from Citizens For Legitimate Government
NO ALERT ISSUED ON 9-11 (by FCC) as (p)RESIDENT BUSH DIDN'T ORDER ONE!
On Sept. 19th, 2003 this writer contacted the FCC about the events of 9-11 2001 in New York City and the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Most know the EAS as that weekly noisey tone that comes on your favorite radio station with instructions "This is only a test... etc. etc.". I received a prompt reply from Suzanne M. Tetreault, the Associate Chief of Staff at the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.
| From: mary titus |
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 1:08 PM
Subject: EAS on 9-11
TO: Emergency Alert System, FCC
For an article I'm doing on events of 9-11-2001, I'd like to know if an EAS announcement was made at any time in the New York City area on the morning of 9-11-2001.
Was an announcement made in the afternoon?
Was it made in a district outside New York's 25 million population metropolitan area near New York City?
If no announcement was made- why not?
Was any individual supervisor at EAS reprimanded or complimented by the FCC for actions of that day?
If an alert was made what was the text? Who aired it [some media did 'shared' broadcasting that day].
I didn't hear an announcement but I had one station only on, broadcast in New York City area, so I'd like clarification from EAS.
CC: Congressman Rangel, D-NY
Ms. Titus -- In response to your questions,
Where Were State, City?
|There was enough chaos in Manhattan to make New York City
leadership unable to call for an alert. Indeed, the city command post for
emergency operation was collapsing along with the towers. But there was no
such damage in Albany. And the (p)Resident calmly read a goat story while
New Yorkers were panic struck, fearful of more attacks. Unconfirmed
accounts were repeated often on the news of another plane, or more planes
on the way. The alert never went out from the EAS to clarify the air
security situation. No one was told what to do. Bridges were closed and
underground transit stopped. |
We ask: What constitutes an 'emergency' if September 11th wasn't one?
What is the Emergency Alert System for?
What is the (p)Resident's excuse?