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Rock Creek Free Press Call for 9/11 Related Articles

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The August issue of the Rock Creek Free Press is on news stands now. View it here.

Cover stories this month include: "Green Party Picks Cynthia McKinney", "DC Anthrax Attacks", "FISA Compromise Violates Fourth Amendment" and many more.

We are soliciting articles now for the September special 9/11 issue of the Creek.
We are looking for original reporting, personal interviews, 9/11 research, and summary or overview pieces for the big September 9/11 special issue of the Rock Creek Free Press.

Send your articles and suggestions to: editor@RockCreekFreePress.com

Censorship & Retribution: 4,000 U.S. Deaths, and a Handful of Images

I think there would be a lot less complacency if we were shown the reality of what is transpiring over there. I knew there was a media blackout on showing the blood and gore of war, dead bodies and caskets on TV, but for journalists to be banned from posting their own photos on their own website? Penalties! Gives me chills.

4,000 U.S. Deaths, and a Handful of Images
July 26, 2008, New York Times

Propagandists First, Journalists Second

The following article (same title as above) shows what has happened and is happening to the so-called "free press". Some of it is SOP, some of it is "yellow journalism", some of it is extreme party hackism, and some of it, perhaps most of it these days, is "corporate media".

We've never lived in the America we've always lived in — except in the ideal, which was always the point. You seek the ideal, and then fall short as reality sets in. But that does not mean you stop seeking the ideal.

Excerpt:

How the New York Times Won 2004 for Bush

By Ted Rall

21/05/08 "ICH" -- -- Should the news media be patriotic? When a journalist uncovers a government secret, which comes first–national security or the public’s right to know?

In the United States, reporters consider themselves Americans first, journalists second. That means consulting the government before going public with a state secret. “When I was at ABC,” James Bamford told Time in 2006, “we always checked with the Administration in power when we thought we had something of concern, and there was usually some way to work it out.”

Guardian of truth?

The Guardian's reactionary and distractionary reporting of 9/11 has tarnished its image as an independent-minded investigative British newspaper. On the anniversary of 9/11 last year it aped the BBC and other sources by uncritically asserting Keith Seffen had "shattered conspiracy theories surrounding the September 11 terrorist attacks" on the basis of an analysis that had not been published. When it was, last February, it shattered nothing but the author's reputation.

Initially, together with its sister paper, The Observer, it raised many of the serious questions that were never answered. In 2004, having gone further than most, it apparently lost its nerve and turned its efforts toward ridiculing those who mistrusted the official story.

Uncle Sam's lucky finds
Anne Karpf, Tuesday March 19 2002

Gore Vidal claims 'Bush junta' complicit in 9/11 America's most controversial novelist calls for an investigation into whether the Bush administration deliberately allowed the terrorist attacks to happen

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,

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