The Company You Keep
Korey Rowe and Jason Bermas filled in recent for John Stadtmiller on the Republic Broadcasting Network. The interview itself was pretty boring, mostly Dumb and Dumber bragging about how awesome their movie is. Dylan Avery did call in at the end, apparently driving from the airport, just returning from his trip to Washington D.C. where he made the shocking discovery that there was a jetliner at the Pentagon. Wow, 5 years of investigating and they only now discover a fact that was established the first day. Of course now they have to come up with a wild and complicated explanation for how that plane didn't actually hit the Pentagon, and instead it was an A-3 Skywarrior/cruise missile/Javelin anti-tank missile/flying magic school bus.
They get off a couple of sarcastic remarks against Debunking 9/11 and Screw Loose Change (although it is not apparent whether they are talking about the blog or the movie), but the thing that really set me off, was yet another tie in to the Neo-Nazi American Free Press. They run a one minute ad for the AFP at the 32 minute mark, with the following ironic wording:
There is one, and only one, national populist news weekly, staffed by an unsurpassed team of veteran investigative news journalists who have dared to rip the veil of deception from the coverup news stories controlled by the big money monopolies. American Free Press. AFP's no-holds-barred journalists fearlessly seek the truth, no matter how controversial the issue. AFP publishes exciting indepth uncensored news information good patriotic Americans need to know to combat the coming police state being clamped on our republic. The American Free Press is your voice. Subscribe today and catch up on the real news! Mention RBN when you call and receive a one year subscription plus a copy of Michael Collins Piper's latest best-seller "The High Priests of War" all that for just $49. Call AFP toll free. 1-888-699- XXXX or visit americanfreepress.net.They run the same ad during Jim Fetzer's weekly radio show "Non-Random Thoughts". So basically not only do key members of the 9/11 denial movement uncritically cite Neo-Nazi newspapers, but they benefit from their financial support of their radio shows to spread their propaganda.
And it is not like it requires in-depth investigative reporting to find out about these radical ties, all one needs to do is go to their website, like the ad asks you to. Here, for example is a a flier for the "AFP-TBR 2006 Free Speech Conference". TBR refers to "The Barnes Review". Hmm, where have we heard of them before?
They list the speakers for their conference, in the spirit of "in-depth investigative reporting", let's take a look and see who some of them are:
I have talked about what a fraud De Grand Pre is before. He even made the recent Popular Mechanics book, where they point out what a faker he is. He claims to be intimate friends with figures such as General Hugh Shelton, who when contacted by the magazine, never heard of him
Who is "Historian Juergan Graf"? Well, here is a character reference for him.
My good friend, the scholar Juergen Graff, is in exile because he faces a two year prison sentence in Switzerland for his intellectual research and writing that historically challenges some areas of the Holocaust story.The good friend that speaks of him, is none other than David Duke. I don't wish to link to him, so if you want to look it up, do a web search.
Udo Walendy is another prominent Holocaust denier, who has even served jail time in Germany as a result.
Willis Carto, the founder of the AFP we have already covered several times.
John Stadtmiller is the RBN radio host for whom Bermas and Rowe were filling in. This raises an interesting question, what is the connection between AFP and RBN?
Chrisopher Bollyn is of course the reporter for the AFP (do they have any others?) on whom Dylan Avery and Jim Fetzer base so many of their claims. He is most known recently, for being arrested, which he blamed on (who else?) the Jews.
Sorry if I am getting a bit repetitive on this subject, but these guys just disgust me.