Written by Wayne Coste, P.E., with contributing editor Eli Rika
March 8, 2013
Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth

Is Amy Goodman part of the “silent majority” when it comes to questioning the official 9/11 story?

For a journalist, when something cannot be said, the silence is the most important story. Many people believe that Amy Goodman, host of the popular public radio and TV show Democracy Now!, is among the best when it comes to confronting people in power and asking hard questions. She may be one of the best, but her silence about 9/11 is stunning. For example, she has yet to tell her audience or her readers that nearly 2,000 architects and engineers – all verified and vetted – are calling for a new investigation of the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11, citing evidence of controlled demolition. That should be headline news for a journalist whose self-described role is to report on alternative voices excluded by the mainstream media.

Goodman is an accomplished author and syndicated columnist, and Democracy Now! airs on more than 1,000 television and radio stations in 35 countries. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” Goodman was also an eyewitness to the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers on 9/11; video footage from that tragic day appears to show her ducking for cover with other bystanders as WTC7 came down at free-fall acceleration. However, she won’t report about the calls for a real 9/11 investigation that have been made by thousands of technical professionals and over 100 family members of 9/11 victims.

Last fall, Goodman launched a 100-city tour promoting her new book, The Silenced Majority, along with her co-author, Denis Moynihan. As they describe their book, it is “intended to provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements that are shaping our society today. The book gives voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now! casts, in stark relief, the stories of the ‘silenced majority.’ These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.”

On September 26, the book tour came to the University of Connecticut with a presentation, followed by a book signing, at the UConn Student Union. During Goodman’s presentation, she mentioned that all news about the conflict in East Timor was obliterated from the media and was not mentioned once from 1975 until she was assaulted and beaten in 1989 (which made the news). She mentioned how the police have been militarized since 9/11 and gave personal examples of how this has affected journalism. She mentioned 9/11 many times as being a significant event that has precipitated the loss of our civil liberties, but not once did she mention anything about the overwhelming body of evidence questioning the official story of what happened on 9/11.

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