Hats off to BBC’s Newsnight last night.
The production team managed to cram in no less than three separate 9/11 stories.
- A report on Osama Bin Laden’s latest taped message
- An Interview with Flight 93’s director Paul Greengrass
- Nomination of a 9/11 newspaper headline for their Most Memorable Front Page of the Last 100 Years contest
Sooner or later they’re going to have to rename it 9/11night. It’s almost as if somebody is, desperately, trying to remind us of what happened.
As 9/11 scepticism grows and gets ever-nearer to breaking into the mainstream the more those media bitches whine.
The interview with Greengrass turned particularly surreal at one point when the interviewer quoted Greengrass’ stated aim of presenting a ‘plausible truth’ of what happened to Flight 93.
WTF is a plausible truth when it’s at home?
I’m guessing that it’s the kind of truth that discounts…
- The fact that cellphones don’t work in airliners flying at 30,000ft
- The fact that debris from the flight was scattered over 8 miles
- That eyewitness accounts sound awfully like it was shot down
- The fact that all those stories about knives and box cutters are completely made up
And all the rest
My personal favourite Flight 93 anomaly is the transcript of this line of dialogue from one of passengers supposedly calling from the plane…
"Mom? This is Mark Brigham."
And these Osama tapes are starting to wear a little thin now.
I am particularly impressed by the way our mainstream media, normally so scornful of the Internet, merrily trots out reports of these OBL tapes and videos tout suite, without even waiting for them to be verified as genuine first.
A truly heart-warming display of trust, particularly when there are loads of experts out there who believe that every supposed OBL tape since 2001 is a fake.
Now what sort of naughty person would want to fake Bin Laden tapes? And why?
My favourite is the one OBL released the day before the last US Presidential election. George Bush must have been gutted when he heard about that.
Amusing as all this bollocks may be, a couple of thoughts worry me. The first is that a lot of people died on 9/11 and since. The second is, if you’re as sceptical about the War on Terror as I am and you’re thinking that the old propaganda just isn’t so effective any more, you’ve just got to start worrying that someone somewhere is going to have to start blowing some more shit up to slap us all back into line
Neither of those thoughts is particularly funny.