Why The Truth About 9/11 Is Censored By The Media


If the government's account of 9/11 is not accurate, wouldn't the media have been "all over it"? Isn't the fact that most mainstream media sources don't spend much time covering these issues show that there's nothing there?


Self-Censorship by Journalists

Initially, there has been self-censorship by journalists.

Several months after 9/11, famed news anchor Dan Rather told the BBC that American reporters were practicing "a form of self-censorship":

"there was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tires around peoples' necks if they dissented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions.... And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism.

"What we are talking about here - whether one wants to recognise it or not, or call it by its proper name or not - is a form of self-censorship. "

Indeed, journalists who have even asked innocuous questions about 9/11 have been threatened.

And, referring to another topic, a leading MSNBC news commentator has said that there is self-censorship in the American media, and that:

"You can rock the boat, but you can never say that the entire ocean is in trouble .... You cannot say: By the way, there's something wrong with our .... system".

As Air Force Colonel and key Pentagon official Karen Kwiatkowski has written (at page 26):

"I have been told by reporters that they will not report their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11 story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system regarding our government, our country, and our way of life. To be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious than being labeled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or anti-government traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic, government service, or literary career. To question the official 9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary. In this way, of course, questioning the official story is also simply and fundamentally American."

Censorship by Higher-Ups

If journalists do want to speak out about 9/11, they also are subject to tremendous pressure by their editors or producers to kill the story.

The Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam, Seymour Hersh, said:

"All of the institutions we thought would protect us -- particularly the press, but also the military, the bureaucracy, the Congress -- they have failed. The courts . . . the jury's not in yet on the courts. So all the things that we expect would normally carry us through didn't. The biggest failure, I would argue, is the press, because that's the most glaring....

Q: What can be done to fix the (media) situation?

[Long pause] You'd have to fire or execute ninety percent of the editors and executives. You'd actually have to start promoting people from the newsrooms to be editors who you didn't think you could control. And they're not going to do that."

In fact many journalists are warning that the true story is not being reported. See this announcement and this talk.

And a series of interviews with award-winning journalists also documents censorship of certain stories by media editors and owners (and see these samples).

Drumming Up Support for War

In addition, the owners of American media companies have long actively played a part in drumming up support for war.

We know that the large news outlets have studiously avoided any substantive coverage of the government's involvement in 9/11, and has attempted to paint people who question the official version of events as traitors or nutjobs. It is painfully obvious to anyone with two brain cells to rub together that the large American media companies are lapdogs and stenographers for the psychopathic war profiteers in power.

But this is nothing new. For example, the mainstream media also played footsie with the U.S. government right before Pearl Harbor. Specifically, a highly-praised historian has documented that the Army’s Chief of Staff informed the Washington bureau chiefs of the major newspapers and magazines of the impending Pearl Harbor attack BEFORE IT OCCURRED, and swore them to an oath of secrecy, which the media honored (page 361) . Also listen to this interview.

And the large media companies drummed up support for all previous wars. For example, Hearst with the Spanish-American War.

In fact, the American press has always served the elites in disseminating their false justifications for war.


One of of the reasons is because the tv networks and other large media companies are owned by those who support the militarist agenda or even directly profit from war and terror (for example, NBC is owned by General Electric, one of the largest defense contractors in the world -- which directly profits from war, terrorism and chaos).

Another reason is that the Bush administration is allowing tremendous consolidation in ownership of the airwaves. The large media players stand to gain billions of dollars in profits if the administration continues to allow monopoly ownership of the airwaves by a handful of players. So there is an agreement: if the media cover the administration in a favorable light, the MSM will continue to be the receiver of the government's goodies.

But perhaps the main reason the media are complicit is that we live in a fascist country. Fascism means the blending of the government and corporate interests.

Censorship by the Government

Finally, as if the media's own interest in covering up things like 9/11 and in promoting war is not strong enough, the government has exerted tremendous pressure on the media to report things a certain way. Indeed, at times the government has thrown media owners and reporters in jail if they've been too critical. My hunch is that the media companies have already felt great pressure from the government to kill any real coverage of 9/11 other than the official story and attacking straw men.

For example, the head of CNN said:

"there was 'almost a patriotism police' after 9/11 and when the network showed [things critical of the administration's policies] it would get phone calls from advertisers and the administration and "big people in corporations were calling up and saying, 'You're being anti-American here.'"

Of course, if the stick approach doesn't work, the government can always just pay off reporters to spread disinformation. Indeed, according to famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, the CIA has already bought and paid for many successful journalists.

See this book and the following 5-part interview on further information on 9/11 and the media: (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5).

We Can Win

As shown above, the cards are stacked against 9/11 truth being covered by the media. But we have the ability to outsmart the bad guys. We can "be the media" ourselves. We can be the movie-makers, the commentators, the reporters and writers. A thousand voices are louder than one voice with a megaphone.

We cannot leave governance to our "leaders", as "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" (Jefferson). Similarly, we cannot leave news to the corporate media.

"Powerlessness and silence go together. We...should use our privileged positions not as a shelter from the world's reality, but as a platform from which to speak. A voice is a gift. It should be cherished and used."
– Margaret Atwood

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
- Thomas Jefferson

"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
- Robert F . Kennedy

"There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that [nothing] cannot suppress."
- Howard Zinn, historian (and 9/11 truther)

I just read this...

About the Bill Moyers piece on PBS coming up April 25th. (find it, and watch it.)

One of the reviews has this quote...

Walter Isaacson is pushed hard by Moyers and finally admits, "We didn't question our sources enough." But why? Isaacson notes there was "almost a patriotism police" after 9/11 and when the network showed civilian casualties it would get phone calls from advertisers and the administration and "big people in corporations were calling up and saying, 'You're being anti-American here.'"

If showing "civilian casualties" is "anti-American", what would asking serious questions about 9/11 be considered?

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Get back to work, 7man!


Good to see you last night, will you be in Berkeley Saturday?


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

You caught me!

Yes, I'll be there!

Link is here...

sorry, I can't figure out what's wrong, but here it is.


I updated the essay, and

added Flip Mode Squad's quote (thanks, FMS).

Well Done

One of the reasons why I decided to join 911blogger was the fact that the MSM was not covering these issues. After reading Steven Jones' paper, the fact that his work was not getting major attention was very shocking to me.

It is very clear that there is censorship going on. It's hard to believe this could happen, but it is happening.

“We're an empire now, and when we act we create our own reality."

Very good...

GW... Michael Wolsey did an entire show 3/16/2006 on media ownership in this country. I've also been told that advertisers also have a say in what's covered, and what isn't. That takes us back to the argument "stop giving money to the corporations."

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

Good Message

Thanks for this collection of links, quotes and steady analysis. I'm pleased the way you are building a case for accountability step by step. We are living in a disturbing period of time having become a nation of liars, I'm sorry to say. Your efforts to get us focused is commendable.

"Outrage is the blunt cousin of argument"
(I appreciate a well crafted argument too, so thanks again!)

complicity of media

Good post.

How about if the truth movement started to apply it's own sticks to encourage media curiosity in 9-11.

Perhaps we can list which media channels have been tacit collaborators in the 9-11 coverup (Fox, Popular Mechanics, YouTube, Bill O), which ones have been scared to speak up (CNN?, Huffington Post?), and which ones have had the courage to question the government's account or at least have covered a fair debate of the issue (Rosie O, Winnipeg Sun) .

Perhaps a sobber discussion by legal minds of the potential sentences for treason and conspiracy could accompany this list.

I know this will sound undiplomatic, but the victims of this mass murder (both in the US, and subsequently in Iraq and Afghanistan) deserve a spirited pursuit of justice.

attack the media in the media

It is now possible to comment on stories in such influential mainstream publications as the Washington Post. This was one recent comment in the Washington Post (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2007/04/bush_administration_breakd...):

"Sebastian is on the right track when he (above) says: "Smells like someone's playing games with the leak and squeal system connecting the WH to WaPo."

Don't forget that any news we are given is news someone desperately wants us to have. The Washington Post has done the White House's bidding before. Whether with or without conscious connivance is irrelevant. When people see minor government offenses and screw-ups scrutinized they assume that the larger crimes are also being investigated."

We should document incriminating statements

Regarding the Afghan war casualties: "Moyers then mentions that Isaacson had sent a memo to staff, leaked to the Washington Post, in which he declared, "It seems perverse to focus too much on the casualties or hardship in Afghanistan" and ordered them to balance any such images with reminders of 9/11... " (taken from http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_con...)

Bill Moyers did an excellent job of finding out who in CNN was enforcing the media black out on the Afghan war casualties. A similar effort should be done for 9-11 truth. The truth movement should exert a focus on the culpability of the media with specific names, firms and timelines. Media should be reminded that they can face prosecution in the future for disinformation in the case of Popular Mechanics as well as for omission of 9-11 truth should evidence surface that there is in fact an enforced news blackout.

Make statements visual

People require visual stimulus to comprehend non-traditional ideas. I suggest that in the middle of the night someone extend the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. with walls designed to be easily erected (perhaps inflatable) of a a color different from that of the original wall. The erected walls would represent, to scale, Vietnamese deaths in the Vietnam War. The attempt itself, being trespassing on federal property, should generate wide-scale media attention, giving the movement further outlets to spread the message of peace. When viewed from the air this would be a highly visible reminder of the disparity between US and "enemy" losses during wars, and the obvious parallel to the Iraq war could then be drawn.


........Why can't America see how controlled the major media is? When one stops and realizes this you can see the power they have. It blew me away when Rosie Odonnell said look at news outside this country,because our's is controlled. She also included her network that airs the View.
However the sad thing about this is WHERE ARE THE PATRIOTS?

In defense of the uninformed...

Sometimes truthers seem to have animosity towards those that aren't 'paying attention'.

I see it differently: I see people with jobs, and bills, and kids, and diapers. I picture them turning on the NBC nightly news, and only half paying attention as the kids spill their milk, or thoughts of past due bills clog up their brains.

How much time have you spent looking into this stuff? Before you got involved in 9/11 truth, how much time did you spend looking into and analyzing the news? My answer to both of those questions is "Hours and hours and hours." Not everyone has the luxury of idle time.

I think our fellow patriots have been intentionally distracted for generations, and I don't blame them. They're victims.

just my $.02

i know several that refuse to take just a couple...

of hours just to watch from freedom to fascism or 911 mysteries. is that because they are too distracted, to busy or not wanting to open pandoras' box.


That's true. In my immediate circle of people, I always try to show them some facts, or hand them these movies (9/11 press for truth is the most digestible imo). But some of them *refuse* to even look at it. One of them told me he doesn't want to listen to liberal propaganda, and returned me the movie unwatched. Others watched it, but refuse to take the next step, ie. 9/11 mysteries. Or they just are apathic (sp?) and tell themselves there's nothing they can do to help it.
Well... my contribution is not much. I post verifiable quotes in the office in the hope of somebody reading them. Most just roll their eyes and developed a visual blockage to this side of the cube. But some are reading silently, when I'm not around, and then they would ask something in disbelief, like making fun of me. I'd then forward them the sources, and they silently vanish for a while.

It's working slowly. We just have to keep at it.



one aquaintence who happens to be muslim selectivly woke up only because he thinks larry silverstien did it with his fellow white house jews just to collect insurance money and secure isreal. I hope this mentality doesnt become a safety valve to be used by the global elite, this war on terror could become another holocaust. and the public can continue to bury their heads like they have been. the secret prison camps are ready to go.
the point i want to make is that people dont want to believe that our gov. would do such a thing, that was my last holdout of reasoning.

Some simply don't want to know...

I have a friend who is a liberal intellectual and we talk about all kinds of interesting subjecs -- politics, religion, philosophy, current events, etc. The only topic he refuses to talk about is alternative theories about 9/11. Every time I have brought up the subject, I have been met with stony silence. This is a very talkative guy, very smart, always has an opinion about things. On the 9/11 issue, he simply says nothing. It's a very uncomfortable silence. I used to try to get him to read articles, visit websites, watch documentaries, but now I have given up and respect his desire to remain uninformed and/or uninterested in the issue.

I believe that deep down in some corner of his mind, he suspects the government had a role in 9/11, at least LIHOP, but he simply does not want to think about it.

I have come to the conclusion that there are many, many people like this. This is the main reason why 9/11 Truth has not broken through yet. There are a lot of very intelligent, liberal-minded people who on all other issues are willing to think clearly and objectively and reach conclusions based on examination of the facts -- but when it comes to 9/11 they just mentally or emotionally shut down and refuse to consider "the unthinkable." Maybe they just don't think they could handle it, or that our country could not handle it and if it became common knowledge there would be rioting in the streets and even the fall of the U.S. system of government. So they don't want to go there.

Case in point: Daily Kos. Great liberal blog, but with a specific policy banning all discussion of alternative theories about 9/11. I highly doubt this is because the owners of this blog genuinely believe the government is telling the truth about what happened and there is no coverup. Only fools can still believe that, truly. The reason they don't want to talk about it is because *they can't handle the truth* or they think American society at large could not handle it maturely.

And I hate to say it, but they might have a point. I am not sure if the majority of Americans would be mature enough to deal with 9/11 Truth in a responsible way -- at least not yet. Nevertheless, I believe it is worse to keep unpleasant truths hidden from the public. Progress in society can only occur if people face the truth, whatever it may be, however horrible or destabilizing. Therefore, I hope the truth about 9/11 will eventually be known to all people.

In the meantime, all I ever do anymore is mention a very reasonable sounding version of LIHOP to people I know, and hope this will spark their interest to look deeper.


showing them this.

I know all about this

"I have a friend who is a liberal intellectual and we talk about all kinds of interesting subjecs -- politics, religion, philosophy, current events, etc. The only topic he refuses to talk about is alternative theories about 9/11."

I know it's not compassionate of me, but it's these people you described here who I have the least amount of sympathy or patience for. Even if a topic is unthinkable, be a patriot and at least slowly contemplate the notion. But this very attitude is what comprises much of the "left gatekeeper" movement which has censored us for the last 4+ years. And I'm sorry, but I have absolutely no patience or sympathy for it. It could very well wind up being the thing that kills us all.

So no, I don't sympathize for this type of person. Especially when they go on and on about how destructive empire is. It's one of the ultimate forms of hypocrisy in my estimation. And guess what, these people are our #1 obstacle toward reaching the critical mass we so desperately need to get our country and world back.

Whether one sympathizes or not, WE JUST DON'T HAVE ANY MORE TIME LEFT FOR IT. Crunch time is soon, my friends....

I frequently re-watch Ken Jenkins'.....

....."Overcoming People's Psychological Resistance to 9/11 Truth"....to remind myself of what it's like for people that aren't willing to look this evidence...


Very helpful.

(I often marvel at the quote "I wouldn't believe it even if it were true..."....that is what we are all-too-frustratingly up against....).

Some do know but won't tell

A very revealing story FC,

I am from another country and I am trying my best to spread the knowledge of 9-11 to my circle of friends. Some would listen and believe that there is a conspiracy, most can't believe it at all, even intelligent people who are quite liberal and progressive on other issues.

Just as Daily Kos, I think the Huffington Post is similarly unable to handle the truth. I have been reading it everyday, waiting for Arriana to finaly join the bandwagon. But none of the big time HuffPo bloggers would go out on a limb about 9-11. I dont think they are that stupid or uninformed, not after Rosie O went public anyway.

I do hope that the truth movement succeeds soon. More people are dying everyday based on the lies justified on account of the 9-11 tragedy.

Having read up on the Oklahoma City bombing, I am afraid that the puppet masters may get away with 9-11 the same way as the perpetrators of the Oklahoma event. If they do get away with 9-11, I am sure they will take it as a go signal to plan other false flag ops at the expense of more innocent lives.

I live in an ex colony of the US. We were invaded and occupied the same way as Iraq, under a false pretense. We suffered horrendous casualties then as do the Iraqis now.

Watching your country from the outside, I sometimes fear that you cannot seek justice for 9-11 through normal political avenues available. It is no longer a fair fight. You cannot trust the Democrats as Oklahoma happened under their watch. I do hope decent people take back control of your country for everyone's sake.

People would be more willing

People would be more willing and less fearful of adopting the views of 911 Truth activists if they felt they were calling for forgiveness rather than retribution and punishment.

The peace movement should call for granting amnesty from prosecution and guarantee of an ample, lifetime pension to anyone who agrees to testify on their roles in the events of 9/11, extending this offer to any members of the US government, foreign governments and/or terrorist groups involved in the planning or execution of the attacks of that day.

Additionally, individuals should step forward and volunteer to spend time working with those who give testimony on crimes they have committed so that they might be reintegrated into society.

Instead of executing Nazi war criminals we should have devoted all the human resources available to us to rehabilitating them, awakening in them awareness of the nature of their actions so that they could have come to understand that they must make amends. If they had remained alive they would have been a living testament to the transformative powers of forgiveness.

Historians and psychologists especially should come out in favor of preserving invaluable study material in the form of the opportunity to converse with the authors of unfortunate historical deeds.

We must find a solution to the existing state of affairs that would be acceptable to both the accusers and the accused. It should solve the problem it sets out to solve without creating additional problems. It should present itself as an ethical means to an ethical end.

In "The Art of War", Sun Tzu said never to surround an enemy. If you do not leave him an out, he will fight to the last man.

What is acceptable to "the accused"

...We must find a solution to the existing state of affairs that would be acceptable to both the accusers and the accused... (by anon)

I think your call for amnesty and protection for whistle blowers is a great idea. But I'm not sure the truth movement is in a position to guarantee anyone protection. After all, who has the guns, troops, and the keys to the concentration camps.

I posit that an acceptable sollution for "the accused" is to award leading truthers with free, long term accomodations in the newly constructed concentration camps. They would probably want to put an rfid chip implant in every US resident if they can get away with it too.

They do not play fair at all, they stole the elections, staged the 9-11 false flags to change the laws and justify wars, invaded two countries to pillage their resources and keep everyone fooled with their partners in media.

Trying to be fair and accomodating to them would likely lead to them running around you and pulling the rug from under your feet. They expect you to play fair, they will take advantage of that.

SunTzu teaches that you attack the enemy where he is weakest and where you are strongest. I see the truth movement doing this already by exposing the lies of the conspirators. Their credibility is their weakest part since much of their action has been cloaked in lies. The soft underbelly of the truth movement however is the apathy of the general population, if nobody cares that they are being lied too and don't care who is telling the truth, then the conspirators win. Hopefully this apathy can be overturned with more truth, knowledge, and hope that things can be better.

Where I live, it is routine for journalists and activists to get shot. We also have coups every few years. But none of the coups changed anything significant in how the system worked. It only changed the actors at the middle, the front men. The puppet masters at the top maintained their wealth and power, people at the bottom end still had to endure corruption and exploitation. Nothing really changed.

pardon my cynicism

i believe many liberals think bushs' days are numbered regaurdless of weather or not 911 was an inside job , that offers consolation enough to the psyche without having to educate oneself about the nwo and all things related.
liberals in effect are saying "dont mess up our opportunity to take power with your 911 crap"..even if it is true.

Who's fault is that?

People understandably do not know the truth about something that has been so well hidden from them.

It is the media that has been a primary cover up for the 9-11 conspiracy. Some of them may, as asserted above, have been practicing self-censorship because the enormity of the scandal defies their whole paradigm. I have little doubts however that members of the MSM are directly involved with the conspiracy as well. They are just as guilty as those who guided the planes into the buildings.

Agreed, FMS

The way American life HAS been structured does not promote the analysis of and reflection on events that is required to see through the massive propaganda of the corporate media.

Generally over-worked, debt-loaded adults chasing children and "the good life" as shown on tv are simply too tired and stressed to see through the soul destroying charade. Instead, they take their anti-depressants and sleeping pills and tune out anything even remotely threatening or mentally challenging, unless it directly involves their limited material world in the short term.

That said, ever more Americans are becoming ever more concerned as their "gut" tells them something is very, very wrong in the USA. Our job is to gently open them up and carefully point out that 9/11 Truth is the core cause to this undefined unease AND that they can join millions of other Americans and DO something about it.

Does humanity serve the economy or does the economy serve humanity?

The means create the end.

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

Thank God

For the amazing amount of resources that we have which can clearly display the depth of our questions in a 2 hour package.

People have the time

Unfortunately this is not something that you can really present with a smile on your face. Some things are very difficult to sugar coat.

I have a hard time not laughing when I hear someone regurgitate an O'Reilly talking point or something from the NIST or 911 Commission Report. I think that many times people think I'm being cocky or dismissing their points.

Many people I discuss this with start to try and defeat me. They refuse to really listen to many of my points. This accusation in many cases is a an impossible scenario. People can not conceive that level of evil and deceit especially from the people who are supposed to protect them. People we are supposed to trust.

We really are talking about "Ultimate Evil"

Killing your own innocent people and terrorizing hundreds of thousands more in order to deceive and justify a war to kill other innocent people who had no involvement for the pursuit of money and power.

Many people can not allow this to enter their thoughts. Not for one instant
Together in Truth!

That was gracefully worded, Brother Jon

That was gracefully worded and much appreciated. My own family can't even begin to fathom such depravity. They too, along with 99% of my friends refuse to watch any films on the subject. But the problem is even deeper than that.
Take out any talk of 9/11 or "absolute evil". People today dont' want to talk about "politics". Whenever I'm trying to convince my dad on the issue of 9/11 he'll listen to what I have to say but always ends with "what can be done about it?" When my sister overhears our discussion I can hear her in the background say..."oh god, he's talking about politics again". Same goes with most of my friends. "Please stop talking politics...talk about something fun".



this isnt realy about politcs, politics pertains to the dynamics of govt. what we are dealing with is a govt. highjacked by corporate interest and self servatude. our society has been instilled with the cliche' "never discuss religion or politics".I believe what we are dealing with is saving humanity out of respect for the creator...peace

with all due respect i do

with all due respect i do what i do not because of god but because i care about the society i live in. you dont have to be religious to want a better system/world.

of course

caring about ones fellow human transcends politcs and religion

All religions boil down to that --

caring for one's fellow humans. That's the way I look at it, anyway.


my entire circle of friends are truthers. of course, these are socially concious people who were open to the ideas i was presenting.
so ask your friends if they are truly happy with this country and how it is run.
ask them if they want their kids growing up in an even worse version of our current reality..

what is fun to your friends? find a way to inject some truth into discussions when hanging out.
my friends are natural rabblerousers, so fun to them is taking it to the streets, handing out dvd's and flyers.

it sounds like your dad is open for discussion on these issues. by saying, 'what can be done?', he implies awareness of the situation coupled with complete helplessness.
show him videos of truth events, marches, activism etc.
show him that we are out there. people just like him.

good luck

head up, eyes open, fist clenched

Dear Flip

..........true alot are unaware,but in telling those who check into the events of 9/11.Most sad to say don't give a shit.
They don't realize the importance of the truth,and believe everything they hear or read.A controlled media is an incredable weapon.We all have jobs and lives.I wonder how many of Rosie's viewers mustered up enough curiousity to look at the facts on 9/11?If they did they know.Did they pass it on?
Most that do realize what shape our country is in say ....Oh well..What can i do about it?
Of all the people i tell to look at the events of 9/11
you can see in their eye's....They don't care.And in respect i reflect on those Charlie Sheens,Cynthia McKinneys,and Rose Odonnells.With there media spot light.......Still the media refuses to discuss it.
Going on six years.....I think the only hope for our movement is the final cut of loose change hitting every theater.Will it happen?


This is a good article but I'd like to see more about the role the CFR plays. It's a fact that in the 20's and 30's, the CFR managed place it's members into key positions in every major media outlet, including newspapers and magazines.

The media is controlled by corporate interests AND the CFR, which also controls government policy.

Dear Realist

....Damn good handle,and this is a long but awesome
history of the Rockefellers.
I advise everyone who wants to know how America can be so duped,and payed off to read this.Hell my son son just graduated from college,and his professors did'nt know the Federal Reserve was privately owned.
Oh well here's the link.


it's a global elite

You take up an entire post to say that "it's also the CFR". Are you gonna write a whole new post every time you think of another conspiring individual organization? It's a waste of time, I think. The "body of evil" makes up MANY organizations, that are connected in ideology. There's no need to list them all because it's obvious anyway.


Yes, I took up an "entire post" to bring up the CFR.

And no, most people have not heard of and know nothing about the CFR, even though they have much more power than the government we see on tv of bush/cheney/rice etc.

So I think it is hugely important to talk about the CFR in the same breath that we mention the corporate-controlled media.

Instead of talking about the

Instead of talking about the CFR and dissecting its individual functions, you should use a more broad or sweeping term, as Webster Tarpley has. He refers to the powers that be as a "secret team" or "shadow government" or some other such euphemism. I wasn't trying to trash you or your post, just that people should look at what we face for what it really is, and that is an elite body that's comprised of many organizations, think tanks, media outlets, as well as military power. And I think it should be looked at and confronted on the basis of being an entity that does nothing but consolidate more and more power. Meria Heller said at her opening speech last summer that it's a waste of energy to focus time on small and compartmentalized factions (cells) of a cancerous tumor and instead focus the energy on the entire tumor itself. It's a matter of looking at the "big picture" and reacting accordingly and indeed proportionately.

we don't need the media to get the message out

The dissemination of an idea does not depend on the media. If you can convince six friends of the merit of an idea and get them to tell six of their own friends tomorrow, each of whom tells six of their friends the next day, and so on, then the idea will reach every person in the world in two weeks (do the math), by word of mouth alone.

Karen Kwiatkowski

from her chapter in 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott:

Thinking about 9/11 from a Variety of Perspectives

How then might we think of 9/11 - the event itself and its significance in American history? I have been told by reporters that they will not report their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11 story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system regarding our government, our country, and our way of life. To be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious than being labeled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or anti-government traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic, government service, or literary career. To question the official 9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary. In this way, of course, questioning the official story is also simply and fundamentally American. (page 26)

Yes, my fellow patriots, we are modern American revolutionaries.

Let's keep it real and non-violent. We are fighting the same good fight our founding fathers and mothers fought.

I love you all very much.

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

A small point, but an important one

The Popular Mechanics book, Debunking 911 Myths, was a clever piece of sophistry. Though it was an outrageous distortion, its authors took the utmost care with their English. To educated but credulous and naive people, this is taken as a symbol of professionalism.

It is thus of the utmost importance that, in campaigning to convince educated people of the truth of 911, we avoid phrases such as "media is". Newspapers are a medium, as is television. We should therefore say "media are", and "media cover up".

A small point, but educated people are more likely to take us seriously if we take care with these little things.

This is a very good point.

However, my assumption is that to the majority of Americans (whose English isn't that good), "media is" and "media covers" sounds more normal. In other words, my assumption is that using the correct language wouldn't sound right to the majority.

Am I right or wrong?

I don't think correct usage would sound wrong.

You're right that treating "media" as singular is commonly done and therefore doesn't sound wrong to many people, but correct usage doesn't sound wrong either -- and it does make a better impression to people who are aware of what is correct.

Not so much that it wouldn't

Not so much that it wouldn't sound "right" to those with less formal education, it would sound haughty, pompous, or even "boring". That's the sorry state we're in as an American society. People want to be mimicked when others speak to them. You have to assess how THEY speak, and try to non-condescendingly emulate it. Whether they are linguistically educated or not. Pathetic, I know.

This is a great writeup - nice work!

I have been writing about these things for several years over at the E-ThePeople.org website.

This particular post brings it all together with linked documentation for everything. The article is very well written. I hope it will open the minds of American citizens to understand what we are up against in this country.

We have a long ways to go to cure all this, but the means is becoming available once we have a critical mass for a powerful movement.

I'd like to remind everyone that only we, the people, can change all this. The corporate power structure will continue to try to protect itself from us. By reserving some power for ourselves as guarenteed by our Constitution, we can begin to place national initiatives on the ballot to solve these things.

See the Mike Gravel for President website (www.gravel2008.us) and the National Initiative for Democracy (www.ni4d.us) which he founded.

Enact real democracy at www.ni4d.us.

Thanks, everyone.

I added the awesome Kwiatkowski quote, and changed "media" to plural.

Hope I caught it all (please let me know of any grammatical errors etc.)

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Glad you liked the quote

Karen Kwiatkowski is awesome, I wish she'd run for president (even though I'm not a libertarian).

Keep up the great work, GW!

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

Vote for Ron Paul!

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Manufacturing Consent

Chomsky and Ed Herman's book is the definitive look at the mainstream media. Chomsky is a tool, and not to be trusted, but some of his work is useful.

Here is an interview with Ed Herman:

This should get the ideas across.

It's a bit of ironic justice that one could use Chomsky's own work to point out how he has been compromised and participated in the warping of the mass mind.

70 Disturbing Facts About 9/11

John Doraemi publishes Crimes of the State Blog

johndoraemi --at-- yahoo.com.

i agree about Chomsky(that

i agree about Chomsky(that some of his work is useful but he is ultimately a tool), but dont you find the title of that book utterly ironic? haha, makes me laugh everytime i see it now that i know what i know about Chomsky. talk about "manufacturing consent". he literally wrote the book on it.(sorry, bad joke.)

I changed the title because

I couldn't decide between correct English (media as plural) and the more common usage (media as singular).


Posted this in the above blog, but it has far more relevance here. This is a section from a speech by JFK speaking against secret societies, and asking for the press to be more vigilant in bringing the politicians and rulers to account. Great stuff. True high caliber speech, one which we would never hear from the present president. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlEqtaWpKEU



OFF TOPIC: Guess Where Judy Wood Got Her PHD???

Brief Biographical Sketch for

Judy D. Wood, Ph.D.

Website: http://janedoe0911.tripod.com/
email: janedoe0911@yahoo.com

Judy D. Wood is a mechanical engineer with research interests in experimental stress analysis, structural mechanics, optical methods, deformation analysis, and the materials characterization of biomaterials and composite materials. She is a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), co-founded SEM’s Biological Systems and Materials Division, and currently serves on the SEM Composite Materials Technical Division.

Dr. Wood received her

* B.S. (Civil Engineering, 1981) (Structural Engineering),

* M.S (Engineering Mechanics (Applied Physics), 1983), and

* Ph.D. (Materials Engineering Science, 1992) from the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Her dissertation involved the development of an experimental method to measure thermal stresses in bimaterial joints. She has taught courses including

* Experimental Stress Analysis,

* Engineering Mechanics,

* Mechanics of Materials (Strength of Materials)

* Strength of Materials Testing

From 1999 to 2006 Dr. Wood has been an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Before moving to Clemson she spent three years as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. Dr. Wood is currently writing a book with Morgan Reynolds on the physical evidence explaining the events on 9/11.

One of Dr. Wood’s research interests is biomimicry, or applying the mechanical structures of biological materials to engineering design using engineering materials. Other recent research has investigated the deformation behavior of materials and structures with complex geometries and complex material properties, such as fiber-reinforced composite materials and biological materials. Dr. Wood is an expert in the use of moiré interferometry, a full-field optical method that is used in stress analysis. Dr. Wood has over 60 technical publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings, and edited monographs and special technical reports.

Dr. Wood started to question the events of 9/11 on that same day when what she saw and heard on television was contradictory and appeared to violate the laws of physics. Since that day she has used her knowledge of engineering mechanics to prove that the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers could not have happened as the American public was told.


deformation analysis?

as in, the deconstructing of logic?

Guess Where Judy Wood Got Her PHD???

Possibly, just as a guess...


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I suppose they could be real, but she certainly does not act like a real scientist...

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