Response from James Goldston, Executive Producer of Nightline, to Coleen Rowley

March 11, 2010

source: Huffington Post       March 11, 2010

Nightline‘s report on March 8 was focused on the phenomenon of the 9/11 Truth movement — who they are and why they think what they do. In order to talk to a wide number of people we visited the “Treason in America” conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Coming as it did on the heels of the shooting at the Pentagon, we asked several people about John Patrick Bedell, and we included in our story their vehement denials that the movement is linked to violence.

Coleen Rowley (who blogged about the conference and Nightline here) was approached for an interview by our producer and she agreed. We included in the story Rowley’s view that “the full truth” of what happened on 9/11 is not known, as well as a sequence that made it clear she was put off by the interviewer’s persistence.

(Please what this is in response to here, along with the ABC Nightline show in question)

“Burying” the Truth: Nightline Reporter Channels Bill O’Reilly and Does a Hatchet Job

March 11, 2010

Update #1 The producer of nightline has responded to Coleen Rowley, you may find the response here.

By Coleen Rowley     source: Huffington Post     March 11, 2010

In a sad commentary on the currently disintegrating state of “main stream media”, I found myself ambushed on Saturday, March 6th, just ten minutes after I arrived at a conference outside Philadelphia on “9-11, the Wars and Our Broken Constitution”.

When young, smiling female producer Katie Hinman identified herself as being with ABC and asked for an interview, I had only just arrived at the conference. So although I was a little surprised that the Nightline TV crew was there, I immediately consented to an interview before anyone had a chance to warn me that the TV show was trying to concoct a connection between the conference and the mentally ill young man who had been killed a few days before while shooting at Pentagon guards.

(Please see ABC bradcast here if you have not yet)

From the very first question Mr. Bury launched, it was clear, however, that he was not interested in the truth, and that I would not fare any better than someone who consents to go on Bill O’Reilly’s or Glenn Beck’s show.

In the interest of journalistic ethics, let me list a few of the departures from how a decent, ethical, objective journalist would have covered the story of this conference:

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ABC Nightline Monday Night Broadcast of Treason in America

March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010

Unbalanced coverage of this past weekend’s ‘Treason in America’ conference in Valley Forge. Note the specific placement of pejorative keywords to condition the viewer. Many clues are given as to techniques used to marginalize open discussion of the subject.

Definitely a huge step forward in the right direction. By engaging the mainstream media with factually clear, rationale dialogue when the opportunities arise, we win the hearts and minds of more critically thinking Americans every day, all of whom have the potential to stand for the Justice and Accountability due us all.

Please see some of the uncut video from the interviews ABC conducted at the Treason in America conference;

uncut Dylan Avery and Korey Rowe interviwew.

uncut Coleen Rowley interview.

uncut Sander Hicks interview (part 1) (part 2)

slideshow pictures from the conference here.

ABC interviews Coleen Rowley at the Treason In America Conference – 03/06/10

March 10, 2010

source: 9/11 Blogger    Mar 10, 2010

  Part 1 of 2

  Part 2 of 2

The bulk of the interview is here, except for the first couple of minutes:

ABC News Comes to Valley Forge

March 7, 2010

source: 9/11 Blogger   Mar 7, 2010

Well, ABC decided to stop by Valley Forge and cover Betsy Metz’s Treason in America conference for a piece within the next week on the Pentagon shooter.

We were the first up to be interviewed. You can see the entire conversation right here, uncut:

  Part 1 of 2

  Part 2 of 2

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