The Pacifica Debates on 9/11 Tonight -- Tune In!
Tonight, Pacifica Radio (KPFA) is hosting the second radio debate between architect Richard Gage, AIA, and physicist Dave Thomas in New York City. Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, directors and editors of Project Censored, will moderate.
Pacifica is the oldest public radio network in the U.S. Project Censored, housed at Sonoma State University and now in its 35th year, has been referred to by the Los Angeles Times as “offering devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of mainstream news in America”; as “one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism” by Walter Cronkite and as “a terrific resource” by Library Journal.
Physicist Dave Thomas will once again attempt to juggle the discrepancies in the official 9/11 story
The previous showdown pitted Gage and Dr. Niels Harrit against Thomas and industrial physicist Kim Johnson on Coast to Coast AM. With all due respect to Ian Punnett, the host of the debate, many reviewers felt the presentation was yet another stacked deck of preconceptions from the defenders of the official story.
Dr. Harrit later described one of the problems with the Coast to Coast debate. He pointed out that when scientists debate an investigation, they agree on the observations; otherwise, there is nothing to talk about. “If A and B are both looking at the same thing,” he explained, “and A says, “This is black” while B says “This is white,” it won’t work.” Harrit said this is essentially what happens in discussions with Thomas, Johnson, and other debate opponents. “They poison the supposed communication with false information,” he added.
Architect Richard Gage, AIA, is ready to detail the explosive 9/11 evidence in a radio rematch with a familiar debate opponent
Such issues are much less likely to happen with the forthcoming Pacific engagement. According to Huff, “the Pacifica National Broadcast on the 10th anniversary will be both commemorative and investigative.” Sponsoring this event is a big step for a public radio station in light of the continued silence even among progressive media organizations.
Project Censored’s management of the debate will likely be consistent with their policy for selecting “the most censored” news articles, which includes the requirement of “clearly defined concepts” that are “backed with solid, verifiable documentation.” Project Censored has already helped in the effort to expose information about the WTC demolitions, highlighting David Ray Griffin’s article “Building What?: How State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight” in their annual list, Censored 2011: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009/10.
“The role Project Censored plays in moderating the debates about the many difficulties and controversies surrounding unanswered questions from the 9/11 Commission Report and the science and forensic concerns regarding the destroyed buildings in NY is in the spirit of free speech, free expression, free inquiry, in maintenance of a free press,” Huff said. “Without a truly free press, one that explores the most difficult and potentially controversial issues of the present and recent past, democracy cannot survive, let alone flourish.”
We encourage all of our readers to let as many people know about this debate as possible. The debate on Coast to Coast reached half a million people, and now, with Pacifica Radio entering the picture, we are coming closer reaching a critical mass in our push for an independent 9/11 investigation.
Richard Gage, AIA, others - Peter Phillips
Sunday, Sep 11 2011 • 4:00 p.m. PT
KPFA 94.1 FM • Pacifica 9/11 Special
Date: Sun, Sep 11, 2011
4:00 PM PT
Station: KPFA 94.1
Richard Gage, AIA, & Neils Harrit debate with
Dave Thomas & Richard Mueller
3-4 PM PST David Ray Griffin Ph.D. & Kevin Ryan debate with Jonathan Kay and Karen Stollznow
Topic: Veracity of the 9/11 Commission Report and Related Issues
4-5 PM PST Richard Gage, AIA, & Niels Harrit debate with Dave Thomas & Richard Mueller
Topic: The Science of the Collapse of the Twin Towers and Building 7.