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The "Sad descent into 9/11 conspiracism of Eric Margolis

 

Jonathan Kay on the sad descent into 9/11 conspiracism of former Toronto Sun columnist Eric Margolis

  September 14, 2010 – 4:49 pm

Media Roots Interview & Call for Submissions

Oriana Saportas of KPFA radio conducts an interview with Abby Martin, creator of MediaRoots.org at Berkeley Community Media’s public access where they have a discussion about the creation and evolution of Media Roots, a grassroots media project created to help inform and connect the community.

www.MediaRoots.org

Please send all art, music, video, writing materials and research submissions to info@mediaroots.org

The News Media at War - Written by Terry Hansen

The News Media at War

Ed: As AE911Truth makes many efforts to promote its mission among and through the mainstream media, this article offers some reasons why that has proven to be a daunting and largely unsuccessful effort.

For many Americans, one of the strongest reasons for accepting the official story about the shocking events of Sept. 11, 2001, is their deep-seated belief in the free press. We are taught from an early age that the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution guarantees us many cherished freedoms, among which is freedom of the press.

9/11 honour and dishonour

From http://backofthebook.ca/2010/04/14/911-honour-and-dishonour/2445/

By Frank Moher

As it becomes increasingly clear that the official explanation of 9/11 is insupportable and won’t stand the test of time, I thought it might be apropos to establish a media “Honour” and “Dishonour” roll, recording those news organizations who have or haven’t done their job in reporting the story. The idea here is that, 10 or 15 years from now, when the great majority of people have cottoned-on to the fact that the government lied — just as the great majority now realize that about the Kennedy assassination — we’ll be able to look back and see which of them maintained the best traditions of journalism, and which were compliant or complicit.

Collateral Murder

5th April 2010 10:44 EST

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.

Continued at
http://www.collateralmurder.com

Jeremy Scahill: "We're At a Ground Zero Moment to Save Real Journalism"

Izzy Award Winner Jeremy Scahill: "We're At a Ground Zero Moment to Save Real Journalism"
The winner of the second annual Izzy Award, named after muckraking journalist I.F. Stone, discusses independent media and this critical moment in journalism.
March 25, 2010
http://www.alternet.org/media/146162?page=entire

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On March 24, 2010, the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY announced that award-winning independent journalist Jeremy Scahill would receive the second annual "Izzy Award." The Izzy, which is named after the legendary muckraker I.F. Stone, celebrates outstanding achievement in independent media. Last year's winners were Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com.

Luke Rudkowski: Don’t Become What You Are Fighting, Russia Today

This is an excerpt from Luke Rudkowski’s inspiring and informative speech at the Treason in America Conference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVqFD3S5i1A

The dawn of a new age of muckraking…
Posted on 30 March 2010.
By Luke Rudkowski

In these rapidly changing times, technology is playing a key role in democratizing the most important function in our society: the dissemination of information.

Today, talking heads, corporations, governments, editors and publishers no longer make the definitive judgment on what is news and what is not. More than 100 years after Upton Sinclair wrote his muckraking book “The Jungle,” the tradition of muckraking has a new life on the Internet.

Prof. Kevin Howley Notes "Changing Journalistic Attitudes" Toward 9/11 Questions

Prof. Kevin Howley Notes "Changing Journalistic Attitudes" Toward 9/11 Questions

Original article here: http://www.depauw.edu/news/?id=24962

March 8, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "If the Tea Party movement is the spoiled stepchild of the American news media, then the 9/11 Truth movement is the mad woman in the attic of U.S. journalistic culture," according to Kevin Howley, associate professor of communication at DePauw University. His Bloomington Alternative column examines a new study out of Canada which suggests that "news reports that bring up troubling questions about the official story surrounding the events of Sept. 11, 2001, are gaining traction in the international press."

The professor notes, "Significantly, these news narratives no longer frame the 9/11 Truth movement as so much conspiracy theory. Rather, independent, commercial and public service news organizations the world over are giving serious consideration to allegations that challenge the veracity of the official story that emerged in the days and weeks following the 9/11 attacks."

Weekly Asahi printed Richard Gage's take on the towers collapse

This is the ads they put on trains in Japan,

Left in white letters with black(and partially with red) in the back says:

"Now unravelling - 9/11 NY Terror Mystery"

Australian "Journalist" claims posting about NYCCAN is peddling an absurd conspiracy theory.

Lately I've been posting and directing people to http://www.nyccan.org and to support the victim's families, first responders, survivors and citizens in their effort to get an independent investigation into 9/11 with subpoena power.

I had posted this link and other 9/11 related material including the peer-reviewed thermite paper and documentary 9/11: Press for truth on many occasions on a daily open forum Andrew Bolt has. Andrew Bolt is a columnist / blogger for the Australian newspaper 'Herald Sun' which is owned by News Corporation; Rupert Murdoch.

In the past he was quite open in his opposition to my views and subsequently proclaimed that any more such postings on 'conspiracy theories' would be blocked. I replied in a calm and concise manner explaining that never once did I break the rules and that I should be allowed to continue to post in the open forum without fear of being censored so long as I followed the rules.

“In a Society Governed Passively by Free Markets and Free Elections, Organized Greed Always Defeats Disorganized Democracy”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/06/in-society-governed-passively-by-free.html

In his excellent new essay arguing that "Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression", Matt Taibbi writes:

In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.

I agree.

This same thinking applies to the government's lies about Iraq, as more and more evidence proves that the American government knowingly lied when it claimed that Iraq had wmds, and when it claimed there was a link between Iraq and 9/11. The "organized greed" of those in government who wanted to invade Iraq defeated the "disorganized democracy" of everyone else.

If asked, Taibbi might even admit this parallel.

College Newpaper Promises the”Naked Truth” except for the Truth About 9/11

Three editors of a University of Florida College Newspaper joined together in an effective ban on printing anything having to do with the government coverup of the events of 9/11/2001.
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In their September issue of THE FINE PRINT (TFP) the editors characterized their inspiration as coming from a core of dedicated “truth seekers” and affirmed their commitment to print “the Naked Truth”. But by October, they had retreated to a disturbing “mainstream” position that betrays their initial enthusiastic promise.

Read the September "Letters From The Editors" and their commitment to printing The Naked Truth:
http://gators911truth.org/PDF/FinePrint-Editors.pdf

NYU Employee Spits on 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist for Harassing Dan Rather

On Campus, On-Campus Developing - Written by Isha Dandavate on Saturday, October 18, 2008 22:13 - 2 Comments
NYU Employee Spits on 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist for Harassing Dan Rather

The panel discussion “The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, and the Future of Journalism” got a little more interesting when an NYU facilities employee lashed out at conspiracy theorists questioning Dan Rather and Jill Abramson as they were leaving the event.

As reported on NYC the Blog and Mazza FHS the night began with the question “whether [Dan] Rather believes World Trade Center was taken down by bombs inside.” The conspiracy theorists followed Rather and Abramson out of the building after the panel discussion to continue questioning.

According to a NYU grad student, Aaron Howell, who was twittering at the event, “A NYU building facility guy got mad at the conspiracy guys for harassing the NY Times person so he spit in the dudes face/slapped his camera. Facility guy violated the poor conspiracy theorists I think NYU might be in trouble for that one.”

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