Media and Propaganda
The mainstream media has played
a central role in promoting and maintaining the
Following the attack, the large media outlets dutifully
described the events of that day
within the confines of the official story,
avoiding facts, questions, and entire topics
that point to official complicity.
Rather than asking difficult questions, the corporate media has
been quick to
attack and dismiss serious challenges
to the official story.
Language as Propaganda
Language plays a crucial role,
not only in attacking these challenges
through the use of pejorative labels such as
but through the shaping of the way people perceive
the central events of the attack itself --
such as the total destruction of the Twin Towers.
Those events were labeled collapses by the media --
language adopted even by most researchers
proposing that explosives brought down the Towers.
Yet the definition of "collapse" clashes with the explosive reality
of those events documented by the numerous
e x c e r p t
According to Merriam-Webster, "collapse" means
"to cave or fall in or give way <the bridge collapsed>".
The leading hypothesis coming from bona fide scientific analysis
is that the Towers DIDN'T cave in or give way,
they were systematically and progressively EXPLODED from the top down,
starting from the impact zone in each Tower.
If one compares the meaning of the words "collapse"
and "explosion" outside of the confusing context of the destruction
of the Towers, it becomes clear that they are, in fact, opposites.
A collapse "pulls things down",
whereas an explosion "blows things up". A true collapse,
by its nature, once triggered, is a self-fulfilling event
that needs only the help of gravity to reach its completion.
The description of the Towers' destruction as "collapses"
was cemented within hours and days of the attack.
s u m m a r y
Helpful Hints for Understanding What Happened on 9/11:
Perception, Suggestion and Reality
in the Destruction of the World Trade Center
N. J. Burkett, an ABC News correspondent, was standing more than a block
away from the WTC Towers on 9/11 when the South Tower destruction begins.
He interrupts his live TV commentary by shouting as everyone runs for cover:
"...A HUGE EXPLOSION NOW - RAINING DEBRIS ON ALL OF US! WE"D BETTER GET
OUT OF THE WAY!" This was typical of the early reporting,
but by the afternoon all of the major media had removed the word "explosion"
from their dictionaries. From this point on, the Towers had "collapsed".
This shift in language and its repetition by a parade of media "experts"
contributed to the widespread perception, not of what people had seen,
but of what they were TOLD they had seen.
The belief that the airplanes caused the destruction of the Towers
was central to the success of 9/11 as a false flag attack.
9/11 can be seen within the context of the long and continuing history
of false flag provocations and the wars of aggression that inevitably
follow in their wake. Entire populations are dragged along through pain
and suffering as the confused and unwitting victims
of this ancient and terrible practice.
A historical example of the shaping of media messages
to achieve covert aims is Operation Mockingbird,
a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation
to influence domestic and foreign media.
In this operation the CIA recruited journalists for the dual purpose
of gathering information and disseminating propaganda.
Wikipedia gives this overview of the operation's history:
e x c e r p t
In 1948, Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects
(OSP). Soon afterwards OSP was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC).
This became the espionage and counter-intelligence branch of the
Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization
that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action,
including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures;
subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground
resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements ini
threatened countries of the free world."
Later that year Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence
the domestic and foreign media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham
(Washington Post) to run the project within the industry. According to
Deborah Davis ("Katharine the Great"): "By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned'
respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek,
CBS and other communications vehicles."
In 1977, Rolling Stone alleged that one of the most important journalists
under the control of Operation Mockingbird was Joseph Alsop,
whose articles appeared in over 300 different newspapers.
Other journalists alleged by Rolling Stone Magazine to have been willing
to promote the views of the CIA included
Stewart Alsop (New York Herald Tribune),
Ben Bradlee (Newsweek),
James Reston (New York Times),
Charles Douglas Jackson (Time Magazine),
Walter Pincus (Washington Post),
William C. Baggs (The Miami News'),
Herb Gold (The Miami News) and
Charles Bartlett (Chattanooga Times).
According to Nina Burleigh (A Very Private Woman),
these journalists sometimes wrote articles that were commissioned
by Frank Wisner. The CIA also provided them with
classified information to help them with their work.
Invisible Government, 1964
Katharine the Great, 1979
CIA and the Media, Rolling Stone Magazine, 10/20/1977
A Very Private Woman, 1998
page last modified: 2010-12-18