Pacifica Stations To Ban Opposition to Da Troof
Gotta laugh at this one:
The Official Story of 911 is found by many Pacifica Foundation members to be a propaganda fabrication designed to provide a pretext for the unleashing of aggressive war in Afghanistan and Iraq, while hiding the activity of a private, extra-legal, and anti-constitutional network of officials in the United States government, high ranking military officers, and individuals within private corporations and political institutions, who actively prepared, promoted, organized, assisted, fomented, and/or passively enabled the September 11 attacks and the cover-up that followed.
Pacifica Foundation members have made repeated and long standing accusations of censorship of 911 Truth issues by programmers who have advanced the official propaganda fabrication, and against staff, management, and governance who support them. This has created an atmosphere of corrosive distrust, profoundly harmful to working together in a democratic and collaborative environment. Thousands of former Pacifica Foundation members have left over this issue.
Of course, they're leaving themselves the fig leaf that they just want both sides of the issue discussed, but this is pretty specific:
2. Programming which consistently and unquestioningly advances the “official story” of 911, by commission or omission, is not consistent with the Pacifica Mission and may be a breach of both the letter and spirit of the Mission.
And it's not as if Pacifica hasn't engaged in plenty of 9-11 kookery. Remember that Box Boy Gage claims he became a "Truther" after listening to David Ray Griffin on KPFK's Guns and Butter. No Lies Radio, an inaptly named show, indulges in Trooferism quite often, with Kevin Barrett and Carol Brouillet as regular guests.
Update, the proposal is being put forth by Christopher Bayard Condon, a longtime 9-11 nutbar. He served as the foreman on a "Citizens Grand Jury" in LA back in 2005. The charges are worth a look; most are the absurd crap that you'd see in Loose Change I or II. For example:
1. At least eight of the alleged hijackers identified by the FBI were alive after 9/11, none of their names were on the flight manifest lists, and no physical evidence of any of their bodies' remains were found at any of the attack sites, nor were any of the names of any of the alleged hijackers on any of the flight manifests of any of the four airplanes, and that evidence linking the specific identities to the incidents appears - at best - planted to assure association, but illogical given the nature of the crime to be committed and the personalities involved; the government's assertion that the alleged 19 hijackers operated without being detected by official surveillance is untenable, and evidence is strong that the alleged hijackers — whatever their identities and whatever their involvement - acted in coordination with a faction within the government itself.
Here's his candidate statement for the board. After a paragraph of resume, we get this:
I am committed to finding a PD who understands the deleterious consequences of the last eight years of censorship on 911 at KPFK; and is committed to implementing the policy of the LSB for free and open discussion and debate on what happened to us on that fateful day.
I first became involved in KPFK out of disgust over our Public Affairs programmers apparently adopting a unitary line over 911, supporting the official propaganda fabrication, and belittling and insulting as "conspiracy theorists" any who would question the obviously false cover up of 911 - on Free Speech Radio. Our Public Affairs programming, with some exceptions, seems to be an open conduit for establishment views into the progressive left, at best. At worst, they are an uncritical conduit for whatever disinformation roll-out the CIA and National Security state wants to foist on the American people. The 911 lie tops the list, but is not the only issue.
After two years of investigation I can report to the listeners -the electorate - that there has indeed been an organized censorship, always denied, of 911 related issues and the National Security and Economic consequences, at KPFK. This has been undertaken by a small group of Public Affairs programmers both at KPFK and Pacifica wide who not only do not want to deal truthfully with 911, but don't want anyone else at KPFK to do so either. I do not know where these programmers came from, did we inherit them, they seem to have been here for decades and feel they own their on-air time.