Media Smears of Truth Movement Reaching Crescendo

Media Smearing of Truth Movement Reaching a Crescendo
Despite recent breakthroughs, media continues to paint 9/11 truthers, others as dangerous terrorists

James Corbett
The Corbett Report
16 June, 2009

Recent months have seen numerous breakthroughs for the truth movement in the corporate media, from Fox 26's interview with Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth to 9/11 Press For Truth being aired on local television in Colorado to coverage of this year's Bilderberg conference in major British newspapers. Despite these positive developments, however, primetime TV dramas are continuing to portray those skeptical of the official 9/11 story (a clear majority of the American public according to poll after poll) as deranged terrorists who are likely to commit acts of violence.

An example of this phenomenon comes from the crime series Law & Order: SVU. A recent episode of the series featured a storyline in which a deranged "conspiracy theorist" in New York murders tourists taking his picture because he believes they are uploading the pictures to a government database. In a classic example of guilt by association, the investigators' search of the deranged terrorist's computer reveals that he visits online forums and is interested in 9/11 truth and "Bildurburg" (sic). See a screenshot of the fictional terrorists' computer (courtesy of the PrisonPlanet Forum below:

Attempts to portray those in the truth community as mentally unhinged are by no means new. A&E's FBI drama The Beast once famously featured an episode in which a dope smoking terrorist delivered a rambling, inarticulate rant about government involvement in 9/11 in an obvious attempt to portray 9/11 truthers as seedy and delusional. Penn & Teller pronounced the entire 9/11 movement to be "Bullshit" on their popular HBO program of the same name by seeking out the movement's most ridiculous representatives and destroying their character rather than dealing with any substantive claims about the attacks of that day. Glenn Beck—who previously said that Ron Paul supporters were terrorists—has recently discussed how militia members are white supremacists who are likely to commit an anthrax attack in America in order to kill hundreds of thousands of their fellow citizens. And, most chillingly, Beck has tried to link Holocaust Museum shooter Von Brunn to 9/11 Truthers based on no evidence whatsoever.

Ridiculous flights of fancy and transparent media distortions like these would be easy to dismiss if they were not so obviously related to official government talking points and policy papers. Just last week, President Obama tried to equate those who question the government's account of 9/11 with those who wanted the attacks to happen, saying; "I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day.". This is on the heels of a Missouri State Police report asserting that supporters of third party political candidates are potentially dangerous terrorists and Homeland Security documents painting gun owners and returning war vets as violent radicals.

That the corporate media is echoing the government line on domestic terrorism should come as no surprise to those who have been paying attention to the way government openly uses Hollywood, TV, music, books and other media to insert their propaganda into pop culture. As Episode 088 of The Corbett Report podcast points out, the Bush Administration worked hand in hand with Holllywood and TV in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 to begin whipping up mass hysteria to support the Administration in their disastrous "War on Terror."

Of course it is up to those who understand the agenda of demonization of the truth movement in the corporate media to counteract this cultural programming in whatever way possible. Actor Daniel Sunjata, co-star of the hit TV series Rescue Me, has been helping inject serious discussion about the questions that still surround the 9/11 attacks into that series and using his celebrity and intelligence to draw attention to the issue through his writing. He needs to be applauded for his efforts and supported by the truth community to encourage others in similar positions to follow his lead.

For those without a corporate media outlet and devoid of celebrity to draw instant attention to the issue, it is still important to demonstrate to others how the media has always been (and continues to be) used to manipulate public opinion and popular sentiment on a range of issues from 9/11 truth to the importance of flu shots to the reality of global warming. One effective way to do this is by using new media technologies to spread information, by writing articles and creating videos to help people understand how they are being programmed by the corporate media.

To that end, The Corbett Report has released two videos ina n ongoing series dedicated to exposing the way media is used to manipulate, shape and influence public sentiment on key issues. So far, the series has examined Ridley Scott's Bladerunner and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World with future installments dealing with Franz Kafka's The Trial, the Wachowski brothers' The Matrix and V for Vendetta, L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, Stanley Kubrick's 2001 and Eyes Wide Shut and many more well-known books and movies.

Watch the first two installments of the series in the player below:

Brave New World: Film, Lit and the NWO

Bladerunner: Film, Literature and the New World Order

The opportunity to show our validity.

This is actually an opportunity to show the credibility of who we are and the validity of what we have to say. I think it is important to present ourselves as traditional as much as possible. Unfortunately the stereotype of us being purple haired heretics. Obviously our appearance should not be a factor, but with the lemming mentality of many, we cannot afford to be dismissed for ANY reason.

So, the finger being pointed at us by the shills, like Beck, now, we need to take advantage of the moment to show how intelligent scientific analysis, not to mention that which is obvious, our position is. Unfortunately, the medium to make our case is extremely limited. I have gone to different sites on the net, and dropped valuable information in, and accepted the vile insults being thrown at me. Challenge their objectivity!

Another point. We need to call our challengers out, by recognizing that on the internet, there are paid "advocates" for the Right-wing rhetoric. Ask them if they work for some of these organizations. I've discovered that after challenging them on these things, they suddenly disappear, and the thread ends there.

Thank you 911 blogger for being here. I don't know what I'd do, without having an outlet to connect with people knowing what we know. With so many in denial all around me, I'm incredulous much of the time over this problem. You here give me great comfort.

ABE LINCOLN said: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

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

good article, but what's the evidence global warming's

a hoax or not human-caused? The information on climate change is from open sources- i know there's dispute about the causes and ramifications, but from what i've heard the preponderance of evidence points to human causes. However, i have not investigated this issue in depth- James or anyone, if you have any good links debunking global warming or human-caused global warming, please post. In any case, investing in clean, renewable, sustainable energy and practices seems like a much better idea than fighting more wars over a polluting and diminishing resource like oil. Growth in renewable energy efficiencies has been expanding at an accelerating rate and is expected to continue.

Global warming

I'd call it global climate change, but ok.

Let me remind you (and everybody else here) of the following.

"The near-total shutdown of civil air traffic during the three days following the September 11, 2001 attacks afforded a rare opportunity in which to observe the climate of the United States absent from the effect of contrails. During this period, an increase in diurnal temperature variation of over 1 °C (1.8 °F) was observed in some parts of the U.S., i.e. aircraft contrails may have been raising nighttime temperatures and/or lowering daytime temperatures by much more than previously thought"

Source: Nature

This is proof of human induced climate change. Our arrogance and ignorance about our ecological footprint will spell our downfall sooner than any global dictatorship.

So yeah, I agree with you about moving forward with renewable energy. I hope it's not too late.

Check out

the film Esoteric Agenda, which covers the issue around the middle of the film.