Media Coverage

The New American Covers '9/11 Press for Truth'

Pressing for the Truth on 9/11 - The New American (current issue)

9/11 Press for Truth effectively presents some of the most glaring discrepancies, lies, and coverups concerning the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.

Henry Kissinger "nearly fell off the couch." He spilled his coffee on himself. He was visibly shaken. The next day he announced that he was stepping down as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, the post to which President Bush had named him a couple of weeks earlier. What had caused the always poised and famously unflappable "Dr. K" to come unhinged? Why the abrupt resignation from the chairmanship he had so recently accepted amidst such fanfare?

The day before his resignation, Dr. Kissinger invited a small group of 9/11 family members to the New York office of Kissinger Associates, the premier global consulting service to presidents, princes, potentates, and corporate executives. The date was December 12, 2002. Kissinger, no doubt, expected them to be putty in his hands. After all, he is the fabled, gravelly voiced eminence who has strode across the world stage for the better part of half a century. Wars, revolutions, financial panics, political scandals, and economic crises — he has come through them all, not only unscathed but almost apotheosized to demigod status.

But the ever calm and supremely confident diplomat was unnerved when Laurie Van Auken, whose husband was killed in the World Trade Center, said the families wanted him to disclose his client list to assure there was no conflict of interest. She asked if there were any Saudis among his clients and if any were members of the bin Laden family.

Kristen Breitweiser, another 9/11 widow who was there, gives this account of the meeting: "Kissinger told us to trust him. We told him we couldn't.... Kissinger seemed stunned.... He didn't understand the fuss about his client list — they were all reputable people, he said. Kissinger seemed stricken and became unsteady. In reaching for his cup of coffee he bobbled, knocked the pot, spilled his own cup and nearly fell off the couch."
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9/11 Press for Truth asks, for instance, why NORAD fighter jets weren't scrambled on that fateful morning. Fighters are sent up, on average, more than twice a week to check on planes that have strayed off course or are not responding to the FAA or local air towers. This happens routinely — more than 100 times per year, and without any major signals that a hijacking or terrorist attack is underway. Why, on September 11, 2001, did this air defense system uniquely — repeatedly — fail, even after the first plane hit the World Trade Center and it was blindingly apparent that we were under attack? The 9/11 Commission Report's explanation, which contradicts four previous explanations by federal officials on this matter (all four of which also contradict each other), is fraught with discrepancies, errors, omissions, and contradictions.

The 9/11 families are still demanding to know what really happened and why? Ditto for other unexplained (and seemingly inexplicable) subsequent events such as the repeated "escapes" of Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders in Afghanistan — apparently courtesy of the governments of Pakistan and the United States. 9/11 Press for Truth presents interviews with Gary Berntsen, the CIA's field commander in charge of Operation Jawbreaker, the agency's hunt for bin Laden in the caves of Tora Bora. Berntsen and others have charged that bin Laden and large convoys of his followers were repeatedly allowed to get away when they were about to be taken by U.S. forces. When the Taliban and al-Qaeda legions were trapped by U.S. forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in November 2001, the Pakistani government sent in planes to airlift the terrorists to safety in Pakistan, with the apparent blessing of the U.S. government.
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This documentary is important not only for its content but for its professional packaging and high production values, which add to its credibility. But its main value may lie in the hope it gives that common, ordinary people — without office or power — can make a difference. It transcends partisan politics and should be seen by all Americans who are committed to justice and are determined to secure our country against similar — or worse — attacks in the future.

Thanks to parrotfish for the heads up!

2006.12.15 | John Conner's 'Resistance Manifesto' signing

hi truthfor911.gather.com,

I just received the following update, gratefully:

From: theresistancemanifesto.com

Just a reminder, Friday December 15th is John Conner's book singing in Encinitas CA. 8:00pm. We'll either meet in Starbucks or in the study areas right next to the Starbucks.

Some haters at a sad blog claimed they were going to call BN and warn them about us to try and get them to throw us out, but hey ... we're just going to be hanging out in Starbucks for some coffee ... who are the wack jobs here?

Twenty free Manifestos will be given out to the first people to show up ... and if we get kicked out, we'll just hang out on the sidewalk or in the parking lot.

Also, check youtube in a day or so for a new college video. This time it was UCLA and before John could even crash some classes, he was questioned by the police and enrolled in some database. Some random student yelled "Nazis" to the cops as they were running his ID to check for warrants, and the dean of student affairs showed up, probably to make sure the cops didn't go tazer happy.

(recruiting for (st911.org), again ...)

youtube.com/watch?v=P4CcmSuBpA4

John Conner Visits UCLA & is Questioned by Police

John gave them some dvds of loose change and shook their hands and thanked them for not tazing him when all was said and done. and coming soon to youtube: John Conner visits Hollywood. - The Resistance Manifesto Staff

Coverage of McKinney's Impeachment Bill Mentions 9/11 Coverup

McKinney introduces bill to impeach Bush - news.yahoo.com

In what was likely her final legislative act in Congress, outgoing Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney announced a bill Friday to impeach
President Bush.
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The legislation has no chance of passing and serves as a symbolic parting shot not only at Bush but also at Democratic leaders. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made clear that she will not entertain proposals to sanction Bush and has warned the liberal wing of her party against making political hay of impeachment.

McKinney, a Democrat who drew national headlines in March when she struck a Capitol police officer, has long insisted that Bush was never legitimately elected. In introducing her legislation in the final hours of the current Congress, she said Bush had violated his oath of office to defend the Constitution and the nation's laws.

McKinney has made no secret of her frustration with Democratic leaders since voters ousted her from office in the Democratic primary this summer. In a speech Monday at George Washington University, she accused party leaders of kowtowing to Republicans on the war in
Iraq and on military mistreatment of prisoners.

McKinney, who has not discussed her future plans, has increasingly embraced her image as a controversial figure.

She has hosted numerous panels on Sept. 11 conspiracy theories and suggested that Bush had prior knowledge of the terrorist attacks but kept quiet about it to allow friends to profit from the aftermath. She introduced legislation to establish a permanent collection of rapper Tupac Shakur's recordings at the National Archives and calling for a federal investigation into his killing.

Thanks to Jon Gold for the heads up!

William Rodriguez Featured in Devon Newspaper and Interviewed on BBC Bristol

Hero of 9/11 Won't Stop Speaking Out Against Bush - thisisdevon.co.uk

One minute he was going about his business, the next he was looking at a vision from the depths of hell. Still reeling from a blast which rocked the World Trade Center, William Rodriguez could hardly believe what he was seeing."A man came running into the office shouting 'explosion, explosion!'" Mr Rodriguez soon saw a third of his body had been badly burnt by the blast. "When I realised, I started screaming. I looked at his face and it was missing parts."

It was the start of a day that transformed Mr Rodriguez from a maintenance man to the hero of 9/11. He ran back into the crumbling tower three times, and helped save hundreds of people.
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For Mr Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico, swears his ordeal began before the first plane hit the Twin Towers. He claims that the White House failed to act, and accuses the government of being involved in "sponsored terrorism" in a bid to find a motive to invade Iraq. He brought his argument to a Westcountry audience on Wednesday, when he spoke in Torquay as part of the Global Truth movement.
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It was while he was in basements of the North Tower that Mr Rodriguez says he felt an explosion from below. "It was so hard that it shook the foundations of the building and the walls cracked," he said. "The ceiling fell on top of us."

Mr Rodriguez, 45, had worked in the building for 20 years, and survived the 1993 bomb blast. As the sprinkler system came on, he was mentally transported back. It was only then that he claims he heard the sound of the first plane hitting the tower, at 8.46am. "It came from far away - all the way at the top of the building," he said.
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The final straw came when he was asked to give a public address on why Iraq should be invaded. "I said no - 9/11 was nothing to do with Iraq. I helped organise the families, and we voted against the President using us for his political motive. That's when the thrust changed, and the invasion suddenly became about weapons of mass destruction."
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But Mr Rodriguez continues to speak out. Once a prominent magician, he said: "The 9/11 attacks are just an illusion. It never happened in the way they say. It's all manufactured to give the impression that it happened like that."

You can also find a 20 minute long interview with Mr. Rodriguez on BBC Bristol at 911truthbristol.com.

Update: Another recent Rodriguez article here.

Kansas City Publication Profiles Members of 9/11 Movement in 4 Page Article

Bush Blew up the Twin Towers - pitch.com

In a recent episode of South Park, the elementary-school-aged troublemakers spend most of the half-hour figuring out whether the U.S. government planned the attacks of September 11, 2001. As they close in on the answer, a squad of poorly drawn, machine-gun-toting Secret Service agents kidnaps Kyle and Stan, along with a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. All of them are whisked away to the Oval Office, where President Bush confesses to everything.
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By the end, the show has mocked everybody involved. But the following day, Web traffic to 911truth.org multiplied by five times, spiking the site's number of views to 58,000 a day. A fact omitted from the South Park episode — and from the Web site itself — is that 911truth.org is run by Janice Matthews, a single mother of six from Kansas City, Missouri.
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But those behind the 9/11 conspiracy theories aren't comics-store nerds lamenting the loss of The X-Files. In Kansas City, they include the owner of a popular theater, a dentist, and a group of conservatives that meets every week.

Thanks kameelyun for the heads up!

Mancow Makes His Debut on Fox News By Being Belligerent With Kevin Smith Regarding 9/11 Skepticism

Powerful 9/11 Info Hits Prime-Time TV for First Time - jonesreport.com
Low-Brow FOX Hit-Piece Fails to Counter Evidence of an Inside Job

FOX News national TV special ' Planet Mancow' featured a slew of pop-culture junkets, a celebrity interview with William Shatner and an attempt to slander 9/11 Truth by putting one of its spokesmen, Infowars' Kevin Smith, face-to-face with dying fireman Brian Harvey, who rescued victims after the attacks.

The host of the program, Chicago-based radio personality Erich "Mancow" Muller, tried to portray his guest Kevin Smith--producer for the Alex Jones radio show-- as a backwoods conspiracy nut living in a shed; however, neither Mancow nor Harvey could refute any of Smith's information-- they could only restate their disbelief.

Looks like Mancow proved himself worthy of the Fox News channel last night in his debut. Be sure to check out the link above for a detailed report on the show from jonesreport.com.

Fox News Show 'Planet Mancow' to 'Rip into' 9/11 Skeptics

Planet Mancow - foxnews.com

Sat., November 18 at 9 p.m. ET
Hosted by Mancow

Come on a journey with Erich "Mancow" Muller to a parallel Universe he likes to call "Planet Mancow."

Mancow, best known for his syndicated radio program "Mancow's Morning Madhouse," brings a new perspective and wit to our ever-changing world.

"Planet Mancow" features a "different" kind of interview with William Shatner, who talks about playing Captain T. Kirk and how "Star Trek" impacted so many lives — even some Vietnam POWs.
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Then, did our government mastermind the attacks of 9/11? Mancow rips into 9/11 conspiracy enthusiast Kevin Smith and talks with Brian Harvey, a New York City firefighter who was at Ground Zero that horrific day.

The preview for this show was apparently attempted to be posted to mancow.org, but is not currently working. I am not familiar with him, but you can find out a bit on his wiki entry.

The following quote should give an idea as to what to expect:

On December 6th, 2005, Muller drew a swarm of controversy when he verbally attacked Howard Dean on Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, antagonizing with such words as "vile", "bloodthirsty", "evil", and retaliated to Dean's opinions on the War in Iraq, calling Dean a traitor that "ought to be kicked out of America" and "tried for treason".

And a bit about his radio show:

Bob Noxious: A hilarious candid audio recording is played of a man saying offensive things on a street setting and people's shocked responses.
Drunk Chick Friday: Muller invites a group of (supposedly) attractive women to visit the studio on Friday mornings, who then become highly intoxicated and obnoxious as the show progresses.

Looks like Fox has picked up another winner.

Media Channels' Rory O'Connor Covers 911 Conspiracy of Incompetence

While I don't agree with the "Incompetency Argument," this article is sympathetic to the truth movement and certainly raises valid questions regarding intelligence community links with Al Qaeda.

Before it becomes too late, and the case too cold, is it still possible to determine what happened on 9/11—and why? Did some version of the MIHOP or LIHOP conspiracy theories actually take place? - Rory O'Connor

Article below:

The 9/11 Conspiracy of Incompetence

What if I told you that a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle operated with impunity within the United States for years before September 11? That despite being an ardent and avowed jihadi, he managed to become a naturalized citizen, to join the US Army, to get posted to the Special Warfare Center where Green Berets and Delta Force train, and to work with both the CIA and the FBI? And all the while he was a top al Qaeda operative, hosting its second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri when he traveled to the US in the 1990's to raise money, and training both bin Laden's personal bodyguard and radical Muslims who would go on to assassinate Jewish militant Meir Kahane and detonate a truck bomb at the World Trade Center? Would you take it as evidence that our so-called intelligence community was abjectly incompetent and dysfunctional in the months and years before 9/11? Or would you see it as further proof that the powers-that-be were the powers behind 9/11, either "making it happen on purpose", or alternately "letting it happen on purpose?"

NYTimes Article References Chavez's Questioning of 9/11

Latin Fight for U.N. Security Council Seat Ends - nytimes.com

A turning point against Venezuela’s effort to win the seat seemed to come during a speech by Mr. Chávez at the United Nations in September, when he ridiculed Mr. Bush as the devil. That comment appeared to influence some of the diplomats who decided to vote for Guatemala. Still, Mr. Chávez’s description of Mr. Bush played well with many people in Venezuela, where wariness over the tacit approval by the United States of the brief coup that ousted Mr. Chávez in 2002 has pervaded relations between the two countries.

Sometimes relations tilt toward the surreal. The National Assembly, which is controlled by Mr. Chávez’s supporters, recently called on the Bush administration to explain why it had carried out the attack on the World Trade Center.

Thanks Ben for the heads up!

Boulder Daily Camera: "Panelists raise doubts over 9/11"

Panelists raise doubts over 9/11

Speakers at CU say government deceiving citizens

By John Aguilar
Monday, October 30, 2006

The idea was to turn the concept of a conspiracy theory on its head.

A panel of scientists and scholars, gathered in a classroom Sunday afternoon at the University of Colorado at Boulder, suggested to several hundred vocal supporters that the true conspiratorial types when it comes to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are the federal government and the mainstream media.

"They pounded a script into our heads that we now know is backed by zero evidence," said Kevin Barrett, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Barrett was one of a trio of speakers who came to CU to lay out their case that the World Trade Center towers didn't collapse as a result of jet fuel melting and softening of the buildings' steel structure, but rather from a deliberate demolition effort perpetrated by the United States government to justify its invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and assert its power around the world.

"Three thousand lives were lost at the World Trade Center as a means to global domination," Barrett said.

He characterized the 9/11 attacks as a "false flag operation" carried out by the United States with the intention of stirring up the passions and buying the allegiance of its people.

"A false flag operation is a contrived event — shocking and spectacular — used to achieve political ends, start wars and justify suppression," he said.

Continued.
Thanks, Tim for sending this in.

Dutch News Airs 15 Minute Piece on 9/11 Conspiracies

Dutch News Piece on 9/11 Inside Job - prisonplanet.com

This news clip focuses primarily around theories regarding the Pentagon, the WTC collapse (no note of WTC7), and Flight 93.

Colorado Events Draw Local Media Attention

The weekend events sponsored by Colorado 9-11 Visibility and 911truth.org, featuring 3 members of Scholars for 9-11 Truth Dr. Steven E. Jones, Kevin Ryan, and Kevin Barret were are great success on many levels. One was the more than usual media coverage. The front page headline of the Denver post, Monday, October 30, reads, Backers hail 9/11 theorist's speech - Physicist believes explosives were in Trade Center - A growing conspiracy has embraced Steven E. Jones, who spoke at DU on Saturday. Addtionally, the Boulder Daily Camera from the same day reads, Panelists raise doubts over 9/11 Speakers at CU say government deceiving citizens. More to come on this event including photos.

Paper Covers Local 9/11 Event

Southern Oregon's Mail Tribune covered a local 9/11 event hosted by Ken Becker (www.911truthnow.org). 911Truth.org puts the coverage in perspective and gives a great tip for 9/11 activism:

"Grassroots activists within the 9/11 truth movement are rising up everywhere, hosting events in towns across America and many other nations. And more often lately, local papers are reporting on these efforts."

So gather up some credible speakers and/or videos, host a 9/11 event in your town, and make sure to notify your local reporters in advance.

Orange County Weekly Interviews Creator of '9/11 Mysteries'

Where There's Smoke, There's No Fire - ocweekly.com

In the five years since 9/11, a growing number of Americans have become convinced that the World Trade Center was brought down by a deliberate act of demolition carried out by the U.S. government. The so-called 9/11 conspiracy movement is growing larger by the day, aided and abetted by the work of filmmakers like Sofia, a San Diego-area director who prefers we only use her first name. Sofia’s film, 9/11 Mysteries, which screens in Newport Beach on Thursday, Nov. 2, is the first installment of a planned four-part series of feature-length documentaries alleging that the 9/11 attacks were an elaborate ruse designed to bolster public support for a prefabricated war on terror.

This movie focuses not on the hijackings but on the collapse of the Twin Towers, showing relentless footage of the falling buildings side by side with archival shots of actual demolitions. It’s a technique highly reminiscent of Oliver Stone’s incessant use of the Zapruder film in JFK: “Back and to the right, back and to the right . . . ” and while intriguing, fails to offer much in the way of actual proof. JFK might have been completely wrong but it did force the government to release thousands of classified files that have helped shed light on some of the darker chapters of U.S. history.

In that vein, whatever really happened on 9/11—and after two viewings we’re still convinced it was the work of highly motivated, highly evil hijackers—9/11 Mysteries is worth viewing if only to challenge one’s own assumptions and, hopefully, lead to greater discussion of the tragedy and more accountability from our government. I recently spoke with Sofia about her film and why so many people, including herself, are willing to give bin Laden a pass for toppling the towers.

How did you get the idea to make a documentary about 9/11?

It all began with a pilot I knew who flew Boeings for 30 years. He was watching TV that day and he said you have no idea how hard it is to fly a plane into the buildings like that; the G-forces are too high, and the plane’s wingspan is 175 feet and the building itself is only 200 feet wide. When we drive a car into a telephone pole, that is easy—but planes can’t be maneuvered as easily. The guidance for a plane has to be done slowly. The way the planes veered into the Pentagon is under question. The suggestion here is that the planes were controlled by remote and remote controlled aviation has been available for 30 years. He said there is no way he could have done that with 30 years’ experience flying planes.

Check out the link for the full interview, and click here to watch '9/11 Mysteries'.

Southern Oregon Newspaper Coverage

(Thanks Ken, for sending this in.)

Local group pushes 9/11 conspiracy theory

October 24, 2006

Film to be screened at Crater High says someone is lying

By paul fattig
Mail Tribune

Ken Becker is a bright, educated and progressive fellow who normally scoffs at conspiracy theories.

But the Talent resident isn't scoffing at those who believe the truth has yet to be told about the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Becker, 52, is the founder of "9/11 Truth Now," an independent grassroots group demanding an independent criminal investigation into 9/11.

"I'm open-minded but I'm also skeptical — I'm not a conspiracy theorist," said the married father of two. "I have a family. I have my own business. I'm an Eagle Scout.

"But 9/11 raised so many questions that have never been answered by our government," he added. "I don't know what happened. But I do know we need to find out."

The group is sponsoring the Oregon premiere of "9/11: The Myth and The Reality," a documentary film that will be shown Saturday evening in the performing arts center at Crater High School in Central Point.