Andrew Gilligan is, of course, the former BBC journalist whose ace reporting skills fucked up a crucial news story about the Government lies which led up to the invasion of Iraq.
In fact, Gilligan did such a good job of fucking up the reporting of such a potentially damaging story that the prospects of any further serious mainstream criticism of those government lies was given a good strong kick in the balls – the pain of which lasted for a very long time indeed
So, imagine my delight on seeing a posting on a British '9/11 Truth' board (a perversely entertaining if somewhat depressing forum) which pointed readers towards a recording of a recent talk given by Gilligan
Yes, Andrew Gilligan giving a one hour talk on, amongst other things, professional standards in journalism
You couldn’t make it up
The person who posted the link promised that Gilligan’s presentation would give an insight into how the government bumps stories out of, and presumably into, mainstream news programming (by having a journalist make a spectacular balls-up of reporting those stories maybe?)
Personally, I didn’t learn anything new along those lines whilst listening to Gilligan but I did come up with the idea for a very good drinking game
What you do is play the speech and every time Gilligan says something that is bollocks you call out 'huzzah!!' and take a small sip of your favourite intoxicating tipple
And if you’re still sober after the first 20 minutes you’re not playing the game properly
(As a slight aside, a couple of times in his presentation Gilligan points his audience towards a peculiar wee article in the News Statesman called Spies and their Lies - written by journalist David Rose. Like Gilligan, Rose is another journalist of the highest professional standards and integrity, and in his New Statesmen piece he explains how he was recruited by and shilled for MI6 over a number of years. Back then he wasn’t telling the truth but it goes without saying that we can be absolutely sure that he is now)
And in the same vein, for people who take an interest in 9/11 and/or The Continuing Adventures of Gorgeous George Monbiot…
Legendary Cock Jock James Whale recently hosted an on-air debate (sic.) between one of the acknowledged leaders (apparently) of '9/11 Truth', David Ray Griffin, and leading '9/11 Truth' critic George Monbiot – a man who has likened anyone who entertains the possibility of state sponsored false flag terror with plague carriers
The debate is fairly drab fare and offers much less potential for drinking game based self-intoxication but if you take a stiff shot every time Monbiot says something like ‘You’re too busy focusing on the detail to think about the bigger picture’ you should at least get a little tipsy.
If for no other reason, the recording is a worthwhile listen for 9/11 and 7/7 sceptics just to hear Griffin wax lyrical about his passion for One World Government, an objective he shares with Monbiot ... and one or two other interesting characters
It sure is great to know that one of leaders of ‘9/11 Truth’ has many common objectives with one of the leading critics of ‘9/11 Truth’.