After the initial shock, the 9/11 attacks have increasingly given rise to doubt in a substantial part of the general public: many puzzling facts didn’t add up with the official account of events, and the governmental inquiry seemed biased towards a predefined outcome. However, expressing such doubt publicly proved risky. Almost unanimously, the media started discrediting overt skeptics, although never thoroughly investigating the claims they made. The French-language media, in particular, raised the usual scarecrows used to block free speech, among which the accusation of antisemitism ranks high.
In an attempt to investigate why debate on this topic is impossible, we had to fly all the way to Norway to find answers, given us by some of the very few professional reporters who ignore this taboo and put their money where their mouth is when it comes to apply, on a day-to-day basis, all the noble principles most journalists merely talk about.
9/11 in the media, from a Belgian, French-speaking perspective.