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While the RNC embraces 9/11, 4 million New Yorkers share a different perspective...

Concerning the 9/11 Zogby poll, I started thinking, if the RNC wants to focus on 9/11, then maybe someone covering the convention should represent the newly reported alternate view of roughly 4 million New Yorkers. So considering that Michael Moore is writing for USA Today this week (strange I know, but I believe his coverage has been good), maybe he should bring it up. Will he? I have no idea, but hell, I can send him an email anyway, and plea with him to address this. No harm done there. If you've got the time, maybe you should to. My personal letter follows:
Dear Michael Moore,

I have an urgent plea I would like to make regarding the RNC and 9/11. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the August 30th Zogby poll regarding New Yorkers and their opinions about the events of 9/11. Unfortunately it is receiving very little coverage by the press (only six media outlets have reported it yet, including Al Jazeera and strangely, NewsMax!?!), yet its relevance is undeniably huge when considering how strongly the RNC has embraced 9/11 as their platform for this convention.

Concerning the Zogby poll. I'd like to ask, is the RNC welcome in NYC by a majority of New Yorkers? Well, apparently not, if 49.3% of NYC residents (and 41% of New York citizens overall) believe that "US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and "Consciously Failed" to act."

If, according to the 2000 census, roughly 8 million people live in NYC, then according to the Zogby poll roughly 4 million NYC residents have an entirely different opinion of what occurred on 9/11. Apparently not all of them would consider the president a hero on that day. Most of the media would consider opinions involving an unofficial story of 9/11 merely fringe, but these are no fringe numbers.

I plead with you, Michael Moore, the responsible citizen that you are, to speak for these unspoken millions and respond in your USA Today article to President Bush's speech tonight (which will undeniably focus on 9/11) with the numbers from this poll, which speak much differently.

I am personally proud to have you as a progressive spokesperson and reporter for the convention and I appreciate your overall coverage of this administration, from your tv programs to that film you made recently... what was it called? I guess I'll ring up Senator McCain and ask him, he'll know. Regardless of the opinion of that sad, compromised man, I believe that Fahrenheit 9/11 has been an excellent primer for a widely uninformed public about the huge dangers of globalization and militarization. Keep up the good work.


Ron Gassaway

Here is the poll:

Zogby Poll Released August 30, 2004

Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and "Consciously Failed" To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York's Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals

Original Press Release from Zogby

Read Full Poll Results Here:

Complete Break Down Of Results Here:

Original August 30, 2004 Press Release from Zogby Follows:

Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and "Consciously Failed" To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York's Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals

On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5.

The poll is the first of its kind conducted in America that surveys attitudes regarding US government complicity in the 9/11 tragedy. Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as "very conservative" supported the claim.

The charge found very high support among adults under 30 (62.8%), African-Americans (62.5%), Hispanics (60.1%), Asians (59.4%), and "Born Again" Evangelical Christians (47.9%).

Less than two in five (36%) believe that the 9/11 Commission had "answered all the important questions about what actually happened on September 11th," and two in three (66%) New Yorkers (and 56.2% overall) called for another full investigation of the "still unanswered questions" by Congress or Elliot Spitzer, New York's Attorney General. Self-identified "very liberal" New Yorkers supported a new inquiry by a margin of three to one, but so did half (53%) of "very conservative" citizens across the state. The call for a deeper probe was especially strong from Hispanics (75.6%), African-Americans (75.3%) citizens with income from $15-25K (74.3%), women (62%) and Evangelicals (59.9%).

W. David Kubiak, executive director of 911truth.org, the group that commissioned the poll, expressed genuine surprise that New Yorkers' belief in the administration's complicity is as high or higher than that seen overseas. "We're familiar with high levels of 9/11 skepticism abroad where there has been open debate of the evidence for US government complicity. On May 26th the Toronto Star reported a national poll showing that 63% of Canadians are also convinced US leaders had 'prior knowledge' of the attacks yet declined to act. There was no US coverage of this startling poll or the facts supporting the Canadians' conclusions, and there has been virtually no debate on the victim families' scores of still unanswered questions. I think these numbers show that most New Yorkers are now fed up with the silence, and that politicians trying to exploit 9/11 do so at their peril. The 9/11 case is not closed and New York's questions are not going away."

Nicholas Levis of NY911truth.org, an advisor on the poll, agrees, "The 9/11 Commission gave us a plenty of 'recommendations', but far more plentiful were the discrepancies, gaps and omissions in their supposedly 'final' report. How can proposals based on such deficient findings ever make us safe? We think these poll numbers are basically saying, 'Wait just a minute. What about the scores of still outstanding questions? What about the unexplained collapses of WTC 7, our air defenses, official accountability, the chain of command on 9/11, the anthrax, insider trading & FBI field probes? There's so much more to this story that we need to know about.' When such a huge majority of New Yorkers want a new investigation, it will be interesting to see how quickly Attorney General Spitzer and our legislators respond."

SCOPE: The poll covered five areas of related interest: 1) Iraq - do New Yorkers think that our leaders "deliberately misled" us before the war (51.2% do); 2) the 9/11 Commission - did it answer all the "important questions" (only 36% said yes); 3) the inexplicable and largely unreported collapse of the third WTC skyscraper on 9/11 - what was its number (28% of NYC area residents knew); 4) the question on complicity; and 5) how many wanted a new 9/11 probe. All inquiries about questions, responses and demographics should be directed to Zogby International.

SPONSOR: 911truth.org is a coalition of researchers, journalists and victim family members working to expose and resolve the hundreds of critical questions still swirling around 9/11, especially the nearly 400 questions that the Family Steering Committee filed with the 9/11Commission which they fought to create. Initially welcomed by the commissioners as a "road map" for their inquiry, these queries cut to the heart of 9/11 crimes and accountability. Specifically, they raised the central issues of motive, means and cui bono (who profited?). But the Commission ignored the majority of these questions, opting only to explore system failures, miscommunications and incompetence. The victim families' most incisive issues remain unaddressed to this day. The Zogby International poll was also cosponsored by Walden Three (walden3.org) and 9/11 Citizens Watch (911citizenswatch.org), a watchdog group which has monitored the Commission since its inception and will release its findings, "The 9/11 Omission Report," in several weeks.

On September 9th and 11th, 911Truth.org will cosponsor two large successive inquiries in New York, a preliminary 9/11 Citizens Commission hearing and "Confronting the Evidence: 9/11 and the Search for Truth," a research-focused evidentiary forum. These inquiries will examine many of the 9/11 Commission-shunned questions and discuss preparation of a probable cause complaint demanding a grand jury and criminal investigation from the New York Attorney General. Possible charges range from criminal negligence and gross dereliction of duty to foreknowledge, complicity and subsequent obstruction of justice. For details and developments, see www.911truth.org. For press info, contact Kyle Hence 212-243-7787  kylehence@earthlink.net

Zogby International conducted interviews of 808 adults chosen at random in New York State. All calls were made from Zogby International headquarters in Utica, N.Y., from 8/24/04 through 8/26/04. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, and gender to more accurately reflect the population. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.

homepage: homepage: http://complicity911.blogspot.com/

Michael Moore's Email 02.Sep.2004 05:24

Ron Gassaway midtownriot@verizon.net