Thought For the Day
From Perry Logan on some of the logical fallacies committed by Loose Change:
THERE ARE TOO MANY HOLES IN THE "COVER STORY." Once again, you'll notice my mind goes in the opposite direction from the conspiracy guys'. They're the ones poking the holes, after all. But here's how I figure it. If you're planning a hoax, you work very hard on that cover story. Your cover story is the whole point of your subterfuge, right? You want that story to be as seamless as can be. The bad guys would not, for example, have tried to fake a crash into the Pentagon...then forgotten to leave out bodies & debris. The imagined perps are said to be very clever. They therefore could not have been so inept as to FORGET to leave the bodies & wreckage! This gets us into "bad comic book" territory again, as well as bolstering our suspicions that conspiracy people are just basically dim. Not that we don't love them.
So every time the conspiracy people find a "hole," it actually suggests it was not a conspiracy.
Yep. One of my favorite little bits in Loose Change is when they question why somebody would say "Mom, this is Mark Bingham". The federal government has this voice-morphing technology, according to Loose Change. So wouldn't the actors hired to do the voices have precise scripts that they were supposed to follow without deviation? Indeed, if we assume (as they assure us in their Q&A sessions) that very few people had to be in on the secret, wouldn't the plotters make sure that the actor handling this role didn't know Mark's last name, considering how famous Mark ended up becoming?
Update--Thanks to Allahpundit for the link from Hot Air, and the suggestion to check out how Buzz Aldrin responds to a conspiracy nutjob!