So Much for the Favorable Press
The Truthers were all congratulating themselves over the supposedly favorable press they had been receiving lately; see this post for an example. But then a lone nutbar goes and shoots at some Pentagon cops and suddenly it's not some silly game played by paranoids, it's life and death. And the media turns sharply against you.
Check out this terrific op-ed in the Washington Post, which apparently suddenly discovered that a Japanese parliament member was a fruitcake:
Mr. Fujita's ideas about the attack on the World Trade Center, which he shared with us in a recent interview, are too bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus to merit serious discussion. He questions whether it was really the work of terrorists; suggests that shadowy forces with advance knowledge of the plot played the stock market to profit from it; peddles the fantastic idea that eight of the 19 hijackers are alive and well; and hints that controlled demolition rather than fire or debris may be a more likely explanation for at least the collapse of the building at 7 World Trade Center, which was adjacent to the twin towers.
Half-baked ideas? They aren't even defrosted! And why did the WaPo suddenly discover the crazies? I have no doubt that it was because of the Pentagon shooter. Of course the Troofers have gone ballistic over the editorial:
It's disturbing -- if not surprising -- that the WaPo would treat a foreign dignitary with such disrespect. Jeezus, Americans, like Israelis, should be careful not to alienate every single ally. Meanwhile, Canadians should be careful not to see their reputation slide further and further into the abyss due to unwavering support for Israel. Even the biggest kid on the block should try to foment a friendship or two.
Isn't WaPo owned by some cultish nut case with links to the neocons?
No, that's the Washington Times. Remember, the paper that actually posted a positive review of Richard Gage's press release?
Ditto for a solid segment on Nightline:
Again, I have no quarrels with the people who produced this segment; I just question the timing. The "Truthers" have always been crazy; the recent shooting just reveals it a little more starkly.
Note the dodge by Colleen Rowley; I suspect she's trying to ride the gravy train while not upsetting the applecart, to mix a few metaphors.