Unbalanced coverage of this past weekend’s 'Treason in America' conference in Valley Forge. Note the specific placement of pejorative keywords to condition the viewer. Many clues are given as to techniques used to marginalize open discussion of the subject.
Definitely a huge step forward in the right direction. By engaging the mainstream media with factually clear, rationale dialogue when the opportunities arise, we win the hearts and minds of more critically thinking Americans every day, all of whom have the potential to stand for the Justice and Accountability due us all.
The Wonderful World Of Unbalanced Media,
Is Amy A CIA Agent?, BECK BLASTS FREE PRESS
by Danny Schechter
Beckian demagogues on the Left too: New Pacifica Mishigas' attack on Amy Goodman as a CIA agent.
Goodman: Paid by CIA to cover-up 9/11 Truth?
Christopher Condon, an ally of Pacifica’s interim director Grace Aaron, last month introduced a resolution at a meeting of the Pacifica National Board’s Governance Committee targeting Democracy Now! over allegations that is is being secretly funded by the CIA.
The action, which would require every Pacifica programmer to disclose all sources of funding above $5000 and related contracts, passed the Committee and is before the Pacifica National Board, meeting in Houston this weekend, for approval.
The Ombudsman Column
PBS, Yes and No
By Michael Getler
September 25, 2009
What follows is more of a grab bag rather than an ombudsman's mailbag.
Included are a couple of unusual but not widely known episodes that unfolded last week that I thought might be of interest more broadly to PBS viewers. They can be seen to have at least some association with PBS in the way they were presented or appeared to the public. Yet PBS, as an enterprise, didn't have anything to do with them.
This is a personal view of the attacks of 9/11 from the perspective of a UK national.
A Sorry Indictment by Nick Mollo
The first time I came to believe that something might be suspect about the horrendous events of September 11th was with a live on-site report by Channel 4 News in England. The journalist stated that the downed plane (Flight 93) in Shanksville could conceivably have been shot down by an American fighter plane. This assumption was made by the reporter because the wreckage of Flight 93 was spread over what appeared to be a large area. This live report, to my knowledge, was not aired again and the official version of the passengers bringing down the plane to save further lives started to emerge and subsequently became the established unquestionable truth.
Other than my own controversial opinion, that Flight 93 was shot down by an American fighter, I never questioned the official version of events; that 19 terrorists masterminded by Osama Bin Laden had attacked America. The shock and awe of that terrible day was so convincing and the images so powerful that any alternative to the official version was out of the question.
An article by Richard Gage, AIA, Gregg Roberts, and David Chandler entitled "Conspiracy theories or hidden truth, the 9/11 enigmas…" was published today in the London based World Architecture News.com. Article may be accessed through the website's
News Review page, then click down the right-hand column on the "Never Forget" photo under the COMMENT heading.
World Architecture News.com has grown rapidly, now receiving more than 470,000 unique viewers per month. A comments section follows the article. Feel free to add your comments.
I felt I had to post when the uber mainstream "Parade" magazine in this Sunday's paper had OBL on the cover w/ his FBI mugshot saying he's wanted for 911. He's not, unless you include "other terror events". Here's the Parade pablum piece, if you're interested http://www.parade.com/export/sites/default/news/2009/02/who-are-the-worl...
Propaganda is annoying!
During a recent Obama event, WeAreChangeLA organized a visibility action. When Jerry Brown showed up, we confronted him and the media about 9-11 Truth.
BBC's Third Tower: 30 Pieces of Good News
by Dr. Kevin Barrett and Rolf Lindgren
The one-hour BBC program The Third Tower should have a positive effect on spreading the truth about what happened to WTC 7. Despite its attempt to debunk by twisting and omitting facts, there is much to cheer about.
Here are 30 examples from the program:
1) There is a WTC 7, many have never heard of it.
2) No plane hit WTC 7.
3) WTC 7 fell down.
4) Several videos of WTC 7 falling down are shown.
5) The collapse is compared visually to a controlled demolition.
6) Barry Jennings tells of hearing multiple explosions in WTC 7.
7) Barry Jennings was told while in WTC 7 "Get out of there, get out of there now", which sounds very suspicious.
8) Barry Jennings' time-line is not contradicted by anything Barry Jennings says.
9) After seven years, no final report on the collapse of WTC 7 has appeared. The 9/11 Commission never mentioned the collapse of WTC 7.
10) The program will generate sales and Internet hits of 'Loose Change'.
The Tavis Smiley show on air and online
Check your local PBS station for broadcast times....
(In LA: KCET at 7PM repeated at 11PM)
June 30, 2008
Tavis talks with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the award-winning book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
An award-winning investigative journalist, Jeremy Scahill is a frequent contributor to The Nation and a correspondent for the national radio and TV program Democracy Now! He's also a Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and serves as an election correspondent for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Scahill has reported from post-Katrina New Orleans, Yugoslavia, Nigeria and Iraq and is a vocal critic of private military contractors, particularly Blackwater Worldwide, the subject of his book, Blackwater.
FOXnews.com -- Special Report w/ Brit Hume
Monday, June 09, 2008
By Brit Hume
Ticking Time Bomb?
The John McCain campaign insists it is trying to arrange a meeting with the Evangelist Billy Graham after a letter surfaced from the McCain camp that suggested the candidate didn't have time for such a meeting. Graham, the nation's best-known Christian evangelist, had long been a spiritual adviser to presidents of both parties.
The letter, written June 3 by McCain scheduling director Amber Johnson to an intermediary trying to set up a meeting, came to light as the McCain camp tries to patch things up with Christian conservatives.
It reads, "I must pass along our regrets and do not foresee an opportunity to add this event to our calendar."
But a McCain spokesman tells FOX News the campaign has been working with Graham's office directly for months on a meeting.
This is a very interesting article on the front page of the USA Today today (June 3).
The thing that struck me about this article is that there is no mention of any EVIDENCE against KSM. One fundamental principle for the government when they want to railroad someone is that they need a strong 70% to 80% consensus that the railroaded person is guilty. If you don't have that, the railroading looks sloppy, and if you don't have 50%, then the railroading becomes a public relations disaster. That is what is happening to the Bush Administration at this time.
It looks like public opinion is strongly in favor that they want to see the EVIDENCE against KSM.
The old talking points that revealing the evidence will jeopardize the war on terror and American safety is wearing thin on most people. The Franklin Pierce Law Center appears to be our ally in this regard and they make some bold statements.
Is there any EVIDENCE against KSM? Not that I am aware of. First, we were told the Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks, then we were told that Mohamed Atta was the "ringleader", and now we are told that KSM is the mastermind. Which is it, Mr. Bush?
I posted this earlier on David Rovics' blog, and though it might be worth posting here...
David. I love your music, but I was quite disappointed when I read your 9/11 essay on Rabble.ca, and have been following your appearances on the web since then.
I wanted to ask you a couple of questions directly, and thought your blog would be the best place to do so.
First, I wanted to tell you that I was disappointed because I felt your article was written based on your emotions, and did not actually discuss any factual information. I understand and share your frustration regarding the abrasiveness of some 9/11 Truthers, but feel that your comments contribute to the divisiveness that many of us on The Left are trying to patch up.
This Better Bad News piece I just ran into had me digging up the old series of "Bill Maher meets 9-11 truth" media archives. I think there is something to be learned about the media amidst all this. I just don't know what it is. Maybe we can figure it out being that we are moving into an intensely focused time for politics in the media.
Better Bad News
Bill with Cornel West, Richard Clarke and John Legend on "9-11 Conspiracy Theories" (5/12/06)
Japanese Senator for 9/11 Truth Calls for Movement to Step Beyond Internet – Steve Alten Answers the Call
PLEASE, go to OpEdNews, and "diggit" "readit" this OpEd to get more eyes on it in the mainstream. You can do so at the below link:
March 20, 2008 at 10:52:14
Japanese Senator for 9/11 Truth Calls for Movement to Step Beyond Internet – Steve Alten Answers the Call
by Bill Douglas Page 1 of 2 page(s)
Japanese Senator, Yukihisa Fujita, a member of the main opposition party in Japan, gained world renown through non-US media and in the US via youtube, for his assertion on national Japanese television that 9/11 was an inside job. He recently spoke several times about the importance of www.PatriotsQuestion911.org in waking him up to the lies of 9/11. He stated that the architects, engineers and physicists like Professor Jones have made the case of controlled demolition well, and now it is time for politicians to be organized, and connect internationally and make joint petitions to the US Government or Congress, and to request the United Nations have independent investigations of 9/11.
(Infowars coverage by Kurt Nimmo: http://www.infowars.com/?p=817 )
(PrisonPlanet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2008/150308Geraldo.htm )
Geraldo Rivera: "I think that this bomber isn't Al Qaeda, isn't anything like that... He's more like those '9/11 was an inside job' kind of guys... Protesting in a violent way, but in a violent way almost like the eco-terrorists... where they don't intend to inflict casualties."
I am presenting this clip from the FOX News Channel 'Fox & Friends' program, (broadcast LIVE, 7am, EST, March 7, 2008), for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting and research as defined in Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. This is not even a 5 minute clip. (Go to the 2:17 mark.)
On March 6, 2008, a US Armed Forces recruiting station was bombed by an unknown individual. It took Geraldo Rivera just over 24 hours to start planting a notion in the heads of millions of FOX News viewers that "9/11 was an inside job kind of guys" were likely responsible for the bombing.
This is a dangerous and false meme that Rivera is planting in the heads of millions of people. And as the Big Lebowski would say, "This agression will not stand... man!"
911blogger.com utterly rejects the use of violence to communicate anything. By anyone. That includes Geraldo Rivera. Rivera is infamous partly because he has built his notoriety on the violent incident which occurred on+his+television+show+in+1988.
A brawl broke out on the set between racists purposefully invited to the show, and some other guests, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the violence was expected. "A November 1988 cover of Newsweek carried a close-up of his bashed face next to a headline reading, "Trash TV: From the Lurid to the Loud, Anything Goes."
FOX News says "We Love to Hear From Our Viewers!"
Let's take them up on the offer. After all, you're a viewer now... My suggestion is that we all ask for a retraction or apology for this outrageous comment, and Geraldo should have on the air David Ray Griffin to talk about his great new book, 9/11+Contradictions.
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The Economist website posted a list yesterday of the top 10 conspiracy theories believed in today, and of course, 9/11 Truth topped the list. Direct link to article: http://www.economist.com/daily/chartgallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10...
(Please leave some educated and polite comments below the article at the link.I am deeply disappointed in the coverage which ignored so many aspects of the Symposium and the evidence for controlled demolition presented by Jones and Gage.)
Theories of 9/11
Last year, St. Joseph's College hosted a symposium for those who doubt the official version of what happened on 9/11. Are their doubts justified, or paranoid?
By Jennifer Abel
According to a 2006 Scripps-Howard poll, over a third of Americans believe high-ranking officials either helped commit the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, or at least allowed them to happen. Other polls report even greater levels of cynicism.
Where do you draw the line separating “fringe conspiracy theory” from “mainstream phenomenon”? We’re not sure, but if one-third of the populace isn’t the mainstream it’s at least a significant tributary of it.
By JACOB LAMMERS | Thursday November 08 2007, 7:03am
Nathan Janes' painting could create some controversy, but all he wants to do is get to the truth.
Janes, a Port Clinton native, recently completed a painting of a dog wearing a blindfold with "911" and "truth" above and below the dog.
Janes said the painting represents America's inability to question the events surrounding the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
"It's kind of hard for people to question whether the government lied or had a part in it," he said. "I'm not say anything's a hoax. I'm saying there's information that's not been released or told."
Please comment below the article at the source URL.
Did anyone else catch the "lightly edited" MSNBC "9/11: As It Happened" which was broadcast ?twice? on Tues. 9/11/07? I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy and objectivity (especially after the History Channel's bias), but I can't seem to find a link to a DVD for purchase. It could be a little traumatic or stressful for some to watch 2 hours of 9/11 coverage over again, though.
MSNBC lists this at their website (but I can't find the 2 hour program):
About the only reference my searches found was this at Democratic Underground's discussion board:
Another excellent MSM coverage resource archive is located at:
For some reason the date looks fishy on this post preview- it was posted at 20:00 MDT on Fri. 9-14-2007.
The October issue of High Times magazine has a one-page article that is a survey of " September 11 conspiracy literature and cinema".
Scan of the article here;
Just received the following email. I was interviewed for this History Channel Documentary on 9/11 "conspiracies" at the conference held at the University of Texas at Austin in April. I believe Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones and others at the conference were also interviewed. Curious to see how much of our comments get through... In any case, a 2-hour documentary on the 9/11 Truth community etc. ought to be interesting... Don't know who they interviewed for the "other side.."
Hi Professor Jones,
I just wanted to let you know that our 2 hour documentary, "The 9/11 Conspiracies," is now set to air on August 12 at 8pm. Once it airs, we can send a copy to you; just pass along the best address to send to you. Thanks so much for doing the interview.
Producer, NBC News
(Note that Brad is with NBC News, but said that the documentary would air on the History Channel. 8pm -- I think that is Eastern Time.)
This is a response to an AP article today:
"Retired general censured in Tillman case"
AP Article: "It's a perfect storm of mistakes, misjudgments and a failure of leadership," said Geren in announcing his decision after an investigation into the death of the former pro football player.
Aha - mistakes. Sort of like the "mistakes" of NORAD on 9/11? Maybe like the Secret Service breaking protocol in a Florida classroom? Let us not forget that Pat Tillman recieved 3 shots to the head in "close proximity." From an "M16... 10 yards away"
10 Yards. That's one first down marker on a football field. A short pass. Keep that in mind. Incompetence is always the first scapegoat they bring out to cover intent.
"No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene _ no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck."
Two breakthrough radio shows tomorrow, Monday, July 30th!
12 noon, WORT 89.9 FM Madison, http://www.wort-fm.org/ Norm Stockwell will have Dave Von Kleist on his Public Affair show. Dave Von Kleist is the director of In Plane Site and the brand-new 9/11 Ripple Effect. He will be presenting at the Science of 9/11 conference in Madison August 3rd-5th:
Call in at 608-256-2001 to join the conversation with Norm and Dave. Norm is the most influential political/news person at WORT and he's a great guy--if WORT's 9/11 coverage hasn't been what it should be, that isn't Norm's fault. Some of the other folks at WORT are the problem. Let's give Norm and WORT lots of positive feedback for this.
Here's an idea for anybody listening (& I hope someone like William Rodriguez has a similar idea): A DOCUMENTARY filmed during a reunion of as many 9/11 eyewitnesses as can be found and brought together in one place. Also, invite all those "journalists" who were also witnesses (you know, the ones who initially reported "a huge explosion" etc.) and see how many of them have the guts to show up and honestly discuss what THEY saw, heard and felt that day.
This is a response to Lucus, David Slesinger and others call to hone our strategy and points of pressure, so that we can win.
I have a powerful feeling that the ideas which have been presented here represent the potential trimtab for the 9-11 Justice movement. Buckminster's Fuller's use of the concept of the trimtab needed to help turn the rudder on a masive ship, such as Earth, is related to the ideas of accupressure/puncture. Find the spots with the most bang for the buck.
Alternative weekly, "The Austin Chronicle" has rolled out a couple jabs at 9/11 skepticism, a two-part column by house writer, Louis Black (Not to be confused with the FUNNY Lewis Black).
If you decide to write a letter to Louis, make it an open letter, and post it in the comments section below.
Thanks, altruist, for sending this in.
(This was posted in the blogs section, but we should have had it on our front page. The day before Griffin's Ashland, Oregon talk last month, the Ashland Daily Tidings had front page coverage of the impending talk, above and below the fold, and for the second time called for a new independent investigation of 9/11. Two days prior to the front page coverage, they ran a separate 9/11 story. Links below. -r.)
May 23, 2007
Truth movement superstar visits SOU
May 23, 2007
Holes in the story
May 21, 2007
9/11: The elephant that will not leave:
Thanks, Ken, for the reminder.
One of the most 'controversial' chapters to appear in any 9/11 book, was written by Barrie Zwicker in his 'Towers of Deception'. This 'controversial' but true, accurate and highly education chapter has found its way onto the internet, and has been reproduced as far as I can see word for word and illustration for illustration. So if you would like to analyze the methods of propaganda, and dissect through the obfuscation here are the links:
Here are two reviews of the book from Amazon.com, which particularly mention this specific chapter as forming the basis of opinion concerning the book, and the review written about it:
The first reader gives the book 2 Starts out of 5 (2/5):
I gave the book two stars mainly because Zwicker's treatment of Noam Chomsky, with its continual oscillation between fawning adulation and vituperative disgust, is worth a read.
The second reder gives the book 5 Starts out of 5 (5/5):
Charges pressed by Alliot-Marie after the disclosure of GDES documents
Paris (AFP)- The Defence Minister, Michele Alliot-Marie, has decided to notify the Minister of Justice in order to request pressing charges, after the disclosure by Le Monde of classified documents warning of a hijacking of American airliners 8 months prior to 9/11, according to the Ministry.
“The Minister has decided to notify the Minister of Justice in order to request that charges be pressed for removal, seizure, and disclosure of defence secrets,” stated the spokesperson for the minister, Jean-Francois Bureau, at his weekly press conference.
These charges relate “specifically to 6 classified GDES (the General Directorate of External Security) notes,” he specified.
According to the article and the documents published by Le Monde on Tuesday, French foreign intelligence had, in January 2001, 8 months prior to 9/11, alerted their American colleagues to an Al Qaeda plot to hijack American airliners.
9/11- The French knew about it well in advance
It’s an impressive mass of documents. From afar, it looks like a university thesis. Up close however, there is nothing to see. Red stamps stating, “Confidential- defence” and “Strictly for federal use” are on each page. On the top left, there is a royal blue logo- that of the GDES, the General Directorate of External Security, the French Secret Service. In total, there are 328 classified pages. Notes, reports, summaries, maps, diagrams, charts, and satellites pictures. All of it dedicated exclusively to Al Qaeda, its leaders, sub-leaders, hideouts and training camps. And its financial benefactors as well. And what’s more, it is nothing less than the essence of GDES reports between July 2000 and October 2001. A real encyclopaedia.