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ALERT: Please Answer Hit Piece in Seattle Times

[Yesterday I received this alert from Kris Konrad:]

....Please click the below link and read the article. The author's email is at the bottom. Please email him and give him a mouthful. Let him know that his parroting of the official story will not do, and go into the unaswered questions that can not be debunked.

Notice how he brings up the Jews thing. Using the old tricks...

Let's not let him get away with this!

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=alben25&date=20070725

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Kris Konrad
wearechangeseattle.org
911truthseattle.org
206-778-8740

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[I emailed this letter below to the editor to the Seattle Times. I also sent it to the Times employees whose email addresses appear below (editors, executives, mostly reporters and columnists) I hope others will do similarly, and will save the addresses for future communications with the Seattle Times.]

The guest column in your July 25, 2007 issue by Alex
Alben "Debunking flights of fancy that hover over
9/11" is an insult to the millions of people who have
grave doubts and terrifying suspicions about the

New Hit Piece "Proves The 9-11 Conspiracies Wrong"



Proving The 9/11 Conspiracists Wrong
by John Hawkins
Original trash here.

According to a poll by Rasmussen, 22% of all Americans and 35% of all Democrats believe that George Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.

Perhaps that's because it's not at all unusual to hear bizarre theories about 9/11. If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you'll hear everything from Bush knew about 9/11 and let it happen, to Bush was behind 9/11, the Mossad was behind 9/11, the Pentagon was hit by a truck bomb, the Pentagon was hit by a missile, the World Trade Center was taken down by explosives, WTC 7 was taken down by explosives, mini-nukes were used on the WTC, United Airlines Flight 93 was shot down by a missile, United Airlines Flight 93 was never shot down at all, etc., etc., etc.. In other words, any and every crackpot theory that you could come up with in your wildest nightmare has probably been floated by some lunatic or attention seeker on the Internet.

So why have these conspiracy theories managed to spread? In large part because most serious commentators usually think it's beneath them to actually take the time to respond to the conspiracy theorists. The problem with that is that the nuts end up dominating the conversation by default because the sane, knowledgeable people tend to opt out of the conversation.

Boston's Second Tier Newspaper Prints 9/11 Hit Piece

Sure to become an instant classic, it has all the right words--"moonbat", "anti-semitic", "kook", etc.

Gov gives fools their forum: Moonbats in his Web
By Michael Graham
Thursday, March 29, 2007

“9/11 was a joint Bush administration/Israeli operation. It is time America to wake up and smell the thermite!”- Posted on the “9/11 Truth” page of www.DevalPatrick.com

You don’t have to be a clueless, conspiracy-obsessed moonbat to support Deval Patrick. But it sure doesn’t hurt.

Deval Patrick’s official grassroots political Web site was launched with great fanfare by Team Patrick. Its purpose is to energize Patrick’s grassroots base as he confronts the evil “Beacon Hill insiders” who don’t share his desire to shaft businesses and kill jobs - or as he puts it, “bring economic justice and close loopholes.”

Rosie O'Donnell Joins 9/11 Conspiracy Crowd

http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272612184.shtml

Digg this story here.

Depending on one's point of view, Rosie O'Donnell is either a silly comedian that uses humor and takes shots at politicians and celebrities for ratings or a shrill pundit that tries to cash in on others popularity to advance her agenda. I usually fall in the latter category, but her recent political commentary has revealed that she is quite short when it comes to the lessons of civics and the workings of the United States government.

But now it appears her toes are no longer just on the edge of the ledge of reason. Now O'Donnell has plunged into the dark world of 9/11 conspiracy theories and is set to blame the US Government for the attacks that took place on September 11.
...

Response from editor of the Republic newspaper regarding "What if 9-11 truth movement is wrong?"

Yesterday, I sent an email to Kevin Potvin, owner/editor of the Republic, East Vancouver's usually kick-ass independent newspaper, about a recent 9/11 story published in his paper. I received an immediate response.

In the past, the Republic has published some great articles questioning the official events of 9/11 (like this one - http://www.republic-news.org/archive/154-repub/154_kevin_potvin_9-11.htm).
Unfortunately, the new issue contains a 9/11 hit-piece called "What if 9-11 truth movement is wrong?" (http://www.republic-news.org/archive/158-repub/158_nenonen2.htm). Here is our correspondence,

Kevin,

BBC Hit Piece Updated, Available for Download

BBC hit piece available for download here, including a high quality, 1.3GB AVI version, Big thanks to Dem Bruce Lee Styles for getting these for us:

http://www.911podcasts.com/display.php?vid=197

Also, here are a couple of flyers for placing in windows, sticking to light posts, etc compliments of Matthew from www.ts911t.org:

April Fools Day
Wanted: The Real Masterminds of 9/11

BBC Discredited; Retractions on 9/11 Hit Piece Forthcoming?

BBC Discredited; Retractions on 9/11 Hit Piece Forthcoming?
Complaint responses suggest consternation within corporation on revelations of bias in Conspiracy Files documentary, indicates large number of complaints received

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/210207bbcdiscredited.htm

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Prison Planet
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The BBC's response to complaints made against the bias and inaccuracy of the 9/11 Conspiracy Files documentary suggests that an overwhelming backlash has caused considerable consternation at the network and possible retractions or apologies may be forthcoming, with BBC bosses potentially fearing the company's credibility has been tarnished.

Alex Jones Interviews Guy Smith, Producer of BBC 9/11 Hit Piece

Alex Jones interviewed Guy Smith, producer of BBC 'Conspiracy Files: 9/11', today on his show. He also had on Dylan Avery and Paul Joseph Watson as well.

7MB Trimmed MP3 (mirror)

Definitely worth the listen.

Update: Updated post with trimmed MP3 from truthcult.com

Big thanks to nw0.info for the original rip, and Bozo for the trimmed MP3!

BBC hit piece - already exposed!

BBC vs 9/11 Truth: The Smear Begins

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/180207smearbegins.htm

BBC vs 9/11 Truth: The Smear Continues

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/180207smearcontinues.htm

Both articles are worth reading.
IMO this is good news. My fear about the BBC hit piece and its effects disappeared.

It will only create more questions, more truthers,
more anger, and an overwhelming negative response to the BBC...

BBC Pressured to Air 9/11 Hit Piece?



BBC Pressured to Air 9/11 Hit Piece?

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/politics/BBC_Pressured_to_Air_9_11_Hit_Piece';

Crane claims two different versions exist, former Fox exec demanding attack dogs released to prevent harm to American market
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Friday, February 16, 2007

The BBC has produced two versions of its documentary on 9/11, one being a balanced example of investigative journalism and the other a sophisticated hit piece. According to a leading UK 9/11 truth activist, recently appointed US chief Garth Ancier is pressuring the corporation to air the version that portrays the 9/11 truth movement as a fringe cult of mythology in a bid to protect BBC's American market.

Matt Taibbi attacking 9/11 Truth again

http://www.alternet.org/story/43418/?cID=270425#c270425

Much of the faulty logic and circumstancial evidence that justifies the 9/11 conspiracies are repeats of the theories that abounded in Timothy McVeigh's Oklahoma City bombing.

he even seems to have had an altercation with the pariah

I'm still picking food particles out of my scarf after an incident in which the movement's house lunatic, a wild-eyed German blogger named Nico Haupt, tried to goad me into slugging him in a West Side diner.

Bad publicity is good publicity or: How to make the best of hit pieces

I haven't looked at the South Park episode dealing with 9/11. However, this 911blogger website's traffic statistics seem to suggest that it served huuuuuuuuuugely to direct curious people to look up for "truther" sites. I wonder how many hits 911truth.org did get as a result (after all, one character was wearing a T-shirt with their address on it, and 911blogger.com did only reap the "side effect")?

Second, I've come across an interesting an interesting article at www.opednews.com ("Analyzing South Park's 9/11 Show"). It's really worth a read:

'One thing I've found over the last few years is that media will often write a "9/11 hit piece" and then weave within it many links and information that gets the reader curious about the fact that the official story doesn't really make sense, when you look at it. This harkens back to the old KGB run Soviet Union, where journalists would "hide" facts within stories, and the Soviet people were savvy enough to get the "real" message.

A few months after 9/11 a Canadian newspaper writer did just this, writing what looked like a 9/11 hit piece, but working major disturbing facts in it, and then giving my email address findtruth40@hotmail.com for those wanting more information. When I called him, he apologized for the hit piece quality, but said that's the only way he could get the facts to the public, past his editor. The result was amazing. I got hundreds of emails from angry Canadians who believed that 9/11 was an inside job, and who'd read past the Trojan horse hit piece aspect and saw the facts within the article.'

CBC’s 9/11 Slanders

There is an email address at the end of this article, let this uninformed, ignorant prick have it: 

 http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=24401

 It was the Canadian Left at its absolute insensitive and appalling worst.

On the eve of the 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, the leftist, anti-Bush Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada’s national public broadcaster, aired an outrageous and disgraceful documentary on a Sunday news program regarding half-baked 9/11 conspiracy theories that only served to insult the memories of those who perished that tragic day.

Titled 9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracy, the only fascinating thing about the CBC show was its complete absurdity and the fact that it actually made it to air.

 

Joshua Frank Adds His Name to the Shills List

This list is getting longer by the minute. At some point it becomes prudent to ask whether these left gatekeepers (Chomsky, Cockburn, Pitts, et al.) are being paid off in cash or scared off by anthrax? What else could possibly explain the lock step tone and tenor of this sudden deluge of "9/11 Truth Movement" hit pieces? In this latest installment, we are accused of ignoring "reality".

Eventhough Mr. Frank concedes that many unanswered questions remain, he somehow makes the leap that no possible answer "would ever indicate the US government was behind the (9/11) bloody affair". But he accuses "us" of being disconnected from "reality"?

Mr. Frank goes on to accuse the Truth Movement of "willfully ignoring that we’ve got real wars going on in the Middle East right now", never once making the connection that 9/11 was the "new Pearl Harbor" upon which these real wars were launched.

There is a saying that "ignorance is temporary, but stupid is forever". In Mr. Franks case, it's six in one hand, half dozen in the other, in as much as his column is among the most stupidly ignorant that I have read in a long time. Believe me... that's saying alot!

Unfortunately, with the increasing level of instability being displayed by Bush and his administration, we are all living in a new "reality" that is becoming increasingly dangerous to ignore.

Columnist Leonard Pitts Joins the Ranks of Government Shills

National Columnist Leonard Pitts Joins the long list of government apologists and shameless shills with his latest column casting those who would have the temerity to question the "official record" as nothing more than "rote rejectionist" incapable (or perhaps unworthy) of "honest debate".

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Posted on Fri, Sep. 15, 2006
IN MY OPINION

Just the facts . . . at least as we know them

BY LEONARD PITTS JR.
lpitts@MiamiHerald.com

I beg your pardon.

Apparently I made a major error of fact in a recent column. It turns out, contrary to what I wrote, there never was a Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States. It wasn't hijacked airliners that brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Nor did any airplane plow into the Pentagon. Nor did United Flight 93 come to Earth in a field in Shanksville, Pa. Rather, this tragedy was staged by the U.S. government in order to dupe the nation into an oil war in the Middle East.

Or at least so I am told by a surprising plurality of readers. Add to that Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela and renowned loose cannon, who said in a speech Tuesday it's possible the U.S. government had a hand in attacking itself on Sept. 11.