Why is "The Nation", a supposed progressive publication, refusing to address the 9/11 cover-up?

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.

For anyone still wondering

For anyone still wondering what the hell is going on with The Nation, I strongly suggest you listen to the excellent 2-part analysis by Ralph Shoenman and Mya Shone on their program "Taking Aim." http://www.takingaim.info

In the archive section, go to:

060328 The Nation Magazine Advances the CIA Agenda, Part Two

060321 The Nation Magazine Advances the CIA Agenda, Part One

It's quite an eye-opener.

I'm shocked, I tell ya...


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