Someone asked an intelligent question about the last post: Did the prospective buyer just want to shut Mike up? Of course, we don't know other people's motives but in terms of investigative journalism, shutting Mike up by that time was supererogatory. He understood that that was the condition on which he'd be allowed to survive in the U.S. and he accepted it; that was why he was selling the website in the first place. For all the speaking out he did after 2006 in the movie Collapse or the Vice series or on Facebook, he was reiterating already known facts or connecting them in a way that revealed underlying trends which was one of his greatest gifts. But, as he put it, "9/11 is so dead." The window of opportunity to act on the information he and others had exposed with respect to that disaster, and all that it implied, had shut with the 2004 election. The one in '08 just sealed the deal. On to today's post:
The Village Voice called for the second time about a prospective article on Senator Schumer's response, or lack thereof, to the environmental disaster of 9/11.