BBC Has Lost Tapes Of 21st Century's Defining Moment

BBC Has Lost Tapes Of 21st Century's Defining Moment

9/11 coverage gone due to "cock up". Why is this not a world news headline?

Steve Watson
Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It has come to light this week that the most pre-eminent broadcasting company in the world has lost the original recordings of its output for the entire day on September 11th 2001, just over five years on, yet no major news agency has even bothered to report the fact.

Despite being currently the biggest story on the internet and in the alternative media, the only place in the mainstream the story has appeared is on a small German news website.

This highlights the fact that the mainstream media is not free to report events. The information it disseminates is strictly controlled and regulated.

The BBC was forced into claiming that the recordings covering the 9/11 attacks have mysteriously vanished in response to fierce criticism over the fact that on the day the news agency reported that World Trade Center Building 7 had collapsed almost 30 minutes before it actually came down...


Thanks, Danse


911veritas got his footage from the Internet Archive.

Where was this footage found---

Whoa, it's gone now too.

Ok, THIS footage...

10mb avi

Where was it found?

Anyone? Bueller... Bueller...

At the node that you mentioned...

Username 'nobodyparticular' posted this explanation:

"No, I take no credit for finding this, I also saw it on the nineleven board, kudos to whoever it is who did uncover this, i wanted to make sure folks here knew about it too.

Original source:

Thanks for uploading it to google!"

The search for the missing archive

After pulled over 400 videos from their Sept. 11 archive, I began searching for the "Television Archive" that the video descriptions mentioned were the original source.

The only "Television Archive" I can find is Vanderbilt University's TV News Archive. The archive has CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN coverage in 30-90 min segments. It does NOT include BBC coverage. But if you want to borrow the videos on DVD, it will cost you $100 per half hour, AND you have to return the DVD! That makes it infeasible to study the whole event.

/desperately looking for more original footage

It's time!!!!!

It's time to blow the big lie wide open. 'Operation Mockingbird' is of course in place and working overtime. Everybody needs to contact your local newspapers and media to this story. Lets give them hell.

"Even more remarkable is the

"Even more remarkable is the fact that if the BBC maintains that its footage is indeed lost, this means that at least THREE copies have been lost from DIFFERENT LOCATIONS."

hehe. What a tangled web we weave. Porter should have kept his mouth shut. His ridiculous statement as to "lost footage" only further incriminates his corrupt "news" organization in the coverup of 911.

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

Did already

I sent the three local news stations in Colorado Springs. I don't really expect anything to come of it but hey I tried, which puts the matter on them. If anyone else in the area wants to send them tips as well.

woot, Im in Co Spgs

woot, Im in Co Spgs also...nice to see ya

Good job

all I do is write letters, I'm sure they're very sick of hearing from me, especially CNN and NBC. it's o k, I'm not going to stop. I also have all congress and Senate emails on my desk top, I'm not going to stop. Pelosi gets one a day.

Would you mind

posting some of the contact info for the people you write to the most (outside of CO Springs) so some of us can hit the same nails ... ?

I was writing Waxman but I'm concentrating more on other members of Congress now ...

Reality got you down? Read the La Rochelle Times:

Truth hits stock Market!!!

"Posted Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at 5:59 AM ET

The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times lead with, and the Wall Street Journal devotes much of its Page One space to, the worldwide plunge in stock markets yesterday. It all started in China, where stock prices fell almost 9 percent, causing a ripple effect as markets opened in Europe and then the Americas. By the end of the trading day yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 3.3 percent, or 416 points. In terms of percentage, it was the worst decline since March 2003, and in points it was the steepest drop since the first day of trading after the Sept. 11 attacks. "

Coincidence? I don't think so! The "Money Master" are obviously starting to worry!

Truth - Accountability - A Better World!

"in the end deceivers deceive only themselves"
- Mahatma Gandhi

This is a GREAT article!

A definite must read! BBC is really underestimating the tenacity of the 9/11 Truth Movement by going with the "lost tapes cock-up" story. Imagine the phone calls and e-mails Mr. Porter must be fielding today!

You made your bed BBC... now LIE in it!

it would seem the only logical explanation

for such a strange reply and the ongoing "Clean Sweep" of 911 video archives is that there is even more incriminating evidence pointing to the source of the "collapsed" wire feed.Is everybody poring over any video documents today?

hah just read the comments on his blog...

the bbc is falling down...falling down...falling down...the bbc is falling down....

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

They lost Kennedy's brain????


ok - now this smells bad.

talk about Karma. first they air a bullsh*t hit-piece on the movement - and now they get caught with their pants down.

send the video to the British media

Send the video to the British media:

British media online:


it's worth a try.

Show "SkyNews reported UA175 DID NOT hit South Tower!" by Killtown


Where does it say that "UA175 DID NOT hit South Tower" ?

Looks like Sky News says UA175 "is still reported missing"

Why is that strange?



Reality got you down? Read the La Rochelle Times:

Operation "distract the shit out of you"

Operation "distract the shit out of you"

thanks for patronizing...

Do you believe the U.S. government was somehow involved in 9/11? Vote at this 9/11 videos site:

What we saw - Bob and Bri video

This video was supposively released on 9/11/06. The video picks up after the WTC 1 has been struck. Unfortunately the camera misses the second plane impact but picks up immediately after the second strike. Interesting enough, both female voices heard on the soundtrack state that it was a 'military plane' that struck the second tower.


"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow

Not supposively.It was

Not supposively.It was released on the five year anniversary. The military plane comment is interesting,but also notice that the woman talking wants to go to the hospital to help out.I bet they were in such a helpful spirit they turned the video tape over to the police and that's why it's edited and that why they haven't released an unedited version even though they promised to do it four months ago.
Also notice the fighter plane that arrives too late.
A Danish newspaper just wrote a crappy article on this video this week and that's why it's number one on Google Video Denmark.

Military Plane?

It's worththy of consideration.. IMHO

SkyNews is not the BBC either.

I don't believe 175 hit the south Tower, it was a military version of the 757-767.
They just faked the plane in the video to look like UA 175. But Killtown, it's planehuggers here..don't cha know?
But don't you have any thoughts on the BBC reporting the collapse of the WTC 7 building and how it collapsed...before it happened???

well, go watch the video.If

well, go watch the video.If the FBI got to this video and I think it is reasonable to think they did, then tere could be a very good reason for why we don't see the second plane,but it's just guess work so far...

WTC 7 & the BBC: We cannot let this one go....

This is insane. A total media blackout is occurring on this story. Only a few sites (and no mainstream outlets) are reporting that a 47-story building was said to be down when there were 20 minutes more to go before the building was detonated.

We cannot let this story die!

The governments are running for cover because the lies about 9/11 cannot be contained. We are seeing fascism in practice as states tell the mainstream media what it will and will not say. A free people WIILL NOT tolerate this.

Guliani/Silverstein '08

It's time to knock down the left wing gatekeepers.


That's great, I was commenting over on FireDogLake about this BBC video (and got some usual snark but also some love) and someone said the same thing - Giuliani/Silverstein in '08.

That's so ironic ...  I don't even have to think of ideas for my blog any more, the satire just writes itself.

Reality got you down? Read the La Rochelle Times:

Air traffic control tapes missing too.

Dont forget that the original 911 Air traffic controll tapes had been destroyed, but dont worry, they wrote down all the details before they destroyed the tapes.. I saw a tape about the JFK assination. Investigative reports. .A man claimed he filmed the motorcade and seen JFK shot, Dalls police and SS agemts seen him with 8mm Camera and took it from him.. Years later a photo from across the street clearlly shows this man hollding up a CAMERA .seconds before the Coup-de-tah. .The extreme weapons of Earth`s nations is a symbol of Human Failure

Air traffic control tapes missing too.

Dont forget that the original 911 Air traffic controll tapes had been destroyed, but dont worry, they wrote down all the details before they destroyed the tapes.. I saw a tape about the JFK assination. Investigative reports. .A man claimed he filmed the motorcade and seen JFK shot, Dalls police and SS agemts seen him with 8mm Camera and took it from him.. Years later a photo from across the street clearlly shows this man hollding up a CAMERA .seconds before the Coup-de-tah. .The extreme weapons of Earth`s nations is a symbol of Human Failure


yes, the only thing that's never missing is convenience

More comments

C'mon people this is a great site in search of the truth. We need articulate comments from around the world. Let's rock!

You know what this reminds me of?

Ever see the movie JFK? Donald Sutherland's character - Mister X - claims that he was in New Zealand and the media already had the entire story running in their media - despite the fact that Oswald story had not yet broken in the USA itself. They had all the background on Oswald, etc etc

The FBI identified most of the alleged hijackers

before 10am on 9/11, according to Richard Clarke. That's before UA93 allegedly crashed.

Now that reminds me of Donald Sutherland, JFK, and the early release of background disinfo!

Funny how over five years later the same crack FBI can't put together a case against any of these alleged hijackers, even with alleged Al Qaeda allegedly in custody.

Shouldn't KSM have produced some leads by now...?

Madeline Albright


(i paraphrase)

"Its amazing how little we knew before the attacks - and how much we knew immediately after the attacks."


It was complete... right down to the hijackers..... what if it had taken them four or five days to figure out who hijacked those planes.... people may have had more time to think and ask questions
Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Mr. X = Col. L. Fletcher Prouty

I know quite a bit about this story. Much better than the sloppy BBC spin job, there is a pretty good official "debunking" story all over the internet including hosted by the Christchurch library.

Owsald was arrested at 8:50am NZ time. The press was informed of an arrest at 10am NZ time. The Star didn't hit the streets until early afternoon,perhaps 1:30pm. Allow 90 minutes for printing and distribution and the AP had perhaps 2 hours to write the Oswald story. Sounds reasonable at first.

The problem is that Oswald was carrying two IDs (the other was Alek Hidell) and was not cooperative. Dallas police weren't even sure who they had arrested. They initially charged Oswald only for the murder of officer Tippit.

Meanwhile, the Star has received from the AP wire a detailed background on Oswald including his employment at a factory in Minsk, his Russian wife, and a nice file photo (not a mug shot). Recall that Oswald was a nobody, not someone that ordinary news organizations would have kept a file on. This is IN DEPTH reporting, and it is not credible that such an excellent background story on Oswald could have been sent to the printer in NZ within 2 hours of the arrest unless it was prepared well in advance.

And of course we saw the same thing on 9/11 where Bin Laden and the 19 young Arabs with boxcutters were blamed within hours, with huge stories on TV and print to "catapult the propaganda".

Great follow-up


What's interesting about the hijacker's story is just simple common sense. HOW does ANYONE know that these 19 men were the hijackers?

Yes - we have the story of an airline stewardess phoning in the seat numbers of the hijackers on one plane. (If you believe it)

But, what about the other 3 planes? How does ANYONE know WHO hijacked those planes? Did they just simply pull the arabic names off a list and assume they did it? Did the hijackers call it and identify themselves?

Its also interesting that they had photos of ALL of these people.


and I can't source this at the moment, there was a list of all the hijackers found in Atta's delayed baggage, along with a Koran, a fight manual and uniform, a ludicrous set of instructions including, and I paraphrase: "pray & shave your wiener to get ready for meeting the maker and most of all the 72 virgins" and maybe some spare boxcutters.

Just imagine that baggage would have made it onto the flight!



Isn't that true?

Isn't that true that the JFK story replete with the lone gunman Oswald was already in the paper somewhere overseas when Kennedy was shot?

The Christchurch star has a

The Christchurch star has a webpage on this very subject:

Not the Star newspaper, the webpage is from the library

Yes, the Christchurch library site is the main guardian of the coverup. It is a pretty plausible cover story for the uninformed. But when one knows that Oswald was not talking and literally WOULD NOT EVEN TELL DALLAS POLICE HIS NAME, the magical appearance on the AP wire of a complete biography of Oswald plus photo within a couple hours of the Dallas police announcing an arrest is absurd.

Remember this was 1963, and they didn't have the internet then. The computer programs to match fingerprints weren't available yet, so even confirming an identity took time. If someone's military file or FBI file had to be pulled, you are talking about a paper folder out of a file cabinet in a warehouse. Things took more time. A good investigative reporter with the full cooperation and assistance of the military and the FBI would have taken at least 24 hours without sleep to gather all the info to write the Oswald biography story. Yet it all came gift wrapped almost instantly. Colonel Prouty in Christchurch was spot on when he detected the unmistakable signs of the propaganda campaign of a well planned covert op.

wtc 7 went down in a

wtc 7 went down in a controlled demolition-----flat into it';s own footprint

the owner has stated it was "pulled"

it was announced that it collapsed live right in front of the building 30 minutes before it finally did---throughout the cfr infiltrated international media

no other steel building has ever fell flat into it';s own footprint from a natural fire

since there is more than enough evidence that proves it was a controlled demolition----then that means 911was an inside job


That thing

The interesting thing about 9/11 is it defines who you are as an American. For example:

Person A) I know it was an inside job but I'm willing to overlook it because my life if pretty good.

Person B) I don't know anything because I don't read or have any intellectual curiostiy.

Person C) I know what happened and I want to bring these motherfuckers down.

Person D) I'm old and don't care about these types of things anymore.

Show "no offense" by billybipbip

you are the worst shill they

you are the worst shill they can get....

go ahead and debunk it....

One word on all this comes to mind :


Let's see what David Cameron has to say about this.

See Let's help our friends in the UK and vote this thing into the top-3.

Done. C'mon people, go vote


C'mon people, go vote it up and let's see how DC will spin it.

I voted it up. Can we get a

I voted it up.

Can we get a link to this on the front page?

Digg it

The UK is on this... you don't need our help on this one
Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Sex Pistols - Anarchy in

Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK (studio version)


May the British mobs descend upon BBC headquarters demanding answers! And it's their legal RIGHT to do so, and for BBC to be FORCED to respond by LAW..!


Diggbats bury themselves

This could be the most disgusting thing I have ever seen in my entire breathing life on planet Earth. My dog has a greater sense of decency when she's taking a shit.

I do not usually condone violence, but these little bastards need to be strung up by their balls and lit on fire. I emailed Digg about this blatant distaste and abuse, and would hope others who give a shit about what we are trying to accomplish here do the same.,

Digg claims their system works on "karma", and those with "good karma" have a greater vote on burying stories than those with "low karma". Well if it does none of these bastards should ever be allowed to vote (up or down) or comment on stories ever again. Their karma just hit a bottomless pit of ignorance and distaste. I am literally speechless at the thought of what our society has degraded into.

These are the diggsters with all the "karma"..

Some of the questions we are asking are indeed VERY serious questions.

They do the victims of 9/11 and all those created in its wake and name, severe injustice.

I'm glad you posted this. I saw and passed it by, but there ought to be an uproar about it, you're right.

Every one of those trolls should be stripped of all "karma" immediately.

You will all find this to be of interest..

relayed from

In a related note which is of interest here, BBC World was (I’m reasonably sure) being run by a woman called Dame Pauline Neville-Jones in 2001. BBC World is also not funded by the British state, which many people won’t know, but is funded by corporate donations and other “sponsors.”

Anyhow, Dame Pauline once headed the Joint Intelligence Committee in the UK, a body which brings together the heads of the various British intelligence bodies with political leaders. She went from intelligence, to running the BBC World Service (radio) from which BBC World was spun off in 1995.

Since leaving the BBC World Service, she has taken up a role on the board of QinetiQ (a corporation spun off from the UK defense establishment, from the privatization of which the Carlyle Group recently made a killing). She is also on the advisory board of the Intelligence Summit – where she joins Richard Perle, Kenneth Timmerman, Alrezi Jafarzadeh (the source of the U.S. “intelligence” on Iranian nuclear weapons programs).

I thought that might be of interest, but as for any broader implications, I have nothing to add.
A bit more on that:

(Dame Pauline Neville-Jones has quit the BBC board of governors a year early, after her links with defence firms supplying US forces in Iraq were exposed earlier this month.

Greg Dyke blamed Neville-Jones for helping to force him out as director-general following the Hutton Report. However, a spokeswoman for the BBC has denied that the departure of Neville-Jones is linked to her involvement with Qinetiq.

The calls for her to stand down came from backbench Labour MPs, including former defence minister Peter Kilfoyle and Llew Smith.

Smith said: "It is completely inappropriate that someone so senior in the BBC should be leading a firm making huge profits from the misery caused by the invasion of Iraq.")

Can't go to SEVEN

Where is Guliani headed when he is suddenly warned offed it by mysterious unnamed aid? Was he with EMO? What did he know that guliani didn't?Why was he so cryptic?More foreknowledge on 911 Guliani BBC

Everyone please watch this clip Could someone help me determine exactly what this mysterious bald guy is saying . I hear "seven" used twice.

link not working

but I reviewed it at the other topic where you posted this, and to me it sounds like "we can't go to City Hall", though that route may have crossed 7 ya never know. The bald guy seems to know something about where the mayor should NOT go for some reason, but that's all you can deduce I think, unless we've got a sound expert in the house who can amplify and isolate it..

Look at this wonderful post I came across!

News organizations have a system in place whereby news stories are vetted before they are covered, otherwise anyone could call in at any time and report anything and they'd go right to air with it as if it were a fact. Now sometimes they stretch the rules due to a number of factors, including "reliable sources", videotape evidence, etc.

In this case that process appears to be in place. They repeatedly cite "being informed" and confirm the event with tems like "indeed it has collapsed", not wishy washy equivocations, but solid statements of fact.

There is far more in the explanation than there is in the clip.

Here's my take from another forum post, I don't want to forget anything.

"Nobody told us what to say or do on September 11th. We didn't get told in advance that buildings were going to fall down. We didn't receive press releases or scripts in advance of events happening."

Then where did the information come from? Do they simply make up the news? How can you tell people that "indeed, the Salomon Brothers building has collapsed, the third building to do so today." if you didn't get it from somewhere? If this is their disclaimer, then it only proves that they failed in their task as journalists to report the truth. It makes it imperative that the entire event be re-examined thoroughly, honestly and without using such pathetic excuses as "we lost the tapes, do you have any of them we could borrow?" or "In the chaos and confusion of the day, I'm quite sure we said things which turned out to be untrue", that's not good enough, in fact, it proves that they failed to do their job.

"We did what we always did - sourced our reports, used qualifying words like "apparently" or "it's reported" or "we're hearing" and constantly tried to check and double check the information we were receiving."

That simply isn't true. They report DEFINITIVELY that the building collapsed, more than half a dozen times. If it was sourced, tell us where you got the information. Or is that lost as well?

"Our reporter Jane Standley was in New York on the day of the attacks, and like everyone who was there, has the events seared on her mind. I've spoken to her today and unsurprisingly, she doesn't remember minute-by-minute what she said or did..."

Nice way to qualify the statement, but as you said at the top, it WAS SEARED IN OUR MINDS, now you say "she doesn't remember", again, a poor, poor pitiful excuse for not being able to explain why she was reporting as fact a fiction.

"..she was trying to make sense of what she was seeing; what she was being told; and what was being told to her by colleagues in London who were monitoring feeds and wires services."

"Nobody told us what to say or do on September 11th."

How do you make those two contradictory statements jibe? Shouldn't you have at least proof read the statement before posting it? Nobody told the reporter what to say, she was told what to say and BOTH of those excuses are being used simultaneously. Simply incredible and yet that's the BBC's best defense.

"We no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage (for reasons of cock-up, not conspiracy). So if someone has got a recording of our output, I'd love to get hold of it."

The dog ate my homework? That's the best you have? Pray tell, how often does the BBC "lose" it's biggest stories from the archives? If this is the only time, maybe I'll buy the "cock-up" line, but I'd say this calls for an independent outside review going back ten years, a thorough investigation of where the information that makes up the historic record, and on the taxpayers dime I may add, actually is archived. What an atrocious mea culpa, just shameful.

"If we reported the building had collapsed before it had done so, it would have been an error - no more than that."

Well, that settles the matter, forgive us for doubting you, what with the sterling reputation you've had on such news events as the Niger Documents, WMD's, The London Bombing, the murder of the Briazilian electrician by the anti-terror squads, and on and on ad nauseum. You're wrong as often as you're right, so using the disclaimer that it was "an error and nothing more than that" is at the very least suspect, and in the case of the people who've been clamoring for a thorough investigation of 911, a brazen lie. I think it's more than that and if the rest of the disclaimer they've made is any indication of their trustworthiness and impeachability, I'd say it is meaningless.

"As one of the comments on You Tube says today "so the guy in the studio didn't quite know what was going on? Woah, that totally proves conspiracy... "

Are you fucking joking? An anonymous youtube poster's comment is the final disclaimer you've got? You should be fucking fired for trying to use that. Talk about anecdotal, talk about heresay, talk about unsourced, talk about dubious, immaterial, irrelevant and pointless, this takes the cake.

The BBC has only hurt itself by responding in this manner.

Utterly shameful.

Compliments "Mysterious Stranger" @ the Loose Change Forum - where I'm actually banned for a clash with the no planers! :-D

They've boxed themselves in

They should have gone with the "ignore" tactic for a while before spining. Right now their position is not good. Either they lied about WTC 7 , or they lied about WTC7 AND about being live. In either case, they still lied--had advanced knowledge, what have you--and it looks BAD.

Now get ready for the incompetence theory to emerge--and be ready to hammer the git that tries to use it with--So, who got SACKED over this cock-up?

Also, incompetence on the part of the anchors does not explain the scrolling at the bottom of the screen, echoing the news WTC7 had just collapsed. What, the whole studio bollocksed it up? Can we talk to these LEGIONS of ex-beeb emplyees standing in the dole queue?


Impeachment. Accountability. A better world.