Truth in Journalism?

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landry
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Truth in Journalism?

Douglas Herman, who describes himself as a truth seeking journalist is sending a four question survey to 100 news editors throughout the nation.

Herman says; "I am conducting a brief, four question survey of 100 prominent editors about the 9-11 attacks and news coverage of the event. The findings will be published on-line and in print," said Herman. "The stories I am sending are really pretty tame stuff for those already in the 9-11 Truth Movement. But for many of these news editors, guys who go to work for the mainstream press, this stuff might be as hot as depleted uranium."

See the questions he will ask;
1- Does the media purposely avoid disturbing news stories of 9-11 contradictions that conflict with the official government version of the event?

2- Has your newspaper ever mentioned any significant news stories [or stories] that disagreed with the Kean Comission version of 9-11 events?

3- Is it treasonous or patriotic to claim that 9-11 ttacks were partly or completely an "inside job?"

4- If you personally became suspicious that 9-11 was possibly an inside job, would you suppress the story, rather than inform your readers?

Herman recalls the statement Pulitzer made about truth in Journalism when he retired in 1907.
Pulitzer said; "I know that my retirement will make no difference in it's cardinal principals , that it, [The St. Louis Post-Dispatch] will always fight for progress and reforn, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose the priviledged classes and public plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing the news, always be drastically independent, never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.

It will be interesting to see the results, if any, of this questionaire.
Bud

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[quote="landry"]
It will be interesting to see the results, if any, of this questionaire.
Bud[/quote]

Well, you sure won't find them anywhere else most people are likely to read, Bud. Google this chap and you'll find out that his work almost invariably appears only in moonbat conspiracy theorist sites.

landry
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Eagleisland, your answer was as I expected, attack the messenger when you cannot fight the message.
Bud

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Those are tremendously ignorant questions along the lines of "Do you beat your wife every day, or just once a week?".

I'd imagine most editors would just ignore the "survey".

I think there is plenty to investigate in regard to government failures that led to 9/11. If there was a government cabal responsible for 9/11 as some kind of "inside job", Douglas Herman is just the kind of wild-eyed fool they'd love to have out there undermining serious inquiry.

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[quote="landry"]Eagleisland, your answer was as I expected, attack the messenger when you cannot fight the message.
Bud[/quote]

I'm not attacking the messenger, Bud. I was interested in your post and wanted to learn more about him, so I did exactly what I recommended in my post - I googled him, which led to my answer.

The MSM would love to see Bush and Company hauled off in chains. Some of it would like to see that for political reasons, but the majority would love it because it would be one hell of a story. Politics aside, to a journalist, a story is a story is a story.

So given all of the above, don't you think that this fella's work might find a slightly more visible home if any major media outlets took him seriously? Which is why NoneDare is correct: if this guy even gets one survey sent back filled out, I'd be surprised.

You might wanna google "Occam's Razor' at some point.

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Eagleisland, I checked out you Occams Razor site and I do not get the connection. There are some credible people that do question 9-11. Some base their questions on the fast removal of debris with the possibility of destroying evidence. There is some people that were in the buildings that claim they heard explosions coming from the botton areas. I do not have any opinion as to the possibility of government involvement, but I will not close my mind as to the possibility. Many credible historians now agree that Americans were killed on the Lusitania to get us involved in WW1 and more were deliberated allowed to die at Pearl Harbor to involve us in WW2. The evidence of that is now considered irrefutable. Is it possible that this occured? Yes, any open- minded person will not deny the possibility no matter how small the likelyhood. Every war we have been involved in since WW1 and possibility before, the industrial and the militaty complex, along with the central banks has made many great fortunes. Is it possible that American boys and girls is dieing for this purpose? Can you say with surety that they are not?
Bud

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I predict that he will get about five completed surveys. The other 95% will simply ignore it.

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[quote="landry"]Many credible historians now agree that Americans were killed on the Lusitania to get us involved in WW1 and more were deliberated allowed to die at Pearl Harbor to involve us in WW2. The evidence of that is now considered irrefutable.
Bud[/quote]

R-r-r-r-r-r-e-a-l-ly? Okay, then. Enjoy the thread.

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