Chronicle Forced To Issue Retraction On 9/11 Hit Piece
Encounters massive backlash from alternative media
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | April 20 2006
Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle 9/11 hit piece by Cinnamon Stillwell has encountered massive backlash from the alternative truth community after it cynically dismissed legitimate concerns about 9/11 and labeled anyone who voiced them as anti-semitic extremists.
In a new development this morning, the paper was forced to issue a retraction following Cinnamon Stillwell's outright falsehood that the "whole country witnessed the horrific sight of planes flying into the....Pentagon," a glaring error first highlighted by this website on Wednesday morning.
The statement reads,
"Cinnamon Stillwell's column Wednesday on SFGate originally stated that images of the plane that struck the Pentagon had been seen by the American public. No such images have been made public."
Chalk up another victory for the 9/11 Truth Movement! If Stillwell can't even get this right, what other piles of horse manure has her shoddy research led her into?
After this website first issued a rebuttal to the piece yesterday morning several other noted cyber patriots have followed suit.
Mike Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com, one of the websites cited in the original hit piece, encouraged readers to e mail Stillwell and issued a three point challenge based on smoking guns of which Stillwell carefully avoided discussion in her smear attack.
"In her article dissing blogs that question the official story of 9-11, Ms. Stillwell obviously picked examples from the blogs that she found most easy to dismiss and ridicule. Equally obviously she stayed away from any facts that really do call into question the official story of 9-11," wrote Rivero.
"How did the United States Secret Service Protective Detail, know they did not need to immediately move the President? How did they know they did not need to toss him into his bomb-proof limo and start driving in any direction to foil a possible inbound?"
"How did the United States Secret Service Protective Detail know that by leaving the President where he was, they were not making targets of all those students and teachers?"
"How did the United States Secret Service Protective Detail KNOW FOR A FACT THAT PRESIDENT BUSH WAS NOT A TARGET THAT DAY?"
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Prolific blogger Kurt Nimmo said the piece was the most ignorant and slanted he had ever read and said it was akin to "crib notes to the nine eleven whitewash commission version."
Nimmo responded to Stillwell's claim that the government would never harm its own people to further an agenda by citing the anniversary of the Waco siege, in which 74 men women and children were massacred at the behest of Bill Clinton and Janet Reno.
"It is said Koresh burned his own family and followers to death and the FBI had nothing to do with it. And yet the FBI admits firing “potentially flammable devices” into the Davidian “compound,” actually parish living quarters and a church (called Mount Carmel Center). CNN reported this. PBS Frontline reported the fact the BATF fired the first shots at Waco and that Janet Reno, AG under the “liberal” Bill Clinton, gave the order to use CS gas against the men, women, and children at Mount Carmel. The use of CS gas is illegal under the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (enacted the same year as the Waco massacre)," wrote Nimmo.
In addition, Nimmo took apart Stillwell's contention that cell phone recordings from the passengers somehow prove the government is telling the truth about the entire day's events.
"Once again, if you bothered to do any research instead of simply parroting official lies, Ms. Stillwell, you would discover that, in 2001, it was all but impossible to make cell phone calls from an airliner clipping along at 500 miles per hour above 25,000 feet. According to Alexa Graf, a spokesman of AT&T, “it was almost a fluke that the [9/11] calls reached their destinations… From high altitudes, the call quality is not very good, and most callers will experience drops,” and yet the 911 Commission points to the clarity and detail of these telephone conversations. How is that possible, Ms. Stillwell? It seems you will believe any nonsense the government hands out," said Nimmo.
After visiting Stillwell's website, it becomes apparent that she was a former liberal who suddenly switched sides and became a "conservative" after September 11. Before 9/11 she was writing articles about "lifestyle pieces," which probably translates as dieting and home decor.
In reality Stillwell is a Neo-Lib, someone who has fused the lefty zeal for big government and control domestically with the hijacked right's creed of the expansionist empire. This is why she is in a love fest with the Bush administration and pledged her undying allegiance to the Fuehrer in the moments after planes started crashing into buildings.
Stillwell is a victim of the "post-9/11 mentality," a form of cognitive illness whereby the sufferer abandons any compass of common sense and devotes their vocal chords and keyboard to demanding more people in the Middle East get bombed and more liberties perish at home.
Stillwell (pictured below) is a shining example of why a corrupt government would carry out terror on its own people. As soon as the towers crumbled, she changed her entire thought process and handed over her unquestioning loyalty to whomever offered protection. She is the answer to her own question about why a government would kill to further its own agenda.
She runs a Yahoo Newsgroup called the 9/11 Neocons that boasts a massive 74 members (compared to 6798 members at the Infowars Newsgroup). The group is described as "a place for former lefties mugged by reality on September 11," which is strange because Stillwell's reality world is a place where "the whole country" saw a plane fly into the Pentagon.
That world cannot be anywhere else than cloud cuckoo land because a video tape of a plane flying into the Pentagon has never been publicly released.
We were told a plane flew into the Pentagon and that is the essence of Stillwell's reality - it is a place were reality is defined as whatever the government tells us is true.
If Stillwell had been around in the 17th century would she have also persecuted Galileo for saying the Earth revolved around the Sun? After all, the authorities said the Earth was the center of the universe.
The authorities said Al-Qaeda were responsible for 9/11, doesn't that make it true?
In Stillwell's world evidence is secondary to official proclamation and in defending the orthodoxy she seeks to protect her precious perch on the Neo-Lib, Neo-Con peanut gallery.