Responding to a series of hit pieces by self-declared “media watchdog” website Media Matters, a public advocacy group representing 9/11 family members has demanded an apology.
NYCCAN, the group responsible for airing ads urging an investigation into the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7, has issued a statement applauding FOX News hosts Andrew Napolitano and Geraldo Rivera for their fair treatment of the subject and rebuking Media Matters and The Huffington Post for their biased coverage.
A new television ad campaign featuring the family members of 9/11 victims has succeeded in garnering what 9/11 activists have lacked for years: serious treatment in the mainstream media. Granted, that media was Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, who in a former iteration ran a Jerry Springer-like daytime talk show. Still, at the end of his serious-yet-brief treatment of questions surrounding the collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7, pictured), Rivera admitted that the activists had made him “much more open minded” about questions surrounding 9/11. And all it took was the proper message.
The questions surrounding the destruction of World Trade Center 7 got a prime time airing tonight on FOX News. Host Geraldo Rivera talked to 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine and engineer Tony Szamboti about the apparent controlled demolition of WTC 7 and the recent "Building What?" ad campaign in NYC. Rivera, who told a rowdy crowd of 9/11 activists to "get a life" two years ago, seemed very supportive of the call for ...