Blatant bias and slanted story at Scripps.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Scripps Editors:

If you're going to be so obviously one-sided, why bother pretending anymore?

Your article, "Many Americans still believe in conspiracies" tells only one side of each of the topics mentioned. This is disgraceful "journalism" that is clearly nothing more than a "hit piece." Rather than examine why these views are so popular, you have insulted those who hold these views, and you have solicited analysis by psychologists in a most condescending and pretentious manner.

Interestingly enough you attack the very people who have answered your own polls, and who have given you different results than what is promoted in this article.

On the topic of JFK's assassination, only Vincent Bugliosi is allowed to comment. Where is the other side? Where is any discussion of any of the evidence at all (other than the page count of his screed)? There are numerous authors and filmmakers who could have argued the opposite case, yet none appear.

After these results are printed, not one spokesman who came to this conclusion is queried:

"Nearly two-thirds of Americans think it is possible that some federal officials had specific warnings of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, but chose to ignore those warnings, according to a Scripps Howard News Service/Ohio University poll."

Your permitted comments on this reality are offensive, dismissive, and quite frankly irrelevant.

None of the reasons is explored, none of the evidence whatsoever. Contrary opinions are sought exclusively, but with no honest examination of the subject matter.

Your publication should apologize and offer to do an honest investigation of the 9/11 government complicity issue. How difficult would it be to assign some professionals to investigate what "two-thirds of Americans" have already discovered on their own?

This condescending attack mode (which is prevalant across corporate media) is not carrying the day obviously, as your own polls indicate.

Dressing up the pig

"No matter how they try to dress up the pig, no one wants to take it to the dance".

As the months pass we'll see more UFO stories, JFK theories, and linkage to other perennial "conspiracies", as a way to currupt and dilute the Truth Movement. Slough it off and ignore this nonsense. The majority of the people are getting wise to the con. Dress up murder all you want, it is still cold blooded murder.

The JFK case can teach us a lot on the governement's next step


The 911 truth movement is growing and with the three new films :

"Press for Truth" ==>
french ==>
"Loose Change Final Cut" ==>
french ==>
"The Reflecting Pool" ==>
french ==>
(does anyone have a link where we can download this film ?)

we can expect the american government to take mesures that will counter this movement for the truth.

History can teach us a lot and from the JFK assasination we can learn a lot about how the authorities managed to stop the truth from coming out and try and not make the same mistakes.

For my part I am trying to remember the name of the guy who pretented to be on the crime scene of JFK and had important testimony countering the official stroy. He managed to put a lot of americains behind him and at the crucial moment when it went to court, the court found out that this guy in fact was very far away from Dallas. This event discredited the different assassination theories.
Can anyone give me the name of this guy ?

Thanks John


you stated: "and you have solicited analysis by psychologists in a most condescending and pretentious manner." .....

When I saw that, I thought, 'oh goodie' , a colleague I can write and try to engage in constructive dialogue.
But all I found referenced were a law prof and poly sci prof - not that psych's can't be official meme supporters (and torturers!!) and I wasn't surprised to see a law and poly sci prof. But where's the psych?

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

Did I flub it?

Oops. I remembered the psycho-babble dismissal about the poll numbers, and blaming it on when the polls were taken, and discontent with the government for other reasons. It was more of a sociological perspective I suppose.

Anyway, the important thing is to embarass them in front of their own people. That's why I gathered all the emails. Send out credible complaints to all of them so that the bosses are shamed into becoming defensive and less likely to pull something like this in the future.


Cast from the Tribe

Being out of the mainstream is another way of saying being cast out of the tribe. It is an ancient fear.

When someone talks about the official 9/11 theory, say to them, 'that's absurd". Truthers are mainstream . . . turn the tables on the perps. Lets now cast them out.

We ARE the Mainstream...

We must rebuff the 2 big misconceptions about us. 1) The Family Members don't like questions and are somehow "offended" by them, and 2) The 9/11 truth movement is a small fringe group.

How can we set the record straight on these 2 points while making political hay out of the truth? Well, no politician want to be against the family members of the 9/11 victims, right? So a great impromptu question of a presidential candidate might be:

"Recently 9/11 Family Members held a press conference at the National Press Club in which they questioned 'the entire veracity of the 9/11 Commission Report' and called for a new and independent investigation. They stated that 70% of their questions went unanswered. Do you support the Victims' Families?"

Then a follow up: "This year's 2007 Zogby poll revealed that 51% of all Americans think there's been a cover-up and want a new investigation into these events. Do you support them?"

The idea is to put them on the spot and force them to either be AGAINST the 9/11 family members and the will of 51% of Americans -or- FOR a new investigation.

(Yes, you could elaborate on the 51% part as if pertains to Bush/Cheney and even bring up the 67% fault the Commission for ignoring Building 7 part too.. but keep it sharp and concise.)

You gotta know that these

You gotta know that these guys are getting extra plumping up of their bank accounts, from those who benefit from this 9-11-01---lie---war---media war profiteering.

Who knows what is going to come of this. These perps of 9-11-01 are running scared. We've seen they have no conscience, so be ready, and keep spreading the facts, EVERY where, whenever you can. The entire population's awareness is necessary to prevent us from being targetted, and wrapped up in the same category as the "terrorists".

It's so important. Applause to everyone of us, that are doing what we can.

The most severe form of learning disorders are owned by those that "already know everything."


Very well said .

John--good going!

Great article, and thanks for posting all the email addresses. I followed you up and sent them an email along the same lines as your.

SH poll


Firedoglake and Think Progress have both weighed into the fray, and comments in both blogs are challenging their mainstrean, chickenshit positions as well as clairifying the issues and correcting the errors.