C.I.T. Interviewing Standards

C.I.T.’s Openess and Transparency

Over the years, C.I.T.’s has been asked for its raw interview footage and nothing has been posted (that I can find). The only C.I.T. interviews available are the highly edited (and therefore incomplete) interviews that are contained in their videos.

There is no FOIA process to compel C.I.T. to release their materials. Compared to C.I.T., the US Government has been open and transparent regarding 9/11.

Craig’s “Gold Standard” is actually Pyrite (“Fools Gold”)

Craig claims that the C.I.T. set the “gold standard” for how interviews should be performed and documented. I will have to disagree.

Craig’s criteria for “gold standard” is related to apparent form over substance.

“… if you listen to the debate again, you’ll realize that the “gold standard” Adam mentioned referred to the quality of the interviews, not the quality of the people. In other words the interviews were the gold standard because they were on camera and the questions were put to them multiple times to ensure that what they meant was crystal clear.”

source: From: Craig McKee craigmckee45@yahoo.ca [911telecon]
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:42:41 AM EST

My definition of a “gold standard” for a good interview would be to address as many of the relevant facts as possible– and for the interview to be probing based on what they have said in the past, obtain new information and to obtain clarifications.

George Aman

C.I.T. clearly fell short in at least one crucial interview in ways that are so blatant and obvious that it raises questions of what else they didn’t ask – or possibly asked but did not include in the final videos.

George Aman’s Center for Military History interview clearly describes seeing the plane hit the light poles (making his a solid south-of-Citgo witness). There are two paragraphs in his interview where he describes the impact — and the light poles are the most notable part of the second paragraph of the that interview. This material can be see on the George Aman’s Interviews page.

C.I.T. didn’t ask a single question about the light poles to George Aman – to me this undermines Craig’s “gold standard” claim because of selective questioning.

Note that C.I.T. discussed the light poles in at least two other interviews – but not the interview with George Aman.

Darius Prather at 20:52 talks about the light posts.

William Middleton at 41:50 talks about the light poles

Final Note

CIT does deserve praise for having George Aman Center for military history on their web-site. It was where I first learned about George Aman (back in the day when I was a C.I.T. admirer).