Abby Martin takes with a look at America's history of government infiltration in news media citing the CIA's secret cold-war program dubbed Operation Mockingbird.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.
This message may not have much to do with 9/11 but it does in one important respect: the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and justice.
In 1989, a tragedy unfolded at a British football stadium called Hillsborough at the beginning of a football match in which 96 Liverpool fans died as a consequence of poor planning, no crowd control and a lack of a disaster and emergency plan.
Last week, a report was published which exposed the scale of the cover-up by the Police in their failures to stop the tragedy. This included the police altering over 100 statements, telling police officers to say they weren't at the stadium and collected DNA evidence of those who died in order to see if they could find any criminal past that would help them justify the actions of those fans which led to their deaths. It was also revealed that 41 of the 96 should not have even died.
As a consequence of this report, I managed to get a letter published in the UK metro which has a readership of over 3 million stating that the conspiracy theory label is insulting and derogatory toward those who seek the truth over injustice.
It was edited slightly, but the essence of the letter remains:
RT America's new show Breaking the Set with Abby Martin to hit the air starting September 4th at 6pm EST, M-F. Don't miss it!
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"Democracy Now" and the "Progressive" Alternative Media: Valued Cheerleaders For Imperialism and War
by Finian Cunningham
(Note: this analysis of the alternative media is of great value to 9/11 truthers, as the same misinformation or censoring of the news by the alternative media that is presented here was also accomplished concerning 9/11. And yet the alternative media always gets a pass by the progressives, because, I guess, it is seemingly antiwar. But I blame the alternative media for the fact that 9/11 truth really has never spread like it should have. It has an obligation and responsibility to present the evidence that the official story of 9/11 was a lie, and they failed, for some reason that has never been made completely clear)
The major Western mainstream media outlets have been running a “shock and awe” propaganda offensive against the Syrian government of President Bashar Al Assad for nearly 16 months. The misinformation has been unrelenting, monolithic, unverified, one-sided and, frankly, increasingly preposterous.
WAC – With WeAreChange chapters being targeted and harassed by the CPD and DHS at the recent NATO conference, it is safe to say WeAreChange is under attack. Under these extreme circumstances, WeAreChange has decided to stand up and fight back. The best way we can do that is non-violently, of course, in the information war.
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Selling Futures reviews the many aspects and consequences of the complete takeover of US society by consolidated corporations and their attempt to globalize and militarize the entire world under the cover of “privatizing” resources and fighting a “war on terror”. Of course, as always, 9/11 Truth is an integral part of Vic's songs and videos. Eric Golub is featured on ukulele. The song was recorded by sound engineer/owner at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA.
If you like Selling Futures, support it with “like” and "share" buttons, as well as sending the link out in your emails and posting it to other sites. The same goes for any of the 9/11 Truth specific videos: Blowback or Bloody Treason, Trouble in the Rubble, Ballad of William Rodriguez, and Cheney's in the Bunker. Thank you! The song, Selling Futures, is copyrighted. But the video has a Creative Commons Copyright with free download and use without the right to change the video.
Vic Sadot is Truth Troubadour at twitter, 911blogger, gmail, youtube, bliptv, and blogspot.
Selling Futures - Truth Troubadour Music Video at You Tube
The Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, NPR, Stewart, Colbert, Fox News and host of U.S. lawmakers receive threatening letters
By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — Several US lawmakers received threatening letters containing a harmless white powder, but the sender warned more missives including a “harmful material” could follow, a Senate official said.
The news sparked alarm and served as a grim reminder of the 2001 anthrax attacks in which letters containing the deadly pathogen were sent to offices of two Democratic senators and several media offices. Five people were killed.
The anonymous sender “has indicated that additional letters containing a powdery substance will be arriving at more Senate offices,” Senate sergeant-at-arms Terrance Gainer said in a email to staff.
“Some of these letters may contain an actual harmful material,” he added, noting the missives were postmarked from Portland, Oregon.
Similar letters, which included complaints about corporate influence over US politics, also were received by several US media outlets, but they did not contain any white powder, said law enforcement officials quoted by US media.
The letters were received by organizations such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Fox News and National Public Radio, reports said.
CBS News quoted a law enforcement official as saying that in missives to comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the sender warned that 100 letters were sent to the Washington or home-state offices of US senators.
And, We Have Gotten Used to It
By Dan Rather, Reader Supported News
28 November 11
Reader Supported News | Perspective
On November 22, Dan Rather received the Committee to Protect Journalists' Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. What follows is the speech he gave upon accepting the prestigious award. -- JPS/RSN
One of Bud Benjamin's dreams was to expand the CBS Evening News to a full hour. And Bud wasn't thinking of filling it with helicopter shots, celebrity gossip and punditry. He imagined an entire hour brimming with investigative reporting, exposés and dispatches from around the world.
It was a different time in journalism. A time when professional duty was patriotic, and the freedom of the press motivated and inspired newsrooms. I know it is hard to believe - but it's true - newsrooms were not supposed to turn a profit. Frankly, news was considered an acceptable loss on the balance sheet.
Hear Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and researcher Chris Sarns on Community Currency radio, Thursday, August 25, 2011, discussing the new videos that Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have been working on, including Architects and Engineers Solve the Mystery of WTC 7 and 9/11 Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out which will premiere at the upcoming 9/11 Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming Our Future events in the Bay Area, as well as in Toronto, and New York.
Richard Gage, AIA is the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Also known as AE911Truth.org, Richard and his growing organization have spearheaded the Truth Movement in the past couple of years, inspiring more and more professional organizations to form, and people to go public challenging some of the most basic problems and omissions with the official narrative, namely, the destruction of the three steel framed skyscrapers on September 11, 2011. Richard has developed a presentation entitled 9/11: Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction which he has given before architects throughout the Bay Area and beyond to the general public throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia. Over 1500 architects and engineers have joined him in signing a petition for a truly independent investigation into 9/11.
John W. Wright, of Marin County, CA is scheduled to be on the Big Mad Morning Show on KTBT radio in Tulsa, OK
911blogger was contacted by the Big Mad Morning Show at KTBT in Tulsa, OK about providing someone for an interview.
I opened a dialogue with the contact and they seem interested in having me on the show (they are very curious about false flag events, they stated that they had not heard the term before).
I confirmed my interview earlier today.
Corbin and Biggie are the hosts of the show.
Any and all advice for the show would be welcome.
The show should be archived,
MIckey Huff, Director of Project Censored, has a Q & A session after his talk at Moe's Books in Berkeley, CA on May 19, 2011. Mickey discusses 9/11 censorship in the alternative and corporate media, election fraud, Project Censored's organizational mission and their 2011 book.
Originally published in backofthebook.ca
AMONG THE TRUTHERS
By Jonathan Kay
368 pages, $32.99 hardcover, $25.99 ebook
Reviewed by Frank Moher
On the evening of Saturday, June 26, 2010, Jonathan Kay headed out on his bike into the streets of Toronto to see what was up with the G20. What he saw, he wrote early the next morning in the National Post, convinced him of “”the extraordinary professionalism of the police patrolling Toronto this week.” The city was intact: tourists thronged Yonge Street, a band played on the corner. He toodled west along Queen, where he found a line of police staring down protestors. But: “There wasn’t any violence — at least none that I saw.”
Er, not so much.
We know now, of course, that the police were engaged in widespread brutality and violations of civil liberties all over Toronto that day. But Jonathan Kay didn’t see any of it and, so, of course, the police acted with “extraordinary professionalism.” Or perhaps he would argue that a little head-bashing and snatch-and-grabbery is not really violence, as in, you know, violence, and the police and state agree with him, and so that is that.
We don’t really know what Kay was thinking in the wake of the G20, as he didn’t blog much about it after that, except to call Toronto a “city of wimps.”
And so we come to Mr. Kay’s latest item of “reporting,” a book titled Among the Truthers: A Journey into the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings and Internet Addicts.
A MUST WATCH:
One of the best interviews on the mainstream media about 9/11 I've ever seen.
Jesse did a great job here, we are gaining ground ladies and gentlemen!
MUNSTER | An architect who questions the official story behind the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, spoke to a receptive audience Monday night at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.
Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, appeared at the behest of Liberty Straight Up, an activist group and social organization in favor of limited government. It has members who live in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
Gage is on tour to promote his group's position that the fall of the World Trade Center in New York City during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks had all the earmarks of a controlled demolition. Neither fire nor the impact of two airplanes was enough to bring down the Twin Towers, he said.
During a multimedia presentation, Gage said he was less concerned with the motives for the destruction and the people behind it than with what he said is the science behind the collapse.
“We want a new investigation that incorporates all the evidence,” he said.
I'd first like to say that I respect both Bill Moyers and Robert Parry, even though I thoroughly disagree with them about their stance on the cover-up of 9/11. Bill Moyers documentary entitled "The Secret Government: The Constitution In Crisis," and Robert Parry's work on the Iran Contra Affair are excellent.
I have little doubt that over the years, Bill Moyers and Robert Parry have received a multitude of emails from people demanding they give attention to the cover-up of 9/11. I have little doubt that a large majority of those emails talked about "crazy" theories, or made accusations of them for not covering certain issues. Unfortunately, there are people in the 9/11 Truth Movement who do these things. I, myself, have been known to write a nastygram on occasion.
In this episode Abby and Robbie talk about the Egyptian Revolution: US puppet dictators, coverage in this country compared to coverage during Iran’s “green revolution”, the causes of unrest and the tactics being used by Mubarak to try to stifle the revolution.
In this episode of Media Roots Radio, Robbie and Abby Martin discuss Wikileaks, Bradley Manning and the inhumane conditions of his detention. During the second half of the show, guest Steven Frenda talks about his studies and research in the field of human memory: manipulated and false memories, coerced confessions, and how they relate to the legal system.
For many years the focus of my activism was global economics, changing the monetary system in particular, not an easy issue, few people were interested. I realized that to change the monetary system required a change in the world's belief system, not an easy task. In the wake of 9/11, after recognizing that it had all the fingerprints of a black operation, I thought that if anything could change the belief system of the American public, it would be a revelation of the truth about 9/11. I had no idea how many obstacles would be placed in my path when I organized the first rally and march to demand an investigation of 9/11 back in January 2002. The Deception Dollars were born out of an attempt to overcome media censorship by just handing out flyers to people, in hopes that they would visit one of the few websites challenging the official narrative of 9/11.
The hysterical corporate media would lead people to believe that those seeking the truth about 9/11 are gun toting violent individuals and pose as great a danger to society as plane wielding terrorists, but David Chandler, a soft spoken Quaker pacifist and peace activist who has taught physics, mathematics, astronomy, and computer programming in public, private, international, and charter schools and community colleges, shatters that fabricated image and reveals the rational, peaceful, hopeful side of the 9/11 truth movement in an upcoming interview on Community Currency Radio Show.
Why Conspiracy Theorists Think 'The Simpsons' May Have Predicted 9/11
By Aaron Gell
November 9, 2010
Yes, it's true. (Or might be.) For years, fringe types have pointed to amazingly sketchy but entertaining evidence that the attacks of 9/11 were actually foretold by the beloved Fox cartoon. Nearly four years before 9/11, in an episode of the show entitled "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson," there's a curious little scene that some conspiracy lovers and "Simpsons" aficionados have long thought might be a warning....
What happened when Ryan K (Mix Syndicate) asked Chuck D (Public Enemy) about why he rarely discussed any 9/11-related issues on the AM political talk show he used to have on the network formerly known as Air America?
Originally published at http://backofthebook.ca/2010/11/22/our-911-honour-and-dishonour-roll-v-2-0/4233/
By Frank Moher
Time to update our 9/11 Honour and Dishonour Roll. Some fine qualifees have presented themselves in recent months.
The original idea of the list was to record for posterity those news organizations that have or haven't done their job in covering 9/11. You'll find that roster here. For this iteration, I'm expanding it to include individual media types -- columnists, hosts -- as they've been the busiest truthers or obscurantists of late.
As noted before, entrants may appear on both lists. And, as always, suggestions for additions are invited.
The 9/11 Media Honour Roll
Do Information Science and Media Professionals Have a Duty to Provide Evidence-Based Information to a Questioning Public?
by Elizabeth Woodworth
September 24, 2010