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"Crazy" By Association

By Jon Gold
11/24/2007

In August 2004, 911Truth.org commissioned Zogby International for a poll that concluded "half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act."

In May 2006, 911Truth.org commissioned Zogby International for a poll that concluded 45% of voting Americans think "Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks, including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped facilitate their success."

In September 2007, 911Truth.org commissioned Zogby International for a poll that concluded "51% of Americans want Congress to probe Bush/Cheney regarding the 9/11 Attacks."

In all three instances, the media has almost completely ignored the results of these polls even though Zogby International is used by most mainstream media outlets.

Instead, the media decided to focus on a different set of polls conducted by Scripps Howard/Ohio University.

In August 2006, Scripps Howard/Ohio University conducted a poll that concluded, "more than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East."

Yesterday, it was reported that Scripps Howard/Ohio University conducted another poll that concluded, "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."

The difference between the Zogby and Scripps Howard polls is that in both cases, Scripps Howard decided to lump JFK and UFO conspiracy theories into their questionaire. The first poll concluded that 38% of Americans believe "the federal government is withholding proof of the existence of intelligent life from other planets." The second poll concluded that 37% "of the respondents said they think it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" flying saucers are real and the government is hiding the truth about them."

The obvious reason Scripps Howard is lumping "crazy" theories into their polls about 9/11 is that it makes those that question 9/11 "crazy" by association.

Low and behold, today, the NYPost decided to jump on the newest of the Scripps Howard polls. They referred to us as the "Blame U.S. For 9/11" Idiots, and said that "anger at the federal government and skepticism in general by younger Americans is fueling the popularity of crackpot conspiracy theories (plural)."

We are the 9/11 Truth Movement. We are not the 9/11, UFO, JFK Assassination, Moon Landing, Holocaust, Oil Truth Movement.

I would refer them to this...

When Ruppert Murdoch wanted to put the squeeze on Bush in order to ram through more FCC rule changes over big media consolidation, he put it right on his front page.

Now, the entire concept is "crackpot?"

A slight bit inconsistent to say the least.

(Break up the media monopolies under Anti-Trust and RICO after the treasonous faction are removed from power).

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"When Ruppert Murdoch wanted to put the squeeze on Bush in order to ram through more FCC rule changes over big media consolidation, he put it right on his front page."

Well, that is your own theory for why someone like Murdoch puts this on a frontpage, and maybe youre right.
But this story also served another convenient purpose... and that is misdirection. Fog and smoke.
And it should by now - with all these poll results - be clear that this is not a 'dangerous' statement for the 911 Myth .
What does 'Bush knew' mean? Its a very 'broad' statement. In the case above, it seems to point at incompetence. He knew there were terrorist-hijackers, with an evil plan, but didnt do anything about them cause hes incompetent.

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"What does 'Bush knew' mean? Its a very 'broad' statement. In the case above, it seems to point at incompetence. He knew there were terrorist-hijackers, with an evil plan, but didnt do anything about them cause hes incompetent."

And if you're Bush, that's bad.

Hence, my comments above.

citizens

Great post.

The categorizing also serves to create a subculture vulnerability. Taking back the "terms of the debate" as being foremost individual American citizens may appeal to same.

A thread at DU includes Public Relations discussion technique examples ... (nearly 1700 views, please chime in)

"9/11 Truth Movement: Looking for Truth, or Promoting Theories by Any Means Necessary?"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&fo...

Jan Hoyer
– citizen, founding graphic designer of the national 9/11 truth movement