Who knew amateur telegraph operators were buggering up the Titanic transcription service?
Likely a lie, it brought in a “hesitant” Congress to regulate the air waves thanks to the great work of Sarnoff.
Myths create laws and grow government.
While the sinking of the Titanic showcased radio’s potential value as a life-saving technology, it also raised questions about the need to control its use. The lack of clear guidelines concerning shipboard wireless equipment and interference from amateur operators had hindered rescue efforts and cost lives.
Congress, which had previously hesitated to regulate the airwaves, seized upon the disaster to pass the Radio Act of 1912. This law divided the electromagnetic spectrum between amateur, government, and commercial users and mandated that all American operators, even experienced ones like David Sarnoff, had to be licensed. To accommodate the demand for trained wireless experts, the Marconi Company recruited Sarnoff to act as an instructor at a newly organized technical institute
Markus mentioned this on a call with Chris I’m about to post.
We were told that cameraplanet.com paid liewitnesses of the 9/11 attacks for their “amateur” footage.
This way it could all be in one place to examine for evidence.
We were also told they have over 500 hours of video.
While the main site is dead, there is still a YouTube channel (it came after 2001.)
I don’t have time to add up all the inconsequential tiny clips, but it seems unlikely the total is anywhere near 500 hours.
Some of the videos are so trivial and inane are like the one below, that they have no views.
All these years later and no one has reviewed the archives to solve the biggest crime before covaids? Doesn’t anyone care?
Like most psyop “facts”, the total hours claim was most likely not checked. Even if they are disputed, no one follows the disputes. Even if they did, it’s whoever repeats the most and loudest that carries the day. That’s why lying works.