Great Tragedies Enabled by Media Cover-Ups It is sometimes referred to as loss of media freedoms in the United States. The truth is much worse. Corruption-fighting-activist Rodney Stich has accumulated a record of repeated cover-ups by media corporations of serious hardcore corruption in the three branches of the federal government. Misconduct that inflicted or enabled great harm, death, and catastrophic events to occur and affect individual people, important national issues, and national security. Harm that would not have occurred if the prior media cover-up had not occurred. Various reasons exist for cover-up of these matters by the U.S. media: Media personnel, many of whom continue to be on the secret payroll of the CIA and other government entities, and serve as the bullhorn for cover-ups and disinformation. The most recent of these consequences are the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq on the basis of serial lying that was obvious to the media and would have been obvious to the American public if they had not been deceived and dumbed down by the media. Media corporations, some of which have secret links to the CIA, and reflect similar culture to that exposed in 2011 of the Murdoch media group. The culture of U.S. media personnel and media corporations includes that which the British exposed in the Murdoch media conglomerate. Media corporations whose interests coincide with the continuation of the status quo. Editors blocking stories written by investigative reporters. Media people on the secret payroll of the CIA and other government offices for years. Fear of exposing corruption being covered up by other media groups, or from government pressure. Herd mentality, not wishing to exercise courage to deviate from the herd cover-up actions. Losing government contacts and the government feed out from such contacts. Lack of knowledge, experience, or incompetency of many media personnel. Revolving door syndrome. List of Letters Sent to the Media Reporting the Corrupt Activities Affecting National Security Federal agents, including Captain Rodney Stich and his coalition of other government agents and insiders, had sent letters to media people specifically describing the corruption in government offices that was inflicting great harm upon national security and other national interests. Among the issues presented to the recipients that Stich and his group of other government agents had discovered included, for instance: Deep-seated culture of corruption in the government's aviation safety offices responsible for a continuing series of great airline disasters. Rampant drug smuggling by personnel associated with the CIA that was undermining national security, resulting in thousands of murders, thousands of murders, and inflicting billions of dollars upon the American taxpayers. Covert activities by people in government operations, primarily the CIA, that were undermining national security. Advance warning of pending terrorist attacks. Advance warnings of suitcase nuclear bombs being smuggled out of Russia. Rampant corruption in FBI-DOJ offices, including murders involving FBI agents. Looting of savings and loans and other financial frauds involving people associated with the CIA. And much more, as detailed and documented in the books related to this Internet site. Not once was there a meaningful response. Almost every form of criminal activities described in the books written by these agents were made known to broadcast and print media personnel, and not a single one reacted, enabling the related harmful consequences to continue. Years of preventable airline disasters, CIA drug smuggling into the United States, secret funding of Iraq during the 1980s, and many other corrupt activities were included in the reports offered to the media by a group of sophisticated government insiders. Never once did they respond, making possible great harm to America and its people. Below are a few of the letters that were sent, and more will be added as time permits. The Media recipients Knew That: The harm, some of it deadly, some catastrophic, would continue if even a small part of the charges were true. Rodney Stich, a former federal airline safety inspector and his coalition of professionals, former intelligence, law enforcement, and aviation safety personnel, and others, has discovered major corruption of people and groups in control of key government offices, that constituted crimes against the United States, that was continuing to result in great harm to national security. Stich had decades of professional experience in aviation, starting in World War II as a Navy Patrol Plane Commander (PPC), that he had flown for many years in international flying as an airline captain and was qualified in many different types of airliners. Stich had nothing to gain by his efforts. Stich had accumulated vast amounts of evidence of corruption in the FAA, including (a) FAA documents showing the existence of corruption and the related disasters; (b) federal court filings showing his serious charges in great detail. Stich had federal documents proving a long pattern of (a) felonious cover-ups; (b) retaliation by FAA management; (c) obstruction of justice by federal judges and Justice Department personnel; (d) documents showing multiple schemes obviously intended to block his efforts to inform the public of the major corrupt activities and the related great harm, and deaths, resulting from the corruption and cover-ups. A long series of airline disasters did occur as shown by government records, Juxtapositioned with Stich's documents showing the relationship of the crashes and deaths with the safety problems, criminal violations, and other forms of corruption. Considerable evidence already existed to show the existence of many of the criminal activities that Stich and his group had discovered. Knew that federal personnel were corruptly using government offices and government power in a continuing series of civil rights violation were being inflicted upon Stich, in the various schemes to silence him. Federal law, the Civil Rights Act, provides that it is a felony for anyone who knows of civil rights violations, that were being inflicted inflicted upon another person, if that person is capable of halting such violations and does not do so. Knew that federal personnel were corruptly using government offices and government power in a way that constituted criminal acts against a witness and former government agent. Knew that government offices were being corrupted in a manner that the acts met the legal definition of subversive. The recipients also obviously recognized that covering up the information that was being provided to them, by not insuring that meaningful hearings were held to allow Stich and his group of other former government agents to provide evidence: Would enable the corrupt activities to continue. Would enable the already resulting tragic consequences to continue. That they were putting the nation and its people at great risk. That they were committing crimes under the obstruction of justice statutes. And that the high-level corruption had, was, and would continue to inflict great harm upon many people and national security. Sampling of Consequences of Cover-Ups Progression of Consequences These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charged with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people. One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die— Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States Victims of Less Catastrophic Events There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the: Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career. The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players. Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008. Seizure of assets from innocent people. Also: Harm index. Harm upon American people. Harm upon the United States. Harm upon people of other countries. 2014 The New York Times is one of the main newspapers in the United States, that has covered for hardcore criminal misconduct in high government positions, conduct that inflicted or enabled great harm, deaths, and repeated catastrophic events. In 2014, the ombudsmen for the New York Times, Margareta Sullivan, unaware of the prior cover-ups, and probably unaware of the existence of the corruption in government, responded in writing to corruption-fighting-activist, Rodney Stich. She reflected her concern and stated she was making the information known to key people at the Times. A sampling of the emails are at New York times ombudsman Sullivan. There was no further response from the New York Times. To have now responded would have revealed the decades of prior cover-ups of hardcore corruption in the three branches of the federal government that inflicted or enabled great harm, deaths, and repeated catastrophic events to occur. Most of these could have been prevented if the New York Times management had reported the enabling corruption. But once they were implicated, they had to continue the practice, regardless of the consequences to the people and the nation. Years earlier, in 1989, corruption-fighting activist Rodney Stich, filed a lawsuit against the New York Times and several other newspapers for the purpose of getting information to the general public about the corrupt conduct associated with some of the major problems and events, such as the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, CIA drug smuggling, and other problems, and exposing the media cover-ups that enabled the misconduct in government to continue. 2008 New York Times, letter of May 20, 2008, charging FAA misconduct and ripple effects in specific airline disasters. (Adobe PDF) Wall Street Journal, letter of May 20, 2008, charging FAA misconduct and ripple effects in specific airline disasters. (Adobe PDF) 2007 Letter sent to Mother Jones magazine offering evidence of corruption in the Department of Justice. April 17, 2007. (Adobe PDF) 2003 National Air Disaster Alliance, July 19, 2003. (Adobe PDF) That same group had been advised by former federal airline safety inspector on November 4, 1998, of a series of airline disasters resulting from corruption in the government's aviation safety offices, and warned of continuing airline disasters enabled to occur by the corrupt activities. The group never responded, and by their cover-up they enabled to occur other airline disasters, including the airline hijackings of September 11, 2001. New York Sun, March 10, 2003. (Adobe PDF) This letter and all of the following 2003 letters had attached to them a copy of a letter sent to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist a detailed description of the corruption in certain government offices that Stich had documented, along with many of the people who corruptly attempted to prevent this information from being known to the public. (Adobe PDF) Washington City Paper, February 21, 2003. (Adobe PDF) National Enquirer, February 16, 2003. (Adobe PDF) Boston Globe, February 16, 2003.(Adobe PDF) Dallas Morning News, February 16, 2003. (Adobe PDF) 2002 Christian Science Monitor letter of December 2, 2002. That letter referred to a number of serious threats and actual harm to national interests that former federal agent Rodney Stich had brought to their attention over the years, and how their cover-ups enabled certain great tragedies to occur. (Adobe PDF) New York Times letter of December 1, 2002, relating to surface to air missiles. That letter was similar to the one sent to the Christian Science Monitor, and the deadly consequences enabled to occur by their cover-ups. (Adobe PDF) Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2002. That letter similar to the one sent to the New York Times on that same day. (Adobe PDF) New York Times, September 12, 2002. That letter referred to a New York Times editorial referring to the inadequacy of investigation into the 9/11 hijackings, and referred to the New York Times cover-ups of the documented information that I had previously sent to them, that enabled cover-ups of major enablers in the 3,000 deaths on 9/11. (Adobe PDF) Jersey Journal, August 28, 2002. Similar to above and sent to make a record of the almost complete culture of cover-ups by media people when the corruption in high government positions exceeds a certain level, especially when many deaths occurred. (Adobe PDF) New York Post, August 28, 2002. Similar to above. (Adobe PDF) The Wave, August 28, 2002. Similar to above. (Adobe PDF) Christian Science Monitor letter of February 7, 2002. One of several letters sent to the Christian Science Monitor making a record of their cover-ups that enabled to occur some of America's greatest harms. (Adobe PDF) 2001 American Spectator letter of February 2, 2001, rejecting a prepaid ad making reference to CIA drug smuggling. (Adobe PDF) 2000 U.S. News and World Reports letter of August 16, 2000, to senior writer Jim Morris, revealing criminal activities discovered by a group of federal agents who provided former federal agent Rodney Stich with information on corrupt and criminal activities in the three branches of government. (Adobe PDF) 1998 National Air Disaster Alliance, November 4, 1998. That was one of several letters sent to the group that allegedly focused on conditions responsible for a continuing series of airline disasters. Despite the otherwise unavailable information from a former federal airline safety inspector who had earlier been given a life-and-death-assignment, no interest was shown. In that way, the corrupt conditions responsible for prior crashes remained secret, and the conditions that would enable subsequent airline disasters−such as would occur on September 11, 2001−were allowed to continue. One of the problems with such groups is that the paid administrator is more interested in the salary than in confronting the serious problems and people responsible for what they were paid to address. (MS Word) (Adobe PDF) Accuracy in Media, Oct 13, 1998. That letter referred to the attacks upon whistleblowers, and made reference to the corrupt misuse of government positions and power to attack the whistleblower exposing the corrupt conditions related to an ongoing series of airline disasters, among other problems. No response to the letter. (Adobe PDF) Media Watch, Klayman, Oct 13, 1998. Similar letter to that sent to Accuracy in Media. No response to the serious issues adversely affecting national interests. (Adobe PDF) Many other letters were sent to media people, starting in the mid-1960s while Stich was a federal agent with direct hands-on responsibilities where some of the nation's worst airline disasters occurred due to the corruption that he discovered and tried to report. Later, as CIA and other insiders started to provide him with information on criminal activities in areas other than aviation, starting in the late 1980s, he again reported these matters to media people. And again, each acted to protect the high-level corruption in government, making possible the culture that brought upon the American people, and others, great tragedies. Sampling of these other letters will be uploaded as time permits (and if, in the mid-80s, Stich survives long enough!). 1966 to 2014 Alpha Institute, September 14, 1988. (Adobe PDF) Sampling of these letters can be found at: Letter list to members of Congress from 1965 to present date. Letter list to media corporations. Letter list index. Not-For-Profit Books Revealing Systemic Corruption, Cover-Ups, and Enabled National Tragedies All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich. Sampling of early books reviews. Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.