Thursday, August 02, 2007

Oh No, It Is a Hitpiece!

Even though the show is still over a week from broadcast, the truthers are already, in their paranoid style, screaming about how it is a hitpiece. Evidently their definition of a hitpiece is any form of media which does not uncritically accept all of their statements:

An upcoming documentary entitled The 9/11 Conspiracies, to be aired on the History Channel, may represent the biggest hit piece to date on the 9/11 truth movement and is rife with bias, cronyism and conflicts of interest.

The so-called documentary promises not to look at the flaws in the official story from a neutral perspective but to start out by suggesting that any deviation from the official line is "outrageous".

The program also features so called independent "experts" who are actually in the employ of the program makers themselves who in turn rely on scores of multi-million dollar contracts with the government and the military-industrial complex.

I love the reference to so called "experts". Anyone who has read the Popular Mechanics books will note that it references hundreds of actual experts, people with actual engineering degrees from really good universities, and not a single philosophy professor, theologian, or retired golf course manager. I am willing to bet that this documentary will be similar.