Interview with Mike Campbell about his book Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last – Part II

In part two of my interview with author Mike Campbell about his book “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” we briefly cover again the circumstances of Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan’s disappearance.

Mike then recounts the timeline of the official narrative and the mainstream acceptance of other ideas like the crashed-and-sank hypothesis and the Gardner Island or Nikumaroro-landing hypothesis and why they have no merit. Mike then talks about the work of TIGHAR and Ric Gillespie and the almost performance art-like expeditions that they’ve engaged in including using cadaver dogs to try and unearth evidence of Earhart on Nikumaroro many years after her disappearance. Mike also details the dearth of evidence for these ideas and analyzes why the media continues to support them despite their lack of substance.

Show notes and links:

Mike Campbell’s book “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” 2nd edition published by Sunbury Press on Amazon: http://a.co/hDfWlry

Mike Campbell’s blog which contains many articles unpacking various aspects of the Earhart case along with photos and lots of source material: earharttruth.com

September 2014 post on Mike Campbell’s blog earharttruth.com about Bill Prymak and radio expert’s analysis of Earhart’s bizarre radio behavior during her final flight:

Bill Prymak, radio experts analyze Amelia Earhart’s bizarre radio behavior during her last flight

Elgen Long’s book Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved referenced by Mike Campbell: http://a.co/eJ1aa8Q

Earhart Truth post abot Rollin Reineck’s work refuting Elgen Long’s theories: https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/how-much-flight-time-did-amelia-earhart-really-have/

2017 National Geographic article covering TIGHAR’s expedition to Nikumaroro using cadaver dogs 80 years after Earhart’s disappearance looking for signs of the famed aviator: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/forensic-dogs-amelia-earhart-spot-where-died/

Earhart Truth piece on Fred Goerner’s 1991 letter to Life Magazine discrediting TIGHAR’s Nikumaroro theory of which an excerpt was read by Mike on the podcast: https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/goerners-91-letter-to-life-magazine-fred-hooven-created-nikumaroro-theory-not-ric-gillespie/

Earhart Truth blog post debunking recent History documentary Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence which was based on an allegedly newly discovered photo that is supposed to depict Earhart and Noonan on a dock on Jaluit: https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/historys-amelia-earhart-the-lost-evidence-underhanded-attack-on-the-marshalls-saipan-truth/

Photo found by Les Kinney with arrows I’ve drawn in pointing to the assumed figures of Earhart crouching and Noonan standing on a dock:

Photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the Marshall Islands found in the National Archives by Les Kinney.
credit: Les Kinney/National Archives/HISTORY

“DC” Dave Martin’s three recent columns on the Earhart photo episode:

“Press Touts Dubious Earhart Photo”:

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/170707.htm

“Earhart Photo Story Apparently Debunked”:

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/170713.htm

“‘Earhart Photo’ Debunker Debunked?”:

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/170802.htm

Part II of Earhart Truth’s series on Japanese War crimes: https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/japan-has-never-admitted-murder-of-amelia-earhart/

Interview with Mike Campbell about his book Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last – Part I

Part one of my interview with author Mike Campbell, a researcher who has written the definitive book about Amelia Earhart’s disappearance “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” and also writes a blog at earharttruth.com that contains articles full of pictures and reference materials about Earhart and her final flight. We discuss Amelia Earhart’s flying career and how she got to the point where she attempted her fateful flight in 1937, a world record attempt to fly around the globe.

We then get into the evidence that exists of what became to Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan after they took off from Lae, New Guinea and  disappeared according to the mainstream account. These include witnesses who saw Earhart come down near Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands, witnesses on Saipan which had been occupied by the Japanese until the end of World War II and where Earhart was said by witnesses to have kept as a prisoner, and military personnel involved in the U.S. takeover of Saipan in 1944 who saw evidence of Earhart’s presence on Saipan including seeing her plane which was destroyed by the U.S. military and her briefcase and other personal effects.

Part two of this series examines other ideas that continue to be propagated by the mainstream media of what happened to Earhart and Noonan and will be released next Monday. Mike Campbell and I talk about the crash-and-sank theory and the Nikumaroro or Gardner Island theory both of which have been thoroughly debunked as well as the recent History documentary about a photo that is alleged to depict Earhart and Noonan on a dock in Saipan that was apparently recently discovered.

Show notes and links:

Mike Campbell’s book “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” 2nd edition published by Sunbury Press on Amazon: http://a.co/hDfWlry

Mike Campbell’s blog which contains many articles unpacking various aspects of the Earhart case along with photos and lots of source material: earharttruth.com

“Daughter of the Sky” by Paul Briand referenced by Mike Campbell as being the book the began the modern era of Earhart disappearance research. First published in 1960: http://a.co/19YpLWT

“The Search for Amelia Earhart” by Fred Goerner published in 1966 and the only bestseller about the true facts of Earhart’s fate on Saipan referenced by Campbell: http://a.co/0jSWNun

Article on Campbell’s blog, the first in a two-part series published on 9/25/17 about Japanese war crimes during World War II, “Earhart’s murder among first of Japan’s war crimes”:

Earhart’s murder among first of Japan’s War Crimes

Book by Victor Loomis referenced by Campbell “Amelia Earhart: The Final Story” that contained accounts by Marshallese witnesses of Earhart landing near the island: http://a.co/fNbFp3l

Article on Campbell’s Earhart Truth blog eulogizing and recounting the works of Earhart researcher Bill Prymak, refenced by Campbell: https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/bill-prymak-a-giant-of-earhart-research-dies-at-86/

Mike Campbell’s first book with Thomas Devine that collects the accounts of U.S. servicemen that witnessed evidence including her plane and briefcase that Earhart was on Saipan after her ill-fated flight “With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart” http://a.co/7BJm3Zo

Article on Campbell’s EarhartTruth.com blog about the three flag officers who disclosed information to researcher Fred Goerner about Earhart ending up on Saipan: https://earharttruth.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/generals-letters-to-goerner-reveal-earhart-truth/

Not much of an Empire: Is GateHouse Media the Walmart of news?

Is GateHouse Media, the new owner of my local newspaper the Juneau Empire, the Walmart of news? What is their strategy in going on a buying binge of media properties? What was the deal with their involvement in the sale and management of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to billionaire Sheldon Adelson last year? Murder, Alaska investigates.

Links and show notes:

2017-08-09 Juneau Empire article about the sale of the Empire and other Alaska papers to GateHouse Media: http://juneauempire.com/news/2017-08-09/morris-publishing-sells-juneau-empire-gatehouse-media

2017-02-16 article about GateHouse’s parent company being sold to a Japanese bank: http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20170216/NEWS01/170219955/1002

2015-12-15 Washington Post article about the sale of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to a mystery buyer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/who-bought-the-last-vegas-review-journal-its-own-reporters-would-like-to-know/2015/12/15/45d3aea2-a374-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html?utm_term=.871a34ff9ed3

2016-01-08 New Yorker article that chronicled the Las Vegas Review-Journal unmasking its owner as Sheldon Adelson: https://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/how-the-las-vegas-review-journal-unmasked-its-owners

2016-01-02 New York Times piece detailing Sheldon Adelson’s secret purchase of the Review-Journal and subsequent hit piece on Adelson foe Judge Elizabeth Gonzales: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/business/media/sheldon-adelsonspurchase-of-las-vegas-paper-seen-as-a-power-play.html

2015-03-11 Boston Globe profile of GateHouse and CEO Kirk Davis and the labor issues and acquisitions of newspapers: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/03/10/meet-newspaper-industry-biggest-deal-maker/vV6D7uqAo7ssLPaIPk58oL/story.html

2017-02-21 Boston Business Journal piece about layoffs and cutbacks at GateHouse amidst their their acquisition spree: https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/02/21/gatehouse-media-parent-signals-cuts-as-it-preps-to.html

2016-08-17 Poynter Institute piece on buyouts at GateHouse: https://www.poynter.org/news/buyouts-hit-gatehouse-newspapers-across-united-states

2017-06-03 Courier-Tribune article on GateHouse’s “Newsroom Hero” marketing campaign: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170603/gatehouse-media-launches-new-brand-campaign-8216newsroom-hero8217

2017-04-18 Class action lawsuit against GateHouse for its Wells Fargo-esque practice of signing up subscribers to Lens, an ad-filled publication, without notice or approval: https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/closed-settlements/621455-massachusetts-gatehouse-media-class-action-settlement/

2012-03-13 Huffington Post piece describing GateHouse issuing huge executive bonuses while the company was heading into bankruptcy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-turner/as-company-is-collapsing-_b_1337593.html

2013-11 Financier Worldwide article detailing GateHouse’s chapter 11 bankruptcy: https://www.financierworldwide.com/gatehouse-media-files-for-pre-packaged-chapter-11/#.WdaT8ltSzcc

2016-01 PressThink blog post digging deep into the “hit piece” ordered up by the Las Vegas Review-Journal after it was secretly purchased by Sheldon Adelson on Adelson enemy Judge Elizabeth Gonzales: http://pressthink.org/2016/01/journalists-as-hit-squad-connecting-the-dots-on-sheldon-adelson-the-review-journal-of-las-vegas-and-edward-clarkin-in-connecticut/

2015-12-23 Hartford Courant article revealing that the “hit piece” published under a fake byline, later revealed to be by Adelson lackey Michael Schroeder, had plagiarized passages: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-new-britain-herald-aba-huffpost-1224-20151223-story.html

2008-06-30 Long form New Yorker article “The Brass Ring” detailing Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire and general shadiness and kick backs that involved Adelson’s company buying its way into Macau’s gambling world, Adelson’s affinity for Republican causes and huge donations as well as his links to the powerful Israel lobby in Washington D.C. and abroad: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/06/30/the-brass-ring

Filmmaker Robbie Martin on the investigation into the anthrax attacks and connections to 9/11

Show notes and links:

Website of Robbie Martin’s 3-part documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda: averyheavyagenda.com/

Robbie Martin’s twitter account: twitter.com/FluorescentGrey

Media Roots website where you can listen to Media Roots radio, a show Robbie Martin co-hosts with sister Abby Martin: mediaroots.org/

Richard Perle clip referenced by Martin from 9/16/01 CNN appearance where Perle asserts that the next attack will be different and possibly involve chemical or biological attack: youtu.be/yM_JPeI2WFs

Clip from A Very Heavy Agenda referenced by Martin of Donald Kagan talking about Kagan’s argument on 9/12/01 that we should invade Palestine: youtu.be/xdcj4-2RePo

Book on anthrax attacked referred to by Martin by Philipp Sarasin “Anthax: Bioterror as Fact and Fantasy”: www.amazon.com/Anthrax-Bioterror…ords=anthrax+book

The Nation article talking about the board members of the Institute for the Study of War, referenced by Martin, and who pays pro-war pundits: www.thenation.com/article/whos-pay…pro-war-pundits/

Investment Watch Blog piece on the think tank the Project for the New American Century being re-branded as the Foreign Policy Institute: investmentwatchblog.com/pnac-didnt-di…itiative-fpi/

Leaked tape of Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland talking about how to reorganize Ukraine and infamously saying “fuck the E.U.” referenced by Martin: youtu.be/2QxZ8t3V_bk

Clip of former CIA director James Woolsey implicating Iraq in 9/11 on 9/11/01 referenced by Martin: youtu.be/GpKr78BOkq0

Village Voice piece referenced by Martin that revealed Woolsey was sent on a fact-finding mission by Paul Wolfowitz: www.villagevoice.com/2001/11/20/sad…he-crosshairs/

Clips of Operation Dark Winter terror drill fake newscasts referenced by Martin: youtu.be/we7Map5Pho0

10/29/01 ABC News piece claiming additive bentonite was found in the anthrax used in post-9/11 attacks which was supposedly a signature of Iraq’s anthrax stocks: abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92270

Clip of Jerome Hauer on ABC News with Peter Jennings on 9/11/01. As mentioned by Martin, Hauer in this clip is one of the very first people to suggest the structural failure hypothesis that would later become the official story adopted by the government: youtu.be/Dj0Rz9ZsDAg

11/29/05 Sun piece that talks about Rudy Giuliani’s firm BioOne’s work decontaminating the Sun building that had been infected with anthrax: www.nysun.com/new-york/giuliani-…s-in-a-feud/23660/

Rudy Giuliani on Wolf Blitzer’s show talking about who is behind the anthrax attacks and his involvement in response to the anthrax letters: youtu.be/s7FZxzttnwo

Robbie Martin piece on carry-over of Neocons like Giuliani into the Trump administration: www.mintpressnews.com/trump-promised…nstead/222482/

Book written by neocon Michael Ledeen and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies” referenced by Martin: www.amazon.com/Field-Fight-Globa…cal/dp/1250106222

Clip of Mike Pence, current Vice President, in a news clip from October of 2001 referenced by Martin where Pence, then a Congressman, gets the antibiotic Cipro after anthrax letters were mailed to Congress: youtu.be/u-bpLtrYmM0

Robbie Martin interview with former drone intelligence analyst Matt Dehart about the possibility of CIA involvement in the 2001 anthrax attacks: mediaroots.org/alleged-cia-invol…-anthrax-attacks/

Robbie Martin’s documentary American Anthrax v1.5 on youtube: youtu.be/0PqU7dXEirU