Media Coverage

The BBC in Denial

Edit: This is a copy and paste from the Beeb. Not directed specifically at 911blogger.com
911blogger hasn't accused the Beeb of being "Part of the Conspiracy". Sure would be nice if someone in the UK could cough up some raw VHS footage though... -r.

Part of the conspiracy?

Richard Porter
27 Feb 07, 05:12 PM

The 9/11 conspiracy theories are pretty well known by now. The BBC addressed them earlier this month with a documentary, The Conspiracy Files, shown within the UK.

Until now, I don't think we've been accused of being part of the conspiracy. But now some websites are using news footage from BBC World on September 11th 2001 to suggest we were actively participating in some sort of attempt to manipulate the audience. As a result, we're now getting lots of emails asking us to clarify our position. So here goes:

1. We're not part of a conspiracy. Nobody told us what to say or do on September 11th. We didn't get told in advance that buildings were going to fall down. We didn't receive press releases or scripts in advance of events happening.

2. In the chaos and confusion of the day, I'm quite sure we said things which turned out to be untrue or inaccurate - but at the time were based on the best information we had. We did what we always did - sourced our reports, used qualifying words like "apparently" or "it's reported" or "we're hearing" and constantly tried to check and double check the information we were receiving.

3. Our reporter Jane Standley was in New York on the day of the attacks, and like everyone who was there, has the events seared on her mind. I've spoken to her today and unsurprisingly, she doesn't remember minute-by-minute what she said or did - like everybody else that day she was trying to make sense of what she was seeing; what she was being told; and what was being told to her by colleagues in London who were monitoring feeds and wires services.

4. We no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage (for reasons of cock-up, not conspiracy). So if someone has got a recording of our output, I'd love to get hold of it. We do have the tapes for our sister channel News 24, but they don't help clear up the issue one way or another.

5. If we reported the building had collapsed before it had done so, it would have been an error - no more than that. As one of the comments on You Tube says today "so the guy in the studio didn't quite know what was going on? Woah, that totally proves conspiracy... "

Richard Porter is head of news, BBC World

Antiwar.com: "America's Alliance With bin Laden"

Raimondo's take on Hersh's explosive new story;

America's Alliance With bin Laden

We're playing the Sunni card in the Middle East – and that means playing footsie with al-Qaeda

So let's get this straight: U.S. taxpayer dollars are subsidizing al-Qaeda's emerging Lebanese affiliate. Remember that as you fill out your income tax forms this year.

The "war on terrorism" sparked by al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack has ended with the U.S. in alliance with bin Laden's boys against a supposedly emerging Shi'ite threat. Now how bitter is that ironic twist?

Forget al-Qaeda: nobody is even trying to capture bin Laden, and no wonder. He's our ally now. That's what Michael Scheuer has always said, but now I see it's official. Bin Laden was yesterday's villain: today's hate figure is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran.

Continued...
http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10580

Thanks, Kevin.

The Famous BBC WTC7 Video viewable at LiveLeak

Direct download, 911podcasts mirror: http://www.911podcasts.com/display.php?vid=200

Edit(s): Changed title and text to "Famous" from "Infamous" - added Digg for PrisonPlanet story.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a tacit or overt endorsement of the veracity of the claims made in the linked video by 911blogger.com.

Please stop submitting blogs on this! Message received!

12 News: What if everything we thought we knew about 9-11 was wrong?

12 new report

 

azcentral.com, 23.02.07

Hundreds of people from across the country descend on a Chandler resort to challenge popular beliefs about 9-11.

What many people consider to be the most devastating attack ever on Americans is also the government's greatest lie, according to many attending the 9/11 Accountability Conference.

One person told us she feels like they get nothing but lies and propaganda from the government when it comes to seeking answers about the attack.

"The Canadian" covers Loose Change phenomenon

New documentary film suggests 9/11 was a staged Neo-conservative psychological attack against the American people

Compiled by Susan Lee

It began as a tiny internet film attacking the 'lies' surrounding 9/11. Now, millions of people have heard its message. Like it or loathe it, you can't ignore Loose Change, says Ed Pilkington in the British Guardian Newspaper.

Dylan Avery is the director and creator of Loose Change, the most successful movie to emerge from what followers call the 9/11 Truth Movement. The film alleges with presented evidence that the attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, were not the work of Osama bin Laden, but of neo-conservative elements, who are pursuing a "New World Order" . They reject the term "conspiracy theorists", arguing that if you accept the official line on 9/11 you have in any case signed up to a theory about a official "conspiracy" anyways, that has been falsely attributed to "al-Qaida masterminds".

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

Live blogging from Chandler

http://www.citizensadvocate.net/#911schedule

The Citizen's Advocate will be recording and posting lectures from the 9/11 Accountability Conference in Chandler, Arizona.

http://911accountability.org/accountability/

Check their site throughout the weekend...

Thanks, Joe.

Duke University: "Controversial Film Draws Curious Crowd"

Controversial 9/11 film draws curious crowd

By: Andrei Scumpu
Issue date: 2/22/07 Section: News
Last update: 2/22/07 at 8:38 AM EST

Director Mike Berger and writer Rebecca Cerese, a resident of Chapel Hill, spoke Tuesday night in Richard White Lecture Hall and presented their film, "Improbable Collapse," which presents a controversial take on the events of Sept. 11.

The documentary retraced the events of the attacks on the World Trade Center, analyzed evidence, interviewed experts and reviewed government records to present an argument pinning the collapse of the World Trade Center on the U.S. government.

FSTV airs "9/11 and American Empire" - 1st hour

From 911tv.org;

On the following dates and times (CST) Free Speech TV will show the first hour of the most popular video produced by 911TV.

The video celebrates the publication of the book edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott titled "9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out."

This two part program was recorded in Berkeley, California, September 24, 2006. It was the first public event sponsored by KPFA regarding the
alternative vision of the events of 9/11.

22-Feb-07 05:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1
22-Feb-07 11:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1
23-Feb-07 16:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1
24-Feb-07 11:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1
24-Feb-07 15:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1
25-Feb-07 12:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1
25-Feb-07 19:00:00 Keynote: KPFA's 9/11 and the American Empire 1

The DVD of this program is available at 911TV.org in either the full two hour program or as two 1 hour programs for Public Access Television.

Vermont Panel to Discuss Ballot Request for New 9/11 Investigation Tonight on Public Television

9/11 discussion to air on RETN - burlingtonfreepress.com

A panel discussion on the ballot items in Burlington and Lincoln asking for a new investigation of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, will air at 8 p.m. today on Regional Educational Technology Network, Channel 16. It will air simultaneous online at www.retn.org.

RETN asks viewers to participate in the discussion by phone or e-mail.

The panel will include proponents of a new investigation: Kyle Hence, executive director of 9/11 Citizens Watch and producer of the documentary "9/11: Press for Truth"; Burlington writer and musician Mark Estrin; and former City Councilor Doug Dunbebin.

"During the program we will welcome all perspectives on this important subject," said Scott Campitelli, the executive director of RETN.

If anyone is in the Burlington, Vermont area and can record this event tonight please do!

Thanks to Jon Gold for the heads up!

NY Post Bashes Christine Ebersole for Saying 9/11 Was an Inside Job


Inside Idiocy - nypost.com

February 20, 2007 -- ADD Christine Ebersole to the list of kooks who say the 9/11 terror attacks were an inside job. The "Grey Gardens" star went on writer John Conner's radio show the other night to say she agrees with him that a corrupt faction within the U.S. government is to blame. "I think we want to look at our government as sort of like a benevolent father that's going to take care of us and be kind to us and treat us well, and I think it's too much for our people to conceptualize, and I'm sure that's what happened to people in Nazi Germany," Ebersole said.

Please show some support to Christine Ebersole by chiming in with a quick note of support on her website guestbook and by sending a letter defending her position and praising her courage to the editor of the page six gossip column at richard.johnson@nypost.com (you can find a full list of NY Post contacts on their contact page here as well).

You can find the official announcement of her statement here, and you can digg that story here as well.

Update: You can find an MP3 of the interview here (thanks to truthcult.com)

Hat tip to prisonplanet for the heads up!

Paul Thompson and Peter Coyote - Link TV interview

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2147695828990077136&hl=en

During the February/March fundraising season, Link TV is broadcasting 9/11: Press for Truth, interspersed with an interview of Paul Thompson, conducted by Peter Coyote. Here are the 3 interview segments as one continuous video, approx. 24 min.

If you've never been to Thompson's cooperativeresearch.org, go now. A very useful resource. He managed to make a book out of the research, called, The Terror Timeline.

Thompson is a contributor to:

“THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT - ONE YEAR LATER - A CITIZENS’ RESPONSE: DID THE COMMISSION GET IT RIGHT?”

2.3 MB pdf

http://www.911podcasts.com/files/documents/did-they-get-it-right.zip

9/11 First Responders: 'We're Dead Men Walking'

http://wcbstv.com/seenon/local_story_047002528.html

Feb 16, 2007

"More than five years after the 9/11 terror attacks, the full impact of that day is still unknown. First responders who rushed into the collapsing buildings are dealing with health issues they believe could be just the tip of the iceberg.

CBS 2 spoke to many who now say they are dead men walking.

First responders charged toward ground zero on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, united in their mission.

"I saw the second plane hit, both towers come down," Vito Valente said. "It went from day to night."

"When things are at their very worst is when we are at our very best," Mike McCormack added. "It subsequently changed my life forever."

Today, seven out of every 10 suffer from respiratory disease.

And that's just the beginning..."

Continued...
http://wcbstv.com/seenon/local_story_047002528.html

Thanks, 7man.

Details and Preview of Upcoming BBC Episode of 'The Conspiracy Files'


584KB WMV
Sorry for the poor quality, this is
a direct rip from the BBC stream

Update: There is also a short teaser clip available here.

A few new details have come out on the BBC 'The Conspiracy Files' on 9/11 which is to air this Sunday, these come via a blog by the editor:

9/11 questions - bbc.co.uk/blogs

Through the internet and the media generally, allegations of complicity by the US government in the 9/11 attacks are intensifying.

We've just finished a new series called The Conspiracy Files which will start this Sunday on BBC Two at 9pm with a programme about 9/11.

We’ve talked to a number of the people who question the official version.

Dylan Avery, the 23-year-old film-maker behind the internet film Loose Change says the US government “will willingly kill its own citizens for whatever gain it seems necessary and then lie as much as they need to cover it up.”

Alex Jones, a Texan nationally syndicated radio talk show host, tells the programme “9/11 is an inside job… a false-flag terror operation.”

Jim Fetzer, former US marine and retired university professor, who helped found a coalition of academics called Scholars for 9/11 Truth repeats the Sherlock Holmes quotation “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

..

But we found that simple requests, such as asking to see the plane wreckage of flight United 93 at Shanksville, or flight American Airlines 77 at the Pentagon, were refused after months of delay by the authorities.

Yet if we had been able to film the wreckage from flight AA77 we would have had extremely strong evidence that a Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon.

Trying to prove or disprove these alternative theories is not easy.

Officials are loathe to engage, thinking that any response will only fan the flames of popular conspiracy theories, and yet no response seems to be worse still.

9/11: The Conspiracy Files travels across the United States investigating the allegations and talking to witnesses wherever possible.

Be sure to check out their blog entry for the full details, and to post some comments.

You can find the preview clip here as well, however I have had no luck so far in getting it to play. Expect to see a downloadable version of this clip popup as soon as it starts working.

Thanks 911veritas for the heads up!