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The History Channel - The conjuring of the neo-truth!

Maher Osseiran

The History Channel – The conjuring of the neo-truth!


August 30, 2007 – The History Channel has produced a documentary titled 9/11 Conspiracies – Fact or Fiction.  It aired on Monday, August 20, 2007.  According to the abstract, the documentary examines the various conspiracy theories espoused on the Internet, in articles and in public forums that attempt to explain the 9/11 attacks. It includes theories that the World Trade Center was brought down by a controlled demolition; that a missile, not a commercial airliner, hit the Pentagon; and that members of the U.S. government orchestrated the attacks in hopes of creating a war in the Middle East. Each conspiracy argument is countered by a variety of experts in the fields of engineering, intelligence and the military. The program also delves into the anatomy of such conspiracies and how they grow on the Internet.


Even the abstract is a lie. 


The only honest conclusion that can be reached after watching this dishonest piece is that Hearst Publishing, Popular Mechanics, NBC, show producer Brad Davis, and the History Channel have conspired to produce what amounts to a shallow hit piece aimed at reassuring the dull and self-absorbed that there is indeed a terrorist under every bed and only the government and corporate media can be trusted to keep the people safe and informed.  Not only did the History Channel distort the facts, it purposely went out of its way to depict the thinking people that question elements of the government / media cabal’s account of 9/11 in a less than favorable light – literally. 


According to Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet, The debunkers' interviews were pristinely shot and framed, with beautiful backdrops and highly sympathetic camera angles and filters, whereas the truthers were shot from bizarre positions, their images were deliberately distorted and even the color filter of the shot had been manipulated to make their appearance look tainted, blurred and contorted. This was an intentional ploy and a crude act of manipulation to detract credibility from the truthers and violates all known ethical standards of journalism.


Debunkers is a term used to describe the Tories such as the James Meigs of Popular Mechanic and Truther is a term used to describe 50 percent of the U.S. population that have awakened from the 9/11 spell, wiped the propaganda from their eyes, and began to see again. 


So what can we that see do about a thing like the History Channel engaging in journalistic misconduct and spreading propaganda that aids and abets the cover-up of the crime of the century? 


The History Channel has its tentacles spread throughout our federal, state, and municipal governments, to include our local school boards, and the minds of our young via its educational arm www.historyeducation.com. 


It derives a good portion of its income through taxpayers’ money and our educational system. In its 2007 “Educator’s Catalog” topics such as American History, World History, Biography, Engineering & Technology, Science & Nature, Arts & Literature, Social Issues, and finally, Current Events are covered.


If “The 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction” gets listed in the next catalog it will be available to public schools – purchased with your tax dollars!  It is currently for sale online for $24.95.


A great way to hit back is to hit the History Channel in the pocketbook.  Educators and advocates within the truth movement should appoint themselves child advocates and challenge the History Channel in court for inaccuracies in the classroom.  A grassroots effort to prevent this 9/11 hit piece from being purchased by public schools should be launched.  Furthermore, based on the proven record of misinformation, any future History Channel material should be required to be reviewed and approved by a similar court appointed panel before our public schools can access the information and present it to our impressionable schoolchildren. 

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