In his attack against Donald Trump’s strategy of luring extreme right wing voters to back his possible run for president, Matthews claimed there was no difference between “Birthers” on the right and “Truthers’ on the left.
Bullcrap, Chris. Sheer, unadulterated bullcrap.
First, and foremost, the 9/11 Truth Movement is neither uninformed nor political. It is comprised of people around the globe - from every spectrum of political thought - who refuse to accept the unsubstantiated and seriously flawed official account of the events of 9/11, and who have raised legitimate questions about that account.
Second, those who have spent years seeking TRUTH, are not making accusations about “George Bush blowing up the World Trade Center,” as Matthews suggests. They are raising questions, requesting an impartial inquiry, and challenging a litany of myths that purport to explain the events before, during and after the attack of 9/11.
Third, the “9/11 Truth Movement” is comprised of millions of intelligent people who believe it is their right to question their government, and who have taken the time to examine the huge amount of evidence that throws a huge cloud over the official narrative offered by an administration that had blatantly lied them into an illegal, immoral and murderous war.
The movement is also supported by thousands of the most educated and accredited people, anywhere. They include in part: architects, engineers, statesmen and women, pilots and aviation experts, firefighters, law enforcement personnel, physicists, chemists, media professionals, 9/11 families and survivors, military personnel, and medical professionals.
They are not, by any stretch of the imagination, conspiracy theorists or crazies bent on mischief or propaganda. Bear in mind, Mr. Matthews, that the only conspiracy theory that has been put before the American people and the rest of the world involves a story about 19 young men with box cutters who managed, somehow, under the tutelage of a man living in a cave in Afghanistan, to outwit and outmaneuver the most sophisticated and advanced defense system in history.
And, of course, that same conspiracy theory insists that a THIRD building in the Trade Center Complex – Tower 7 – came down later in the afternoon of that fateful day, in the exact same planned demolition style of Towers 1 and 2, without having been hit by a a plane. Yeah, right.
But, MOST IMPORTANT, is an undeniable fact that makes any comparison between Truthers and Birthers both insulting and preposterous:
There is not a single case on record where a 9/11 Truther examined the increasing pile of evidence brought forth by scientists, engineers an others – then denounced the movement and became a champion of the official story of the attacks.
On the contrary, thousands upon thousands of people who truly believed what they were told by the Bush administration, looked at the evidence, listened to the questions that were raised, and became the skeptics and questioners who wanted to know the TRUTH about the worst attack on the United States in history.
No one can say that about Birthers. No one. Not even Chris Matthews.
Matthews himself acknowledged that no amount of evidence changes the mind of those who really believe that Barak Obama was born somewhere in Africa. The operative word here is ‘evidence.’
If Matthews had contrasted the two groups rather than compare them, he would have exhibited some element of journalistic integrity. He would have pointed out that the Birthers IGNORE evidence, whereas TRUTHERS want media and the government to STOP IGNORING evidence.
It is painfully clear that Chris Matthews has never investigated the work of the 9/11 Truth Movement, and has no clue as to their work or their purpose. It is his job as a journalist to inform his viewers on issues he takes the trouble to research.
He did nothing of the sort.
As a result, we at TvNewsLIES.org challenge Chris Matthews to do his job more professionally, and look at the EVIDENCE that motivates Truthers to plead for a fair hearing rather than dismissal.
You would think that the only nation to actually learn first hand about the potential horrors of nuclear power would be insightful enough to realize that nuclear energy and life on Earth cannot coincide. You would think that the nation that suffered not once, but twice from the direct results of nuclear energy unleashed by human technology, would be first to understand the risks associated with this unnecessary evil.
Of course money trumps logic, so the profits made by the nuclear energy industry speak louder than the combined experience of the victims of the premier example of what happens when a society's technology advances faster than it's intelligence.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances……
Contemplating the words of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, that imperfect yet powerful piece of parchment that ostensibly bestows all humans in the US with a set of basic rights enshrined and protected by the legal system, demands that we ask ourselves if we are going to continue apathetically allowing corporations and plutocrats to wrest those rights from us.
This evening, Chris Matthews interviewed the mad pastor Terry Jones on MSNBC's Hard Ball. This pious man of the cloth plans to burn copies of the Qur'an in a ceremony in Gainesville, Florida, to commemorate the attacks of 9/11. Not surprisingly, Jones was treated as if he were a rational, respectable guest, - and given air time to promote his filth about Islam. In a month so dominated by Muslim-bashing, a most deferential Chris Matthews managed to add insult to injury and promote the kind of misinformation and bigotry that has taken hold of this country. This was not Hard Ball at its best by a long shot. It was fawning, subdued Soft Ball at its worst.
Written for TvNewsLIES.org by H.P. Albarelli Jr.
I don’t like having to write this article. I don’t like even thinking about it, but over the past few months its subject has come up repeatedly. Many television and radio hosts who have interviewed me about my new book, A TERRIBLE MISTAKE: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, have, on their own, brought up the subject of AIDS and Fort Detrick and the connection between the two. Nearly the entire ten years I worked on the book, this subject consistently loomed in the background like some malevolent poltergeist, and was essentially considered unspeakable by practically everyone I interviewed. Now things are different.
Thank you for using your financial might and ruthless business practices to destroy almost all of the competition out there so that for the most part PC users have only your inferior products from which to choose. (Mac and Linux users aside)
Thank you for your latest set of "security" patches that have caused EVERY ONE OF MY COMPUTERS TO BLUE SCREEN 20 TIME PER DAY RENDERING THEM USELESS! And thanks for not making a public apology about this.
by Bob Alexander
In 1992 I read a feature in our local Sunday paper called, “Will You Adopt This Child?” That week’s article profiled a four year old boy who was blind, could feed himself, use the bathroom, brush his teeth and put his clothes on. The article went on to say the little boy was classified as being “Profoundly Retarded.”
After reading the piece I thought, “Now there’s a tough sell.” Here’s a little kid who is going to need a lot of care … forever. I also thought about my own son. He was nine years old at the time and I wished he was as accomplished as the little kid in the article. He has Cerebral Palsy and though he could feed himself, he still needed help doing everything else.
It was the first time I’d come across the phrase “Profoundly Retarded.” It made me wonder how my son would be classified since he couldn’t do 75% of what the little boy in the article could. It took a long time but eventually my son made it to the level of the child I had read about so many years before. He lives in a group home now that provides 24-hour supervised residential care. He is forever … 3 years old.
I‘m not trying to inject an element of pathos here … I just want to make it clear that I know what the term “Profoundly Retarded” means.
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