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Delayed Action

Marc Fisher reports:

At 2 p.m., organizers from the ANSWER coalition entered their second hour of efforts to clear a path for the march to begin along 15th St., NW.

"We're waiting for the Iraq war veterans to get to the front of the march," an organizer shouted through a bullhorn.
While the crowd waited, drummers kept up a decent dance beat that allowed dozens of protesters to swing and sway diagonally across from the Treasury Department.

As a man walked by carrying a sign saying "9-11 Truth Now" a man on the corner asked, "I'm just wondering, what is the truth about 9-11?"

"We haven't been told the truth," the sign-man said. "That's the point."

The onlooker wasn't satisfied. "But what is the truth we haven't been told?" he asked again.

"That's it," came the reply. "We don't know because they won't tell us."

By Aruna Jain |  September 15, 2007; 2:00 PM ET
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The truth about 9/11 cannot be told in one sentence, and it's foolish to pretend otherwise.

Posted by: HenryDavid | September 15, 2007 2:08 PM

Frame continued, "War protesters are silly conspiracy theorists"...and not terribly deep at that.

Posted by: Steve | September 15, 2007 2:11 PM

This is excellent stuff, Wash. Post. Keep up the good work. While you're at it, please get us an accurate count of demonstators (from both sides). The police no longer do this and recent media reports on such things tend to skew wildly lower than the old cop numbers, IMHO.

Posted by: Kendall | September 15, 2007 2:12 PM

The truth is 3000 innocent people died and the code pinkos and troofers want people to believe it is a conspiracy. Get a grip on reality or go where sharia will really be the law of the land and see how much information you get from the Caliphate.

Posted by: earl | September 15, 2007 2:12 PM

Typically, I can find no coverage of this event on my television set. This WaPo blog is all I have.

Posted by: plainblue | September 15, 2007 2:15 PM

Earl, you fall for stereotypes of the left too easily. You can read very trenchant critiques of conspiracy theory from anti-war leftists like Noam Chomsky. Your belief that the left or the antiwar movement is about conspiracy theorists is unfortunately greatly exaggerated.

Posted by: Steve | September 15, 2007 2:15 PM

You indict yourself with respect to conspiracy theory with your own comments. Worried about the frame rather than the issue. Chomsky please. What a raving illiterate with not a fact to be footnoted.
The Post is doing a great job with this coverage and you are afraid because it does not support your view. To call the Post a conservative front defies credulity

Posted by: earl | September 15, 2007 2:19 PM

Earl, I think Chomsky's critique of conspiracy theory is actually a pretty solid one. You might read it and then you'd know if he has a solid critique of conspiracy theory or not. Until then, you seem content with the misinformed belief that the left embraces conspiracy theory--most of which actually emerges from right wing populism.

Posted by: Steve | September 15, 2007 2:21 PM

Steve, you'll have to forgive Earl his ignorance. It's what happens when one gets all of their news from O'Reilly and Malkin.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2007 2:28 PM

hey anonymous!!

you who get all your information from books with pop ups have the hypocrisy to call me ignorant... Poor little leftie try and read a grown up book and then work on your insults they truly are juvenile.

have a nice day :)

Posted by: earl | September 15, 2007 2:42 PM

Earl wrote, "To call the Post a conservative front defies credulity"

who said it was a conservative front? why would it have to be a conservative front to engage frames that equate pro-war and anti-war protests? If anything it's the 'obsess over balance' and fit that frame at all costs approach that characterizes Marc and Aruna's reporting. They begin their day's reports by focusing on the looniness of the antiwar protesters, the organizers and also with the bizarre claim that their is some sort of similarity between the size and content of the anti-war protests and the prowar demo. Why that was the content of Marc's initial post I'll leave to others to figure out, but he hardly has to be a part of a conservative front to do that...
but the frame at the start of the day was pretty transparent in its trivialization of the antiwar protesters. Heck, you can find the same frame at NPR, it's not like conservatives have a monopoly on it.

Posted by: Steve | September 15, 2007 2:42 PM make my point for me so eloquently it is almost too easy. I was referring to your inference that a leftie outlet like the Post was not framing the news to suit your worldview.
It is always the same with you lefties. If things dont go your way you stomp your feet and scream like three year olds and claim it is unfair and someone elses fault.

Posted by: earl | September 15, 2007 2:48 PM

"you make my point for me so eloquently it is almost too easy. I was referring to your inference that a leftie outlet like the Post was not framing the news to suit your worldview."

lefty outlet? this paper that supported the invasion of Iraq was 'left'? This newspaper that trashed MLK's speech against the Vietnam War is 'left'? Wow, gives whole new meaning to lefty.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2007 2:51 PM

These anti war leftists aren't worth mentioning. That is how much they hate this country. Go to Canada!

Posted by: Smith | September 15, 2007 3:03 PM

Looks like the proper button was hit with Earl. You make this entirely too easy. How about you come back with an original thought at some point instead of just parroting the same tired old Con rhetoric?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2007 3:14 PM

your reporting on the 9/11 sign and the police confrontatopn have given me the best laughs i have had in days.

Posted by: herbert gallin | September 15, 2007 3:17 PM

I am happy to see other members of the angry, bitter left chime in with us really cool progressives and let the truth be told that Bush Lies and People Dies and that Karl Rove is the puppeteer while smirking Bush is the puppet. If not for Internet chat boards, the really cool progressives might not have a voice to compete with the jingoistic flag-waving of the corporate controlled media.

The angry, bitter left all know for a fact that Bush's war for oil in Iraq is illegal. By speaking out on Internet chat boards and using the façade of communist/socialist groups like A.N.S.W.E.R. and, the really cool progressives are becoming a powerful force on the Internet chat boards.

The Internet also allows us really cool progressives to question authority. Really cool progressives like me and the Web Fairy question authority and have intellectual discussion on the fact that it was squib charges and holograms used on 9/11, not the propaganda put out by the corporate controlled media of 19 hijackers and jet airplanes.

I am somewhat of an expert on 9/11. I can look at a 72 dpi image on a really cool progressive Web site and tell you more than any aerospace or civil engineer what really happened.

There's a lot more going on in the 9/11 cover-up than meets the eye. People who buy every word that the corporate-controlled media says should go buy George Orwell's 1984 and practice up; it won't be long before the hopelessly indoctrinated manage to get the clocks to thirteen here. Peace. - Scott Laughrey

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