The FBI's botched post-9/11 anthrax investigation and how the media misreported it


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The following is based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) deserve enormous credit and thanks for leading the congressional effort to hold the FBI accountable over its bungling of the investigation into the post-9/11 anthrax attacks that killed five Americans. The FBI has officially “closed” the case and conveniently blames a dead man, who committed suicide under FBI pressure, for the anthrax murders.

Complete article:

Audacity in Media

Accuracy in Media--AIM--(a conservative-hack newsletter in its golden days back in the 1980s) attempts to blame the progressive media for the FBI's failure to conduct a proper investigation. Last I read, it was the mainstream media (which includes conservative media such as Fox News) and not just the progressive media that colluded with the FBI in the botched anthrax investigation, "The “progressive” community, which was anxious to find a domestic source of the anthrax attacks, defended the FBI."

Now, as for the FBI wanting to absolve al Qaida in the anthrax attacks (see AIM quote below), that is ludicrous on it's face. The FBI would have loved to have pointed the finger at al Qaida, but unfortunately the finger, or should I say the DNA finger print, pointed at a strain of highly militarized anthrax that came from America! The FBI had no choice but to find an America patsy for the attacks. What interests me is why the FBI didn't immediately start its investigation looking for suspects within the White House. The two senators who were anthraxed were DEMOCRATS (Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont) not Republicans who had just invaded Afghanistan, and in the previous year (September 2000) the think tank Project for the New American Century said for America to dominate in the world we needed “some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor." Many members of the Project for the New American Century went on in the next year to become officers in the Bush administration.

"From the start of the FBI’s inquiry, the Bureau seemed determined to eliminate Al Qaida as a source of the attacks and that the FBI’s misconduct was only exceeded by the reporters who ignored or excused it."

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief
Washington, DC

The Neighborhood Has Gone To Pot

Folks, I just emailed my comment above to Audacity in Media. Guess what I found out? Their offices are the next block down from me on Connecticut Avenue! I better watch out!

Why not send them an email too:

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief
Washington, DC

Similar reaction

The article was wierd. It looks like a setup to blame al queda, and absolve the real culprits. The article may have been crafted by intelligence agencies, and the pending legislation in congress as well.

CIA Avenue


my thoughts exactly.

I have no doubt that Audacity in Media gets its money from the Intelligence Community. Unfortunately, I live one block up the street from them!

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief
Washington, DC