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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

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The Evolution of Fake News: The Modern Documentary

 

What's that up in the sky; is it a bird?

Is it a... wait a second...

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image source: 9/11 Fake: No Plane Seen in Live Footage, Added Later!

"Sightseers at the towers over the past few years would have seen a reassuring information panel at the top floor visitors' centre, explaining how they should not worry about plane crashes as the building was made to withstand them."

source: Twin towers 'built to withstand plane crash' - Telegraph


"Run from the fire that some idiot started cause he believed that the burning would be good for the temple. All the good men gone so wrong, can’t you hear them lying? What do you do when history stops in its tracks?"

source: Daryl Hall Lyrics - Get Out Of The Way - AZLyrics


Ever wonder how public opinion is shaped?

The Problem Reaction Solution Revolution Will Never End: It Will Be Eternally Televised

Documentaries have never been about telling the truth. These highly edited products are created to shape human perception and behavior. These artifacts exist to reinforce various kinds of culturally manipulative mythology. Never trust what you are seeing on screens. Be skeptical. The contrived and fake news of today is very influenced by film making practice.

Ever wonder why so many News stories with massive coverage contain obvious flaws and contradictions that the governments and the News media are not interested in actually explaining or investigating? Ever wonder why there are so many examples of what would seem to be Hollywood style continuity errors in the official accounts and witness descriptions of events reported as real? The News media clearly does not care to really examine what are obvious contradictions from official sources we are supposed to trust. The News press is nothing more than a Chicken Little nosy noise machine constantly stuck on a spin cycle predicting that it going to endlessly rain cougars and wolves. The News media is governmental propaganda weaponry. The News journalist is the true terrorist.


The Evolution of Fake News: The Modern Documentary

Albert Mayles is a famous documentary director. This is from an interview he gave.

"About ten years ago I got a call from the Rockefeller Foundations, saying “We’d like to send you to North Korea to make a movie there.” So I go. I get to Beijing, and I hear from them again, “There’s a guy on your flight, Tom Johnson from CNN.” "

"Maysles: So you can keep it uncontrollable. Our editors have always found that when they’re editing it’s the chronology that gets thrown out of position. Until we get really close to the end, and then without even thinking about it, it falls back into the original chronology. But with commercial entities it is usually about control, only about what they want to do. Let me give you an example. About ten years ago I got a call from the Rockefeller Foundations, saying “We’d like to send you to North Korea to make a movie there.” So I go. I get to Beijing, and I hear from them again, “There’s a guy on your flight, Tom Johnson from CNN.” They want me to meet him. So I’m in the waiting room the next day, waiting for the plane to take off, and I see the only other Caucasian, and I say “You must be Tom Johnson,” and he says “yeah.” And I say “I’m Albert Maysles,” and he says “Oh I know who you are.” And the discussion stopped. I say, “Aren’t you interested in what I’m doing?” He said “Oh no we’re doing our own stuff.” So the film never got made. So here we are all these years later, and that much less with North Korea. The North Koreans gave me permission to make the film I wanted to make, too."

source: Uncontrolled Cinema: Albert Maysles | The Brooklyn Rail


The Maysles Brothers

"Albert  and his brother David  Maysles ) were an American documentary filmmaking team known for their work in the direct cinemastyle. Their best-known films include Salesman (1969), Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976)."

"Albert originally pursued a career as a psychology professor and researcher. After serving in World War II, Albert obtained a BA from Syracuse University and MAin psychology from Boston University. He taught psychology at Boston University for three years, also working as a research assistant at a mental hospital and as head of a research project at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an outgrowth of his research work, he traveled to Russia to photograph a mental hospital, and returned the following year with a camera provided by CBS to film his first documentary, Psychiatry in Russia (1955). Although CBS did not air the film, it was televised on NBC, on the public broadcasting station WGBH-TV in Boston, and on Canadian network television.

David also studied psychology at Boston University, receiving a BA. He served in the U.S. Army in West Germany. In the mid-1950s, he worked as a Hollywood production assistant on the Marilyn Monroe films Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl. David later stated that he grew "disenchanted with conventional filming. The glamour had faded and the filming of take after take had become tedious." By 1957 he had teamed up with Albert to shoot two documentaries behind the Iron Curtain, Russian Close-Up (credited to Albert Maysles alone) and Youth in Poland, the latter of which was broadcast on NBC."

Albert and David Maysles - Wikipedia


CNN's Thomas Johnson

"Wyatt Thomas ("Tom") Johnson is an American journalist and media executive, best known for serving as president of Cable News Network (CNN) during the 1990s and, before that, as publisher of the Los Angeles Timesnewspaper. He was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1976 to 1980.[1] In addition, Johnson is a long-time member of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation board of trustees and a former member of the Rockefeller Foundation board of trustees."

"On April 4, 1968, it was Tom Johnson who walked into the Oval Office to hand President Johnson the news that Martin Luther King, Jr. had been shot (at that moment it was not known or confirmed that MLK was dead). In the Oval Office with President Johnson at the time were former Georgia Governor Carl Sandersand former Coca-Cola CEO (and still a Board Member) Robert W. Woodruff. Tom Johnson shared that President Johnson signed the note and gave it to Governor Sanders. Johnson has said that one of his remaining goals in life is to obtain that signed news note from the Sanders estate and give it to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. "

"After Lyndon Johnson's death, Tom Johnson again moved into journalism, eventually becoming publisher of the Dallas Times Herald in 1975. From there, he moved on to the Los Angeles Times, where he served as president and later publisher during a thirteen-year stint. 

In 1990, Johnson moved from print to television, as CNN founder Ted Turner asked him to serve as the third president of the news channel. Johnson succeeded outgoing CNN president, Burt Reinhardt. Johnson's first year saw the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War, an event that helped place CNN firmly in the public consciousness. He ran CNN until his retirement in 2001, presiding over both triumphant and controversial moments in the history of the network. Walter Isaacson succeeded Johnson as the president of CNN in July 2001.  Johnson later publicly revealed a long battle with depression that he was able to control with medication. Johnson had previously kept the condition private, though he told Turner when he was offered the CNN position."

source: Tom Johnson (journalist) - Wikipedia

Walter Isaacson - Wikipedia


Continuity Errors Happen: Human Beings Make Mistakes & Scripts Get Changed

The Sandyhook event has many obvious continuity errors that along with the lack of any tears in any of  the crying interviews and all the rest of the obvious red flags, clearly demonstrates that yes Virginia, the News is faked.

SANDY HOOK PRINCIPAL ALIVE OR DEAD??.MPG  source: Amerishima2012


"Sandy Hook Evidence: Dawn Hochsprung Interview, December 13th"

"In this article we will go over digital Sandy Hook evidence. As you may know It has been reported that on the morning of Dec.14/2012 the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dawn Hochsprung, was shot and killed while trying to protect her students from a man with gun.

Read the article from ABC here.

What you may not know is, that the morning of the event in Newtown, the local paper “The Newtown Bee” ran an online story, which read in part exactly as follows, including errors in spelling:

“Sandy Hook School principal Dawn Hochsprung told the Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shows – more than she could count – that went “on and on.”

This, of course, is impossible since the principal, Dawn Hochsprung, according to official reports, was one of, if not the first, person to die in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The original page for this story now contains the Newtown Bee’s retraction. The original version of the page is gone. The retraction was made 3 days later, as claimed by the Bee, but neither I, nor anyone with whom I have spoken, saw it until 7 days later. You can see a larger screenshot of the article in question here."

source: Sandy Hook Evidence: Dawn Hochsprung Interview, December 13th ...


Sally Cox's Script Revisions

Sally Cox claimed she knew Nancy Lanza, the supposed crazed killer's mommy. She claims that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at the school and then Sally Cox changed her story so it fit with official narrative. The News media doesn't think this obvious contradiction in script a problem and so most people don't either. Too many of us let our favorite News journalist, talking head late night comedians, celebrity scientists and admired politicians do our thinking for us and in doing so, we allow ourselves to remain at very childish intellectual levels where we are willing to believe anything and everything trusted authorities tell us. Too many of us truly believe the press is free from governmental influence and that the media is not the propaganda arm of government. Why do most of us think the media independent from government when it's obvious this is not the case? The media and government claim otherwise, so it must be so. No need to dig any deeper.

3 INTERVIEWS W/ SALLY COX SANDY HOOK NURSE who hid IN CLOSET 4 HOURSw secretary UNTIL 1 15 PM!.mp4  source:  youroldsweetie


Your Children Are In Danger: You Need To Pay More In Taxes For Your Safety

You need more faith in more layers of governmental law and order.

This man is not an eyewitness to what actually happened. He is a hearsay witness. This makes his account suspect to begin with. The fact that he has given contradictory media interviews seems like a big News story to me, but the mainstream News media is never interested in explaining these kinds of inconsistencies that seem to be script based continuity errors. These "crisis" style actors can never seem to squeeze even a single tear out as they sob and sniffle with no snot in sight either. In any case these supposed emotional accounts are designed with manipulating the audience's emotions in mind.

An Ever Evolving Emotional Narrative Appeal Performance

No child is ever put forth to tell this horrific tale. All we get is this man's contradictory hearsay instead and because the News media ignores it all, the audience overlooks the obvious as programmed to do so and will likely get angry if you question their religious faith in the voracity of the mainstream News media product.

Sandy Hook - Gene Rosen & 9 Different TV Interviews pt. 1/3  source: No More Bullshit


"Documentaries Have Always Been Fake"

Richard Brody  April 11, 2014

"The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s extraordinary series “Art of the Real,” which runs from today through April 26th (and which I write about in the magazine this week), is nourished by deep roots extending to the very source of the history of cinema. Already in 1895, the primordial documentary, the Lumière brothers’ film of employees leaving the company’s factory, was staged by the filmmakers. And the film that turned their invention, the “cinématographe,” into a terrifying spectacle, “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat,” contains the definitive and enduring gesture of acknowledged mutual implication, the glance at the lens of the camera. From the start, the documentary cinema was infused with French aestheticism and French psychology. The documentary was defined not as a naïve and spontaneous capture of preëxisting reality but, rather, as a creation, a work of art."

source: Documentaries Have Always Been Fake | The New Yorker


"5 CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARIES THAT BLURRED THE LINE BETWEEN FACT AND FICTION"

"When we sit down to watch a documentary film, we enter into a social contract with the moviemakers: what they’re about to show us is true, to the best of their abilities. But movies and the truth have a very wobbly relationship, and when it comes to a good story things are likely to get embellished. While some documentarians are strict with their commitment to truth, others cut corners to produce the tale they want to tell. Before you watch Thursday’s all-new Documentary Now!, check out five documentaries that played fast and loose with the facts and got busted doing it."

source: http://www.ifc.com/shows/documentary-now/blog/2015/09/5-documentaries-that-turned-out-to-be-bullshit


"In 1922 Robert Flaherty released what was the very first feature length documentary. "

1922: How Robert Flaherty Invented the modern documentary.  source: One Hundred Years of Cinema

"Published on Jul 4, 2016

In 1922 Robert Flaherty released what was the very first feature length documentary. It used a passive camera to capture seemingly unmediated footage of Inuit life, but the film came under criticism when it was revealed that Flaherty had staged several scenes. One of the most celebrated scenes, which shows the building of an igloo was in reality a three walled set built from ice. The film went on to influence two new schools of documentary film making, Cinema verete and Direct cinema."


Chronic Dry Eye Duping Delight

Sandyhook is a great example, but there are so many more, going back decades. The News is filled with interviews of apparently rehearsed relatives of victims who do a lot of crying and sniveling and yet there isn't a tear nor drop of snot in sight. What are supposed to be highly emotional interviews conducted in the wake of tragedy come across like rehearsed shallow emotional theatrical role plays. The supposed grieving close friends and family tend to behave like people who have won the lottery or bad dinner theater actors with over the top emotional performance that lacks any real emotion. I've noticed the same behavior even in local News stories. State and local governments need propaganda support too. 

What are supposed to be highly emotionally charged interviews would seem to be designed and intended to keep the audience hypnotized with simple sympathy ploys that distract from actually examining the substance of News media and governmental claims. None of these interviews can provide much insight into the events and merely serve as emotional personality anchors for the eternal, unsuspecting, audience who seem to prefer biographies and soap operas and flights of heroic fantasy and imagination to more mundane explanation, anyway. Since the journalists do not seem to notice obvious staging and obviously happy, but supposedly grieving mothers and fathers of slain children, most people think this is how "normal" people would act and overlook what is painfully obviously a scripted, theatrical, con job. I do not see how anyone can overlook what is obvious glee. A lot of these people act like they have hit Vegas style, casino, jackpot.

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"Duping delight is a term coined by Dr. Paul Eckman. He says, “duping delight is the pleasure we get over having someone else in our control and being able to manipulate them”. The psychopath does feel powerful when he lies."

source: duping delight — - 180 Rule


"Albert and his brother David Maysles were an American documentary filmmaking team known for their work in the direct cinemastyle. Their best-known films include Salesman (1969), Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976)."

source: Albert and David Maysles - Wikipedia


Grey Gardens

"Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (1895–1977), known as "Big Edie", and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (1917–2002), known as "Little Edie", were the aunt and the first cousin, respectively, of former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis."

"Grey Gardens is a 1975 American documentary film by Albert and David Maysles. The film depicts the everyday lives of two reclusive, formerly upper class women, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, who lived in poverty at Grey Gardens, a derelict mansion at 3 West End Road in the wealthy Georgica Pond neighborhood of East Hampton, New York. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival but was not entered into the main competition. Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer also directed, and Susan Froemke was the associate producer. The film's editors are credited as Hovde (who also edited Gimme Shelter and Salesman), Meyer and Froemke. In 2010 the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In a 2014 Sight and Sound poll, film critics voted Grey Gardens the joint ninth best documentary film of all time."

"Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (1895–1977), known as "Big Edie", and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (1917–2002), known as "Little Edie", were the aunt and the first cousin, respectively, of former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The two women lived together at the Grey Gardens estate for decades with limited funds in increasing squalor and isolation. The house was designed in 1897 by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe and purchased in 1923 by "Big Edie" and her husband Phelan Beale. After Phelan left his wife, "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" lived there for more than 50 years. The house was called Grey Gardens because of the color of the dunes, the cement garden walls, and the sea mist. Throughout the fall of 1971 and into 1972, their living conditions—their house was infested by fleas, inhabited by numerous cats and raccoons, deprived of running water, and filled with garbage and decay—were exposed as the result of an article in the National Enquirer and a cover story in New York Magazine[7] after a series of inspections (which the Beales called "raids") by the Suffolk County Health Department. With the Beale women facing eviction and the razing of their house, in the summer of 1972 Jacqueline Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwill provided the necessary funds to stabilize and repair the dilapidated house so that it would meet village codes.

Albert and David Maysles became interested in their story and received permission to film a documentary about the women, which was released in 1976 to wide critical acclaim. Their direct cinema technique left the women to tell their own stories."

source: Grey Gardens - Wikipedia


Never Believe What You See On Screens Without Critical Thought

This is an excerpt from an interesting interview with Albert Maysles that includes a reference to CNN and North Korea.

"Maysles: So you can keep it uncontrollable. Our editors have always found that when they’re editing it’s the chronology that gets thrown out of position. Until we get really close to the end, and then without even thinking about it, it falls back into the original chronology. But with commercial entities it is usually about control, only about what they want to do. Let me give you an example. About ten years ago I got a call from the Rockefeller Foundations, saying “We’d like to send you to North Korea to make a movie there.” So I go. I get to Beijing, and I hear from them again, “There’s a guy on your flight, Tom Johnson from CNN.” They want me to meet him. So I’m in the waiting room the next day, waiting for the plane to take off, and I see the only other Caucasian, and I say “You must be Tom Johnson,” and he says “yeah.” And I say “I’m Albert Maysles,” and he says “Oh I know who you are.” And the discussion stopped. I say, “Aren’t you interested in what I’m doing?” He said “Oh no we’re doing our own stuff.” So the film never got made. So here we are all these years later, and that much less with North Korea. The North Koreans gave me permission to make the film I wanted to make, too."

source: Uncontrolled Cinema: Albert Maysles | The Brooklyn Rail


Never Trust What You See On A Screen

It might not be as it seems, especially if presented to you as highly edited video with authoritative voice over.

Albert Maysles on 'Grey Gardens'  source: theatertalk


"Can 'fake' documentaries still tell the truth?"

Xan Brooks Thursday 30 September 2010 18.00 EDT

"Films that use lip synching, staged scenes and other truth-massaging techniques are making our old definitions of 'documentary' look decidedly – well, artificial. Xan Brooks goes after the facts."

"First, a warning about the truth or otherwise of what you are about to read. This is an article about documentary features. Specifically, it is an article about documentary features that alert us to the fact that they are documentary features. Documentaries that lift the bonnet to show the engine. Documentaries that remind us that they are authored pieces of work as opposed to some objective, inviolate truth. Films are made by film-makers, after all, just as newspaper features are written by journalists with one eye on the deadline and the other on the tea break. They cherry-pick their sources and manipulate their material. As such, they are not entirely to be trusted."

"The pioneering early documentaries of John Grierson were heavily and openly scripted. Robert Flaherty's 1922 classic Nanook of the North, while embraced as an authentic window on the Inuit lifestyle, was actually staged for the cameras. In fact, it was only with the arrival of cinema vérité in the 1960s that the documentary and the dictionary begins to dovetail. Our concept of the genre as representing a pure and overriding truth is drawn straight from the films of Fred Wiseman, Barbara Kopple and the Maysles brothers, with their handheld cameras, mobile mics and freewheeling sense of life on the run.

Yet were these pictures really the embodiment of purity? Isn't there something doubly suspect about a cinematic technique that pretends it is not a technique at all? "What we are seeing now is a crop of cinema releases that are all about the fluctuation between what's staged and what's real," says Stella Bruzzi, author of the book New Documentary. "And I think those are more trustworthy than films that try to represent truth in an uncomplicated way. The 1960s vérité films that purported to have no authorial intervention are actually much more problematic. I have less of an issue with films that reveal the dialogue between the film-maker and the audience." "

source: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/sep/30/fake-documentaries-the-arbor


"Everything is plausible," Babylon said after the screening of one short. "But did it really happen‎?"

"The crowd had gathered at a college-town music venue late on a Saturday night for "Gimme Truth," an event dedicated to the playful exploration of media veracity. They were at True/False, a film festival dedicated to, well, the playful — and at times not so playful — exploration of media veracity. For both points and pride, audience members and a panel of documentarians (including "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James) were seeking to determine whether short films created for the occasion were nonfiction or invented — documentaries or fake news."

“I have problems with a lot of documentaries about social issues. I think they put forth this really hierarchical understanding of the world that just replaces one hegemony of power with another,” he said. “Even the most socially conscious political documentaries, their progressive messages are betrayed by really conservative forms that don’t lead us to question how things are structured or delivered. You can’t just be focused on a ‘good’ message. If you’re watching an incredible piece on a Syrian refugee on the nightly news and you’re consuming it like you consume your take-home dinner it’s not doing anything, it’s not bringing us closer to anything. It’s a bait-and-switch—an illusion of intimacy when it’s really just a slick consumer package.”

"This move to ambiguity and deliberate murkiness is a modern shift. A form that once saw the unfiltered vérité of Pennebaker, Wiseman‎ and the Maysles Bros. began, in the 1990s and 2000s, to morph into a blunter instrument, from the polemics of Michael Moore and Dinesh D’Souza, to the entertainment-minded uplift of competition documentaries."

source: Documentaries Have Always Been Fake | The New Yorker


CNN: Crafting Commercial News Product

"Rail: So the difference with places like CNN: they’re coming from kind of a top-down business model. You’re coming into it as someone who has access and experience and an idea of presenting the material to open up different parts of the world. They’re just not interested; it’s just a wall.

Maysles: It’s a commercial. Or what they think is going to be a commercial.

Rail: That’s interesting because isn’t it true that audiences have developed more of an appreciation of the verite style and you would think that the commercial entities would flock to using that."

source: Uncontrolled Cinema: Albert Maysles | The Brooklyn Rail


Gimme Shelter in the Gay Grey JFK Gardens

"What Is It About the Gays and Grey Gardens? By Japhy Grant April 16, 2009 at 6:04am"

"In a society that says that a woman’s role is to marry, have kids and take care of the home, flagrantly rejecting all those social imperatives and still remaining independent is a pretty fabulous ‘fuck you’ to the status quo. 

The Kennedy connection   I’m from New England, where the Kennedy’s remain royalty to this day, but in 1975, when Albert and David Maysles’s documentary of the Beale’s first had its premiere, Kennedy obsession was still national. While Jackie Onasiss was busy making final preparations for I.M. Pei’s library and museum to JFK when she wasn’t sunning herself on Skorpios, her aunt and first cousin were living in a house that lacked plumbing and was literally collapsing in on itself. Jackie intervened, naturally and provided funds to repair the house– and though the Beale’s got running water, they kept the house just the way they they’d grown accustomed to, as a sort of Adams Family dark mirror of Hyannisport."

source: What Is It About the Gays and Grey Gardens? / Queerty

Gay Men Dig The Grey Gardens

"It was one of the films that all of us quoted to each other," Rhodes says. "It served as a kind of recondite, East Village version of camp, classical Hollywood."

"Still, you don't need a degree in queer theory to see the attractions: Little Edie's famous, madcap approach to wardrobe; her equally hilarious flair for conversation, in which, like her clothing, she melds the utterly practical and sublimely absurd; and the fact that she was Jackie Kennedy's first cousin. What gay man wouldn't identify with someone who wore outlandish outfits, starred in her own movie, and was related to (and prettier than) Jackie? "The Revolutionary Costume for Today" -- Edie's highly hummable fashion manifesto from the 2006 Grey Gardens Broadway musical -- packed all three of these, Little Edie's biggest charms, into one big bring-down-the-house number that leapt into the camp hall of fame right next to "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and "I'm the Greatest Star." 

"It takes repeated viewings of the film to truly understand why it's become, as University of Sussex film professor John David Rhodes describes it, a "rite of passage for gay men." (Rhodes remembers how in 1992, on his first night in New York, his gay uncle took him to Kim's Video on Bleecker Street to get the tape.) Spotting the camp beneath the train wreck is crucial to honing the camp sensibility that's as much a part of the urban gay man's development as big biceps-augmenting the movie-queen Grand Guignol curriculum of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Mommie Dearest ."

source: The Cult of Grey Gardens | Advocate.com


The Maysles Brothers

"Albert (November 26, 1926 – March 5, 2015) and his brother David (January 10, 1931 – January 3, 1987) Maysles (/ˈmeɪzɛlz/ MAY-zelz) were an American documentary filmmaking team known for their work in the direct cinemastyle. Their best-known films include Salesman (1969), Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976)."

"Albert originally pursued a career as a psychology professor and researcher. After serving in World War II, Albert obtained a BA from Syracuse University and MAin psychology from Boston University. He taught psychology at Boston University for three years, also working as a research assistant at a mental hospital and as head of a research project at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an outgrowth of his research work, he traveled to Russia to photograph a mental hospital, and returned the following year with a camera provided by CBS to film his first documentary, Psychiatry in Russia (1955). Although CBS did not air the film, it was televised on NBC, on the public broadcasting station WGBH-TV in Boston, and on Canadian network television.

David also studied psychology at Boston University, receiving a BA. He served in the U.S. Army in West Germany. In the mid-1950s, he worked as a Hollywood production assistant on the Marilyn Monroe films Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl. David later stated that he grew "disenchanted with conventional filming. The glamour had faded and the filming of take after take had become tedious." By 1957 he had teamed up with Albert to shoot two documentaries behind the Iron Curtain, Russian Close-Up (credited to Albert Maysles alone) and Youth in Poland, the latter of which was broadcast on NBC.

By 1960, the Maysles brothers had joined Drew Associates, the documentary film company founded by photojournalist Robert Drew which also included Richard Leacock and D. A. Pennebaker. Albert would film, while David would handle sound. During this time, the brothers worked on Drew Associates films such as Primary and Adventures on the New Frontier. In 1962, Albert and David left Drew Associates to form their own production company, Maysles Films, Inc."

"The Maysles brothers made over 30 films together. They are best known for three documentaries made in the late 1960s and early 1970s: Salesman (1969), Gimme Shelter (1970), and Grey Gardens (1975). Salesman documents the work of a group of door-to-door Bible salesmen in New England and Florida. Gimme Shelter, a film about The Rolling Stones' 1969 U.S. tour culminating in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert, unexpectedly captured on film the altercation between Altamont attendee Meredith Hunter and Hells Angel Alan Passaro that resulted in Hunter's death. Film footage shows Hunter drawing and pointing a revolver just before being stabbed by Passaro, who was later acquitted of Hunter's murder on self-defense grounds after the jury viewed the footage. Grey Gardens depicts the lives of a reclusive upper-class mother and daughter, "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale (who were, respectively, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), residing in a derelict mansion in East Hampton, New York. In order to finance these films and others, the Maysles also made commercials for clients such as IBM, Shell Oil, and Merrill Lynch."

source: Albert and David Maysles - Wikipedia


This Looks A Lot Like Obvious Contrived Political Propaganda

"For Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963), Drew convinced President John F. Kennedy to let his crews shoot candidly in the White House, and Drew Associates filmmakers (including Gregory Shuker and Richard Leacock) took cameras into the Oval Office and into the home of Alabama Governor George Wallace who was resisting desegregation. "I proposed to make a next film on him as a President having to deal with a crisis," Drew has recalled. "'Yes,' he said, 'What if I could look back and see what went on in the White House in the 24 hours before Roosevelt declared war on Japan?'" The film includes candid presidential meetings over the crisis precipitated by Wallace when he planned to physically block the entry of two African-Americanstudents to the University of Alabama. The program aired in October 1963 on ABC and triggered a storm of criticism over the admission of cameras into the White House."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Drew


"By 1960, the Maysles brothers had joined Drew Associates, the documentary film company founded by photojournalist Robert Drew which also included Richard Leacock and D. A. Pennebaker. Albert would film, while David would handle sound. During this time, the brothers worked on Drew Associates films such as Primary and Adventures on the New Frontier. In 1962, Albert and David left Drew Associates to form their own production company, Maysles Films, Inc."

"Robert Drew was born in Toledo, Ohio. His father, Robert Woodsen Drew, was a film salesman and a pilot who ran a seaplane business. Drew grew up mostly in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He left high school to join the U.S. Army Air Corps as a cadet in 1942 and qualified for officer's training. At the age of 19, he was a combat pilot in Italy flying the P-51 dive bomber, completing 30 successful combat missions.  During that time he met Ernie Pyle, an important experience for a pilot who would become a journalist. Drew was shot down behind the lines, where he survived for more than three months. Back in the U.S., he was a pilot in the First Fighter Group, the first to fly jet airplanes. He wrote an article for Life magazine about the experience of flying a P-80, and was offered a job. 

While working at Life as a writer and editor, Drew held a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. In 1955 he focused on two questions: Why are documentaries so dull? What would it take for them to become gripping and exciting? He developed a unit within Time Inc. to realize his vision of developing documentary films that would use picture logic rather than word logic. Drew envisioned—as he explained in a 1962 interview —a form of documentary that would "drop word logic and find a dramatic logic in which things really happened". It would be "a theater without actors; it would be plays without playwrights; it would be reporting without summary and opinion; it would be the ability to look in on people’s lives at crucial times from which you could deduce certain things and see a kind of truth that can only be gotten from personal experience." He formed Drew Associates around this time.  Some of his early experiments premiered on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Jack Paar Show.[11] Drew recruited like-minded filmmakers including Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker, Terence Macartney-Filgate, and Albert Maysles,[2] who all have had internationally renowned careers. They experimented with technology, syncing camera and sound with the parts of a watch.

One of Drew Associates' best known films is Primary (1960), a documentary about the Wisconsin Primary election between Hubert Humphrey and John F. Kennedy. It is considered to be one of the first direct cinema documentaries. According to critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Primary "had as immense and measurable an impact on nonfiction filmmaking as Birth of a Nation had on fiction filmmaking."

On June 11, 1963, the Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked the entrance of the University of Alabama to oppose integration. His defiance of court order rapidly became a national issue in the U.S. Drew Associates had a cameraman in the Oval office and recorded the meetings over the crisis. The result played on TV in October 1963. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment not only fueled discussions over the Civil Rights Movement, it also triggered a profound questioning over the political power of cinema verite or direct cinema. Politicians became more cautious about allowing access by documentary filmmakers, working closely with many of the original Drew Associates filmmakers who had and have continued to have documentary careers of their own.

For Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963), Drew convinced President John F. Kennedy to let his crews shoot candidly in the White House, and Drew Associates filmmakers (including Gregory Shuker and Richard Leacock) took cameras into the Oval Office and into the home of Alabama Governor George Wallace who was resisting desegregation. "I proposed to make a next film on him as a President having to deal with a crisis," Drew has recalled. "'Yes,' he said, 'What if I could look back and see what went on in the White House in the 24 hours before Roosevelt declared war on Japan?'" The film includes candid presidential meetings over the crisis precipitated by Wallace when he planned to physically block the entry of two African-Americanstudents to the University of Alabama. The program aired in October 1963 on ABC and triggered a storm of criticism over the admission of cameras into the White House.

Drew's films have been shown on ABC, PBS, the BBC, and film festivals all over the world. Film director Sir Ridley Scott credits his early experience working at Drew Associates as an assistant with turning his career from design to film. Drew has made scores of documentaries and has won awards internationally. His subjects have included civil rights, other social issues, politics, music, dance and more. One of his most recent was From Two Men and a War,[17] which recounts his experience as a World War II fighter pilot and his encounters with the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ernie Pyle."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Drew


"The “Demonic Charisma” of Gimme Shelter"

By Godfrey Cheshire

"The Maysles brothers’ film, though, had a bad rap before the shooting stopped. Charges were leveled that Altamont happened solely as a backdrop for the movie the Stones wanted to make: “Woodstock West,” Rolling Stone dubbed it. The reality behind that is surely more com-plex—the Stones had been approached in England about staging a free concert in San Francisco—but there was no doubt that the concert’s location had been moved from Golden Gate Park to Sears Point and then, only a day ahead of time, moved again because of a dispute over the film rights. If the Maysles brothers are vulnerable to any charge, it’s that Gimme Shelter includes several scenes of Stones lawyer Melvin Belli (who had defended Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald) and various management types negotiating the site of the concert yet never mentions its own influence on the events it chronicles.

Such withholding had its consequences. Pauline Kael’s 1970 review of the film begins: “[H]ow does one review this picture? It’s like reviewing the footage of President Kennedy’s assassination or of Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder. This movie is into complications and sleight-of-hand beyond Pirandello, since the filmed death at Altamont—although, of course, unexpected—was part of a cinema verité spectacular. The free concert was staged and lighted to be photo-graphed, and three hundred thousand people who attended it were the unpaid cast of thousands. The violence and murder weren’t scheduled, but the Maysles brothers hit the cinema verité jackpot.

“If events are created to be photographed, is the movie that records them a documentary, or does it function in a twilight zone? Is it the cinema of fact when the facts are manufactured for the cinema? The Nazi rally at Nuremberg in 1934 was architecturally designed so that Leni Riefenstahl could get the great footage that resulted in Triumph of the Will . . .”

Kael’s venomous tirade might be attributed in part to the fact that she didn’t have a rock-and-roll bone in her body. Yet the film offered grounds for her arguments, which indeed stung. The filmmakers wrote a reply to the review, but the New Yorker at the time didn’t print letters, so it wasn’t published until 1998, when it appeared in Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Answering Kael’s silly assertion that the chaotically thrown-together Altamont show was designed and lit for their cameras, they repeat what they say they told the critic on the phone: “In fact, the filmmakers were not consulted and had no control over the staging and lighting at Altamont. All the cameramen will verify that the lighting was very poor and totally unpredictable.”

Even more to the point of the critic’s main argument is this: “Miss Kael calls the film a whitewash of the Stones and a cinema verité sham. If that is the case, how then can it also be a film which provides the grounds for Miss Kael’s discussion of the deeply ambiguous nature of the Stones’ appeal? All the evidence she uses in her analysis of their disturbing relationship with their audience is evidence supplied by the film, by the structure of the film, which tries to render in its maximum complexity the very problems of Jagger’s double self, of his insolent appeal and the fury it can and in fact does provoke, and even the pathos of his final powerlessness. These are the filmmakers’ insights and Miss Kael serves them up as if they were her own discovery.”

source: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/107-the-demonic-charisma-of-gimme-shelter


Melvin Belli: Live Action Role Playing Attorney To The Stars

"Melvin Belli was born on July 29, 1907 in Sonora, California, USA as Melvin Moulon Belli. He was an actor and producer, known for Guilty or Innocent (1984), Whodunnit? (1979) and Gimme Shelter (1970). He was married to Nancy Ho, Lia Triff, Pat Montandon, Betty Ballantine, Joy Turney and Toni Nichols. He died on July 9, 1996 in San Francisco, California.

As an attorney, he defended Jack Ruby, the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

His son, Caesar Belli (full name Melvin Caesar Belli), now a personal injury lawyer, appeared with his father Melvin in the Star Trek (1966) episode Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead (1968).

The flamboyant attorney represented such celebrities as Mae West, Muhammad Ali, Jim Bakker & Tammy Faye Bakker, Errol Flynn, Beverly Aadland, Tony Curtis, Lenny Bruce, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Chuck Berry, Alex Haley, Nick Nolte, Lana Turner and The Rolling Stones. Though he won more than $600 million in damages for his clients, keeping a third for himself as commission, he filed for bankruptcy the year he died."

"Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996)[1] was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as "Melvin Bellicose." He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, The Rolling Stones, Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, Martha Mitchell, Lana Turner, Tony Curtis, and Mae West. He won over $600 million in judgments during his legal career.[1]He was also the attorney for Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy."

"In his best-known case, Belli represented Jack Ruby, for free, after Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. Belli attempted to prove that Ruby was legally insane and had a history of mental illness in his family. On Saturday, March 14, 1964, Ruby was convicted of "murder with malice", and received a death sentence. Immediately thereafter, Ruby and his siblings fired Belli as they also hired and fired several other lawyers during the case. In late 1966, Ruby's conviction was overturned with help from other defense lawyers on the grounds that he did not receive a fair trial and a retrial was scheduled outside of Dallas, but Ruby died of cancer before the retrial could take place. Belli became very critical of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. 

In 1969 a man called San Francisco police, identifying himself as the serial killer known as The Zodiac, and agreed to call talk show host Jim Dunbar on Dunbar's morning television talk show, A.M. San Francisco if either Belli or attorney F. Lee Bailey were present on air. The police contacted Belli and Dunbar to arrange this in the hopes of capturing the individual. As promised, the suspect called, spoke a few words, and then hung up, repeating this activity 54 times over the next two hours.  Belli received a letter from the Zodiac that same year."

"Belli executive produced Tokyo File 212 (1951), Hollywood's first film to be shot entirely in Japan. It featured Florence Marly and Robert Peyton in key roles. Belli appeared in "And the Children Shall Lead", a 1968 episode of the original Star Trek series. In it he appears as "Gorgan, the Friendly Angel", an evil being who corrupts a group of children, one of whom was played by his son Caesar. He appeared in the Albert and David Maysles documentary Gimme Shelter (1970), which featured his representation and facilitation of The Rolling Stones' staging of the disastrous December 6, 1969, Altamont Free Concert. Belli enjoyed his frequent television and movie appearances; in 1965, he told Alex Haley, interviewing him for Playboy, that he "might have been an actor" if he had not become an attorney.[citation needed] In 1986 he played a criminal defense lawyer in an episode of the TV series Hunter entitled "True Confessions."  In 1996 Belli recited the oratory to David Woodard's brass fanfare setting of Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" at Old First Church in San Francisco. Belli was played by Brian Cox in the 2007 film Zodiac, in the scene that depicted Belli's conversation with the Zodiac suspect on A.M. San Francisco."

Belli Waves A Jolly Roger Flag

"In his book Ready for the Plaintiff, Belli noted examples of negligence cited by himself and other personal-injury lawyers to win in court—for example, a colleague in Florida, who showed how a builder violated a building code in Miami Beach concerning the use of wooden shims in construction of outside walls (forbidden by the municipal code because of the effect of the ocean salt and air). The facing was a slab of Vitreous marble, whose adhesion was eventually weakened by the climate; it fell off the side of the building and injured a passerby, who sued the builder. After winning a court case, Belli would raise a Jolly Roger flag over his Montgomery Street office building in the Barbary Coast district of San Francisco (which Belli claimed had been a Gold Rush-era brothel) and fire a cannon, mounted on his office roof, to announce the victory and the impending party."

sources: Melvin Belli - IMDb

Zodiac (2007) - IMDb

Melvin Belli - Wikipedia

Skull and crossbones (symbol) - Wikipedia

Jolly Roger - Wikipedia

Use of the Jolly Roger by submarines - Wikipedia

Royal Navy Submarine Service

Skull and Bones - Wikipedia

Isaac Newton's sinister heraldry


Melvin Belli appears to have been part of a traveling road show style, National Security cast of crisis acting performers and producers.


The Zapruder film was not altered. It is a fake.

This very real piece of 20th century modern art belongs in an art museum.

The reflection of cars on the side of the limousine and the lack of the reflections of the women reveal the fact that this is a photographic film composite and not just an example of tampered film footage. This is a photographic cartoon.

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History is a whole lot less important than most people know.

The next part in this series of articles will examine the life of Lee Harvey Oswald the live action role playing governmental chess piece. Before I get to that, however, I will be releasing "Donald Trump's 9/11 Demolition's Guide"  which will examine how the Towers could have actually been demolished with conventional, non-cartoon means.


"QUANTUM LEAP Told The Best JFK Assassination Story Ever"

"How Dr. Sam Beckett made a big difference in Dealey Plaza." By DEVIN FARACI Nov. 21, 2013

"The episode is unique in Kennedy assassination media in that it unequivocally comes down behind Oswald as the lone shooter. There is no conspiracy, and Al even talks about why we like the conspiracy theory so much, because it's comforting to believe that it takes a group of powerful men to disrupt the world as opposed to one psychotic loner."

"That point of view was very personal for Bellisario, who actually had met Lee Harvey Oswald while they both served in the Marines. In fact, there's a Sgt. Bellisario who makes a cameo in the first part of the two-parter. "

source: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2013/11/21/quantum-leap-told-the-best-jfk-assassination-story-ever


Donald Paul Bellisario

"Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935)  is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I. (1980), Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982), Airwolf (1984), Quantum Leap (1989), JAG (1995), and NCIS (2003). He has often included military veterans as characters.

Bellisario received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004, which was shown in the Season 9 JAG episode, "Trojan Horse". In an interview with Sci-Fi Channel in the late 1990s, Bellisario said he was inspired to create Quantum Leap in 1988 after reading a novel about time travel. His service alongside John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was the basis for the Quantum Leap fifth season double-length episode "Lee Harvey Oswald" (originally aired September 22, 1992)."

"Bellisario was born in Cokeburg, Pennsylvania to an Italian father, Albert Jethro, and a Serbian mother, Dana (née Lapčević). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959, and attained the rank of Sergeant. Bellisario earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at Pennsylvania State University in 1961. In 2001 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus—the highest honor bestowed on a graduate of Penn State. In 2006, Bellisario endowed a $1 million Trustee Matching Scholarship in the Penn State College of Communications. He recalled:"

"Bellisario became an advertising copywriter in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1965, and three years later became creative director of the Bloom Agency in Dallas, Texas. After rising to senior vice president after eight years, he then moved to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting and production."

source: Donald P. Bellisario - Wikipedia


Dan Rather's Contradictory Account of The Zapruder Film Would Become The Stuff of Conspiracy Legend

Dan Rather Describes His Viewing Of The Zapruder Film On 25th November 1963  source: JFK Assassination Forum

What version of the Zapruder film did Dan Rather see?

Perhaps he didn't lie. Please notice how Dan Rather does not explain why or how his account could be different from the official film footage and official witness descriptions. Nobody really seems interested in this obvious problem at all. Instead there are plenty of conspiracy theories to choose from. None of them allow for the more mundane and believable explanation. The JFK assassination, like so many other supposed historical events, was nothing more than another scripted, theatrical act in a a centuries long Platonic play that most have been conditioned to believe represents actual historical event. There are other contradictions with the JFK witness accounts and the film footage that one will come across when one looks for these mistakes. The conspiracy noise is meant to distract and otherwise discredit actual criticism of governmental claims. Layers of contrived and mainstream promoted conspiracy noise protects the truth that historical events are mostly scripted Hollywood style productions.

Dan Rather Issued Erroneous Statements

"Rather was the only reporter to view the Zapruder film the day after the assassination. In this situation, he was an all-important set of eyes from the fourth estate, a voice the public could trust. He issued an erroneous, purposely falsified statement concerning the film. Following the final shot, the head of Kennedy in Rather's angled report "went forward with considerable violence," a description that anyone with eyesight in the fifty years following the assassination would find to be a blatant lie. As seen clearly on the Zapruder film, which was not shown to the public until 1975, the final shot jarred Kennedy's head back and to the left. Rather, and Rather alone, is responsible for the intentional misinterpretation of the Zapruder film. In 1993, CBS anchorman Dan Rather confessed to Robert Tannenbaum, the former deputy chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations: "We really blew it on the Kennedy assassination." "

source: Why Did Dan Rather Lie About JFK's Assassination? - The Stone Zone

November 22nd vs September 11th: The News is The Medium For Government Sponsored Terrorism

Complete with continuity errors.

This was the first time since the assassination of John F. Kennedy that TV networks announced that there would be no television commercials or programs for an indefinite period of several days after the attacks, as it was widely felt that it was an inappropriate time for "fun and entertainment" programs to be shown when so much death and destruction was being seen live on television. During the week of the attacks, evening news broadcasts for the networks nearly doubled its average viewership audience, and it was also estimated that American adults watched an average of eight (8) hours of television, a day, again nearly double the average viewership audience. In order to keep up with the constant flood of information, at 10:49 a.m. EDT (14:49 UTC), Fox News Channel began running continuous updates in the form of a news tickerthat crawled along the bottom of the screen. The ticker soon became a permanent feature on most news and business networks to disseminate basic weather and business statistics, along with extended information about breaking news and stories which merited mention but not full reports, and was adopted by many other news channels worldwide.

During the day of the attacks, and in the days following, news broadcasters scrambled to report accurate information. Occasionally erroneous information was broadcast. An examination of CNN's coverage of September 11, 2001 (which was replayed online, virtually in its entirety, on the fifth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2006) reveals that following the attack on the Pentagon, CNN also reported a fire had broken out on the National Mall and that according to a wire report, a car bomb had exploded in front of the State Department. It also broadcast an interview with a witness to the Pentagon attack who said it was a helicopter that hit the building, not a plane. CNN was not alone in airing these or similar inaccurate reports, as subsequent examination of coverage by other networks has shown."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainment_affected_by_the_September_11_attacks#News_coverage


There's A History of Different Versions of The Script

The News media has to ignore all the bad reporting. The audience has to go along with this. They do not notice that the News media never really explains how their governmental sources provide erroneous reporting. There are plenty of clear examples of contradictory accounts that the News media is clearly not interested in discussing or really investigating and reporting on. These obvious problems with mainstream News narratives are the reason why the terms "conspiracy theory" and "tin foil hat" and the like, were concocted in the fist place. Here's another Sandhook like example of conflicting News accounts:

"JULY 1, 1995 The Oklahoma City Bombing: The Jihad That Wasn’t"

The media would have to wait six years before being able to claim jihad like they were salivating to. Obviously FBI and CIA chatter about Islamic fundamentalists wanting to strike targets on American soil was nothing new in 2001.

"Seldom have so many been so wrong—so quickly. In the wake of the explosion that destroyed the Murrah Federal Office Building, the media rushed—almost en masse—to the assumption that the bombing was the work of Muslim extremists. “The betting here is on Middle East terrorists,” declared CBS News‘ Jim Stewart just hours after the blast (4/19/95). “The fact that it was such a powerful bomb in Oklahoma City immediately drew investigators to consider deadly parallels that all have roots in the Middle East,” ABC‘s John McWethy proclaimed the same day.

“It has every single earmark of the Islamic car-bombers of the Middle East,” wrote syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer (Chicago Tribune, 4/21/95). “Whatever we are doing to destroy Mideast terrorism, the chief terrorist threat against Americans, has not been working,” declared the New York Times‘ A.M. Rosenthal (4/21/95). The Geyer and Rosenthal columns were filed after the FBI released sketches of two suspects who looked more like Midwestern frat boys than mujahideen."

"Nor were pundits shy about drawing policy conclusions from their speculations. Restrictions on immigration was a popular rallying cry—ironically reflecting the same strain of xenophobia characteristic of the militia movement that the real suspects are associated with. Other policy recommendations had a more bloodthirsty tone. An op-ed in New York Newsday by Jeff Kamen (4/20/95) complained that officials had ignored “a sizable community of Islamic fundamentalist militants in Oklahoma City,” and urged that military special forces be used against “potential terrorists”: “Shoot them now, before they get us,” he demanded."

"But these sources and “experts” only exacerbated the mainstream media’s own knee-jerk tendencies. It begins with simple stereotyping: You say bombing, they say Muslim. Here’s the New York Times (4/20/95) explaining why it was likely that international terrorists had struck in Oklahoma City: “Some Middle Eastern groups have held meetings there, and the city is home to at least three mosques.” Is it any wonder that mosques become targets of vandalism and other hate crimes when papers like the Times treat them as evidence of terrorism? “You do have a sizable Arab population in Oklahoma,” said CNN’s Charles Bierbauer (4/20/95). “You have most unpredictable pockets. . . . Things you would not expect but you should be alert to.” One would think that CNN‘s senior Washington correspondent would be “alert to” the irresponsibility of warning his audience against entire ethnic groups. NPR‘s Daniel Zwerdling suggested that such prejudices were entirely appropriate. “Aren’t some of the public’s fears of people from some ethnic groups grounded, to at least a certain extent, in some social realities?” he said on All Things Considered (4/22/95). “For instance, isn’t it true that many terrorist incidents in recent years have been associated with people from Middle Eastern political and religious groups?” For years, mainstream news outlets have presented terrorism in terms familiar from Hollywood thrillers: The terrorists are the foreign villains, who are motivated by their irrational hatred of the “West” in general and the United States in particular. Terrorism that fits into this framework—particularly acts committed by Palestinian nationalists—has received intensive media coverage. Similar actions conducted by U.S. citizens, or by forces that have the backing of the U.S. government, have rarely been labeled as terrorism, and were often simply ignored.

New York Times TV critic Walter Goodman criticized network coverage for rushing to judgment on the Oklahoma bombing (4/28/95). But he ended up praising TV:

For all its famous deficiencies in reporting the news or, as we saw last week, in reporting it straight, when it comes to an event that is as painful, baffling and threatening as the Oklahoma City bombing, television has a way of getting itself together and bringing us together.

Of course, the TV journalists and pundits who leaped to the conclusion that “Middle Eastern terrorists” were behind the Oklahoma City bombing did not “bring us together”—they divided the majority against a vulnerable minority, on the flimsiest of speculations. But Goodman’s column highlights what he suggests is TVs “most important mission”—creating a (false) sense that its audience is one homogeneous mass, often by hyping a foreign (or foreign-seeming) enemy."

source: http://fair.org/extra/the-oklahoma-city-bombing/


Nobody Questions The FBI's Cartoonish Claims Because The Assumed Independent News Media Does Not

All Major Media, Especially News Products, Are Government Propaganda

"The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, carried out on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The 1,336 pounds (606 kg) urea nitrate–hydrogen gas enhanced device was intended to send the North Tower (Tower 1) crashing into the South Tower (Tower 2), bringing both towers down and killing tens of thousands of people. It failed to do so but killed six people and injured over a thousand. 

The attack was planned by a group of terrorists including Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin, and Ahmed Ajaj. They received financing from Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, Yousef's uncle. In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad, and Salameh. The charges included conspiracy, explosive destruction of property, and interstate transportation of explosives. In November 1997, two more were convicted: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombings, and Eyad Ismoil, who drove the truck carrying the bomb."

"Though the cause of the blast was not immediately known, with some suspecting a transformer explosion, agents and bomb technicians from the ATF, FBI, and the NYPD quickly responded to the scene. The magnitude of the explosion was far beyond that of a transformer explosion and the FBI Laboratory Division technician, David Williams, who took charge of the crime scene, claimed to know prior to scientific testing the nature and size of the bomb which other lab specialists such as Stephen Burmeister and Frederic Whitehurst contradicted and later challenged with embarrassing consequences for the FBI Laboratory.  In the days after the bombing, investigators surveyed the damage and looked for clues. About 300 FBI agents were deployed under the codename TRADEBOM. While combing through the rubble in the underground parking area, a bomb technician located some internal component fragments from the vehicle that delivered the bomb. A vehicle identification number (VIN), found on a piece from an axle, gave investigators crucial information that led them to a Ryder truck rental outlet in Jersey City. Investigators determined that the vehicle had been rented by Mohammed A. Salameh, one of Yousef's co-conspirators. Salameh had reported the van stolen, and when he returned on March 4, 1993, to get his deposit back, authorities arrested him."

source: 1993 World Trade Center bombing - Wikipedia

see also: Operation Gladio - Wikipedia

DARPA - Wikipedia


The News Media Are The Real Divide & Conquer Terrorists

Real terrorism is governmentally sponsored and is directed at the public.


"Fratto: ‘No One Could Have Anticipated’ Terrorists Flying Planes Into Buildings Before 9/11"

source: Fratto: 'No One Could Have Anticipated' Terrorists Flying Planes Into ...


Continuity Errors Happen:  The Twin Towers Could Officially ( and sensibly) Easily Withstand A Passenger Jet Strike

And of course flying planes into buildings, specifically the Twin Towers was something officials considered and planned for.

Until The Script Called For Something Different

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Contradictory Official Accounts Create Opportunity  For Official Conspiracy Promoted Nonsense

Edward Bernays Was Right

Could a passenger jet bring down a massive steel tower or not? Official accounts are somewhat confusing, logic and common sense on the other hand should be very clear that the official accounts are nonsense and nothing more. The claim itself is so fantastically incredible that only a population long accustomed to such dumbing down could possibly accept it. This kind of obviously absurd narratives relies on crowd psychology, which seems to work as advertised. People follow leaders and even just the ideas of leaders. People really seem to prefer not having their beliefs challenged, perhaps especially when those beliefs are so obviously wrong. The News media  focuses on empty emotional appeals with numerous victim interviews of one kind or another for good reason. Humans are sympathetic creatures and our emotions are easily manipulated with moving picture product.  (please see: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2017/8/17/youre-on-the-wrong-side-of-history for more.)

"Sightseers at the towers over the past few years would have seen a reassuring information panel at the top floor visitors' centre, explaining how they should not worry about plane crashes as the building was made to withstand them."

source: Twin towers 'built to withstand plane crash' - Telegraph


Of Course Massive Steel Structures Can Withstand A Passenger Jet Crash

No matter how fast the jet travels, it cannot penetrate the steel. No matter how many thousands of gallons of fuel it has in its wings, that amount of fuel is nothing compared to all the steel. The official 9/11 story is a complete cartoon lie.

"The attack and following collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 shocked the world. The enormous travesty occurred so fast and so surprisingly. But what may also shock you is that architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the World Trade Center towers to withstand a collision with a Boeing 707 airplane (Federal Emergency Management Agency 2002). The Boeing 707 is similar to the Boeing 767s that actually crashed into the towers, the main differences being that the 767 is slightly heavier and slower."

 

source: If the World Trade Center Towers were designed to withstand the ...


Back to the Future Past: 9/11/2001 or Rather 11/7/1982

Is this an example of a real predictive style "programming" of sorts?

'November 7, 1982: Port Authority Practices for Plane Crashing into the WTC'

"February 20, 1981: Boeing 707 Nearly Hits Television Mast atop World Trade Center A Boeing 707 belonging to an Argentine airline comes close to hitting the television mast atop the World Trade Center’s North Tower. The plane is flying in clouds at 1,500 feet, instead of at its assigned altitude of 3,000 feet, and descending toward Kennedy Airport. About four miles, or less than 90 seconds, from the WTC, the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) in Hempstead, Long Island, becomes aware of the situation thanks to a new automated alarm system and is able to radio the pilot with the order to climb. The alarm system that sounds, called Minimum Safe Altitude Warning, has been in operation for about a year. When radar shows a plane at an altitude within 500 feet of the highest obstruction in a particular area and 30 seconds away, a buzzer sounds repeatedly at the TRACON. At the same time, the letters LA (for low altitude) flash on the radar scope next to the plane’s blip. [NEW YORK TIMES, 2/26/1981]"

"November 7, 1982: Port Authority Practices for Plane Crashing into the WTC The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey holds a drill at the World Trade Center based on the scenario of a plane crashing into one of the Twin Towers. Numerous agencies participate in the drill, which is held on a Sunday. As well as the Port Authority, these include the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Police Department, and the Emergency Medical Services. Guy Tozzoli, the director of the Port Authority’s World Trade Department, will describe the drill during a legislative hearing in 1993 (see (March 29, 1993)). He will recall that the Port Authority simulates the “total disaster” of “the airplane hitting the building” and participants simulate “blood coming out of people.” He will add that the drill is “a real preparation for a disaster.” [NEWSDAY, 11/12/2001; DWYER AND FLYNN, 2005, PP. 58-59] (During the hearing, Tozzoli will mistakenly recall the drill being conducted in the late 1970s, but it is in fact held in November 1982. [DWYER AND FLYNN, 2005, PP. 274] ) The drill follows an incident in 1981, when an Argentine aircraft came within 90 seconds of crashing into the WTC’s North Tower as a result of having problems communicating with air traffic controllers (see February 20, 1981). Asked about the drill shortly after 9/11, Tozzoli will say it was held “just to have people trained within the city for that particular scenario [of a plane hitting the WTC].” The 1982 exercise appears to be the last “joint drill involving all the emergency responders” held at the WTC prior to the 9/11 attacks, 19 years later, according to New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn. [NEWSDAY, 11/12/2001; DWYER AND FLYNN, 2005, PP. 59]"

source: http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a110782crashdrill


"The Twin Towers were specifically designed to withstand a plane impact of a 707 traveling at 600 mph without collapsing."

"February 27, 1993: WTC Engineer Says Building Would Survive Jumbo Jet Hitting It"

"In the wake of the WTC bombing, the Seattle Times interviews John Skilling who was one of the two structural engineers responsible for designing the Trade Center. Skilling recounts his people having carried out an analysis which found the Twin Towers could withstand the impact of a Boeing 707. He says, “Our analysis indicated the biggest problem would be the fact that all the fuel (from the airplane) would dump into the building. There would be a horrendous fire. A lot of people would be killed.” But, he says, “The building structure would still be there.” [SEATTLE TIMES, 2/27/1993] The analysis Skilling is referring to is likely one done in early 1964, during the design phase of the towers. A three-page white paper, dated February 3, 1964, described its findings: “The buildings have been investigated and found to be safe in an assumed collision with a large jet airliner (Boeing 707—DC 8) traveling at 600 miles per hour. Analysis indicates that such collision would result in only local damage which could not cause collapse or substantial damage to the building and would not endanger the lives and safety of occupants not in the immediate area of impact.” However, besides this paper, no documents are known detailing how this analysis was made. [GLANZ AND LIPTON, 2004, PP. 131-132; LEW, BUKOWSKI, AND CARINO, 10/2005, PP. 70-71] The other structural engineer who designed the towers, Leslie Robertson, carried out a second study later in 1964, of how the towers would handle the impact of a 707 (see Between September 3, 2001 and September 7, 2001). However, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), following its three-year investigation into the WTC collapses, will in 2005 state that it has been “unable to locate any evidence to indicate consideration of the extent of impact-induced structural damage or the size of a fire that could be created by thousands of gallons of jet fuel.” [NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY, 9/2005, PP. 13]"

source: http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-twin-towers-were-specifically-designed-to-withstand-a-plane-impact-of-a-707-traveling-at-600-mph-without-collapsing/


"Crash Scenario Foretold in '93 WTC official wanted plan for jet disaster By Graham Rayman STAFF WRITER November 12, 2001"

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"A former World Trade Center director suggested in a public hearing after the 1993 bombing there that the Port Authority and city emergency agencies train for the scenario of an airplane slamming into the towers, a transcript shows. But the March 29, 1993, recommendation of Guy Tozzoli - who was so closely associated with the complex that he was known as "Mr. World Trade Center" - was overlooked. No training exercise involving an airplane scenario was done, senior Port Authority officials said last week. In September 2000, however, the Port Authority and the Fire Department did conduct a simulation of a five-alarm fire on the 93rd floor of one tower, an exercise officials described as a "major disaster drill." The Tozzoli recommendation ultimately may be a footnote in history, but, according to one expert, it seems to contradict the contentions of officials that no one could have prepared for such an event. "The fact that this was explicitly suggested by Port Authority personnel in a public hearing certainly suggests that there was or should have been awareness of this threat and consideration of planning for it among the effected agencies," said Charles Jennings, a professor of fire protection at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In the wake of Sept. 11, Jennings said there is a need for a high-level independent review of the incident to document what happened and try to draw long-term lessons. At the time of the hearings, the focus was security within the tower garage - where terrorists detonated a massive truck bomb, killing six people and injuring 1,000 - and the difficulties of the huge evacuation. State Sen. Roy Goodman, who presided over the hearings, did not include Tozzoli's recommendation in his 34-page report on the 1993 hearings titled "A Tragic Wake-Up Call." Of the four daily newspapers, only Newsday wrote about the hearing, focusing on fire-code issues. Tozzoli's testimony was not mentioned in the press.

Though Goodman omitted Tozzoli's recommendation from the report, he said through a spokesperson yesterday: "Unfortunately recommendations were largely ignored as time dulled the sensitivity of the public to terrorist threats." Port Authority spokesman Allan Morrison said the agency spent more than $50 million to upgrade security throughout the complex after 1993, and millions more on safety improvements.

"We believe that the World Trade Center was one of the most secure office buildings in America from a terrorism prevention point of view," Morrison said. "Obviously, there are limits to our ability to prevent against all possible acts of terrorism, not to mention the unprecedented act of war of Sept. 11." Tozzoli made the suggestion on the third day of the hearings, the transcript said. He was the final witness, and his recommendation was his last statement in the hearing.

When Goodman asked Tozzoli for advice, he recalled that in the late 1970s, Port Authority personnel, along with city fire marshals, police, the Emergency Medical Service and officials from local hospitals, performed a similar drill in the towers, the transcript said. "I thought back to one thing we had done in the 1970s," said Tozzoli, who retired from the Port Authority in 1987. "[We] simulated on a Sunday, the disaster of the airplane hitting the building. Together with the Fire Department, Police Department, EMS, hospital, and senator, that might not be a bad idea to try that in other public buildings." "The building management simulated a total disaster?" Goodman asked. "Total. Total disaster," Tozzoli replied. "Did fire marshals participate?" Goodman asked. "Everybody," Tozzoli replied. "Fire marshals, the city, the Police Department, the hospitals. They're very important. And I remember we simulated blood coming out of people. The medical department was there, and it really was a real preparation for a disaster, if you would. "It's very difficult to talk about a bomb," he added. "But you know, things can happen. And I thought this is probably a very good idea."

Earlier in his testimony, Tozzoli described a computer simulation performed back when the towers were still under construction. The simulation used a 707, the largest jet at the time, flying at 220 mph into one of the towers, he said. "The computer said it would blow out the structural steel supports along one side of the building completely to seven floors, and naturally there would be a large loss of life on those seven floors because of the explosion," Tozzoli testified. "However, the structure of the building would permit the 50 floors or whatever it is above to remain and not topple because the loans would distribute themselves around the other three walls and then eventually be assimilated in the floors below."  In the three days of hearings, that was the only time that an airplane scenario came up in any detail. "I don't know if they did it [the training exercise]," Tozzoli said in a telephone interview last week. "We practiced it back then [in the late '70s] just to have people trained within the city for that particular scenario." Alan Reiss, a Port Authority official who ran the trade center until July, said in an interview that no exercise based on an airplane scenario was done over the past eight years. He said, though, that almost exactly one year before the attacks, in September 2000, the Port Authority and Fire Department participated in an exercise on a Sunday morning that simulated a five-alarm fire on an upper floor in one of the towers. Five Fire Department engine companies were involved in the exercise, which occurred on an empty floor. Smoke generators were employed, and the elevators were unavailable.

"It was a major full-floor high-rise fire," Reiss said. "It was a full-scale fire simulation." Frank Gribbon, a spokesman for the Fire Department, said the exercise was videotaped. After 1993, the Port Authority added 10,000-pound planters around the buildings, security barriers in the garage, a photo identification system, surveillance cameras and other security upgrades. The agency also added back-up power and lighting systems, independent fire command stations in each building and other safety improvements. 
Copyright © 2002, Newsday, Inc."

source: http://web.archive.org/web/20020412234558/http:/www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nydril122460832nov12.story?coll=ny-top-headlines


You Can't Fool Mother Nature & It's Unwise To Trust Uncle Sam: Layers of Lies Protect The Truth

The public has been governmentally and historically pranked. Merry melodies cartoons can't hurt anyone. By the way, don't tell anyone, but it sure looks like all NORAD is is just computer based roleplaying simulation and not much else.

There's no need for anything else.

The world is a lot safer than the governments need you to know.

Belief in the need for governmental protection means the public keeps paying needless taxes.

"In September 11, 2001, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) was involved in an ongoing operation which involved deploying fighter aircraft to northwestern North America. The U.S. Military and NORAD had also planned to conduct several military exercises and a drill was being held by the National Reconnaissance Office, a Department of Defense agency. The operations, exercises and drills were all canceled following the September 11 attacks."

source: United States government operations and exercises on September 11 ...


A Post-Modern Media Blues In The Key of C-Flat

New York City is not just any city. It is a federal and international city. The mayor's office and police and fire departments have to work with higher levels of government. 9/11 is unlikely a crime as government cannot commit crime against itself, can it? Crime indicates someone broke a law. Laws are legally defined by government. I doubt very much if there would ever be any way to take any kind of real case to trial, I doubt the system allows for that in any meaningful kind of way. We do not need to consider anything past all the National Security laws that could be invoked to prevent even an official court record account. Any talk of taking this to court is a pipe dream. Faked events like 9/11 are how history is done and how the world has long been run. You don't just wake up on 9/11/2000 and decide to pull off an event on the scale of 9/11/2001. You have to have the confidence that such a huge hoax can actually work and this would be a confidence gained from decades and even centuries of getting away with lesser sins. Humanity is a vast resource that has been conditioned to accept the unreal as real and who tend to respond to crowd psychology as advertised. The modern mass media is a more potent version of the original medium of government, hearsay and word of mouth. If you don't believe there is anything existential to fear, you will be less likely to pay your taxes for the needles (now allegorical) castle walls and (all too real) inspecting, nosy guards at the gates.


For more about 9/11 please read: September 11th is New Years Day!


The World Has Long Been Run Like A Gambling, Burlesque Carnival Side Show:

History breaking world records like history itself, are made of more lies than most know.

It's all show biz folk$!

The world is run by a global vaudeville touring group.

"Since gambling pre-dates recorded history it comes as little surprise that evidence of match fixing is found throughout recorded history. The ancient Olympic Games were almost constantly dealing with allegations of athletes accepting bribes to lose a competitionand city-states which often tried to manipulate the outcome with large amounts of money. These activities went on despite the oath each athlete took to protect the integrity of the events and the severe punishment sometimes inflicted on those who were caught. Chariot racing was also dogged by race fixing throughout its history.

By the end of the 19th century gambling was illegal in most jurisdictions, but that did not stop its widespread practice. Boxing soon became rife with fighters "taking a dive", likely due to boxing being a sport involving individual competitors, which makes its matches much easier to fix without getting caught. Baseballalso became plagued by match fixing despite efforts by the National League to stop gambling at its games. Matters finally came to a head in 1919 when eight members of the Chicago White Sox threw the World Series (see Black Sox Scandal). In an effort to restore confidence, Major League Baseball established the office of the Baseball Commissioner, and one of Kenesaw Mountain Landis's first acts was to ban all involved players for life."

Match fixing - Wikipedia