"Democracy Now" and the "Progressive" Alternative Media: Valued Cheerleaders For Imperialism and War
by Finian Cunningham
(Note: this analysis of the alternative media is of great value to 9/11 truthers, as the same misinformation or censoring of the news by the alternative media that is presented here was also accomplished concerning 9/11. And yet the alternative media always gets a pass by the progressives, because, I guess, it is seemingly antiwar. But I blame the alternative media for the fact that 9/11 truth really has never spread like it should have. It has an obligation and responsibility to present the evidence that the official story of 9/11 was a lie, and they failed, for some reason that has never been made completely clear)
The major Western mainstream media outlets have been running a “shock and awe” propaganda offensive against the Syrian government of President Bashar Al Assad for nearly 16 months. The misinformation has been unrelenting, monolithic, unverified, one-sided and, frankly, increasingly preposterous.
...I realize that some may not agree with me and may attempt to harm me. Nevertheless, I will speak the truth and not be intimidated. I will do this for the common good of all of the citizens of the United States. It is not often that I quote a passage from the bible, but I think it is appropriate here:
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." ---Kurt Haskell
Looks Like I'll Be A Witness For The Defense In The Underwear Bomber Case
by Kurt Haskell - Thursday Oct 6, 2011
I could not download the story with all of the videos and all, so go to the link for best reading and viewing. This story is sort of going viral. Hope it gets the attention of the people in the alternative media censoring the news about Kevin Bracken and 9/11 truth in general. They need to be exposed and criticized, POLITELY, or something like that!
So-Called Alternative Media Are a Bunch of Wannabe MSM Cowards
November 3, 2010 by Shepard
Filed under Constitution and Politics, Intel Hub Featured Articles, Propaganda
September 11th is indisputably the greatest crime in modern history. Everyone agrees that it has been the catalyst to excuse everything that has taken place in America since: wars, illegal surveillance, and torture, most notably.
It is the story of the century and it is still not to be questioned by the leading so-called alternative news websites that have reached mainstream levels of viewership. 9/11 is the stinky fart in the newsroom, where everyone with half-a-brain knows who cut the cheese, but because the boss is the culprit they’re afraid to be ridiculed or fired for speaking out. It’s authentic cowardice in the first degree.
A recent article on Disquiet Reservations called out specific “alternative” news sites for their cowardly unwillingness to mention 9/11 at all costs. The story they refused to cover happened last week in Australia, where the country’s top Union official, Kevin Bracken, caused international uproar when he was attacked for claiming on a national radio show that “the official story of 9/11 does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.” Of course, on the surface this doesn’t seem like a big story, but what is a huge story is that when the Herald Sun posted an online poll about it, an astounding majority (76.79%) agreed with Bracken, as reported by Excavator:
The Herald Su
I have just perused some of the most popular "alternative" media sites this Saturday morning to see what is being written about Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN this week.
Seems like complete avoidance.
Censorship is a better word.
While the msm at least covered the story, the alternative media has avoided the story, hoping it would go away. They are, it seems, under strict guidelines to not mention 9/11 truth or any of the evidence that conflicts with the official story of 9/11.
I looked at Alternet, CommonDreams, Truthout, DemocracyNow, Counterpunch, antiwar.com.
I did see a small mention of the speech on DemocracyNow, as part of their news rundown. No details.
I didn't see anything on antiwar.com's listing of headlines around the world that normally would have had information about the speech.
Nick Kollerstrom wrote a book proving the London 7/7 bombings were an inside job. Now 7/7 is the stick they use to bash Muslims with in the UK the way they use 9/11 in the US. So the British Muslim media are lining up to report on his research, right? Not yet. In fact, they won’t touch it.
Kevin Barrett is an American Muslim personality in the 9/11 Truth movement. Kevin noted how few Muslims in the US were supporting 9/11 Truth, and wondered why. I said they felt other Americans would just peg them as paranoid Arabs who think the CIA is behind everything. Muslims in the West are busy just trying to assimilate and be accepted.
Dave Aossey is a third-generation Lebanese writer. When we asked his take on it, he said most people in the Middle East still believe in the American dream. If you ask them where they’d go if they could live anywhere they liked, they will say the United States. It’s not true that Arabs hate the US at all -- on the contrary!
Just noticed this advertisement in Counterpunch.org for its print edition. Sort of a shocking headline, and it got my attention because Counterpunch has never presented any 9/11 truth at all, ever. In fact, I remember Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch being downright insulting of the entire 9/11 movement. Like almost all other alternative media, Counterpunch has felt the need, for some still unknown reason, to censor the most proven and well documented evidence provided by the 9/11 truth movement proving the official 9/11 story to be untrue.
And yet, here is this ad. Seems odd to me, but I will not again pay the $35 to get the print edition and find that the truth is censored on this media outlet like so many others. My money is better spent on organizations that support the truth, no matter how unappealing.
If any of you do get this print edition, please tell us where they are going with this ad.
CounterPunch Print Edition Exclusive!
This is very surprising.
Common Dreams, a progressive internet website, has censored EVERYTHING relating to 9/11 Truth except a few mentions in which it mocked the whole 9/11 movement. (I was immediately banned from the comment section after just one innocuous comment, and remain banned after a couple of years).
But here we see in CommonDreams.org an article criticizing NPR for using Phillip Zelikow as a spokesman for focusing on Trust in Government.
Zelikow was the oversear of the 9/11 Commission, and used his power to ensure that the truth was ignored or avoided whereever possible.
And in this article, that was mentioned.
Here is an excerpt:
"What surprised me was what Ms. Hansen, and thus NPR, did not tell us about Mr. Zelikow. He was a neocon who worked very closely with Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, and Carl Rove in the Bush administration. He was one of the primary authors of what has been called the Bush Doctrine -- the right of our country to make preemptive war on other countries in contradiction of international law and our own Constitution. During the Bush administration Zelikow defended the many lies that they told about the reasons for attacking Iraq. And he was put in charge of the 9/11 Commission, the committee that was supposed to tell the world what really happened on 9/11. He ran that committee so that the official version of events could not be questioned. He did not allow witnesses to testify who had seen and heard things that cast the official version into doubt. The commission totally ignored facts that made the official version untenable and it neglected to even mention that World Trade Center tower #7, not stuck by an airplane, also mysteriously collapsed that day."
This is either a big mistake, or things are changing.
I hope it is the latter.
By Jeremy R. Hammond
March 9, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- An editorial in the Washington Post yesterday slammed Japanese member of parliament Yukihisa Fujita because he "seems to think that America's rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax." His "ideas" about the terrorist attacks "are too bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus to merit serious discussion."
Fujita, the editorial added, is a member of "the lunatic fringe" who "have spawned a thriving subculture of conspiracy theorists at home and abroad", and "his views, rooted as they are in profound distrust of the United States, seem to reflect a strain of anti-American thought". The piece closes by suggesting that the "fact-averse" Fujita should be removed from office.
How the Big Brother controls “alternative” media
By Matthew D. Jarvie | Dissecting the New Age
August 14, 2009
CNP members from L to R: (Top) Jack McLamb, Dr. Stanley Monteith, Cliff Kincaid, Paul Craig Roberts, (Bottom) Dr. Jerome Corsi, Larry Pratt, Dr. Michael Coffman, Bob Barr.
Pictured above is just a few of the more popular names — especially among followers of the “alternative” media — who are members of the ultra-secret Council for National Policy (CNP). If you have never heard of this organization before, don’t be surprised because it’s almost never mentioned by the media, and especially not by those “big names” in the alternative media who regularly feature CNP members as guests on their show.
Hello Truthseekers and Truthtellers,
A short interview I did With Dr. Bob Bowman and Dr. Kevin Barrett in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 8/02/09. Dr. Bob Bowman was here on his 2009 Patriots Tour and Take A Stand For 9/11 Truth (ts911t.org) was a sponsor for the event. I sent literature and information to all the major TV stations for 3 years now for speaking events I've organized and they still don't come to hear great truthtellers.We have to become the media that informs the people. I'm no expert at interviewing but at least I'm doing it and it will be watched by hundreds if not thousands in the West Allis, Wisconsin local access media.In time I will get better. My program MEET THE TRUTH is shown twice a week for a month and then I produce a new show. Here's a youtube of the short interview I did just before Dr. Bowman's speech. We had about 75 people in attendance for Dr. Bowman's speech. Thanks Dr. Bob Bowman and Dr. Kevin Barrett for all you do to bring out the truth.
Take Care Matt
[ I want to strongly encourage everyone who can make it to this to attend, I would go in a flash if I had the money to fly in from the west coast and attend]
PdF Conference 2009, June 29 -30
The Personal Democracy Forum is the world's largest and best known conference on the intersection of technology and politics. For the sixth year, more than 1,000 top opinion makers, political practitioners, technologists and journalists will come together to network, exchange ideas, and explore how technology and the Internet are changing politics, democracy, and society.
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Speakers include everyone from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Craig Newmark to Rachel Sklar (Fmr. HuffPo) to Frank RIch (NYTimes) to Ana Marie Cox (Air America) to Baratunde Thurston (The Onion). The speakers list is quite extensive, please check it out.
Russ Baker, author of the extremely probing and revealing Bush family expose, "Family of Secrets"
has a non-profit news organization called "Who What Why, the Real News Project" http://whowhatwhy.com/
On a recent interview by Alex Jones, Baker stated, "We need financial support to... investigate any news story, deeply."
May I suggest that those who are so inclined write Mr. Baker a clear, concise letter explaining why a new 9/11
investigation is warranted, and how big of a story this is? Including a financial pledge for ""Who What Why" wouldn't hurt, either.
He pulled NO punches in "Family of Secrets", and claims to be non-biased politically.
This may be the reporter who could finally cut through the mainstream media crap.
Contact him at: http://whowhatwhy.com/contact/
and let's find out.
Interviewer and video producer- Jeff Bosakowski (Part One of two parts)
911 Power to the People Radio Show with Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, August 18th, 10 pm- 12 pm CST
Monday, August 18, 2008 - 911 Power to the People Radio Show with Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente
Green Party Presidential Candidate- Cynthia McKinney
(If you are fed up with the silent Corporate Media)
9/11 and Continuity of Government Radio Show with Peter Dale Scott and John Judge, Monday, August 11, 10 pm-12 pm (CST)
Movement Building Radio Show with William Lewis, Larry Pinkney, John Ennis and Marnie Glickman Monday, June 30th
Monday, June 30th, 10 pm - 12 pm (CST) Listen to the Movement Building Show on Questioning War- Organizing Resistance on WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com. Join our guests in the first hour- William Lewis and Larry Pinkney, and in the second hour John Ennis and Marnie Glickman, all speaking on our individual and collective efforts to challenge the corporate/military/media complex.
William Lewis- Washington You're Fired!
John Wellington Ennis- Free For All! One Dude's Quest to Save Democracy
Marnie Glickman - GreenChange.org
5-11 Campaign Against Real ID Radio Show with Katherine Albrecht, Rep. James Guest, Sheila Dean, Monday, June 23, 10pm -12pm CST
Monday, June 23, 2008, listen 10 pm- 11 pm (CST) to Questioning War-Organizing Resistance on the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests in the first hour- Katherine Albrecht and Missouri Representative James Guest and 11 pm- 12 pm (CST) to our guest- Sheila Dean.
Spychips: How Major Corporations Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID
Missouri Representative James Guest
(Part II of a Two Part Series on Denial, Part I was on Overcoming Individual Denial to 9/11 Truth)
(Part One of a Two Part Series on Denial, Part Two will be on Overcoming Collective Denial to 9/11 Truth)
Carol Wolman, MD
Listen Monday, June 9th, 2008, 10 pm- midnight (CST) to Questioning War-Organizing Resistance on the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests- Carol Wolman, MD, Ken Jenkins, and Chuck Millar on Overcoming Individual Denial to 9/11 Truth.
MC Brad Newsham (Challenging Barbara Lee)
(Photos by Tian Harter. More at tian.greens.org
(This photo from 911truthaction.org- flip side of key sign.)
Old News Story
Emerging News Ecology
The Newstools2008.org Conference was “a Concept/Design Mashup for journalists, technologists, and entrepreneurs” held at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale April 30th- May 3rd organized by Journalism That Matters. On the heels of the Santa Cruz Truth Emergency Independent Media Strategy Summit, I thought it would be a good follow-up, but only a few people had been in Santa Cruz, and I was the only hardcore, serious, 9/11 Truth activist at Newstools. (I wish there had been more of us).
Author Jeremy Begin will be appearing on Out There TV (www.outtheretv.com) on Thursday 4/17 at 8PM Pacific Time for a one hour live interview. He will be discussing his book Fighting for G.O.D. (Gold, Oil, and Drugs) and strategies for moving the 9/11 Truth Movement forward. Tune in if you can.
David Ray Griffin, the world’s leading scholar of the events of September 11th, 2001 and the author of the brand-new 9/11 Contradictions, will be making a surprise announcement that he has been wrong all along, and that there is “absolutely nothing suspicious” about the official story of 9/11. The official announcement will come during Griffin’s interview with Kevin Barrett Tuesday night on 9/11 and Empire Radio, 8-10 p.m. Central Time, on http://www.wtprn.com.
As we all know, one of the major hurdles in waking people up is the denial of what governments and individuals are capable of doing and justifying. "They would never kill our own people" or "that is too monstrous an idea to consider".
I would like to point to a few documentaries that might open some eyes.
Fallujah - The Hidden Massacre (warning shocking footage) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8905191678365185391
The Panama Deception http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-446387292666223710&q=panama+dec...
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5832390545689805144&q=revolution...
While not dealing with 9/11 specifically, they do show indiscriminate killing and carnage that is the modus operandi of all empires.
Posted at www.OpEdNews.com
by Jim Cirile
New feature film The Reflecting Pool may just be the All the President's Men of our time. No, it doesn't have Hoffman and Redford. But it is a chilling and important fact-based investigative drama.
Writer/director Jarek Kupsc (Slumberland) stars as Alex Prokop, a successful hard-hitting Russian/American journalist. As a last gasp before corporate takeover, his editor (Lisa Black) hands Prokop a bombshell assignment -- investigate the official version of 9-11. Prokop, dismissive of 9-11 skeptics, reluctantly teams with grieving father Paul Cooper (the outstanding Joseph Culp) to investigate. After losing his daughter in the attacks, Cooper transformed himself into a 9-11 expert -- at the expense of his marriage. As Prokop and Cooper kick at the hornets’ nest, a sickening, carefully orchestrated pattern of deceit emerges – and Prokop finds publishing the story may mean curtains on his career.