Sunday, September 10, 2006

About the WMD truth movement

WMD truth movement? Oh that's passe, you say.
Yes, and let's hope that the 9/11 truth movement will become passe soon.

Right now, only independent investigators are convinced of treason on 9/11 and after-the-fact cover-up. Reporters generally treat doubters of the official 9/11 line as if they are somehow disconnected from the media -- where it seems that no independent investigative reporting is allowed.

However, that was pretty much the case in the run-up to the Iraq war, with WMD doubters treated as though they were just an eccentric fringe. The media in general didn't dare to focus on the problems with what the administration was claiming. As FAIR points out, people on the New York Times were shilling for the WMD enthusiasts [though doubters like Paul Krugman were given a voice and then there was that Joe Wilson op-ed bombshell] before Times brass-hats were forced to "get religion" and "see the light" on WMD fraud.

About a week ago, the Daily Mirror, a tabloid that tends to back the British Labor Party's rank and file, splashed a story about U.S. professors who are convinced of treason on 9/11. The writer did not treat them as an odd assortment of academic cranks but rather cast them in a respectful light. And recently, Britain's Guardian, which has snubbed 9/11 conspiracy theorists, published a piece by a member of parliament condemning 9/11 as an inside job by forces within the U.S. government.

Also, from time to time, I have seen attempts in the U.S. press to treat seriously the potential treason issue raised by critics, and it is clear that the journalists have their doubts also.
The problem is that these concerns are not followed up at the news management level.

Well, cheers! The WMD truth movement is our example.


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