Saturday, July 16, 2011

Is 'Mikey' Rivero of WhatReallyHappened Actually a 'Gatekeeper'?

“Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics.”
-- C.J. Keyser

I'm not making the accusation, but I am asking the question and will back up my doubts with some troubling facts.

What Is A 'GateKeeper?'
"Gatekeeping" is the act of preventing others from recognizing an important, often vital, truth. The practice of willful gatekeeping is a deceptive and dishonest form of communication; a lie of omission, commission, and/or inference; a kind of disinformation. It typically involves keeping people from seeing the big picture, by withholding or suppressing some vital piece of circumstance-altering information, under the guise of telling people everything there is to know (excellent example of gatekeeping).

Ideally, a gatekeeper will keep certain thoughts from ever entering people's heads. Failing that, gatekeepers (usually plural) will distract and divert their attention from such thoughts, and try to get them to forget or, better still, disregard or even reject such ideas. One way to think of a gatekeeper is as the opposite of a sidewalk barker.

Here is a crude web page example, in which Mike Rivero of simply slathers LIE LIE LIE (in the title bar, location field page,name, and article headline) at the top of the screen. To be fair, there is (or at least was) a "well maybe Bush wasn't lying" disclaimer paragraph buried near the bottom of the article, but what percentage of people will read that? And since Rivero says it is possible that Bush was not lying, then why the LIE LIE LIE treatment "above the fold"? What better way to get people who don't like Bush to pay no attention to Bush's loose-lips-sink-ships statements than for an opinion-leader who supposedly doesn't like Bush to pre-emptively brand Bush's statements as lies? Such slanted, disingenuous treatment of Bush's statements will have 2 foreseeable effects: People who like Bush will devalue and disregard the article because they will conclude that its author "just hates Bush", while people who dislike Bush will place less importance on Bush's statements because they will disbelieve and disregard them as "Nothing to see here, Citizen. Just Bush lying again." It is illogical, if the point of the article is to get people to take Bush's statements seriously, to so blithely mislabel them as lies like that.
Rivero's "What Really Happened" news blog believes in the 'official' story that a Boeing 757 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon during the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11.

Which is fine, but what I don't understand is Rivero's "My Way or the Highway" approach to the lingering questions surrounding that day. On your WRH blog, you've repeatedly called those who don't believe what the government says about the Pentagon attack vile names; insisted they were crazy and inferred that they needed to be on some kind of anti-psychotic medication.

Why? We can agree to disagree about What Really Happened on 9/11, even get into heated discussions, but there's no need to call people crazy because they don't believe the government. (BTW, name me the last time DC told the truth about anything?)

Guess I should check into a sanitarium, since I don't believe ANYTHING the government says about 9/11, especially what did or didn't happen at the Pentagon.

At least I'll have some company, like the MAJORITY of the 9/11 Commission:
The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies

In John Farmer’s book: “The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11″, the author builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version... is almost entirely untrue...

The 9/11 Commission now tells us that the official version of 9/11 was based on false testimony and documents and is almost entirely untrue. The details of this massive cover-up are carefully outlined in a book by John Farmer, who was the Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission.

Farmer, Dean of Rutger Universities' School of Law and former Attorney General of New Jersey, was responsible for drafting the original flawed 9/11 report.

Does Farmer have cooperation and agreement from other members of the Commission? Yes. Did they say Bush ordered 9/11? No. Do they say that the 9/11 Commission was lied to by the FBI, CIA, White House and NORAD? Yes. Is there full documentary proof of this? Yes.

The 9/11 Commission head, Thomas Kean, was the Republican governor of New Jersey. He had the following to say... “We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth. . . " When Bush's own handpicked commission failed to go along with the cover up and requested a criminal investigation, why was nothing done?

In 2006, The Washington Post reported..."Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources.
If what we've been told repeatedly about 9/11, that it was pulled off by 19 crazed Arabs who hate us because we have too many freedoms, then why all the lies, obstructions and delays to the fed's hand-picked commission?

We're told that 200,000 pounds of a Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon and all that's visible after the wreck is this puny piece of debris?


And I'll have the "Pilots for 9/11 Truth" with me, who don't believe what the government says about the Pentagon attack either.
New study from Pilots for 9/11 Truth: No Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon

Pilots for 9/11 Truth obtained black box data from the government under the Freedom of Information Act for AA Flight 77, which The 9/11 Report claims hit the Pentagon. Analysis of the data contradicts the official account in direction, approach, and altitude. The plane was too high to hit lamp posts and would have flown over the Pentagon, not impacted with its ground floor. This result confirms and strengthens the previous findings of Scholars for 9/11 Truth that no Boeing 757 hit the building.

According to the report issued by Pilots for 9/11 Truth, there are major differences between the official account and the flight data:

a. The NTSB Flight Path Animation approach path and altitude does not support official events.

b. All Altitude data shows the aircraft at least 300 feet too high to have struck the light poles.

c. The rate of descent data is in direct conflict with the aircraft being able to impact the light poles and be captured in the Dept of Defense "5 Frames" video of an object traveling nearly parallel with the Pentagon lawn.

d. The record of data stops at least one second prior to official impact time.

e. If data trends are continued, the aircraft altitude would have been at least 100 feet too high to have hit the Pentagon.

(1) The hit point at the Pentagon was too small to accommodate a 100-ton airliner with a 125-foot wingspan and a tail that stands 44 feet above the ground; the kind and quantity of debris was wrong for a Boeing 757: there were no wings, no fuselage, no seats, no bodies, no luggage, no tail! Not even the engines were recovered, and they are practically indestructible.

(2) Of an estimated 84 videotapes of the crash, the three that have been released by the Pentagon do not show a Boeing 757 hitting the building, as even Bill O'Reilly admitted when one was shown on "The Factor". At 155 feet, the plane was more than twice as long as the 77-foot Pentagon is high and should have been visible. There are indications of a much smaller plane, but not a Boeing 757.
(3) Indeed, the aerodynamics of flight would have made the official trajectory--flying more than 500 mph barely above ground level--physically impossible, because of the accumulation of a massive pocket of compressed gas (air) beneath the fuselage; and if it had come it at an angle instead, it would have created a massive crater; but there is no crater and the official trajectory is impossible.

(4) Flying low enough to impact with the ground floor would have meant that the enormous engines were plowing the ground and creating massive furrows; but there are no massive furrows. The smooth, unblemished surface of the Pentagon lawn thus stands as a "smoking gun" proving the official trajectory cannot be sustained.
Flight 77's hijacker pilot, Hani Hanjour repeatedly failed to get his pilot's license on one of the world's easiest planes to fly, a single-engine Cessna, but somehow was able to pull off aerial maneuvers on 9/11 that combat pilots, with thousands of hours in the cockpit, said it would be impossible for them to pull off?

Here's what one of Hani's instructors said about his attempts:
Duncan Hastie, the school’s owner, finds Hanjour a “weak student” who is “wasting our resources.” According to Hastie, “He was not able to fly solo in a small plane, which is equivalent to getting out of a parking space [in a car] and stopping.”

Subsequently, he phones the school about twice per year requesting more lessons, but, according to Hastie, “We didn’t want him back at our school because he was not serious about becoming a good pilot.”
Pandora's Black Box - Chapter Two - Flight Of American 77 presents its first full documentary based on the American 77 Flight Data Recorder as provided by the NTSB following the full flight in real time as it happens in the air traffic system on Sept. 11, 2001. For a more in depth analysis of the issues addressed in this film and/or your own personal higher quality DVD with extras and without the watermark (and the 2 split second glitches due), please visit

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The Climate IS Changing

Despite all your denials, the climate is changing. Maybe there's so many humans on this planet, we've finally managed to impact the climate. Or maybe it's that 'Maunder Minimum' thing ( when sunspots became exceedingly rare) kicking in or maybe it's those HAARP facilities the Pentagon has built around the world.

Yes, I know you laugh at those who wonder what in the hell the Pentagon is doing at its HAARP facility in Gakona, AK, equating them with 'Bigfoot' sightings, but the HAARP facility is for real, one can go to this link and see what the readings are and lately, HAARP Induction Magnetometer has been as hot as the weather.

And this record-breaking heat wave hitting the South and parts of the Midwest isn't some fantasy. I live in SW Missouri where we've broken so many heat records, even the weather guy on the evening news sometimes gets tongue-tied. I don't know how to describe this heat, but if you walk outside after 2 pm it's like getting bitch-slapped with a sledgehammer.

More than a dozen states endure extremely dangerous, record-breaking heat wave

But the ones who ask questions about just what in the Hell the Pentagon is doing in Gakona, AK aren't alone, even the European Union is concerned about what is going on at these HAARP facilities:
"It isn't just conspiracy theorists who are concerned about HAARP. The European Union called the project a global concern and passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks. Despite those concerns, officials at HAARP insist the project is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility."
Quote from a documentary on HAARP by Canada's public broadcasting network CBC.

The Pentagon has these HAARP units scattered around the world, but Alaska seems to be their fav hangout for fucking around with the ionosphere, as they also have one in Poker Flats, AK that's bigger and it's power is supplied from the Clear Air Force Station coal-fired power plant, which is capable of producing 22.5 megawatts of power and not some diesel generators.

"Angels Don''t Play This HAARP"--Advances in Tesla Technology by Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning

HAARP CBC Broadcast Weather control part 1

HAARP DOES have enough 'juice' to alter the weather, as the one in Alaska is only one of about 10 or so the USA has around the world.

Anything that's run by the Pentagon and funded by their 'black budget' funds isn't being used to improve humanity.

'Mikey,' maybe you should look out your back door, as the Pentagon seems to be engaged in some funny stuff in your tropical paradise:
Wired on HAARP

This is an interesting description of the controversial HAARP program in Alaska. What struck me was the similarities to the issues we face in Hawai’i such as the UARC, missile defense and network centric warfare at PMRF, and the astronomy assault on Mauna Kea and Haleakala: high tech research that utilizes the military as the conduit for funding and applications, powerful senators who can earmark the funds, strange semi-religious justifications from the proponents of the project (e.g. “Stare up and listen to the wind in the guide wires,” says one unidentified Haarp scientist. “It’s as close to a religious experience as you’re ever going to get.”)

A Russian military journal warned that blasting the ionosphere would trigger a cascade of electrons that could flip Earth’s magnetic poles. “Simply speaking, the planet will ‘capsize,’” it warned. The European Parliament held hearings about Haarp; so did the Alaska state legislature.
All this record-breaking heat and drought taking their toll on people here in the continental USA, yet you rarely make any reference to the Hell we're experiencing or those 'killer tornadoes' that are becoming more frequent, the most recent one, the F5 that hit Joplin, MO and made parts of that town look like an atomic bomb had went off, that you conveniently leave off your blog, yet if some remote part of S. America gets a record snow, that gets repeated exposure along with some snarky comments and laughter directed at Al Gore. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of Gore, as I think he's a traitor for his part in helping Bush and Cheney steal the White House:
Post recount

On January 6, 2001, a joint session of Congress met to certify the electoral vote. Twenty members of the House of Representatives, most of them Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus, rose one-by-one to file objections to the electoral votes of Florida. However, according to an 1877 law, any such objection had to be sponsored by both a representative and a senator. No senator would co-sponsor these objections, deferring to the Supreme Court's ruling. Therefore, Gore, who presided in his capacity as President of the Senate, ruled each of these objections out of order.
After numerous reports of vote theft and fraud were coming out of Florida, even voter intimidation, with GW's brother & Florida governor Jeb, ordering the Florida State Highway Patrol to pull over and harass voters, delaying them from reaching the polls on time, after all of this came to light, 20 brave House members stepped up and tried to honor their Constitutional oath and tried to file an objection to the final count, but you Al Gore, subverted democracy and ruled each one out of order.

Guess the REAL perps behind 9/11 need the Bush-Cheney Junta in place to finalize their plans and needed Gore to be a dutiful flunkie and stick a knife in our collective backs.

Unprecedented - The 2000 Presidential Election (2002)-BUSH CHEATED AND THE MEDIA COVERED IT UP!

'Mikey,' you can make as much fun of Al Gore as you want, it's not going to change the fact that something IS happening to the weather. But maybe you don't notice that living in your tropical paradise, which is one of the most expensive places in the world to live.

Picture of what parts of Joplin, MO looked like after the tornado that killed 153, which WRH didn't find newsworthy


Rack Up Another Zionist Victory

'Mikey,' you have or had a Hollywood job at the same time you were running your WRH site, professing to be anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian. Yet, there's a trail of corpses from LA to New York of working stiffs, like the brave reporter Helen Thomas and celebs that asked legit questions about Israel's sadistic occupation of Palestine, or who were caught seeking truth about the Holocaust™ or who used what now appears to be another Zionist trademarked word, Hitler and lost their jobs ASAP or who were trotted out before the cameras to get down on bended knee and offer up a sincere apology to Israel and her rabid supporters for seeking a little knowledge.

Two recent ones were Oliver Stone and the actress Megan Fox, fired from the 'Transformers' movie franchise for making a comment about Hitler?

So how is it you never got fired from your cushy Hollywood job?

I could go into that hissy fit you and that Zionist shill Alex "The Arabs Own Hollywood" Jones got into about a year ago and how you stated that AJ's articles would never again be on your blog, but that only lasted about three months before you AGAIN started posting his toxic slop, but this blog posting has gone on long enough.

"May I Have the Envelope, Please?"

So 'Mikey,' are you a Gatekeeper? Or maybe from reading all those uplifting emails from your fans and those 'Rivero's Rangers' gave you a Superiority complex?

I don't know which it is, and to tell the truth, I don't really give a damn.

I do know that what was once a trusted alternative news site has just become another state-sanctioned MSM outlet that pushes some of the lies behind the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11.



Glenn Dormer said...

Okay so MR is only giving 98% of the truth. That is much better than the 2% the zionist MSM is giving.

He is wrong about the missle that really hit the pentagon.

Everytime he says "money junkies" just substitute the truthfuk term "international zionist bankers and associates" and he is up to 99%.

If he began to say the word zionist in connection to the crime syndicate NWO he would be assassinated by Mossad.

John Friend said...

Rivero is dead wrong about the Pentagon and HAARP, obviously. Everything else he's pretty good on. I really wish he would have taken a look at Jim Stone's article on Fukushima, which I posted over on my blog under "Israel Behind 9/11?" a while back for anyone not familiar. He talks an awful lot about Israel and even talks about the Holohoax, but rarely uses the word Jew or Zionist.

I like Rivero, he's funny, witty, extremely erudite, and a great radio host. He's exposed important cases like the Vincent Foster murder and he was just talking about the TWA 800 flight today, which I haven't looked into at all. I call into his radio show quite a bit, and I almost always bring up the fact that 9/11 was a Zionist operation all day long, that Zionists control the government and Israel owns the Congress. I've flat out said that Jews in the Bush administration were behind 9/11 and he basically agreed with me, but immediately pointed to the fact that they were involved in the Project for a New American Century. I highly recommend his radio show. It's one of the best out there in my opinion.

buelahman said...

You just described MOST of the 911 sites. Some have their own favorite theories.

You could have written the exact same thing about Creighton.

Saladin said...

My litmus test for truth is the willingness to proclaim the deep Zionist/Israeli connection to 9/11, and Mike passes that with flying colors. No one is going to agree 100% with everything anyone says but he has been very consistent with his coverage of 9/11 as a Mossad job, most sites won't touch that. He and I have had our differences but I don't dwell on that. You won't find a more solid source for news than WRH, even if he is wrong on some things or intolerant of other opinions. I don't think he's a gatekeeper, I've been reading his blog for going on 7 years now and I've always had the impression he is above board, now, Alex Jones is another story.

Greg Bacon said...

I still read WRH for tips and leads on my blog postings.

But until Rivero stops calling people names and saying they're crazy for not bobbing their head up and down and agreeing with the 'official' story about the Boeing hitting the Pentagon, I'm going to be suspect of his motives.

And what's with those tracking cookies WRH puts on my hard drive?

i1 said...

Nice job. Cognitive deflection tactics such as wrapping global warming denial around 9-11 truth manages to dissuade otherwise rational people from examining the evidence. Alex Jones' boorish behavior has alienated large swaths of the population many of whom might be receptive to alternative 9-11 theories. This onslaught of politicizing global warming occurred on Jones' website very quickly some years ago, and struck me as rather odd. Ditto for Rivero. I just don't see the upside, unless it's via SRI or Tavistock.

John Friend said...

i1, the global warming scam is certainly just that- a major scam. That is not to say that there are not major environmental problems facing our planet, but man made global warming is not one of them. It is a fraud.

Global warming denial? Kinda like Holocaust denial? LOL, this is a joke, right?

Greg Bacon said...

but man made global warming is not one of them. It is a fraud

I disagree with that. I think the Pentagon is using its HAARP facilities to mess with the weather, causing these monsoon like rains that lead to devastating floods.

Last year it was Tennessee that got hit and this year, SW Missouri. Last year, while Pakistan was drowning, Russia was burning up with heat and drought.

After the rains and floods, that's when these hellish Summers kick in.

Obama already tried to pass that carbon swap law, which would have done nothing to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere, but would have made a tremendous amount of money for the Wall Street gangsters and gave government more control over our lives and jacked up our electric bills.

It failed, but if those HAARP units keep playing hell with the weather, people will be begging the government to 'Save Us,' from ourselves, and Satan laughing, will gladly let us in.

If the PTB were really interested in reducing CO2, they'd offer massive tax breaks to wind and solar farms, and to people installing the same on their homes.

Here in the USA, that would put hundreds of thousands back to work making photovoltaic cells, wind turbines and installing them on homes, but that's the last thing the governments wants, is for people to taste freedom.

i1 said...

Hi John-

No, the holocaust has been definitively proven a fraud because six million dead jews is a physically impossible number. Yet, anyone arguing for a lower tally is branded a Nazi. This makes for a great handle when associating 9-11 truthers with holocaust deniers as Chertoff did on C-span. It immediately shuts down any investigative curiosity an intelligent viewer might have nurtured in their mind.

I'm not a climate scientist. Certainly scientific studies have confirmed co2 is rising, yet atmospheric carbon levels have been higher by multiple factors in the past. It may in fact be disingenuous to show a shorter time scale (<1mm years) when referencing atmospheric carbon. The point is, just as with the holohoax, most people haven't researched the topic enough to break through thought patterns installed by a trillion dollar media apparatus. Staying on point (controlled demolition), is essential to rooting out the zionists responsible for our enslavement. Read the sayonim infested comment section at 9-11 blogger and you'll quickly find that out.

No one knows what hit the Pentagon. The DOD won't release any recordings of the event, and probably never will. Building 7 fell at free-fall acceleration, and active thermetic material has been found in the dust created by the destruction of the WTC complex. Why pick up the Pentagon tar baby? It's an unnecessary distraction within an issue that's amazingly straightforward.

John Friend said...

Hey Greg, I completely agree with your last comment. I should have clarified- the "global warming" scam being pushed by Al Gore and the UN is a major fraud. Of course there are major problems facing our environment, but carbon dioxide, a natural substance, is not one of them. HAARP is certainly messing up our environment and weather big time, I don't think that's even debatable (although Mikey Rivero would disagree, which is WEAK!).

Hey i1, yes the Holocaust, as generally known in the Western world, is a complete and utter fraud. The Zionists like Chertoff and their shills are going to do whatever they can to discredit our research and the points we're making out here in cyberspace, no matter how well documented our arguments and statements are. We're destroying them in this debate, so they have to resort to ad hominem, propaganda, and distortions of history to combat the truth. People are waking up though, they know they are being scammed, robbed, and lied to, they just don't know the full story of who's doing it (mainly Zionist Jews and their Satanic network of puppets controlling the government, media and banking system here and in most of the Western world).

The stuff I'm writing on my blog is not for beginners, obviously. But I think it's important to lay out all the facts, and discuss them in an effort to truly understand what we're up against. Few people are willing to do this type of stuff, so someone's got to. When I talk to people in real life about 9/11 and the issues we're discussing here, I always start with Building 7. It's the smoking gun of 9/11, no doubt. And I think Dr. Sabrosky is absolutely correct in saying that Building 7 is the key to opening people's minds regarding 9/11, and who was really behind it (Israel and Zionist Jews in the U.S. government, media and private sector, primarily). To me, that's what we've got to keep hammering home- who did 9/11. We know for sure who did it, so we got to keep pounding these facts home.

Penny said...
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Penny said...

John Friend, you call in?
I am going to pay extra attention when I listen in the archives!

Penny said...

Sorry Greg,that was me that deleted the response.

I had one of my sentences out of order and when I read my comment I went- doh!

fixed up below

Hey Greg!

Is Mike Rivero a gatekeeper?
I am going to
Is he egotistical?
I am going to say...yes.

I have noticed since he has been on the Rense network he has toned down quite a bit.
Will it last?
Anyone's guess?

He more or less spammed my blog on an article I posted about the possibility of Japan having nukes.

I am of the opinion
nuclear power plants = nuclear arms in almost every case eventually. (Not Iran presently)
But, Japan?
They have had nuclear power for 40 plus years... they have nukes
Just like Israel!

In fact the name of my post is

Like Israel, Japan is a nuclear power.

You have to read it all and follow the links

go through the comments you can see Rivero left this one

Michael Rivero said...

This is a pathetic piece of propaganda to protect the profits of the nuclear power industry by delinking the Fukushima disaster from the GE-designed reactors and demonizing the Japanese victims.
April 14, 2011 1:07 PM

You can read the comments that followed.

He obviously did not read the piece.
His comment didn't make any sense in relation to the post.
In all my posts I have strived to hold the nuclear power industry accountable, TEPCO, Japanese government, the IAEA etc..

Rivero was on a mission.
Maybe he felt it was the right thing to do?

I think his ego get's in the way of his rationality on occasion.
Probably far more often then he cares to acknowledge.

All that said, I do listen to the show, though I don't use his site for news.

I like to come at everything from my own perspective and do my own research.

But, that is just me

John Friend said...

Hey Penny, I usually call in at the very beginning in Hour 1. I'm John from California, and I always talk about the criminal, psychopaths in Israel and 9/11. Usually anyways.

I do like Rivero though, although I disagree with some of what he says. That's typical though. He does great work in my opinion.

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