'Chronicle' Running Away From Important Stories

RECEIVED Fri., July 15, 2005

Dear Editor,
    Austin Chronicle's Louis Black, like News Editor Michael "Small Testicles" King, has decided he should label outraged Austin Chronicle readers who push for more informative journalism on big issues as conspiracy theorists [“Page Two,” July 15]. Black's excuse that "the Chronicle devotes more space to politics and news than do most weeklies" has the same logic as the pathetic American excuse used for not doing more to fight global AIDS and poverty. Both Black and King treat the Internet more like a web of lies than a web of information. The big issues I see that The Austin Chronicle runs away from are the consequences of peak oil and the U.S. government's involvement in 9/11. Former LAPD Narcotics Investigator Michael C. Ruppert has impressively dedicated himself to these issues. His massive book Crossing the Rubicon, published Oct. 1, 2004, outlines his case of U.S. government complicity on 9/11 through evidence that government officials had information of the coming al Qaeda attacks and took steps not only to ensure that the plot would strike America, but that it would be extremely devastating. He created a Web site www.fromthewilderness.com. It is a very good source for global issues. Take a look and decide for yourself. Excellent videos from the 1st International Citizen's Inquiry into 9/11, held in San Francisco March 2004, are on www.911busters.com. Why is the press so keen on withholding important information from the public? Perhaps The Austin Chronicle views their transition to covering the world picture as unnecessary, and therefore another publication shall have to rise to the demands of those in the Austin area. Kinky Friedman, it's time for this place to change.
Floyd Anderson
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