Thursday, January 28, 2010

Someone Please Say Something

Did I ever show you this?

Gosh, couldn't I at least do that anonymously, or something?

Is it just me, or is it really weird that "truther" is an epithet to describe whackos who just want to know what the hell happened? Seriously, the first few years after 9/11, I scoffed at the idea that there was anything to know that wouldn't be brought out and cleared up. I really, honestly, and truthfully thought there would be, if not honesty from the government, a little bit of pushback from media organizations. The weird feeling I started to get in the early part of this century, sitting at the control board of that radio station, just got weirder and weirder. The feeling of being an imposter. The feeling of claiming we were doing something extraordinary when in fact we were as craven as any old white house reporter begging for bones at Bush's door and swearing to follow the rules about what not to say. Don't want to be made fun of, do we? Don't want to be labeled as an organization that seeks...god forbid...the "truth?" Isn't it fucking weird that in "this day and age" seeking the "truth" is considered "whacko?"

Thankfully, lots of people have access to videotape from 9/11, and they're asking questions on ...Youtube. Public radio offering answers? Maybe a few isolated programs. I wonder if Ira Glass's show has poked around about 9/11. Probably not. You know what, I don't even give a rat's butt about checking that out, because I'm afraid of what the answer will be. And I liked that show, too.

...OK, I just looked. Googling "Ira Glass" and "World Trade Center 7" brought up exactly two entries. Way to go, Ira. Maybe once you get on the magic TeeVee, you don't want to mess up your success with any provocative probing.

On Youtube there are literally tens of millions of viewers watching and commenting on the documentaries being made about the World Trade Center, in particular building 7. It's just that no major media companies will touch it. And apparently not NPR stations, either.

Take away net neutrality and no one's going to be talking about this stuff. I mean---how a whole building could fall down in one fell swoop like that, just like a controlled demolition, no planes hit it, just goes down, boom, all that videotape showing the collapse from every possible angle....

and no one

Isn't anyone embarrassed by this?

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