For a journalist, when something cannot be said, the silence is the most important story. Many people believe that Amy Goodman, host of the popular public radio and TV show Democracy Now!, is among the best when it comes to confronting people in power and asking hard questions. She may be one of the best, but her silence about 9/11 is stunning. For example, she has yet to tell her audience or her readers that nearly 2,000 architects and engineers – all verified and vetted – are calling for a new investigation of the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11, citing evidence of controlled demolition. That should be headline news for a journalist whose self-described role is to report on alternative voices excluded by the mainstream media.
Published on Nov 7, 2012 by slo911video
9/11 Truth Confronts Amy Goodman & Democracy Now! ~ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 20Oct12 - - - Mark Phillips, mechanical engineer, and member of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth: (AE911TRUTH.ORG), had dinner with Amy Goodman twice since 9/11, and was largely responsible for getting Goodman on local public radio: KCBX FM 90.1, for the San Luis Obispo county. Phillips provided Goodman with evidence of the controlled demolition of all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001 at a dinner, in New York, three years ago. At that dinner Phillips gave Goodman copies of the NIST report about the free-fall collapse of World Trade Center building 7, a copy of the newly released peer reviewed scientific paper published in the Open Chemical Physics Journal 2009: "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9-11 World Trade Center Catastrophe". This evidence of controlled demolition of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11, as well as an entire packet of information was provided to Goodman at the dinner three years ago. Goodman was in New York on 9/11, and was an eyewitness to the 47 story free-fall demolition/collapse of World Trade Center building 7, at 5:20pm. Phillips pleaded with Goodman this year, and in the past, to interview one of the authors of the Active Thermite paper on the radio. There has been an entire media black out on the subject, with the exception of George Noory on Coast to Coast AM and the Alex Jones Radio Show. No others, to date, have discussed the Active Thermite paper. Perhaps one day soon Amy Goodman will be brave enough to at least have this debate on the air and get this truth to millions of Americans unaware of this incredible evidence. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and loss of freedoms in the United States all resulted because of 9/11.
"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.
September 29, 2011
In his film "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore explored the complex ties between Bush administration officials and associates, the Saudi Royal family, and those believed to have carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Today, Moore is backing former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham’s call for President Obama to reopen the investigation into 9/11 after new information emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis. According to recent news reports, a wealthy young Saudi couple fled their home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida, just a week or so before Sept. 11, 2001, leaving behind three cars and nearly all of their possessions. "There are many unanswered questions and they should be answered," Moore says. He also was targeted by his critics for this film. Moore talks about how the Bush administration worried the movie would hurt Bush’s re-election chances, and how he found out that he ranked second behind then-President Bush on the number of discovered plots to attack him. [includes rush transcript]
Michael Moore, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist. His new book is a memoir titled, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life."
Posted on 08.30.11
By David Edwards
The former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged Tuesday to testify against former Vice President Dick Cheney if he is ever tried for war crimes.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told Democracy Now‘s Amy Goodman that he would participate in a trial even if it meant personal repercussions.
“I, unfortunately — and I’ve admitted to this a number of times, publicly and privately — was the person who put together Colin Powell’s presentation at the United Nations Security Council on 5 February, 2003,” Wilkerson said. “It was probably the biggest mistake of my life. I regret it to this day. I regret not having resigned over it.”
In an interview that aired on NBC Monday, Cheney told Jamie Gangel that unlike President George W. Bush, he did not have a “sickening feeling” when they discovered there were no weapons of mass destruction after the invasion of Iraq.
“I think we did the right thing,” Cheney said.
In a couple of weeks, the world will reach a milestone: the passing of a decade since the September 11, 2001, attacks that hit New York and Washington, left thousands dead and sparked war around the globe. In advance of that sad anniversary, on Wednesday, San Francisco’s Internet Archive — the nonprofit preservation project run by online pioneer Brewster Kahle — is launching a website that captures the events for posterity.
The Understanding 9/11 site — which features a library of footage taken from a broad range of TV news channels on and after September 11, 2001 — is what the organization calls “a resource for scholars, journalists, and the public.” It’s a comprehensive archive of material, much of it available online for the first time.
What the Internet Archive has achieved is astounding. There are more than 3,000 hours of footage taken from news stations in America and around the world, covering the morning of the attacks and the subsequent week. That includes not only CNN and CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC and Fox but also stations from the UK, Mexico, Iraq, China and beyond.
The site has also compiled a list of analysis pieces that examine the coverage and the events and a video summary of the key moments during the day.
It’s a huge volume of information, but the size isn’t overwhelming; the material is presented in an easy-to-navigate visual style, with each block of programming cut into 10-minute and then 30-second chunks. It makes it easy to sift through to see what actually happened and when.
In a feature story presented by Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and her guests offer extensive analysis of the political make-up and motive for Norway shooting suspect Anders Behring Breivik, but fail to point out one crucial, relevant component: Zionism.
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.
A FOUR-DAY FILM FESTIVAL DEVOTED TO ISSUES SURROUNDING THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11 2001 IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AT SEVERAL BAY AREA LOCATIONS. THE 6TH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 9/11 FILM FESTIVAL, WHICH BEGAN ON THURSDAY AT THE GRAND LAKE THEATER IN OAKLAND, HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 9-11 TRUTH ALLIANCE FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, BUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY A COMMITTEE OF SEVERAL GROUPS. BESIDES THE GRAND LAKE THEATER, THE FESTIVAL WILL ALSO SCREEN FILMS AT THE VIZ THEATER IN SAN FRANCISCO AND AT SAN LEANDRO’S BAL THEATER. THE EVENT CONCLUDES ON SUNDAY. SHAWN HAMILTON ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE FILM FESTIVAL AND FILES THIS REPORT:
CONSEQUENCES of 9/11 WE WILL NEVER FORGET
Massacre Caught on Tape: U.S. Military Confirms Authenticity of Their Own Chilling Video Showing Killing of Journalists
The U.S. military has confirmed the authenticity of newly-released video showing U.S. forces indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians. On Monday, the website WikiLeaks.org posted footage taken from a U.S. military helicopter in July 2007 as it killed twelve people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency, photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh. We speak with WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald.
The Wonderful World Of Unbalanced Media,
Is Amy A CIA Agent?, BECK BLASTS FREE PRESS
by Danny Schechter
Beckian demagogues on the Left too: New Pacifica Mishigas' attack on Amy Goodman as a CIA agent.
Goodman: Paid by CIA to cover-up 9/11 Truth?
Christopher Condon, an ally of Pacifica’s interim director Grace Aaron, last month introduced a resolution at a meeting of the Pacifica National Board’s Governance Committee targeting Democracy Now! over allegations that is is being secretly funded by the CIA.
The action, which would require every Pacifica programmer to disclose all sources of funding above $5000 and related contracts, passed the Committee and is before the Pacifica National Board, meeting in Houston this weekend, for approval.
WeAreChangeLA Confronts Amy Goodman On Alleged Progressive Media's Blackout And Smear Campaign Of Real 9/11 Investigation
Amy and David Goodman were at Skylight Bookstore in Los Angeles on April 24, 2009 to present and sign their most recent book. During the book signing, while getting a book signed to the "9/11 Truth Movement," Jeremy Rothe-Kushel asked Ms.Goodman to give her take on why the progressive media was blacking out and/or smearing the independent citizen investigation into the 9/11 black op. She opted to fall back on her textbook answer when dealing with questions about 9/11 by saying she thinks "it needs to be investigated, you know, and we'll continue to look at the issue." Rothe-Kushel then reminded Goodman that it has been investigated and that it was time for her to do her job and have the investigators on her show. After the event, Rothe-Kushel asked David Goodman how best to reach his sister about 9/11 and he responded by saying, "I think you just did." However, almost 6 months later, there still has not been a single mention on Democracy Now of the investigative science and analysis of the 9/11 tragedy. So, Ms. Goodman will continue to be chased with questions about her silence on the seminal story of the semi-new century.
video and edit by Paul Wittenberger
Yesterday, (Feb. 17, 2009), Democracy Now covered the life of Beverly Eckert briefly;
The segment did not delve into much of Eckert's 9/11 work, but you can read a summary of what she did in Nick Levis' report here;
Levis' 911truth.org report is linked at my YouTube post, so please vote it up, favorite the video, and post it around:
(Thanks to Guy for the news tip.)
James Bamford's dubious sense of irony when it comes to Israeli firms cornering the market on NSA's major "mass surveillance"
Although I am quite happy Amy Goodman is covering this stuff and that Bamford has at least put this on the table, there is definitely an odd way that Bamford has of using the word irony. He actually uses it correctly (semantically that is) when talking about the alleged hijackers living across the highway from Hayden's NSA office. That exchange is here:
AMY GOODMAN: You say that they set up their final base of operations almost next door to the NSA headquarters in Laurel, Maryland?
"Nicole was videotaping. Her tape of her own violent arrest is chilling. Police in riot gear charged her, yelling, "Get down on your face." You hear her voice, clearly and repeatedly announcing "Press! Press! Where are we supposed to go?" She was trapped between parked cars. The camera drops to the pavement amidst Nicole's screams of pain. Her face was smashed into the pavement, and she was bleeding from the nose, with the heavy officer with a boot or knee on her back. Another officer was pulling on her leg. Sharif was thrown up against the wall and kicked in the chest, and he was bleeding from his arm."
Why We Were Falsely Arrested
Wednesday 03 September 2008
by: Amy Goodman, Truthdig
September 3, 2008
Peter B Collins visits with Amy Goodman and her producer Nicole Salazar who tell the story of the violent police over reaction and their respective arrests this past Monday, Labor Day, at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
11:30 | 1.98 MB
UPDATE: Amy Goodman has been released.
Democracy Now! June 17, 2008 Former Senator Mike Gravel Calls for Independent 9/11 Investigation and Prosecution of President
9/11 Truth edges into mainstream alternative news . . . This is a milestone. --Betsy
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June 17, 2008
Former Senator Mike Gravel Calls for Independent 9/11 Investigation and Prosecution of President Bush and Vice President Cheney
The former Democratic senator from Alaska discusses his presidential campaign, his role in the releasing of the Pentagon Papers and his support for NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign, a grassroots group seeking to place an initiative on the ballot of the November 6th general election allowing registered New York City voters to create a new commission to investigate 9/11. [includes rush transcript]
Sen. Mike Gravel, former Democratic senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election.
9/11 Ballot Initiative Campaign
Amy Goodman & Dan Rather confronted about Bilderberg Group
Dan Rather feigns ignorance. However, according to Bilderberg researcher and journalist Daniel Estulin, Rather,
formerly of CBS News, is a member in good standing.
Goodman’s facial expression, when asked about the Bilderbergs, in the video above is priceless,
so much so Minnesota Change decided to freeze-frame it and add the Jeopardy theme song.
Damn liars !
Amy Goodman made note of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of RFK today with a tribute that included a useful history of the life and times of RFK, but Goodman also parroted the establishment line that Sirhan Sirhan killed RFK. Following this statement, Goodman played a segment of an interview with Sirhan's brother, Munir. During the segment, Munir notes that Sirhan has no memory of what happened that night at the Ambassador Hotel, and never has been able to remember what happened that night. Goodman then talked to John Pilger on the telephone, and Pilger made the stunning admission that not only was he there that night 40 years ago, he heard multiple shots, says that the shots kept coming even after Sirhan had been wrestled to the ground, and he told this to the FBI. Something tells me that Pilger would strongly agree with the recently released acoustic evidence;
JOHN PILGER: ... Sirhan leapt up on a serving area, pointed a gun at him and fired. He was wrestled. Kennedy fell. He was wrestled to the ground, and then there were other shots.
There’s no question that there was another gunman, because one of the people who was hit, just grazed, was standing next to me, and that happened when Sirhan Sirhan had been wrestled to the ground. So that’s the interesting thing. There was another assassin or another several assassins. And then it was bedlam. And as you know, Kennedy died about twenty-four hours later.
AMY GOODMAN: John Pilger, what about Robert Kennedy’s views of Vietnam? Also, of course, your view is not the standard one, that there were other assassins.
I'm not even going to attempt to offer an explanation for Goodman's behavior here... there are no words...
A few weeks ago we visited Amy Goodman at her no-Q & A book signing in San Francisco. She tried the "sorry, I've gotta run" thing but we weren't having it. When Joe asked her what was it about building 7 that deserved+more+investigation, she said "everything" and then "We need a complete investigation into what actually took place". When I asked her if she'd be willing to talk to someone from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, she said she'd "like to find out more". Will she devote any of her considerable resources to pushing for a complete investigation or finding out more? Video by Joe.
See also: http://www.911truthla.net/GoodmanApril2008.htm - My challenge to Amy Goodman! She Agrees to Watch "The Reflecting Pool"
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(1) UCLA/LA Times & Amy Goodman updates; (2) Jennifer/Victor video. Lionel/Cole? Other videos of my question/Amy's response?
THANK YOU NOTE TO SATURDAY'S TRUTH ACTIVISTS
For those who do not already know, many of us were prevented from asking any 9/11 related questions during the Goodman panel discussions at the Festival of Books and -- less directly -- at Amy Goodman's evening talk at Immanuel Presbyterian in Los Angeles.
At the end of Ms. Goodman's recent appearance at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco a group of us approached her to get her on the record regarding the need for a new investigation. After waiting patiently for her to finish signing everyone's book, cosmos asked her directly if she thought we needed a new investigation (yes, there is video) and she replied that she thought everything about 9/11 needs to be investigated (cosmos had led with a question about WTC 7).
I asked her if she was familiar with Dr. William Pepper and his new book, she lit up and said she was very interested in his book. I suggested to her that she have him on the show and that she also endorse the NYC 9/11 ballot initiative. She then hurried away with one of her handlers without further comment.
I think one thing we could do, as part of a formal Week of Truth or just informally and beginning immediately, would be to contact Ms. Goodman and Democracy Now! and ask her to have Dr. William Pepper on her show to talk about his book and the NYC ballot initiative.
Ya gotta start somewhere... thanks, Willie! This very brief segment from a much longer interview at Democracy Now!, February 21, 2008.
(BTW, the 440 MB torrent for the entire episode is absolutely screaming right now;
How Karl Rove and Torture Influenced the 9/11 Report
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Posted on February 11, 2008, Printed on February 11, 2008
The following is a two-part transcript on the 9/11 Commission Report recently conducted by Democracy Now!. The first explores the role that Karl Rove may have played in influencing the report's findings, and the second looks at how information gained through torture form a major part of of the 9/11 Commission Report.
Former 9/11 Commission Chief Philip Zelikow on Allegations He Secretly Allowed Karl Rove & White House to Influence 9/11 Probe
Philip Shenon, author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, recently suggested on Democracy Now! that Philip Zelikow, the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, sought to minimize the Bush administration's responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks. Shenon also revealed that Karl Rove repeatedly called Zelikow during the probe. In the following interview, Zelikow responds in his first broadcast interview since the publication of Shenon’s book.
It's been a while since I've written, and I see that you have done a few segments that draw attention to some of the problems that swirl around 9/11. You had a "debate" between the "Loose Change" crew and "Popular Mechanics", you brodcast Sen. Leahy's statement; "...why did 9/11 happen on George Bush’s watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen?", you confirmed via journalist Marc Perelman that indeed, two of the cheering "movers" spotted on the Jersey shore on 9/11 were MOSSAD agents, and this past week you had Philip Shenon on the show regarding his new book, you helped circulate the news that the CIA tortured the main 9/11 suspects upon which the 9/11 Commission built its foundation, and today (2/7) you somewhat aggresively interviewed Philip Zelikow.
So it does seem like Democracy Now! is finally snapping out of a kind of trance. It does seem like there is a willingness to challenge the official 9/11 narrative. Perhaps it's time to make amends with a 9/11 skeptic who has done plenty+of+work+deconstructing+the+9/11+Commission, David Ray Griffin. You had him on your show on May 26, 2004, and you said to him;
"Can you name an expert you have relied on, for example on the issue of the world trade center towers going down, expert in structural engineering who has said it is impossible for the explanation to be the planes hit, and the fires caused the towers to go down?...
...Name just one. Name just one structural engineering expert who said it is not feasible that the planes caused the towers to go down."
Well, there are at least 3 structural engineers now questioning the way that the towers came down, and a whole bunch of other engineers and architects over at Architects+&+Engineers+for+9/11+Truth.
It's time for the "debate" format to hit the skids, Amy. It's time to let 9/11 skeptics air their grievances on your program without an establishment shill shouting them down or insulting them, when it's clear that an earnest and balanced debate is not likely to happen on a live-broadcast news digest anyhow. (By the way, Griffin beat the tar out of the Popular Mechanics book last year, I highly recommend his book, "Debunking+9/11+Debunking".)
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Phillip Shenan for approximately 30 minutes during its tuesday broadcast. Although I have not read his book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation", I have to applaud his mention of several important conflicts of interest to do with Phillip Zelikow, (well known to the 9/11 Truth Movement at large as revealed by David Ray Griffin in his criticisms of the commission), especially his extensive relationship with Condoleeza Rice-- National Security Council staff colleagues, coauthoring of a book, and comembers of the National Security Council transition team.