Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Fake and Contrived Alternate Version of the Associated Press News Wire For September 11th, 2001

According to, this pdf wasn't posted to the web until March 8, 2008, almost seven years after the harrowing events it aims to chronicle. I can't imagine why the AP thought it could get away with fabricating an entirely specious alternate version of their historically important work from that day. It says something about their corrupt grip over member organizations that they would even attempt it. But they left off their own Dave Winslow, the AP news radio journalist who gave the first word of "the tail end of a large airliner...It plowed right into the Pentagon," at 10:11am. They also forgot to note the collapse of Building 7 around 5:30pm on September 11th.
NEW YORK (AP) – Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers Tuesday morning. A jetliner also slammed into the Pentagon as the seat of government itself came under attack. Tuesday, Sept. 11

AP News Alerts, Bulletins and 'Flashes'
8:53 New York Plane crashes into World Trade Center, according to television reports
8:56 New York Smoke poured out of a gaping hole in the upper floors of the World Trade Center on Tuesday and there were broadcast reports a plane had struck it.
9:01 New York An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers Tuesday morning, and black smoke poured out of two gaping holes.
9:04 New York Explosion rocks second World Trade Center tower
9:05 New York An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers Tuesday morning. Shortly afterward a second explosion rocked the other tower.
9:09 New York Plane crashes into second World Trade Center tower
9:11 New York An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the WTC towers Tuesday morning. Shortly afterward a second plane hit the other tower.
9:12 Washington FBI investigating reports of plane hijacking before World Trade Center crashes
9:15 Washington The FBI is investigating reports that two plane crashes at the WTC are the result of foul play, the AP has learned.
9:18 New York Planes crashed into the upper floors of both WTC towers minutes apart Tuesday in a horrific scene of explosions and fire that left gaping holes in the 110 story buildings.
9:31 Sarasota, FL Bush calls World Trade Center crashes apparent terrorist attack
9:34 Washington President Bush said Tuesday that two plane crashes into the WTC were "an apparent terrorist attack on our country."
9:40 Washington First plane to hit World Trade Center was hijacked after takeoff from Boston, U.S. official says
9:42 Washington One of two planes that crashed into the WTC was hijacked after takeoff from Boston, a U.S. official said, citing a transmission from the plane.
9:43:07 Washington An aircraft has crashed into the Pentagon, witnesses say
9:43:59 Washington West Wing of White House evacuated amid terrorist threats
9:44 Washington An aircraft crashed near the Pentagon and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated amid threats of terrorism.
9:47 Washington White House threatened with terrorist attack, source says
9:49 Washington The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down all aircraft takeoffs nationwide
9:50 [Washington] The White House was evacuated after the Secret Service received credible threat of a terrorist act against the presidential mansion and residence.
9:53 Washington Aircraft crashed near Pentagon. White House evacuated after bomb threats. FAA shuts down all air traffic.
10:00 New York Explosion hits another building near World Trade Center
10:07 New York One World Trade Center tower collapses
10:11 New York Two planes crashed into WTC. Bush says "apparent terrorist attack." Witness saw people falling and jumping from towers.
10:19 Washington State Department evacuated due to a possible explosion.
10:23 Washington Car bomb explodes outside State Department, senior law enforcement officials say [Note: Officials’ version later proved unfounded]
10:29 New York Second World Trade Center tower collapses
10:30 New York In a horrific sequence of events, terrorists crashed planes into the WTC, and explosions rocked the Pentagon and the State Department, spreading fear through the country.
10:37 Pittsburgh Large plane crashes in western Pennsylvania, officials at Somerset County airport confirm
10:39 New York Fourth explosion at World Trade Center
10:46 Pittsburgh A large plane, believed to be a 767, crashed north of Somerset County Airport, near Pittsburgh.
11:15 New York Mayor Giuliani says: "I have a sense it's a horrendous number of lives lost."
11:16 New York Terrorists crashed planes into the WTC. Explosions also rocked the Pentagon. Mayor Giuliani: "I have a sense it's a horrendous number of lives lost."
11:17 New York Authorities had been trying to evacuate WTC. Expert: "I would name at the top of the list Osama Bin Laden." Aircraft crashed into Pentagon.
11:19 New York In Pennsylvania, a large plane believed to be a 747 crashed. Nation’s air traffic halted. New York "like a war zone."
11:23 Fort Worth, TX American Airlines says it "lost" two aircraft carrying 156 people
11:33 Pittsburgh United Airlines confirms flight from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco crashed near Pittsburgh
11:41 Pittsburgh San Francisco witness account of Pennsylvania crash.
11:52 Washington Federal Reserve reports it is prepared to provide additional money to nation's banking system as needed following terrorist attacks
12:03 Chicago United Airlines confirms second plane crashing, location not given
12:23 New York High-ranking city police official says the number of people killed or injured could be in the thousands
12:53 Barksdale AFB Bush says military on high-alert status
16:31 Washington President Bush is returning to the White House, spokesman says
16:54 Washington United States suspects Osama bin Laden in terrorist attacks, two U.S. officials say
20:33 Washington Bush says "thousands of lives were suddenly ended" in terrorist attacks
22:27 New York Mayor says some people alive in Trade Center Wednesday,

Sept. 12
7:19 Washington Powell says U.S. will go after terrorists responsible for assault
9:54 Washington Pentagon says no more survivors expected; 80 bodies retrieved so far
10:00 Washington Officials say no more survivors expected to be found in Pentagon wreckage
10:52 Washington Bush says terrorist attacks were "acts of war"
10:57 Washington Bush calls attacks, "acts of war." Says he will ask Congress for money for recovery.
12:07 Washington Pentagon evacuating building due to threat of spreading fire
12:16 Washington Pentagon recalls evacuation order
12:18 Washington World's richest countries vow that terrorist attack in United States "will not be compounded by disruption of global economy."
12:33 Raleigh, NC Midway Airlines suspends all flight operations; 1,700 employees lose jobs immediately
12:49 New York Osama Bin Laden information. More details of the Pentagon damage.
14:23 Washington FAA allows flights diverted Tuesday to resume; others grounded
14:59 Washington White House spokesman says Air Force One and White House were intended targets in Tuesday attacks
15:16 Brussels, Belgium NATO says terror attacks in U.S. can be considered an attack on the whole alliance
15:52 Washington Attorney General John Ashcroft says government has several leads in terrorist attacks
16:47 New York New York Stock Exchange does not expect to open before Friday, official says
17:02 Washington Government not ready to resume normal air traffic operations
17:31 New York The remaining portion of south World Trade Center tower collapses
FLASH APNewsAlert Bulletin

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