Well, even though it’s now 9/12, I didn’t have time on 9/11 to do much of anything at all, so here’s my one-day-late 9/11 essay.
It is a direct copy of the piece that got me banned from DK. It’s also a story of gross corporate media censorship, of a kind that should scare us all half to death.
Okay, I’m not gonna copy it word for word. Because that wouldn’t let me tell the story of how the book — and my piece was about a book that was written by a 9/11 Commission insider, John Farmer — has been “disappeared”. I mean, this book seems to have simply vanished.
Here’s the original story I wrote over at Dailykos. In it, I simply describe John Farmer, and his forthcoming book.
John Farmer is pretty impressive:
John Farmer served as Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission, where his areas of responsibility included assessing the national response to the terrorist attacks and evaluating the current state of national preparedness for terrorist attacks and natural disasters, he also served as attorney general of New Jersey (1999-2002), as chief counsel to Governor Whitman, and as a federal prosecutor. He recently served as a subject matter/rule of law expert on security to the special envoy for Middle East regional security. He is currently a partner of a New Jersey law form and an adjunct professor of national security law at Rutgers University Law School. His editorials and articles have appeared in “The New York Times” and elsewhere.
I have since discovered an amazing site called “History Commons”. If you do a search for John Farmer over there, you discover that it was he who constantly brought attention to the bullshit the Commission was receiving from the Pentagon, the FAA, and many others. It was he who asked the questions that nobody would answer.
Well, he decided to write a book. And being who he was, none other than Houghton Mifflin Harcourt decided to publish it.
Here’s what the book was going to look like:
It was scheduled to have been released by now.