Associated Retired Aviation Professionals

Nashville City Paper

 

Media should seek truth on Flight 800
TO THE EDITOR:

I was glad to see a bold and informed commentary on global warming in your Aug. 7 issue ("Hero exposes alarmists of global warming fašade," p. 2). The article asserted that the mainstream view on global warming is all wrong, based more on emotion than science, and driving some wrong-headed policy decisions.

I agree. It would be nice to see a news outlet that is brave enough to use those same angles when examining the forensic and scientific evidence regarding the July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 disaster. Despite the existence of several well-documented articles on the subject - two of which I wrote - and the declassification of formerly secret documents from FBI archives, the general public has no idea that the evidence now firmly proves that Flight 800 was shot down by a missile.

More than any other incident that I am aware of, the mainstream media has gone out of its way to ignore or suppress reporting about the truth of this disaster. During the research for one of my articles, I spoke with former CBS-TV reporter Kristina Borjesson (now with ABC-TV) about the wrecking of her career when she looked into certain aspects of the crash investigation. What happened to her at CBS became the keystone of her book Into The Buzzsaw, which details what happened to several journalists' careers when they dared to ask the wrong questions.

Just like the global warming debate, the mainstream view about the Flight 800 disaster is all wrong, based more on emotion than science, and driving some wrong-headed policy decisions. … If readers would like to know more about the Flight 800 tragedy, they should visit the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization (FIRO) Web site.
TOM KOVACH
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