One of the most extraordinary media events on 9-11 was how the BBC reported the demolition of World Trade Centre (WTC) building WTC7 (for the damning video record of this false BBC reportage see “BBC reports collapse of World Trade Centre Building 7 Early – TWICE”, YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mxFRigYD3s ). Well before the collapse of WTC7 the BBC presenter in London contacts the BBC reporter Jane Standley in New York stating that the Salomon Brothers WTC building WTC7 has collapsed. Jane Standley agrees and comments about this latest collapse – with the intact WTC7 building behind her live on video. Jane Standley’s response was terminated when the feed from New York mysteriously cut out and 5 minutes later WTC7 collapsed. However at 4.54 pm (New York Time) the BBC had again reported the collapse of WTC7, 25 minutes before its collapse at 5.20pm. The video shows the “perfect” collapse of WTC7 (a building that was not hit by planes and had suffered only minor fires). The YouTube link has links to other videos of the WTC7 demolition that show its owner Silverstein clearly stating that the decision was made to ‘pull’ the building and clear evidence of explosive ejection of material from the bottom up as the building fell (see also “Larry Silverstein, WTC7, and the 9/11 demolition”: http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/cutter.html )” .
However the BBC with its penchant for censorship by cutting and splicing (see “BBC censors Benazir Bhutto’s 2007 Frost TV assertion about “Omar Sheik, the man who murdered Osama bin Laden”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/bbc-censors-benazir ) doctored its own 9-11 coverage in presenting an “explanation” for its extraordinary false reportage of the WTC7 demolition (see Mike Rudin, Controversies and conspiracies III”, BBC News, The Editors, 2 July 2008: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/07/controversy_conspiracies_iii.html ).
Mike Rudin writes: “This third skyscraper was never hit by an aeroplane. There is little photographic evidence of extensive damage. Yet seven hours after the Twin Towers collapsed, this 47-storey building collapsed in a few seconds… It is certainly true that on 9/11 the BBC broadcast that WTC7 had collapsed when it was still standing. Then the satellite transmission seemed to cut out mysteriously when the correspondent was still talking. Then Richard Porter admitted in his blog last year that the BBC had lost those key tapes of BBC World News output from the day. So is that proof that we at the BBC are part of a huge sinister conspiracy or is there a simpler explanation?... It turns out that the respected news agency Reuters picked up an incorrect report and passed it on… And the reason the interview with the BBC correspondent, Jane Standley, ended so abruptly? The satellite feed had an electronic timer, which cut out at 1715 exactly… We've done our best to tackle many of the other questions raised about Tower 7. I interviewed the lead official investigators, scientists and eyewitnesses who support the official explanation; but also architects, engineers and others who now question that account. The final report on 9/11 should be with us soon. The official investigators are confident they will be able to solve the final mystery of 9/11. But I doubt they will ever convince their harshest critics, who believe there was a home-grown conspiracy at work that day.”
However the BBC “explanation” involves doctoring of its own video of the notorious BBC mal-reportage of the WTC collapse before it actually happened. The video begins with the question “Is the BBC part of a 9/11 conspiracy” and then presents an edited version of the crucial video exchange between the BBC presenter in London and Jane Standley in New York that astonishingly excludes any mention of the collapse of WTC7 (see Mike Rudin, Controversies and conspiracies III”, BBC News, The Editors, 2 July 2008: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/07/controversy_conspiracies_iii.html ) – more egregious BBC censorship.
Stephen Lendman is an outstanding anti-racist Jewish American analyst, writer and a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (see Stephen Lendman blog:: http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/ ) .Stephen Lendman on media non-reportage of what actually happened on 9-11 (6 September 2011): “A personal note. I was in a doctor's waiting room with others watching events on television. When the South Tower collapsed, everyone audibly gasped, unaware as I was how or why, let alone what lay next. When the North Tower collapsed 30 minutes later, unsettling thoughts crystallized enough to make me sense much more was involved than met the eye or what news reports claimed. It was almost anti-climactic when WTC 7 collapsed at 5:21PM. Notably, BBC's Jane Standley reported the event at 4:54PM New York time, 27 minutes in advance. Later she claimed she didn't "remember minute-by-minute what she saw," or perhaps (like BBC's management) doesn't want to explain how she could report an event before it happened without advance knowledge.Earlier in the afternoon, I smelled a rat and wrote my brother, saying: "They're drinking champagne in the White House tonight," precise words I'll never forgot. Yet they failed to imagine the horror-filled decade to come. Back then, the whole world watched the horrific spectacle, including planes hitting the towers, both bursting into flames, desperate people jumping out of windows to avoid incineration, and then collapse at near free-fall speed, later proved (but unreported) by controlled demolitions. A 2002 HBO film titled, "In Memoriam" called 9/11 "the most documented event in history," stopping short of revealing what really happened or why… As on previous anniversaries, they'll cover everything except what Americans most need to know - the truth” (see Stephen Lendman, “Media manipulation of 9-11 truth”, MWC News, 6 September 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/13247-911-truth.html ).