Yellow Journalism

Slate magazine hit peice

Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories

Does Google have a responsibility to help stop the spread of 9/11 denialism, anti-vaccine activism, and other fringe beliefs?

In its early days, the Web was often imagined as a global clearinghouse—a new type of library, with the sum total of human knowledge always at our fingertips. That much has happened—but with a twist: In addition to borrowing existing items from its vast collections, we, the patrons, could also deposit our own books, pamphlets and other scribbles—with no or little quality control.

Such democratization of information-gathering—when accompanied by smart institutional and technological arrangements—has been tremendously useful, giving us Wikipedia and Twitter. But it has also spawned thousands of sites that undermine scientific consensus, overturn well-established facts, and promote conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, the move toward social search may further insulate regular visitors to such sites; discovering even more links found by their equally paranoid friends will hardly enlighten them. Is it time for some kind of a quality control system?

“9/11 Conspiracy Roadtrip BBC show” – A Participant’s Perspective

“9/11 Conspiracy Roadtrip BBC show” – A Participant’s Perspective

http://911truthnews.com/911-truth-news-movement-commentary/

Hello, my name is Emily Church and I am a mute.

Well, according to the masters of propaganda at the BBC/Renegade Productions.

This summer I participated in a BBC hit piece on 9/11, entitled “Conspiracy Roadtrip”. The premise is simple: five non-believers of the official story journey across the east coast of the USA in search of the truth. On the way we meet “experts” and victims of the attacks, guided by “comedian” Andrew Maxwell who believes the 9/11 commission report was the be all and end all of the 9/11 story.

The show aired a few hours ago and I felt compelled to write my version of what happened on that 8 day roadtrip, to give you the perspective you were not shown by BBC 3.

Firstly, I must tip my hat to them. They did a wonderful editing job. Anyone who has ever had a conversation with me or knows me personally will be very much aware of my opinions re: 9/11, and how outspoken I am about them. However, on this show I appear to be pretty much silent the entire way through.

I wasn’t.

Yet another BBC 9/11 programme - Conspiracy Road Trip

I have a feeling this one may make the truth movement look really bad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014gpjx

This September marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, one of the biggest terrorist atrocities of the 21st Century. Nineteen hijackers, all members of Al Qaeda, crashed four planes on American soil, leading to the deaths of 2,973 innocent people.

This horrific event has generated a multitude of conspiracy theories that contradict the official findings of the US government's investigation into the events of that day.

Andrew Maxwell, a comedian, believes in the findings of the official investigation, which claim the responsibility for the attack lies with Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. He thinks the conspiracies theories are unsubstantiated nonsense. So in this film he offers to take five young Brits, who believe some of these conspiracy theories, on a road-trip from New York to Washington. They visit Ground Zero where two planes hit the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, home of vast American defence HQ and Shanksville in Pennsylvania where United 93 crashed.

Request for correction to BBC NEWS

To: the editor of BBC NEWS Magazine online.
CC: various 9/11 Truth organizations, websites

This letter is a request for correction regarding mistakes found in article “9/11 conspiracy theories" published at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14665953 on august 29, 2011.



1. On point 1, quote: “the transponder, which provides the exact location of the plane, was turned off or changed

Airplane transponder is a machine that provides ground control with some data originating from the plane, such as the altitude of the plane, its name, its bearing and other data. It doesn’t provide horizontal (map) location of the plane, which can be read by primary radar data, which originates from ground radar installations and will continue to function whatever happens to the plane transponder.

Your assertion is wrong, so you’re requested to correct and clarify it



2. On point 2, quote: “Controlled demolition is always carried out from the bottom floors up

Don't Tell Me Who My Heroes Are

Support the families' call for a real investigation by going to www.nyccan.org and help them with the NYC Ballot Initiative, and call your Reps and tell them to support H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act which will help the 9/11 First Responders.

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.”

Another outbreak of Yellow Journalism, just as the truth is oozing to the surface.

Read The Story
Ottawa Sun : By JORDAN MICHAEL SMITH
Mon, June 4, 2007
http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Smith_Jordan_Michael/2007/06/04/4232176.html

Someone brought this to my attention. I would rather not have had to read such crap, muchless respond to it, but here goes:

Re: The truth is out there (Ottawa Sun)

Another outbreak of Yellow Journalism, just as the truth is oozing to the surface.

This guy is either a shill, or is just a blowhard chickenshit with a lot invested in not knowing anything, while pretending to know everything. Just one more pompus jackass who thinks he knows something, but doesn't know jack, and doesn't care about the historic and scientific evidence that totally debunks the official story - nor is he interested in truth and justice.