The Coverup That Wasn't
Occasionally, when misrepresentations and selective omissions can't make your point, just make up the story entirely. Such as when Loose Change claims a coverup:
If only we could examine the debris from the World Trade Center and figure out what happened. Unfortunately, Mayor Giuliani began shipping off the remains overseas before investigators could look at it,
This must come as news to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) which has produced a series of reports on the collapse of the World Trade Center, including analysis of the steel beams recovered from the ruins.
But they don't stop here, our conspiracy theorists continue with:
Not even FEMA was allowed into ground zero. Essentially they blocked off a crime scene, and destroyed all the evidence.
This must come as quite a surprise to FEMA too, since they, along with other agencies, were involved in the investigation from the beginning, they even produced the preliminary report on the collapse.
Following the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City's World Trade Center (WTC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI/ASCE), in association with New York City and several other Federal Agencies and professional organizations, deployed a team of civil, structural, and fire protection engineers to study the performance of the buildings at the WTC site.
The Team conducted field observations at the WTC site and steel salvage yards, removed and tested samples of the collapsed structures, viewed hundreds of hours of video and thousands of still photographs, conducted interviews with witnesses and persons involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of each of the affected buildings, reviewed construction documents, and conducted preliminary analyses of the damage to the WTC towers.
Well, at least they spelled FEMA right...