The World has lost a truly great investigative journalist, Kristina Borjesson, who passed on December 29th. A longtime supporter and former Board Member and Investigator for the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Kristina worked tirelessly to expose the falsity of the official story of Sept. 11th as she did for dozens of other major government malfeasance and cover-up throughout a long and stellar career in both mainstream and alternative media. Kristina had to resign from the Board in October 2022 for health reasons, but continued to help us in many ways including serving as the Master of Ceremonies for our online 2023 9/11 Anniversary Symposium on Sept. 10th.

Watch a recording of our memorial for Kristina Borjesson on February 25, 2024 at 4 pm

 

 

Kristina was not only a personal friend to many of the Board directors, but a smart, articulate and trail-blazing journalist. She won many awards throughout her career including an Emmy for investigative journalism and an Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the CBS documentaries “Legacy of Shame” and “Harvest of Shame”.

Kristina’s tenure with CBS ended when she insisted the network tell the truth about what caused the crash of TWA 800, the mid-air explosion of a 747 off the coast of Long Island, New York in 1996. After going independent she subsequently wrote, produced and directed the acclaimed documentary film “TWA Flight 800” which is available for viewing on Amazon Prime. More recently Kristina founded and hosted the online Whistleblower Newsroom producing weekly critical investigative interview videos viewable on youtube and podbeam.

 

 

Kristina’s documentary expertise is also interwoven throughout the Lawyers’ Committee’s film series to be released in 2024, which she herself named “9/11: Crime Scene to Courtroom – Bringing the Hard WTC Evidence to Court.”

KRISTINA BORJESSON: R.I.P. 12/29/2023

 

Kristina was not only a personal friend to many of the Board directors, but a smart, articulate and trail-blazing journalist. She won many awards throughout her career including an Emmy for investigative journalism and an Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the CBS documentaries “Legacy of Shame” and “Harvest of Shame”.

 

Kristina’s tenure with CBS ended when she insisted the network tell the truth about what caused the crash of TWA 800, the mid-air explosion of a 747 off the coast of Long Island, New York in 1996. After going independent she subsequently wrote, produced and directed the acclaimed documentary film “TWA Flight 800” which is available for viewing on Amazon Prime. More recently Kristina founded and hosted the online Whistleblower Newsroom producing weekly critical investigative interview videos viewable on youtube and podbeam.

Kristina’s documentary expertise is also interwoven throughout the Lawyers’ Committee’s film series to be released in 2024, which she herself named “9/11: Crime Scene to Courtroom – Bringing the Hard WTC Evidence to Court.”

 

Kristina was the author of many important books including Into The Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (2002); Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11, Top Journalists Speak Out (2005) and The Reptile Club Librarian (2013).

 

Here are just some of the tributes to Kristina from her colleagues and friends.

 

Charlotte Dennett, (Dec. 30, 2023) Attorney (Vermont), Author of Thy Will Be Done, The People versus Bush and Follow the Pipelines, and Board Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc.:

I came to the Lawyers’ Committee board through Kristina.  I had known Kristina since she worked on Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, interviewing my husband, Jerry Colby, in 2001 on the suppression of his books  on the Du Ponts and Rockefellers (His essay in Buzzsaw is titled: The Price of Liberty) and, for the paperback edition, she had me write an essay: ” The War on Terror and the Great Game for Oil: How the media missed the context.” 

She was a brilliant journalist and got the shaft from CBS for her fearless reporting about the crash of TWA 800 [Described in her essay, Into the Buzzsaw].  Her next book was Feet to the Fire: The Media after 911 Top Journalists Speak Out which “reveals the truth about the companies they work for and each other, the Bush administration, their pre-Iraq war and war coverage and much more…a serious first hand account of contemporary mainstream journalism and its interactions with political power during a period of crisis.” And she produced the amazing documentary about TWA 800. Her final endeavor was Whistleblower Newsroom.   And yes, she was my “Gal Friday,” when I ran for Attorney General in Vermont in 2008 on the progressive ticket, pledging to prosecute Bush in Vermont while naming Vincent Bugliosi as my special prosecutor should I win.  Oh, those were the days. We had so much fun taking on the powers-that-be. But it’s not always fun. What made Kristina unique was her indefatigable quest for truth, and her defense of those journalists and whistleblowers who courageously took on the powers-that-be, despite risks to their careers and their safety.

I will miss Kristina greatly. It will take time to process her death. She had so valiantly fought cancer, worked hard after its remission, and then suddenly succumbed.

 

Dr. Meryl Naas, M.D. (Maine) (Dec. 30, 2023):

I worked with Emmy award-winning Kristina Borjesson on an anthrax letters investigation. She interviewed me several times about COVID and about my Medical Board case.   But before I ever met Kristina, I knew exactly who she was. In 2002 she published Into the Buzzsaw: Leading journalists expose the myth of a free press.   This is one of the top 5 books I have ever read. It changed my world view. In 2002 I did not know the extent of media malfeasance. Kristina, however, documented it in the most careful, credible and unbelievable way—collecting many chapters by top journalists of the stories they tried to report and how they lost their careers when they attempted to tell the truth. She lost her career at CBS, trying to tell the truth about the mid-air explosion of a 747 (TWA 800) over Long island sound, which was probably the result of a US Navy exercise gone awry.

Kristina was one of the great investigators, and one of the great souls. Rest in Peace. And if there is reincarnation, please come back and help us in this battle for humanity. We miss you, love you, and there is no one I’d want to go to war with, more.

 

Mark Crispin Miller (Dec. 30, 2023), New York University Media Professor: 

Let us now praise a journalistic hero, who—against all odds, and at great personal cost—told the truth about what really happened to TWA 800 on July 17, 1996

 

Celia Farber (Dec. 30, 2023) Author and Investigative Reporter:

American Journalism Has Lost A Giant: Rest In Peace Kristina Borjesson, Who Broke The Truth About TWA 800, And Was Exiled From CBS And The Profession Because Of it.  I too knew Kristina, regarding her as both a friend and ally in the endless fight to pierce the global fog of propaganda with shafts of truth. She will be greatly missed.

 

https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/american-journalism-has-lost-a-giant

 

Kristina Borjesson