MEDIA ROOTS — A pair of internet archivists who call themselves ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ have uploaded Part one out of forty US corporate media print publications from the immediate days and weeks following 9/11. The duo plans to post multiple full issues of Time and Newsweek as well as other timely magazines that are filled with blatant fearmongering and propaganda about terrorism.
Following 9/11, news media accelerated at an amazing rate, and most companies soon adopted internet versions of their paper or magazines. Before this was commonplace, many interesting pieces of information printed about that day most likely were never reprinted again–due to false information or just abandonment by the propagandists. As we know, many government narratives and unfounded claims about 9/11 were re-printed without any journalistic investigation.
Part One gives us a look at a ‘Terrorism Survival Guide,’ an actual print magazine which was distributed and sold at grocery stores around the country. We especially like the bio-terror section displaying little girl in a hazmat suit holding a gasmasked Barbie. We hope that these archivists continue this fascinating project, it could uncover aspects of the ‘War on Terror’ that most journalists and researchers have completely forgotten about. Above all, it reveals the extent of the conditioning the American people were subject to immediately after the traumatization of our nation.
Robbie Martin for Media Roots
Note: The ‘Terrorism Survivlal Guide’ slide show looks best at full screen by clicking the box in the right corner. Click play to start viewing the ‘Terrorism Survival Guide.’ Click the pause button to stop the slide show from progressing automatically.