Revisionist History; How Spin Works, with Dana Perino

by Scott Creighton

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In a recent video, found on 911Blogger, here, a young journalism student asks White House Spokesperson Dana Perino, some questions about the seriously flawed 9/11 Commission.

If you go watch the short film, you will see that the film-maker backs up the young man’s claims with clips of cited MSM news reports lifted from CNN and the New York Times, as well as others.

But that isn’t why I call your attention to this piece.

At around 1:20 in the video, Dana skillfully disregards this young man’s query by suggesting he is simply being taken in by “spin” and then at around 2:40, she definitively states that he should remember that the country hasn’t been attacked since 9/11 and the no-one has died since as a result of “terrorism”. Perino’s obvious lie is becoming common knowledge in America.

If you read “Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat: a report by The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs” (that’s right HR 1955 is alive and well and operating, quietly, as we speak (headed by none other than Joe Lieberman, no less)), you will see that they too seem to have misplaced a little information on the track record of this current administration when they list three (now discredited) “homegrown terrorist “plots and plans” as reasons that we must remain vigilant and even step up the efforts to thwart “the extremists”.

What was Perinos and the Committees obvious lie?

“The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, also known as Amerithrax from its FBI case name, occurred over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators, killing five people and infecting 17 others. The crime remains unsolved.” From Wiki, here.

Now why is it that Perino wouldn’t consider this “an attack”, or that the Committee wouldn’t think to list it as a case of “homegrown terrorism”?

By definition terrorism is inflicting harm or the threat of harm onto a population to affect change either socially, politically, of economically through the use of fear. All the targets of these attacks were of one political party or media members that seemed, at the time, to support them. So, it would seem that the perpetrator of the attacks had a political goal in mind.

The Patriot Act was on the table and waiting to be voted on. It was shuffled in just days after 9/11 and had been written well before any planes hit their targets. Perhaps they don’t mention this terrorist attack because of this reason. It seems a little fishy, now doesn’t it?

or maybe they don’t mention it because of this:

“‘The DNA sequence of the anthrax sent through the US mail in 2001 has been revealed and confirms suspicions that the bacteria originally came from a US military laboratory.

The new work also shows that substantial genetic differences can emerge in two samples of an anthrax culture separated for only three years. This means the attacker’s anthrax was not separated from its ancestors at USAMRIID for many generations.‘ ” Wiki.

I am sure there are many reasons why Dana lies with impunity. That doesn’t surprise me. But what does surprise me is that if you read the letter written to Dana by one of the producers on the 9/11 Blogger site, you will see that he agrees with her (and thanks God) that there haven’t been any attacks since 9/11.

“It is true, we have not been attacked since September 11th, 2001, and thank God for that.”

No, young man, that isn’t true.

This case, as yet unsolved, is being placed in the WTC7 file labeled “unmentionable”. And now, even the critics and those that question the events of that day, are starting to forget the course of events as they actually played out.

And that is exactly what Perino’s bosses want. No discussion of the more delicate facts of what happened to bring us to this totalitarian state.

And as you can plainly see, it’s working.

If you run a site, or blog regularly at one, please feel free to put this up, or just do your own article on the the anthrax attacks of 2001 and the suspicious collapse of building 7. We cannot let this dishonest administration continue to redefine history any longer.

Nothing good will come of it. Of that I am sure.

Thanks Willy...

For pointing that out, however, both Justin and myself (the individual that helped him to write that letter), are MORE than aware of the Anthrax attacks. There has NOT been a 9/11 style attack since 9/11/2001. Though they go hand in hand, and should be investigated, I would hardly classify the Anthrax Attacks in the same category of terrorist attacks as the 9/11 attacks. Technically speaking you are right, but 2,973+ people murdered versus 5 people murdered are not comparible "terrorist attacks". What should have been said is "No, there has not been another attack resulting in the murder of 2,973+ people, and thank God for that..."

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?


I want to thank you and Justin both for your work on this story. The lies of this administration continue regarding this subject as well as Iran, Spygate, Syria, Wire-tapping, ect. and they must be exposed every chance we get.

And though you are right, the Amerithrax attack doesn't qualify in the same classification as the attacks of 9/11 in ...scope, I believe they are related in

9/11 WAS a terrorist attack. It was designed to facilitate change in our political structure; just like the anthrax attack. And just like they keep WTC7 in the dark for fear the mythology won;t stand up to the light of day, so to they pretend the anthrax attack never happened.

They were conducted by the same people. Your statement that we need a new investigation into both is absolutely correct.

Your video of Perino's obvious lie and misdirection of that young man's legitimate questions needs to be circulated as widely as possible. I thank you both for getting it out there.

No problem...


Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

And don't forget the DC Sniper...

...October of 2002....the timing (pre-Patriot Act II), locale (interesting that this terrorizing of a population, which includes lawmakers, occurred in the Nation's Capitol, and not anywhere else in this huge nation, isn't it?), and circumstances (possibility of mind-control/MK-ULTRA, anyone?) all make this an interesting terrorist action.

9/11 Truth ends the 9/11 Wars

This argument

strikes me as petty... With so much information yearning for the spotlight, to parce words and play semantics seems wasteful to me.


What a pretty little word. Sorry i am a shoot from the hip kinda guy. It's called BULLS**T.

some anthrax clips, Arlen

some anthrax clips, Arlen Specter's saying Al Quada had nothing do with the anthrax attacks, so technically Perino was right that terrorists didn't do this, at least foreign terrorists, as there are plenty of inside job domestic terrorists. Yet he lies it had nothing to do with the patriot act, it had everything to do with it, mailed to the only hold-outs against the Patriot Act initially.

or history channel saying it had to be only an inside job

So the terrorists are closer to home and made in the USA. Perino saying we weren't attacked again is laughable as thousands of soldiers have been killed and civil rights limited, Constitution usurped, military state expanded, the treasury pilfered, and CCTV cameras everywhere.

Francis A. Boyle

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Alex Jones was joined on air by a leading American professor, practitioner of and expert on international law to discuss his detailed knowledge of the cover up of the 2001 anthrax attacks, which he is adamant were perpetrated by criminal elements of the US government in an attempt to foment a police state by killing off opposition to hardline post 9/11 legislation.

* source =

Anthrax questions are good for 911 truth

Most of the viewing public still considers the anthrax deaths part of a terrorist attack of some kind and drawing attention to the matter will help wake more people up to the idea of govt. and media cover-ups etc. All the evidence seems to show that the anthrax attacks could have been an inside job that the media and govt. can't spin away from too easily, let's keep up the pressure on the issue! I would like to see Perino answer a question of what is happening with the current investigation of the anthrax attacks. Has the president or the administration or the media forgotten this important story ? (you can bet they want too!) This brazen attack on the American people and it's leaders? Why is the administration and the media not covering this anymore ? Anytime the anthrax question is raised it very easily can be used to spotlight issues including the 911 attacks and the patriot act. I think we should use this issue every chance we can. It's well within the accepted range of patriotic questions that can still be asked and overcomes the "nutty" labels and other spin/denial/defense tactics. I Think an Anthrax letter to the editor with references to 911 and other important issues has a better chance of being printed than most 911 truth letters, and will help keep the discussion of all these issues on the table.

With all due respect . . .

With all due respect . . . the issue isn't about how many died in each diiferent terrorist attack . . . The issue is whether these attacks and/or events have elements within our government behind them and if so, that they were used as psyops . . .

These supposed "terrorist" attacks . . . most of us believe are psychological operations, right? So whether 3000 die or 5, this is what they (the "evil-doers" - right back at you GWB) might call collateral damage . . . which was not the main purpose, the "greater" purpose, if you will, for the attacks.

The psyop ultimately affects more, traumatizes more people on a national level . . . and with each additional psyop, well, we, me included at the time, responded like Pavlov's dogs. A small event like even just fire engine or police car sirens could immediately put many of us back in that fearful zone . . .

It appears they (the Ultimate Evil Doers - UED's) might have tried to limit this collateral damage by the timing of the WTC attacks - there would have been many more dead if it wasn't during the morning of an election day, or if the attacks had happened later in the day. And similarly at the Pentagon, more could have been killed, WOULD have been killed if they had wanted to maximize the human toll.

If the so-called "cave dwellers" knew so much (and could take over 4 planes with box cutters, cause NORAD to stand down etc. etc.), you'd think they know where Rummy's office was located and take the direct, easier hit there, which would have killed more people (which has been pointed out time and time again) . . . . .But they didn't. Because the most important thing wasn't the number that died that day but the psychological operation on the American people, and the world. It seems so obvious to me that in their pragmatism, some humaneness (sic?) remained in that they wanted it (the death toll) to be significant, but it didn't need to be overdone, overkill . . . . In their arrogance, they have left clues . . .

So, the anthrax attacks, IMO, are just as important as the 4 plane "events". The anthrax attacks, helped seal the deal (with the American people) and more (with our D congress and the Patriot Act) . . . .

There was also American Airlines Flight #587 that crashed 12Nov01 in Queens. I've read enough to believe that that was no accident either . . . . and it sealed the deal even further . . . .

Maybe if the anthrax terrorist attacks were exposed for what they were - if those in Congress cared to get to the bottom of that - then maybe that could segue into a deeper investigation into 9/11 . . . .


"Propaganda is not meant to fool the intelligencia, it is merely meant to provide them an excuse to avoid seeing ugly realities, they’d sooner not believe.”
-- Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist, Nuremburg War Crimes Trials

Good points! I agree,

Some very good points, Ah yes " Rummy's office at the pentagon" I guess the number of people killed at the pentagon wasn't as important as killing the numbers some people were working on. The devil was sure in the details.

Everyone's right...

And I apologize for falling for Dana's spin when I helped Justin write this letter. The Anthrax Attacks DO constitute an "attack". From now on, I will think twice about thanking God that another 2,973+ or more people haven't been brutally murdered.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?