Why Is 9/11: Press For Truth Important?

Someone sent me this email.

Hi Jon:

Our 9/11 group will be showing PFT at our next event in February...we always promote them with flyers and radio ads, among other ways. I usually write up the announcement and largely the copy for the radio ads...since this movie means so much to you and you have no doubt become an expert at describing why PFT is important, I was wondering if you wanted to give me some of your bits of wisdom, I could use in the announcement and ad...I was already planning on using a variation your great "If this movie were shown on network TV, we'd have the truth about 9/11 in two months..." line (I know that's not verbatum)....

Anyway, any guidance/input would be greatly appreciated.

(Also, look for some good 9/11 Truth news coming out of Austin soon...).

Thanks for all that you do.

I responded with...

The reasons 9/11: Press For Truth is important, and there are many, is as follows:

1. It describes everything about the 9/11 Commission the media failed to do. From the perspective of the family members that fought for its' creation. People that attended every hearing. People that provided 1000's of well-researched questions, and as Tom Kean himself said, "They monitor us, they follow our progress, they've supplied us with some of the best questions we've asked. I doubt very much if we would be in existence without them ." Think about his last sentence. What kind of investigation would we have had without the families intervention? None. Is that acceptable? No. Who would have been happy if that were the case? As Patty Casazza said, "Our biggest adversary", Bush (and his administration). It also shows that the investigation itself, was extremely flawed. Philip Zelikow, a member of the Bush Administration, and an OBVIOUSLY biased individual, was put in charge of it. That's like putting an alleged murderer's brother in charge of his own brother's investigation.

2. It shows, from mainstream sources (the reason mainstream sources are important is because people are more prone to think they are credible than say, "yourbbsucks.com", or "911blogger.com, etc...) some of the contradictions of the 9/11 Commission's report. As well as some of the obvious, important, and incriminating omissions.

3. It shows how the mainstream media refuses to put its' own pieces of information together. Sure, the mainstream media reports on things, but imagine the kind of impact they would have if they ran as much 9/11 Truth as they did the "Swift Boat Veterans", "Scott Peterson", "Aruba Murder", or "Michael Jackson", and so on...

4. It does not promote a theory. One of the problems people have with the 9/11 Truth Movement is the fact that we have already passed judgment. "9/11 was an inside job", "Elements of our Government were complicit in the attacks", etc... In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. That being said, there is a PLETHORA of information that exists that indicates if a real investigation were to take place, the conclusion would most assuredly be the same.

5. It drives the point home that everything that has happened since is happening specifically because of 9/11, and if 9/11 wasn't what we led to believe, we need to know about it.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your presentation.


I would omit number 4.

1-3 and 5 are fabulous.

In fact, number 5 could be expanded.

Someone told me there's a video floating around out there called something like "What if al Qaeda isn't real?" The answer is that if al Qaeda isn't real, we've all been Bubba's cellmate for 5 and a half years.

The Power of Nightmares

I think that they cover the argument that Al CIAda doesn't exist in the British Documentary
"The Power of Nightmares"
Ignorance is NOT Bliss



"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

'Cause I said so.

Seriously, I just don't think it's the best way to frame things. What you say is true in a narrow sense -- about innocent until proven guilty -- but I think the focus should be on demolishing the official narrative and letting the chips fall where they may.

We've done that...

And do that on a regular basis I thought?

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002

I think 4 is important.

I think it's important to realise that saying "9/11 was an inside job" isn't the first thing fresh ears want to hear. Nor do they want to hear "Wake Up."

It's like trying to eat a turkey all in one mouthful.

9/11 was a very complex crime that has to be digested piece by piece in order to gain a full understanding.

Questions and information are our best starting point.

Press for Truth is important, because it gives a personal connection to why this is important.

Thanks Jon, for consistently re-evaluating and thinking deeply about each aspect of the movement.

Move #4 to #1

It is your best point.

How crazy are we?

Do you really think that we / I would accuse our / my government of participating in the events of 9/11 without having serious questions and undeniable proof?

These are accusations of genocide?

These are not accusations that an American Citizen would dare make without reason or provocation.

This is all you have to say to people who question your argument with suspicions of your mental fortitude.

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

I would add that it puts

I would add that it puts grieving human faces on the quest for answers and justice, packing a different emotional wallop than the other documentaries.

It also details the evolving realization that something was terribly wrong, which is easier for some people to to accept over a more hard-hitting, fully fleshed-out thesis. That's why I appreciate it as a complement to the others.