The Commission

Philip Shenon, author of "The Commission," asked 9-11 truth question during "Checks and Balances" panel at LA Times Book Fair

Philip Shenon was on a panel at the LA Times Book Fair about a month ago titled "Checks and Balances." I decided to ask him about taking 9-11 truth into the courtroom. He dodged the question a bit, but definitely did not poo-poo the 9-11 truth movement or the millions of Americans who don't believe the official conspiracy theory.

This video has a little of the middle-section when I was interrupted edited out. A fuller, unedited version might be forthcoming.

After this, Shenon ended up coming out to the 9-11 truth information table to speak with us. He was a very gracious man, but appeared to dodge some questions. See what you think from these videos. Higher quality (audio/video) recordings are becoming available as we speak.

Secrecy News covers The Commission; links to email exchange with Philip Zelikow

From Secrecy News:


"Senior investigators on the 9/11 Commission believed their work was
being manipulated by the executive director to minimize criticism of
the Bush Administration," according to a new book on the Commission.

"Investigative staffers at the Commission believe [executive director]
Philip Zelikow repeatedly sought to minimize the administration's
intelligence failures in the months leading up to 9/11, which had the
effect of helping to ensure President Bush's re-election in 2004," no

That is the sensational thesis of "The Commission: The Uncensored
History of the 9/11 Investigation" by New York Times reporter Philip

The claim was immediately disputed by the former Commissioners and by
former staff.

"The author is mistaken in his criticism of the role of Executive
Director Philip Zelikow. The proper standard for judgment is the
quality of the report, and there is no basis for the allegations of
bias he asserts," according to a February 8 statement issued jointly by

Zelikow denies charges in Shenon's book

Ex-9/11 Panel Chief Denies Secret White House Ties
Book Charges Zelikow May Have Interfered With the 9/11 Commission's Report

Jan. 30, 2008—

The former executive director of the 9/11 Commission denies explosive charges of undisclosed ties to the Bush White House or interference with the panel's report.

The charges are said to be contained in New York Times reporter Philip Shenon's unreleased book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation," according to Max Holland, an author and blogger, and generally confirmed by the book's publisher. Although the book is not slated to hit stores until early next month, Holland says he bought a copy of the audio version at a bookstore. (Attempts to purchase the book, in any format, at the Barnes & Noble across the street from ABC News headquarters were unsuccessful.)