C-SPAN gets snotty about the subject of 9/11 Truth





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C-SPAN gets snotty about the subject of 9/11 Truth

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By Andrew Steele

C-SPAN touts itself as being a public service. Its morning show Washington Journal is often hailed as an open forum in which callers can ask questions of the guests, (who are usually public officials, journalists, or policy experts) free of the obvious spin with which the big networks like Fox, MSNBC, and CNN often mutilate discussion of the news.

At first glance Washington Journal seems different than the shows on mainstream networks, since there are no screaming pundits or fancy graphics to distract the eye, and the interviews with guests go on much longer. But like the mainstream networks, the mention of certain subjects are rabidly discouraged and those who bring them up are rudely smeared by the hosts (more so now than ever before), often getting marginalized after the caller is dropped from the line.

Such was the case on May 14th when former military officer, author, and terrorism investigator Michael Sheehan was a guest on the show.

In the video below various callers with questions about the deadliest events in recent American history, (with the exception of the wars that followed in which 9/11 was pushed as the justification) are given the establishment treatment by host Peter Slenn, who attempts to stifle discussion of the issues, openly regarding these callers with disdain despite the mainstream sources they mention.

The first call is about the Oklahoma City bombing. The rest are on 9/11.

Peter Slen isn't the only Washington Journal host who does this.

While the combative relationship between the media and the people who challenge the official stories of 9/11 and Oklahoma City is hardly a new phenomenon, as well as the use of the word conspiracy theorist as a catch-all smear to quickly brush off reasonable questions about these events, the above video demonstrates that despite its proclamation of neutrality C-SPAN stands beside the noisy mainstream media in its desire to bury any analysis of major events that doesnt stand in line with the governments official accounts. The issue here is not the opinion of Michael Sheehan since hes obviously entitled to it, (though it is disturbing that a so called terrorism investigator doesnt know about the dancing Israelis that were arrested on 9/11 or that he cited an explanation for building sevens collapse that NIST itself has abandoned), but rather the clay feet C-SPAN stands on when it comes to being an open alternative to the obvious spin that is seen on other networks.

Perhaps further mention of the fake left/right paradigm should be be changed to include mention of the phony neutral as well.

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