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It is certainly true that on 9/11 the BBC broadcast that WTC7 had collapsed when it was still standing. Then the satellite transmission seemed to cut out mysteriously when the correspondent was still talking. Then Richard Porter admitted in his blog last year that the BBC had lost those key tapes of BBC World News output from the day.
So is that proof that we at the BBC are part of a huge sinister conspiracy or is there a simpler explanation?
The mystery of the missing tapes didn't last that long. One very experienced film librarian kindly agreed to have another look for us one night. There are more than a quarter of a million tapes just in the Fast Store basement at Television Centre. The next morning I got a call to say the tapes had been found. They'd just been put back on the wrong shelf - 2002 rather than 2001. Not so sinister after all.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I dunno, it just all seems odd,
surely they would of looked for tape, and 09/01 isnt far from x/02 on the timeline.
also, there only reason is that reuters accidently reported something that hadnt happened yet.... yet it actually happened shortly after?
that doesnt remove the suspicion around 'this' particular event for me.
They also reported 15,000 people killed.
They also reported bombs on bridges going off.
They reported there were more planes hijacked than actually were.
My point is, lots of things were being reported that day based on hearsay in order to be "first with the scoop". All it would have taken is someone to see the huge gaping hole in the side of WTC7 and mention to someone else that they think its gonna collapse. We have all played the "telephone game" and know how easy it is for something to get distorted way beyond what it originally was. I think thats what happened here.
Originally posted by MrWendal
Huge gaping hole in building 7? I can't say I recall a huge gaping hole in the building. At least it was in much better condition than buildings 3,4,5,and 6. Why were none of these building reported as being collapsed?