. The CIA works for them..

Knowledge is Power

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Troll rated and demoted?

Troll rated and demoted? That would never happen here.

I posted the dKos comments here . . .

In a pdf attached to the first blog entry that reported this. Thought I was on rightwing blog and had just committed some mortal sin instead of drinking Michele Malkin piss.

No offense

I was thinking about this the other day.

There are alot of people who read magazines like Hustler and Playboy.... many of which do not have a subscription.

And I was thinking that many of the people who buy these magazines are of above average intelligence. These people actually buy the magazine to read the articles as well.

I'm not gunna lie.... I have had a subscription to Playboy in the past and I did read many of the articles.

Not all of them.... but some of them.

And I would say that there are very few people who subscribe just for the articles.

All of Hustler's political commentaries are posted for free on the internet fotr those who do not appreciate the pictures, cartoons and the jokes.

The I was thinking about the people who do read these magazines..... and it's not just perverts, tattoo artists and the Hells Angels.

there are a bunch of dirty old men (Professors) and guys who aren't too smooth with the ladies (Computer Geeks)... guys who build erec.....errr..... build buildings... (Construction workers, Engineers, Architects)

There are people from all classifications who read these magazines...... and we need each and every one of them.

Keep up the pressure Hustler.

This fight is going to get much dirtier than this!!!!
Ignorance is NOT Bliss

An embarrased debunker buying a copy;

"Honestly, I'm only buying this for the porn".

hey I'm a computer geek and I do fine with the ladies...


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You certainly get good looking ones. That's more of a compliment for the Ms. as opposed to yourself. :)

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

I'm going to take it as a compliment to me too.

Thank you sir.

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