Friday, June 28, 2013
By Alan Jones


WASHINGTON – June 28, 2013 – During Thursday’s final broadcast of NPR’s Talk of the Nation, outgoing host Neal Conan hung up on a caller from Florida who questioned the U.S. Government’s official explanation for the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 on September 11, 2001.

Conan retired yesterday after 36 years with NPR after dismissing a caller’s concerns as “scientific nonsense”. But was he really saying that we can’t discuss 9/11 any further?

The on-air confrontation transpired during a segment of the program called “What’s The Talk Of Your Nation”, during which callers are invited to share what they are talking about during everyday life in America.


“We’re talking about what you’re talking about, around your dinner table, in the car with the kids, as you stand in line at the grocery story or check in on Twitter. You may not realize it, but you’ve always helped set our agenda every day when we fill up our planning board with the topics we’ll cover at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Your voices ring in our ears. So tell us, one more time, what’s the talk of the nation?” – Neal Conan, “Talk of the Nation” June 27, 2013.

The first caller, a listener named Bob from Gainesville, FL, apparently strayed off the NPR agenda reservation when he voiced concern that NSA surveillance of innocent Americans is not actually about security.

Bob suggested that the September 11, 2001 tragedy, which officials use to justify NSA surveillance, was a “false flag attack”, citing an analysis of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 by an activist group of architects and engineers who concluded the building failed due to controlled demolition.

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