Bill Moyers’ Attack on 9/11 Truth Exposes Defense Mechanisms in Full Force

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Yes, I love Bill Moyers, too, but felt it was important to share this article to show how far the cover-up will go to mislead the public. Thankfully an organization of architects and engineers can defend the truth that is so much more profound than the liberal media spin.



Bill Moyers’ Attack on 9/11 Truth Exposes Defense Mechanisms in Full Force

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Bill Moyers disses 9/11 researcher/activists in a recent speech. (Photo: Grahamtastic; Edited: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t)

On January 27, respected journalist Bill Moyers made a keynote speech to History Makers, described as “an organization of broadcasters and producers from around the world concerned with the challenges and opportunities faced by factual broadcasting.” Moyers made many comments with which we can all agree. Yes, “the struggle against power ‘is the struggle of memory against forgetting.’” Yes, we would all like to see more “television ‘that dignifies instead of debases’.” Yes, we would all like to see less demagoguery. And like Moyers we are discouraged by the new research findings indicating that people whose minds are made up harden their positions even further in the face of contrary information, “twist[ing] facts so they fit better with our preconceived notions.”.

However, anyone acquainted with the vast body of evidence indicating that the three World Trade Center skyscrapers were demolished by explosive controlled demolition on 9/11 would be dismayed by some of Moyers’ comments about that historic event. Rather than honoring the efforts of 9/11 researchers and activists to get our government and media to acknowledge well-documented facts about 9/11, Moyers engaged in what can easily be described as an uninformed diatribe.

Moyers’ dismissive and exaggerated way of framing the issue shows that he has zero awareness of the factual problems and internal contradictions in the official story. He falsely associates questioning 9/11 or believing it was an inside job with being on the political Left. In fact, on the contrary, an honest awareness of the problems in the official account of 9/11 unites people fairly equally from all across the political spectrum, from atheistic democratic socialists to Christian libertarians.

Moyers offers a superficial laundry list of alleged flaws in the case against the official account of 9/11, a list which he admits was taken from a recent single opinion column by journalist Robert Parry, whose criticisms have been responded to by Kevin Ryan (among other things, a member of the AE911Truth board of directors) Following are several examples of the purest projection. Each of these criticisms by Moyers are either false or misleading. The first two apply not to the 9/11 truth movement but to the official account:



Moyers’ Accusation Against 9/11 Truth Activists

What the Evidence Actually Shows

‘“The truthers” threw out all the evidence of al-Qaeda’s involvement’

The FBI does not list even bin Laden as “wanted” for 9/11, and has explained that this is because there is “no hard evidence” connecting him or any of the hijackers to the attacks

‘Using long lists of supposed evidence to overcome the lack of any real evidence’

The NIST Reports on the destruction of towers 1, 2, and 7 take up approximately 11,500 pages, while avoiding even discussing most of the evidence for explosive controlled demolition

David Ray Griffin has identified more than 100 omissions and distortions in the 9/11 Commission report, calling it “a 571-page lie”

More than half of the Commissioners themselves have expressed serious doubts about the veracity and completeness of their own report, and the Commission’s own general counsel wrote a book outlining various flaws, including the existence of a secret document that expressed the Commission’s predetermined conclusions

‘These truthers [are] on the left’

A number of prominent people on the political right or what might be termed the enlightened center have joined in the call for a new, legitimate investigation, such as economist Paul Craig Roberts (Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan), Vietnam fighter pilot and presidential candidate LtCol Bob Bowman (former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations), and many others

As AE911Truth and others have been documenting for years, the official story ignores dozens of damning facts which have persuaded more than 1,400 architects and engineers and more than 11,000 other citizens to sign their real names to a public petition calling for an investigation of the total near free-fall destruction of all three skyscrapers on 9/11, risking public ridicule and harm to their careers. These facts are summarized in the right-hand column of our home page at They boil down further as follows:

In his speech, Moyers also said:


“Many people inhabit a closed belief system on whose door they have hung the “Do Not Disturb” sign, that they pick and choose only those facts that will serve as building blocks for walling them off from uncomfortable truths.”


We could hardly have said it better ourselves.


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how the mighty have fallen

The most important Bill Moyers program aired in 1987: THE SECRET GOVERNMENT: The Constitution In Crisis. I don't believe PBS has broadcast it again.

It is sad to me that the authorities can make public figures do their bidding to cover-up crimes, which is why the work of ethical technical professionals, like AE911truth, are so critical to uphold truth and science above the elements of corruption.

Cashing in on his credibility capital

Moyers has seized the opportunity to cash in.

He is no hero and likely never has been. No one at his age having once been a hero, would trade in a legacy for a fleeting, minuscule fortune.

I wonder how long he has been waiting for such an opportunity.