Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kooks Misread Newspaper Article

What a bunch of fruitcakes. A poster at 9-11 Flogger writes breathlessly that the prosecutor in the trial against Osama Bin Laden's driver, "admits Flight 93 shot down". He quotes this part:

"If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome," Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks.

Well, that certainly caught my attention, and so I went to the linked Reuters article and found, that as usual, it was a quote mine:

The two men were looking at a magazine which described the flight routes of the September 11 hijacked planes, Soufan said.

"If they didn't shoot that fourth plane it would have hit the dome," Soufan said bin Laden told Zawahiri, according to Hamdan's account.

Bolding added for emphasis. So it's Bin Laden who thought the fourth plane was shot down, not the prosecutor.

If you want to know why nobody gives you any respect, Troofers, it's because of crap like this that can be debunked in ten seconds. Kudos to Jon Gold (in the comments over there) who didn't fall for the story, and a raspberry to Reprehensor, who seems to think this quote mine is valid.