Note on Raw Story article.

At the request of Lullaby Academy (who posted the original blog on the Raw Story), the link to the Raw Story article on the Bentham paper was pulled.

The story was re-written to be more "balanced", according to one of the site editors;

"Editor's note: This story has been updated and rewritten for balance and clarity."

But frankly, Joe Byrne had it right the first time.

Here is a link to the revised story;

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Scientists_find_active_superthermite_in_WTC_0404.html

Just to clarify...

I submitted a news tip to Raw Story on Friday night linking to the 911blogger post on the Bentham paper. I basically begged them to cover it. I don't know if it was my news tip specifically which led to the original Joe Byrne article being posted at Raw the following day, but needless to say I was pretty elated at seeing it there. There it was, headlined at the top of the page in big bold letters, "Scientists find active ’super-thermite’ in WTC dust". As Jon Gold said somewhere, getting Raw Story to cover major 9/11 Truth news is, for us, akin to mainstream media coverage. Indeed, the article was getting some traction and I sent it out to 8,000 people on Myspace. Anyway, after only a few hours the headline disappeared from the page completely and the link to the Joe Byrne article now lead to a rewrite by Stephen C. Webster. The new story, in addition to originally linking "Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice" to Jim Fetzer's Scholars site (an error (?) which has since been fixed), also included comments by NIST, who admittedly never even tested debris for evidence of thermite, though this fact wasn’t divulged in the article. The piece instead includes this line: "The National Institute of Standards and Technology, which investigated the WTC tower collapses, maintains there was no recovered evidence of explosive materials." Because they didn't bother look for any! As Rep notes above, the original Joe Byrne article was fine and dandy as it was and coulda been a contender. Anyway, as if all of this wasn't enough to chap my ass, in the original headline's place, Raw Story was now running a major article by Muriel Kane on the Pittsburgh 'Conspiracy Cop Killer', which claimed the punk was into Alex Jones and linked to PrisonPlanet (that claim and link has now been retracted). So yeah, I asked Rep to pull down my blog out of sheer disgust for what was going on. Too many 12-hour shifts and very little sleep plus all of the above and you’ve got one cranky truther on your hands. I know I’ve been a cheerleader for Raw Story here, but as it stands, I admit I have lost respect for the site after this fiasco.