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Counterpunch and 9/11 and Alexander Cockburn: From exposing the truth to complete 9/11 censorship and insults...in just 2 years

The alternative media has been hijacked, conquered, by forces that will not allow the truth of 911 to even be discussed. What in the world has happened? Here is one example.

In 2002, Counterpunch runs an article deeply questioning the official story, one that could be found on 911 blogger, with information that shows clearly that something is wrong with the official 911 story.

In 2004, Counterpunch runs a story that insults the 911 movement, calling us "conspiracy nuts", and never again runs any story at all that has any of the mounting and well documented evidence that shows the official story to be at least conflicted.

What happened during the years from 2002 to 2004? Alexander Cockburn was the editor throughout it all. Was he threatened, or convinced of something, or did he receive some kind of support from foundations that would ultimately not want the real truth to come out?

The exact same thing happened with Justin Raimondo at antiwar.com. In fact, Raimondo even sold a book about the Israeli connection to 911. And then he went mum, except to also insult 9/11 truthers.

Something is going on, and I wish someone would come forward with what it could possibly be.

in 2002...

http://www.counterpunch.org/loughery1001.html

and 4 years later . . .

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn09092006.html

CNN tries its best to demonize the 9/11 Truth Movement

This is shameless, and shows that they are desperate now because the Truth Movement is growing. I feel the media is moving into criminal behavior with this kind of censorship and misinformation. Talk about a conspiracy!
The cool thing is that they admit that one third of Americans do not believe the official story. That was uplifting. By the tenth anniversary, who knows what that figure will be.

First, you can download the video from the show.
I have also provided a transcript of the segment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=963z9DwAyao&feature=player_embedded

Transcript:

We have all heard some absolutely incredible 9/11 conspiracy theories. The web of course is full of them. But tonight we're bringing one out that feeds on racism out in the open. We were absolutely shocked by one recent poll that found out that one in every three Americans believe the terror attacks were not the work of America's enemies, but some sort of inside job. And Deborah Feyerick found a smaller percentage who believe an even uglier theory.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This 9/11 attack was not by 19 Arabs. It was not by Muslims.

Counterpunch to End Censorship of 9/11 truth???

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!

UQÀM (Montreal University) staff denounce 9/11 Truthers speech

So 700 people showed up to see Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin, and the response from the university is to try to change the rules so that 9/11 Truthers can't rent university rooms for their events.
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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/04/montreal-911-conference-uqam.html

Administrators at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) say they will develop a formal policy for outside groups renting campus space for events after a controversial lecture about 9/11 drew fire by academic staff.

But the French-language university defended its right to have contentious speakers lecture on campus as part of free speech, saying it was appropriate to debate ideas, as long as events don't incite riots.

The Monday night lecture, hosted by World for 9/11 Truth, drew about 700 people who came to hear from two U.S. academics who deny the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were carried out by terrorists.

The researchers – David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage – believe the U.S. government played a major role in orchestrating the deadly attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Book by Barrie Zwicker....... Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11

website: http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Books.php/2010/05/03/towers-of-deception-the-media-cover-up-o-11

Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11
May 3rd, 2010 12:01 AM

Book by Barrie Zwicker

A dozen carefully researched books have exposed the official story of 9/11 to be a terror fraud. Yet the mainstream media have monolithically failed to ask elementary questions about anomalies in this story. So-called alternative media have been little better. Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11 explains why and prescribes actions to break out the truth.

CommonDreams.org Finally (Mistakenly?) Presents Some 9/11 Truth

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.

Publish

Paul Craig Roberts’ final essay: Corporate media is propaganda; serves US police state and oligarchs

hyperlinks live at source: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2010m3d26-Paul-Craig-Roberts-final-essay-Corporat...

Paul Craig Roberts, one of the sanest voices of the Reagan administration and lauded academic and government professional, is retiring his public essays. His last, reprinted below, summarizes his observation of government, media, and economics as criminal enterprises of “leadership” to create an American police state, veiled with psychopathically empty rhetoric of legality and American values.

Their principle policies are unlawful Wars of Aggression for empire and profit, casino capitalism for their own oligarchies, and crushing the US Constitution to pre-emptively remove the public’s capacity to dissent if, and this is a big if, they ever awake from their propaganda-induced collective stupor. This anti-American agenda is protected by continuous lies of omission and commission by corporate media; a revealed propaganda machine.

DPJ lawmaker given warning over views on 9/11 terror attacks

http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/dpj-lawmaker-given-warning-over-views-on-911-terror-attacks

TOKYO —

A ruling Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker who was criticized by The Washington Post for what it described as a ‘‘bizarre’’ conspiracy theory on the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks received a stern warning from a senior DPJ lawmaker on Thursday.

DPJ Administration Committee Chairman Tenzo Okumura told Yukihisa Fujita, who serves as director general of the International Department of the DPJ, to watch what he says given the importance of his post, according to a participant at the meeting.

In its editorial dated March 8, The Washington Post presented Fujita’s views on the terror attacks, including his argument that some hijackers remain alive and that ‘‘shadowy forces’’ with advance knowledge of the plot profited from stock trading.

The U.S. daily described his views as a ‘‘bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus’’ conspiracy theory and said they ‘‘seem to reflect a strain of anti-American thought that runs through the DPJ and the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.’‘

David Ray Griffin: HuffPost's absurd stand on "conspiracy theories"

HuffPost’s absurd stand on “conspiracy theories” (David Ray Griffin) - Mark Crispin Miller's blog

From David Ray Griffin:

Mark,

It’s good to have the Huffington Post’s policy on “conspiracy theories” in black and white.

So now someone needs to inform them that they cannot accept any posts that state, or imply, that al-Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, for that is a conspiracy theory.

That has been acknowledged by Cass Sunstein, the Chicago-and-then-Harvard professor of law who was tapped by President Obama to direct OIRA, the executive branch’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (which is under the Office of Management and Budget).

In a 2009 article entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” he and his Harvard co-author wrote:

“The theory that Al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11 is . . . a . . . conspiracy theory.”

Defending the empire - The Daily Texan

The following article was published in today's opinion section of The Daily Texan, the school newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin. The Texan has a daily circulation of about 30,000, is the biggest student-run newspaper in the South, and has a large online following - so it's all about getting the word out.

Defending the empire
by Calvin Sloan

"According to professor Robert Jensen of the School of Journalism, “As long as the United States is an empire, government officials will try to keep the public in the dark about the nature of the empire.”

Given the 865 military bases abroad, the euphemistic “Overseas Contingency Operations,” and the military strategy of “full-spectrum dominance” that the United States oversees, our country is without a doubt the global hegemon of the day. Given the us-versus-them framework that is propagated by our politicians and mainstream media outlets alike to simplify, or outright falsify, the nature of our imperial ambitions, the powers that be are without a doubt attempting to keep the U.S. citizenry out of the know.

License to Use the Internet

Licensed to Surf
Posted by David Kramer on February 1, 2010 08:48 AM

...One of the “weapons” suggested to combat ... imaginary “cyberwarfare” is a license to use the internet. ... Today, it’s an internet user’s license in order not to initiate a cyberattack. Tomorrow, it will be an internet user’s license to censor enemies of the state like myself from disseminating the truth about our Masters’ political and economic machinations.

Terrorist attacks. Financial meltdowns. Global warming. Viruses pandemics. And now “Cyberwarfare.” Our malevolent Masters really are desperate, aren’t they?

[Read the rest.]

"Mainstream" media censors economic solutions, Federal Reserve controls economic journals

hyperlinks and video live at source: http://www.examiner.com/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m11d30-Mainstream-media-censors-economic-solutions-Fed...

People with intellectual integrity and moral courage embrace the evidence of “mainstream” media lies of omission and commission regarding US wars and transfer of trillions of dollars to banksters. The evidence linked is objective, independently verifiable, and in broad daylight for anyone and everyone to see.

So-called “mainstream” media also censors consideration of the answer to our economic crisis: monetary reform. When the facts are clear that transferring the power to create money from banks to the public for the direct payment of taxes saves Americans over a trillion dollars every year, ends the national debt and ~$450 billion in annual interest payments, and that this idea was backed by many of America’s brightest historical minds, that this idea would solve our unemployment catastrophe (and here), and the idea has no mention from these five corporations, we can safely conclude deliberate censorship.

The Ministry of Propaganda involved in more censorship

Carl Friar of East Anglia Truth did an interview with BBC Suffolk.

Search for "Suffolk" and "9/11" on the BBC site, the link is the fourth one down the list:

http://search.bbc.co.uk/search?uri=%2Flocal%2Fsuffolk%2Fhi%2Fdefault.stm&scope=all&go=toolbar&q=9%2F11

Click on this fourth link and you will get a surprise in the form of a single full stop.

One of the others managed to get the full text before it got pulled:

Searching for 'truth' about 9/11

The plane hits the south tower of the World Trade Center, 11 September 2001

Flight 175 crashed into the south tower at 0903 EDT

The Ipswich Truth Campaign is still asking questions about the 2001 attacks on New York's World Trade Center (WTC).

The group claims elements within 'the establishment' dismiss them as crackpots to stop people taking notice.

They say the mainstream media has failed to ask the right questions about September 11.

"I would encourage people not to see us as 'conspiracy theorists' because that is merely a buzzword," said Carl Friar from Ipswich Truth.

Swine Flu to Bring Down Internet if Government Doesn’t Act ...

Anyone care to bet that the following wouldn't be used to target 9/11Blogger, among others?

Swine Flu to Bring Down Internet if Government Doesn’t Act ...
"Posted by Karen De Coster on October 31, 2009 04:32 PM

... 'Concerns exist that a more severe pandemic outbreak than 2009’s could cause large numbers of people staying home to increase their internet use and overwhelm internet providers’ network capacities,' according to the report, which was prepared by the US Government Accountability Office.

... In order to mitigate this 'threat,' the DHS should consider rationing bandwidth or blocking websites [emphasis mine - MJW], according to the GAO report. ... Just so you know that I am not mixing up satire with reality ... for your reading pleasure, here is the GAO report. It is 77 pages long, so no, these guys aren't kidding.

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Sibel Edmonds New Website: BoilingFrogsPost.com

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com

From the About page:

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