Tuesday, June 27, 2006
L.A. 9/11 Truth Conference Gets Fair Media Play
Conference a huge success, C-SPAN to air segments this week Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | June 26, 2006 The 9/11 American Scholars Symposium concluded in Los Angeles Sunday and was extremely well received by the thousand plus in attendance. A Reuters article summarizing the event presented a reasonably balanced appraisal of the intentions and scope of the conference, mirroring a burgeoning climate of accurate 9/11 truth movement coverage. Alex Jones confirms the conference has been a huge success. C-SPAN covered part of the event (which it will rebroadcast several times this week), and various mainstream media outlets turned out to cover the event. Reflecting a positive trend embraced by an earlier New York Times article, the Reuters report on the conference mainly sticks to the facts and avoids the scoffing, sneering tone of similar reports about 9/11 events we have seen over the last few years. The Reuters article has mainly been picked up by foreign news outlets. From previous experience we know that newswire gatekeepers, ostensibly operating out of London, selectively sideline sensitive stories and order them not to receive substantive nationwide attention. The Reuters piece has not been picked up by any US or European news outlet thus far. Publications such as Turkey's Zaman Online, South Africa's Independent Online, Qatar's Gulf News as well as Al Jazeera and Iran's Tehran Times all carried different versions of the original Reuters piece. Anyone looking for spin, please note this paragraph in the Reuters article: "The theories, derided by critics as wild and far-fetched, have mostly been confined to the Internet, talk radio and the alternative press." While this is generally true, Reuters fails to note that the 9/11 truth movement has encroached into the realm of mainstream media this year more than ever before, notably in response to Charlie Sheen's public stance back in March. Video footage of Charlie Sheen's appearance as well as a raft of other presentations and interviews with keynote speakers will feature in free video clips and extra footage for Prison Planet.tv subscribers over the next two weeks. Thanks to everyone who has helped to get the word out, the mainstream is being forced more and more to cover the majority, based-in-fact conviction that 9/11 was an inside job.