Letter to The Nation Editors

May 14, 2007

The Editor
The Nation
33 Irving Place, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003

To Whom It May Concern:

I must have missed your review of “Debunking 9/11 Debunking” by David Ray Griffin. Just joking - I searched your archive and found no such review. I’m wondering why, given the following statement from your website and your founding prospectus in 1865,

“The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred.”

you refuse to wage war upon the violence and misrepresentation inherent in the official story of the events of 9/11/2001. In fact, you seem to have gone out of your way to avoid the subject altogether, except to allow others’ attempts denigrate or shove it under the rug. I find this to be in violation of your stated purpose and principles. I also find a decided shift in stance regarding this subject since 2004, as evidenced by the articles ‘allowed’ into your publication. In May of that year, David Ray Griffin was a “distinguished scholar”. By September of 2006, he’s a “high priest” among “conspiracy nuts”.

In Fact...
THE EDITORS | May 17, 2004 issue
... These discrepancies are credibly reported in a recently published book by the distinguished scholar David Ray Griffin titled The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing ...

The 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts
ALEXANDER COCKBURN | September 25, 2006 issue
... You trip over one fundamental idiocy of the 9/11 conspiracy nuts in the first paragraph of the book by one of their high priests, David Ray Griffin, The New ...

Have you bothered to read the publication and, if so, why do you not find it to be the most important publication of our time?

I eagerly await your response.

Good luck with this

Good luck with this letter.
I have written a few myself. It almost certainly will have little or no effect on their editorial policy, but it may make someone think.
It's good to send something like this once in a while to any one of the lefty rags that have so deeply failed to live up to their stated beliefs.

The Nation

Sad to see the Nation reluctant to fully engage in the 911 truth debate now that more info is available and new faces. They did, remember, spawn Christopher Hitchens.....

good find re: distinguished scholar

I blame this change of tone in progressive media on Loose Change. In 2004, progressives knew the 9/11 Commission was a fraud. By 2006, Loose Change had dominated the debate over 9/11. There were simply too many errant claims in LC for any respectable public intellectual to get behind 9/11 Truth, which unfortunately has become synonymous with LC.

It is possible that LC will redeem itself with the Final Edition (I certainly hope so); but I'm afraid there will be no redemption in the eyes of The Nation or any other would-be progressive publication. The Rovians have already turned 9/11 Truth into a partisan affair, with that poll last week that said more Dems than Repubs believe "Bush knew". From now on, they will attach party belonging and "patriotism" to 9/11 Truth (as in, Repubs will claim Dems are "moonbat conspiracists who hate America," and Dems will try to distance themselves from that accusation by disowning 9/11 Truth).

But keep pressing, because you never know. Stranger things have happened.

you act like if Loose Change

you act like if Loose Change didnt exist The Nation somehow wouldnt have found a way to demean 9/11 "conspiracy theories" or would have actually taken an honest look at 9/11. this is just plain wrong and shows a complete lack of understanding of the so called "progressive media" which is essentially owned by the same people that own the big boys. Loose Change doesnt have as much power to "damage the movement" as you think. if it didnt exist i can assure you that The Nation and others would have found a way to bash "us" and keep otherwise good hearted progressives from seeing the light on 9/11. you have too much trust in the "progressive media". in reality they are not much different than the MSM and rightwing media. its all smoke and mirrors and Loose Change played virtually no role in The Nation or any other "progressive" outlets decision to bury 9/11 and prop up the official story. if it wasnt Loose Change it would have been something/someone else.1 little documentary keeps The Nation and others from taking an honest look at 9/11 for 5 years running? sorry if i dont buy that........

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA

Great Letter, Great Action

I think you are right on with a direct confrontation with your letter to the left wing media. Though 9/11 is a bipartisan issue, and regardless that I am a Republican. I believe the left wing media are the ones primarily responsible for breaking open 9/11 Truth. In my opinion, my right wing media has been hijacked to the point I can't even recognize it anymore; I believe there is more hope in the left. I've sent some letters to right wing publications and have never recieved a response. But I'll keep sending them and I think you should do the same. If we can keep pressing our respective media outlets eventually one of us will break through.

Thanks for encouragement

I agree that Loose Change damaged the movement. More than that, however, I blame the fact that we only have one party in the U.S. - the Corporate Party (I believe that's how Bill Maher put it) with subsets A and B. Investigations, impeachment, removal and possiby worse would cause the markets to come crashing down. Nobody wants to be responsible for that. It all comes down to money and power, plain and simple. The fate of our Republic, ethics and morals play no part in politics any more. It's "grab all you can while you can".