I’ve seen a lot of 9/11 bunks and debunks, but this one was new to me. It’s about a CNN news clip that was allegedly aired once since 9/11 and never on TV again. I actually don’t know if it was on TV again, but you can find lot of copies of this real clip.
It seems the conspiracy theorists want us to pay attention to what CNN’s Senior Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre said in the video:
From my close-up inspection, there’s no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the PentagonJamie McIntyre, CNN
All this is probably meant as “evidence” to one of the false 9/11 claims: there were no planes or Pentagon was hit with a missile. These claims have been throughly debunked, so why did McIntyre said that there was no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near Pentagon?
McIntyre said in 2006:
The Web sites often take statements out of context, such as this exchange from CNN in which I — myself — appear to be questioning whether a plane really hit the building: From my close-up inspection, there’s no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. In fact, I was answering a question based on a eyewitness account who thought the American Airlines plane landed short of the Pentagon. I was indicated there was no crash site near the pentagon only at the Pentagon
The only site is the actual site of the building that’s crashed in, quote ‘the actual site of the building that’s crashed in.’
In fact there were thousands of tiny pieces of the plane, and I personally photographed a piece of the fuselage and what appeared to be part of the cockpit.Jamie McIntyre, CNN
Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/05/16/transcript.wed/index.html
Whether or not the clip was on TV again, is irrelevant. There are probably a lot of live-news clips that were showed once on September 11, 2001 and never again. What matters is the carefully selected clip in which CNN correspondent said something that fits the conspiracy theorist’s narrative. This clip was simply taken out of context. McIntyre was answering a question: did an American Airlines plane landed short of the Pentagon?
McIntyre clarified this again during an interview with Bryan Nehman, WBAL Radio in 2018