Even More Quote Mining
I have discussed previously the topic of quote mining, which is where the filmmakers take a quote from a source out of context, to make it appear that they support their conspiracy theory, ignoring the rest of what they said that would completely contradict their theories. There are some previous examples of this here, here, here, (yawn) and here.
Here is yet another example, regarding the supposed lack of a plane crash at the Pentagon, at the 16:23 mark:
Dylan: "Fourth. Why is there absolutely no trace of Flight 77?"
Unidentified speaker: "From my close-up inspection, there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. The only site, is the actual side of the building that's crashed in. And as I said, the only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage, nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon... "
The movie doesn't tell you, but the speaker is CNN's Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre. From this quote we are obviously meant to presume that Mr. McIntyre believes there is no evidence at the Pentagon to indicate that a plane crash there. Is this true? Well let's look at what he says only a minute before this quote (emphasis mine):
And I took a look at the huge gaping hole that's in the side of the Pentagon in an area of the Pentagon that has been recently renovated, part of a multibillion dollar renovation program here at the Pentagon. I could see parts of the airplane that crashed into the building, very small pieces of the plane on the heliport outside the building. The biggest piece I saw was about three feet long, it was silver and had been painted green and red, but I could not see any identifying markings on the plane. I also saw a large piece of shattered glass. It appeared to be a cockpit windshield or other window from the plane.
Gee, why is this not in the movie? It is from the same CNN piece that Dylan and company got their previous quote from! Why was this left out?
Even Jamie McIntyre is angry that people are manipulating his words. From a report regarding last month's release of the video at the Pentagon.
MCINTYRE: The Web sites often take statements out of context, such as this exchange from CNN in which I -- myself -- appear to be questioning whether a plane really hit the building: From my close-up inspection, there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. In fact, I was answering a question based on a eyewitness account who thought the American Airlines plane landed short of the Pentagon. I was indicated there was no crash site near the Pentagon only at the Pentagon
MCINTYRE AUDIO: The only site is the actual site of the building that's crashed in, quote 'the actual site of the building that's crashed in.'
MCINTYRE: In fact there were thousands of tiny pieces of the plane, and I personally photographed a piece of the fuselage and what appeared to be part of the cockpit.
If the evidence that the government is behind this is so convincing, why do they keep on having to lie to make their point? Pat and I have made over 200 posts on here debunking Loose Change, and you cannot point out a single case of us being dishonest like this, yet I can point out a half dozen examples in Loose Change, without have to think about it.