911 Truth and the Left: Barrie Zwicker and Radical Pragmatist Attend a Book Release party for Amy Goodman 9/11/06
This all started when I found out that Amy Goodman was having a book release party in NY City at Cooper Hall on 9/11. This was the same Cooper Hall that was hosting the 911 Truth Break Out on 9/10! This was also the same Amy Goodman of Democracy Now who had blatantly ignored 911 Truth for over five years, except for one interview with David Ray Griffin in 2003. An interview in which her suprise guest Chip Bartlet, openly attacked Dr. Griffin's personal credibility while avoiding the deeper questions about 911 that Dr. Griffin eloquently and clearly presented. In addition, Amy's co-host, Juan Gonzales had been one of the first and most out spoken reporters to investigate the horrible health effects and lies about the toxic dust from ground zero, yet he too had remained silent on the larger facts and questions presented by the 911 Truth movement.
These were the classic left gate keepers that Barrie Zwicker writes about in his new book "Towers of Deception". I wanted to know why they avoided 911 Truth and what the other 'progressive' volunteers and attendants at the event thought about 911 Truth and Democracy Now's handling or non-handling of the subject. I was determined to go and ask these questions.
So I bought a $100 ticket and gave it to Barrie Zwicker so he could confront them. Then, just before the event started, I collected another $70 from the generous kindness of 911 activists gathered at St. Mark's Church to send me along with Barrie as a camera man. To our pleasant suprise,the morning of 911, Democracy Now aired a debate between Dylan Avery and Jason Berman of Loosechange and the publishers of Popular Mechanics.Although neither I nor Barrie had heard it, I was told by Jason and Dylan that afternoon at ground zero, that the interview had gone very well. So Barrie and I decided we should probably be less confrontational than we planned and use that mornings debate as our launching point to ask pointed questions but to also acknowledge their coverage that morning and to further get them to commit continue covering 911 Truth on a regular basis. Well........Here it Is. Thank You to all those that contributed to sending me along with Barrie....I hope I did you proud for I had never done anything like this before. I also hope you find all of the interviews as interesting and revealing as Barrie and I did. I'll leave it at that.
(I've placed the clips in the order they were recorded as sort of a video journal...unfortunately the audio of Barrie Zwicker's conversation with Amy Goodman did not come out due to background noise. These other interviews were conducted by me)
BARRIE ZWICKER SIGNS HIS BOOK TO AMY GOODMAN
TALKING WITH AMY GOODMAN
INTERVIEW WITH JUAN GONZALES
Barrie Zwicker's Response
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