MEDIA ROOTS — A pair of internet archivists who call themselves ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ have uploaded Part Two of 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.
Check out Part One, ‘The Terrorism Survival Guide’ here. Part Two, featured below, gives us a look at a Newsweek titled ‘Biological & Chemical Terror: How Scared Should You Be?’ The featured photo is a man wearing a gasmask, and the entire issue focuses on bio terrorism. Throughout the magazine, that question is addressed repeatedly, and all answered the same way: be absolutely terrified. 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. They have put the issue up in PDF format which can be downloaded here as well as a slideshow (see below).
Robbie Martin for Media Roots
Note: The slideshow of the full Newsweek issue ‘How Scared Should You Be?’ looks best at full screen by clicking the box in the right corner. Click play to start. Click the pause button to stop the slideshow from progressing automatically on the right corner.