Friday, May 29, 2015

The Truth(er) Is Still Out There

It's really hard to believe that there are still people peddling the same bullshit that has long been disproved. I read the Popular Mechanics article years ago and have recently read the book they put out which is an extended refutation of the "theories." The book is called "Debunking 9/11 Myths." Want to thank them for the alert to the existence of Screw Loose Change. It's the best name for a blog since Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly.

There's too much good stuff on the SLC site to link to anything specific. I do want to quote from the PM book, though.

A common refrain in conspiracy circles is the claim that "We're just asking questions." One would think that at least some quarters of the conspiracy movement would welcome a mainstream publication's serious, nonideological attempt to answer those questions. One would be wrong.

And there it is. You can't call yourself a Questioner when you don't want to hear the answers. They just want to keep blathering the same tired "theories" that have been disproved to anyone capable of thinking in a rational, realistic, the sky is blue in my world kind of way. Don't bother arguing with them!

Great, measured response to a Truther by Noam Chomsky. Also liked commentary by the announcer of something I've thought about, too. Why blame the Saudis for being the source of the hijackers if the Bushies wanted to invade Iraq? 

Bonus clip:

I'm proud to be a left gatekeeper as well as a faux liberal. Updating the resume all the time.

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