Thursday, September 13, 2007
"Of all the programs marking the anniversary of the attacks, 9/11: FOR THE RECORD is the must-see, a sobering, heartbreaking hour." - Newsday

"A riveting review of the missteps and failures of successive administrations and intelligence and security agencies during the months and years leading up to the attacks." - Rocky Mountain News
"Must-see TV"
- Seattle Times

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Six years later, a critical question continues to haunt America's national psyche: how could the most powerful nation on earth have been so utterly unprepared to protect its homeland? On Friday, September 14, 2007 on PBS (check local listings), in "9/11: For the Record," a special one-hour analysis of the 9/11 Commission Report first broadcast in 2004, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL connects the dots of what happened that day and the warning signs leading up to it. The program highlights the agonizing close calls, missteps, and outright failures of two successive administrations and America's intelligence and security agencies in the months and years leading up to 9/11.


- Respond to an essay from program producers Andrew Meier, Sherry Jones and Bill Moyers.

- Read more from Allen Johnson of Christians for the Mountains.


Due to a special one-hour special edition of NOW, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL may air later on your PBS station. Please check local listings to confirm air times at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/about/airdates.html

On the heels of a much-anticipated progress report in Washington, NOW travels to Iraq for "Third Time Around", an exclusive, hard look at the war through the telling eyes of U.S. soldiers on the ground, and of the families they left behind. Visit NOW online at www.pbs.org/now.

Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL are available online at www.pbs.org/moyers.

Tune in, log on, and tell us what you think, and we'll see you Fridays on PBS and every day at pbs.org/moyers.

Bill Moyers, CFR member

I no longer trust the stories from Bill Moyers. The Council on Foreign Relations.... breeding ground of such notables as Henry Kissinger and many other unsavory types... a big part of the oligarchy.
Although the quote below is dated....(1975 - 1981 by David Wallechinsky & Irving Wallace) just use your imagination to picture its membership today.


Famous Members: A survey of its membership roster for the past 50 years amply demonstrates that the council has been a fertile training and selection ground for the State Dept. Beginning with John Foster Dulles, all of the secretaries of state except one have belonged to the council, including Dean Rusk, Cyrus Vance, Edmund Muskie, Henry Kissinger, and Alexander Haig. Indeed, Kissinger started on his route to global diplomatic stardom through his association with the council. A young, unknown scholar at the time, Kissinger took a job as study director in 1955 for a council panel set up to explore methods short of war for coping with the Soviets in a nuclear age. Besides providing background material and funding for his best-seller, Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy, the council enabled Kissinger to meet a number of powerful individuals he wouldn't otherwise have met, including David Rockefeller. Rockefeller himself has been a prominent member of the CFR, both as a director and as chairman.

Another government body that has always had strong ties to the council is the CIA. Forty-year CFR director Allen W. Dulles helped establish the CIA and subsequently became its director. Nearly all CIA chiefs since then have been former council members, including Richard Helms, William Colby, George Bush, and William Casey. A number of presidential candidates and presidents have belonged to the council, including Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, and John Anderson. Vice-Presidents Nelson Rockefeller and Walter Mondale were also members. Although Ronald Reagan was not a member, he appointed many people to his administration who were. Besides Haig, and Casey, and Donald Regan, Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige and special trade representative William Brock belonged to the CFR.

Many of the council's members have a personal financial interest in foreign relations, principally because it is their property and investments that are guarded by the State Dept. and the military. There is a heavy predominance of corporate leaders, bankers, and top corporate lawyers from such firms as ITT, IBM, and Standard Oil on the council's roster. In addition, almost all of the major media in the country have connections with the council. Former New York Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger was a member; so are journalists James Reston and Bill Moyers, former Time magazine editor in chief Hedley Donovan, Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, CBS chairman William S. Paley, and NBC newscaster John Chancellor.

How Much Power: The CFR's audience, one council member contends, is "the most influential in the world." The interests of its members are inextricably woven with the vital interests of the U.S. because their own personal financial ventures overseas often hinge on the direction of American foreign policy. In spite of its relatively low public profile, it is a high-impact organization. In fact, in the 1952, 1956, 1968, and 1972 U.S. presidential elections, both major parties nominated candidates who had been members of the CFR.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

Moyers is a firm gatekeeper for the OCT

I have it from an unimpeachable source that he said (when the possibility of an Inside Job regarding 9/11 was being discussed) that "we've looked into that and there is nothing to it"....he dismissed it out-of-hand......

IMO, Moyers work is a steam-release valve for dissent in this country......

That said, his "The Shadow Government" documentary in the late 80's regarding Iran/Contra was a nice piece of work.

9/11 Truth ends the 9/11 Wars

it was, and so was his

it was, and so was his recent special "Buying the War" along with a few other things here and there that hes done. thats the thing about Moyers, he seems too smart not to get 9/11(not to mention his work for LBJ. he knows how things work and ive often attributed his journalism to guilt for serving under such a criminal). i feel guilty for enjoying some of his work since hes clearly a steam valve to a large extent like you said. i would love to know where you heard he dismissed government involvement in 9/11 after saying hes "looked into it" though........

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

As a direct source,

I can also report that the material I specifically requested make its way to Moyers via common acquaintance, was received with "many thanks and appreciation" for my efforts... and apparently dismissed out-of-hand. Seems he must have already investigated with his superior team and ruled out; WTC7 as significant, the evergreen patriots/professors/pilots questions, and the unprecedented, unfunded, decentralized grassroots on the immediate tail of Moyers' own "Secret Government".

"I would be happy to meet with Mr. Moyers anytime at his convenience... and offer on-going updates and continuous improvements in the evolution of this grass roots investigation and analysis".... (from Moyers' camp, sound of crickets chirping).

I guess that offer was equally dismissible too. Moyers seems to know it all, already.

What a putz.

Moyers probably hates us

Moyers probably hates us just like most gatekeepers hate us. we annoy them. some of them cant hide it(Cockburn etc.)and lash out and others like Moyers just pretend that everything is ok. i dont which is worse really......

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

Anyone hearing Moyers "plantation" speech in Memphis

at the alternative media conference as I did would have to conclude that he is fully committed to toiling in the fields for his masters.

Chomsky and Moyers, two icons of the left AND both so obviously, vehemently and irrationally against 9/11 truth.

Stunning hypocrisy. It makes me ill. I think it's time we out these "gentlemen" in a big way.

Barrie Zwicker has catalogued Chomsky's tactics. I think it would be absolutely wonderful if someone would compile some video clips of Chomsky employing these very tactics with text pointing out each and every one for YouTube. A similar piece critiquing Moyers clear gatekeeping could also be done. The tone should be neutral and academic, just hang them with their own words.

It is clear to me that the perps are pulling out all the stops and calling in all their troops to stop the spread of 9/11 truth. Expect more people, large and small, to out themselves in the coming year. Watch, listen, take notes.

Truth comes before reconciliation.

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

Moyers is a disgrace

Moyers is a disgrace:

"Moyers' "Winning the War on Terror" (http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/printer_040904A.shtml ) is a lament over President Bush's leadership. Moyers accepts Bush's narrative of the war on terror without question. He doesn't point out that Bush's war on terror has done nothing but multiply terrorists, or that Bush could easily have isolated terrorists after 9/11 by addressing the authentic grievances of Arabs, or that Bush in fact needs terrorists to justify Administration policies. On the contrary, Moyers has no doubts about who the real enemy is:

"Islamic fanatics have declared war and seem willing to wage it to the death. If they prevail, our children will grow up in a world where fear governs the imagination and determines the rules of life."

Apparently to Moyers' mind we are always at Orange Alert or worse; it's almost as if it is Americans -- rather than, say, Iraqis or Palestinians -- who live under constant threat of being bombed or strafed or tortured or starved; the brutal realities of life for many Muslims are transformed somehow into omnipresent dangers for Americans. And so, writes Moyers, "Like most Americans, I want to do my part in the war." He makes clear that this war is not just another issue du jour. In language evoking the grand old days of World War II, Moyers agrees with Bush that the war on terror "is an inescapable calling of our generation."

From "Beware the Liberal War on Terror". Much more here:


This man is the worst of the worst: an establishment shill pretending to be a man of the people. It doesn't get any worse than Bill Moyers. I'll take a Billy O or a Geraldo any day. At least those cretins don't pretend to be "progressive'.

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

A little more....

A little more....

"The problem, according to Moyers, is that “the president makes it hard” for us to do our part. Bush confused us when he switched from chasing Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan to hunting Saddam Hussein in Iraq. He undermined his own credibility when he justified the invasion of Iraq with so many patent lies. While Moyers is well aware that Bush's justifications for the Iraq war were false, his response is not to call the whole enterprise into question but to chide Bush for weakening popular support for the war on terror with his lying. Bush stands to lose public confidence in Iraq in the same way that Lyndon Johnson lost public support for that great liberal war in Vietnam. (Moyers was Lyndon Johnson's press secretary until 1967 and was tasked with defending the war to reporters and the public)

Moyers does not question the goals of the president in this war of aggression, much less raise awkward questions about war crimes and the murder of innocent civilians. It doesn't seem to occur to him to wonder what the president is really up to. Instead the crucial question for Moyers is, “How to assure we win this war?”

And that, my friends, is the essence of the "liberal" "war on terror". How do "we" "win" this "war" (quotation fatigue...).

Not to make the people free, but to ensure the primacy of the capitalist state.

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

Another liberal-targeted piece extolling the "incompetence"....

....theory regarding the government and 9/11.

(And getting to revel in their feelings of superiority to buffoon Bush and his cabal in the process).


9/11 Truth ends the 9/11 Wars