Roeper on the Scholars
Richard Roeper takes on Uncle Fetzer and the rest of the gang at the Scholars for 9-11 Denial.
The article from the Associated Press was headlined, "Conspiracy theorists just aren't buying 9/11 story." We learned about a group called "Scholars for 9/11 Truth," or, as I like to call them, "A Bag of Mixed Nuts." Although they offer no concrete evidence to support their wild theories, they're educated and articulate, and they ask unanswerable questions, thus giving some of their theories a hint of plausibility.
I do wish that people would drop this argument:
As one debunker noted, these people think a Boeing 757 should have sliced through the walls of the Pentagon intact, leaving behind the kind of "perfect" outline you'd see if a plane crashed through a building in a cartoon.
Considering that the planes left perfect outlines in the WTC, it doesn't seem unreasonable for people to expect something similar at the Pentagon. Yes, it wouldn't happen because of the difference in the construction of the buildings.
But Roeper senses the best argument against the CT:
Here's a question: Where are the PEOPLE who were on that plane? If Flight 77 didn't crash into the Pentagon and Flight 93 didn't crash-land in a field in Pennsylvania, what happened to the planes and the passengers and crew? Where have they all been for the last half-decade?
"Lost" is the name of a fictional series. That's not the way it works in the real world.
Lost would also be a good word to describe those who believe this nonsense.
Update: Here's another good analysis of the Scholars.