Friday, May 11, 2007

9/11 propaganda shift at Fox?

Alan Colmes did something very peculiar recently. Despite a hail of vituperation and unfair tactics against a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, Colmes seemed to concede that World Trade Center 7 and other buildings were brought down in a controlled fashion for safety reasons.

Go to YouTube and search Colmes, Tarpley

Colmes, on Fox's Hannity and Colmes, played the video showing John Kerry saying that he believes WTC7 was brought down in a controlled fashion for reasons of safety. Colmes then went on to browbeat 9/11 conspiracy author Webster Tarpley and to accuse "wingnuts" of misprepresenting Kerry's words to mean that the U.S. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks.

Murdoch's house liberal then argued that the fact that some buildings were demolished for safety reasons did not imply a conspiracy.

Well I don't know whether Colmes was pulling a fast one to get Kerry's statement past Murdoch, or whether a new propaganda line is emerging, whereby the controlled demolition of World Trade Center 7 is conceded.

No doubt Colmes was countering some others at Fox News who had used the Kerry clip to suggest that "the crazies love him." Colmes was evidently trying to shield Kerry from being smeared as a "crazy." Still, despite all the spin, Kerry's words were broadcast.

I'm not sure whether Colmes knew or cared about the fact that the NIST has been saying publicly that it has found no evidence of controlled demolition of WTC7, even though its contract investigators have been granted permission to test the controlled demolition hypothesis.

But one wonders why Colmes doesn't ask why the NIST is wasting money on a still-incomplete probe of WTC7's collapse if people in government -- and, it seems, the press -- already know that demolition was done "for safety reasons."

The NIST is now in a pinch. If it has been pretending not to know that explosives were used for WTC7, why should anyone trust its conclusions about the twin towers?

Some claim that Kerry misspoke and that he was talking about WTC6, about which there is little controversy. Even if true, we can see that Colmes and others at Fox made virtually no effort to check the facts. It's all about spin.

Worthless Google 9/11 alerts
Google's 9/11 blog alerts have resumed, but the service has become transparently thin. There should be hundreds of posts, or at least scores, daily, but only two or three a day are arriving. They are largely uninformative.

Sure, maybe invisible standards have been changed. But why? Why is it necessary to make a useful service worthless?

Likewise, Google's 9/11 news alerts are bizarrely pared. Services that routinely were picked before are now bypassed. Again, news that's really bad for the conspirators rarely shows up. Normally, I find it by other means.

I suppose that those controlling this system believe that they will be exempt from prosecution as enemy combatants. But, one never should say never...


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