Mike Casner, who commented on this blog recently, sent me a link to an organization and website that I was previously unfamiliar with. The Media for 9/11 Truth group is alive, and after viewing its signatures, I am thrilled to see it is already supported by many others in the media.
P.S. Mike – Do you have a banner that I can put here on the website?
May 18, 2010
Here is a little about the group:
The Mission Statement
Journalists and Other Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth (JOMP911T) is an international organization of journalists and other media professionals who have, unlike the mainstream (corporate) media, been reporting information that challenges the official account of 9/11.
We seek an independent investigation, unfettered by political constraints, which has full subpoena powers and examines all of the evidence relevant to determining what happened on 9/11. To date, virtually all of the evidence that conflicts with the official account has been ignored by the mass media.
Who Started This
Mike Casner, a resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire hosts the “9/11 Truth Hour” on the Keene State College radio station, WKNH 91.3 FM. He is an international distance runner, a member of the US Mountain running team and has worked in the human services sector.
Cheryl Curtiss lives in central Connecticut and produces “9/11 Wake-Up Call”, a weekly show, on the University of Hartford radio station WWUH. She is a life-long Connecticut resident and family therapist and currently coordinates the English As a Second Language/Bilingual programs for a public school system.
George Corrette, resident of New Hampshire, is on-air weekly with his “Empire Watch” radio show. It is broadcast on WKNH 91.3 FM, the Keene State College radio station. George is a life-long resident of New Hampshire, avid mountain climber and off-the-grid farmer.
Frank Tolopko, has adopted Massachusetts as his home state, formerly lived and worked in the New York City area as a computer systems analyst. Now retired, he produces the bi-weekly radio show “The 9/11 Report” on WBCR-lp, a local community radio station in Great Barrington in the Berkshires. An avid reader and researcher, he is currently working on a book about September 11, 2001.
Mike DeRosa. is Community Affairs Director and hosts the weekly “New Focus” show on WWUH 91.3 FM, the University of Hartford (Connecticut) radio station. The show is a public affairs program about how big business and government affect people’s lives. Mike is a political activist and ran for state-wide public office in 2008.
Whereas the official account of 9/11 has been used as a pretext for two major wars and occupations, for the erosion of the civil rights of US citizens, and to justify torture and extraordinary rendition;
Whereas the 9/11 Commission was neither “nonpartisan” nor “independent,” as it claimed, but was run by Philip Zelikow, who was closely aligned with the Bush-Cheney White House (as documented in The Commission by New York Times reporter Philip Shenon);
Whereas the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which prepared the official reports on the World Trade Center collapses, was also not independent, being an agency from 2001 to 2008 of the Bush-Cheney Department of Commerce;
Whereas US and international public opinion polls indicate widespread skepticism of the official narrative and support for a new investigation into the events of 9/11;
Whereas many professional organizations—including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Intelligence Officers for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth—have questioned the official accounts of the events of 9/11 and called for a truly independent investigation;
Whereas there is an enormous amount of independently researched evidence that contradicts the official account of 9/11, some of which has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals; and
Whereas the corporate-controlled mass media have failed to inform the public of this evidence and the existence of these professional organizations, instead portraying all those who challenge the official account as “conspiracy theorists.”
Therefore, We, the Undersigned:
Call for the convening of a truly independent inquiry into the events of September 11, 2001, with full subpoena and investigatory powers;
Call on the United States Congress and the US Federal Communications Commission to require the corporate media to live up to their responsibility to report evidence related to 9/11 in an objective, impartial manner; and
Call on Congress and the FCC to protect all media workers who seek to report information about 9/11 that challenges the official account.