Friday, September 17, 2010

Project Censored Tainted By Association with Kooks?

Actually, the kooks are in the house, not that you'd know it from this story:

Huff and Phillips noted that they are not part of the so-called 9/11 Truth Movement, arguing that urging mainstream coverage of that particular set of questions is just a small piece of their wider body of work. There are signs, however, that returning to that particular topic over the past several years has harmed some people's perceptions of the project.

One person familiar with Project Censored noted that at least two former judges had parted ways over "the 9/11 fixation ... a really weak link in the entire operation. It rearranges atomized factoids into theories." Yet the project should still be viewed as valuable and relevant, this person added.

"There is absolutely no question that they've done extremely important work over the years," noted Reese Erlich, a prominent journalist who has covered the Iraq war and won awards from Project Censored for his work in the past. "The mainstream media in this country are failing to report all kinds of issues." Yet Erlich turns a critical eye onto the so-called 9/11 Truth narrative. "My biggest gripe is that by complaining there is a conspiracy ... you take away from the ability of people to make positive change," he noted. "It gives them all the power, and the people have none of the power."


In fact, Peter Phillips has been heavily involved with the "Truthers" for years. In 2007, he said this about Steven Jones' crackpot notions:

Peter Phillips, a Sonoma State sociology professor and head of Project Censored, described the hypothesis as "serious scientific work" in his remarks introducing Jones.


Jones also gave the keynote address at the unveiling of the Project Censored list for that year. Phillips has also appeared at numerous "Truther" events and conventions. Both Phillips and Huff are listed as members of 911truth.org's website advisory board.

16 Comments:

At 17 September, 2010 11:23, Blogger Triterope said...

"Tainted?" That assumes that anyone takes Project Censored seriously in the first place. When your #1 censored news story is the shocking revelation that Congress takes money from lobbyists, teaming up with 9-11 Truthers isn't going to make you any more irrelevant.

 
At 17 September, 2010 12:20, Blogger snug.bug said...

So the fact that the story about Congress taking money from lobbyists is censored is not relevant why?

 
At 17 September, 2010 12:40, Blogger Triterope said...

** facepalm **

 
At 17 September, 2010 12:40, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Smug.mug (aka, Brian Good, punxsutawneybarney, contrivance, Pet Goat, etc) wrote, "...So the fact that the story about Congress taking money from lobbyists is censored is not relevant why?"

There you go again, giving lies advance billing as "fact."

Have you ever heard of opensecrets.org?

The system of corporate bribery that renders our republic dysfunctional is anything but "censored."

 
At 17 September, 2010 12:59, Blogger snug.bug said...

GutterBall, I'm well aware of opensecrets.org--I use it to track congressional corruption all the time. It's about legal campaign contributions--not about illegal bribery from lobbyists.

 
At 17 September, 2010 13:09, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Smug.mug (aka, Brian Good, punxsutawneybarney, contrivance, Pet Goat, etc) wrote, "...It's about legal campaign contributions--not about illegal bribery from lobbyists."

Wrong again, scumbag.

The Project Censored article doesn't say a word about "illegal bribery from lobbyists."

Can you read, cretin? Make no mistake, I'm not fooled by your slimy "debate" tactics, Mr. Sex Stalker For Da Troof.

 
At 17 September, 2010 14:19, Blogger Triterope said...

I'm well aware of opensecrets.org--I use it to track congressional corruption all the time.

Brian, you couldn't track congressional corruption if Tom Delay left a trail of dollar bills from your frontyard to the Minneapolis airport men's room.

You're a janitor, Brian, and by all accounts an unemployed janitor. Get over yourself.

 
At 18 September, 2010 12:15, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Pat,

Another fucktard for da troof comes out of the closet.

Dr. James David Manning joins the 9/11 troof movement.

 
At 18 September, 2010 17:40, Blogger ConsDemo said...

Dr. James David Manning joins the 9/11 troof movement.

Man, da twoof sure attracts the scum of the earth. He makes the birthers seem mild. Here is a nice quote from this dickbag Manning

Among other accusations, [Manning] called Obama's mother "white trash" for becoming pregnant by a black man out of wedlock...

The twoofers should come up with a new recruiting slogan. "IF YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE, WE'VE GOT ROOM FOR YOU IN THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT!!!!"

 
At 18 September, 2010 18:02, Blogger Ian G. said...

So the fact that the story about Congress taking money from lobbyists is censored is not relevant why?

This idiotic statement from our old pal Brian Good was laughed at for obvious reasons (Brian, if you spent less time stalking Willie Rodriguez, you might have a clue about what goes on in the world around you), so he moves the goalposts, as always:

GutterBall, I'm well aware of opensecrets.org--I use it to track congressional corruption all the time. It's about legal campaign contributions--not about illegal bribery from lobbyists.

Who the hell is talking about illegal bribery? Project Censored sure isn't.

Seek professional help, Petgoat.

 
At 18 September, 2010 18:19, Blogger snug.bug said...

The article says that over a 10-year period $1.7 billion went to campaign contribs and $3.4 billion went to lobbyists. I suppose you think the $3.4 billion is just the kinko's bill?

 
At 19 September, 2010 01:11, Blogger GuitarBill said...

Pat,

Check it out! Dr. James David Manning is a full-spectrum fucktard--a birther and a troofer. And I quote:

"...I'm calling for birthers World-wide and 9/11 truthers World-wide TO UNITE! And let's fight this fight together. Our government is as CORRUPT as Mao Tse Tung's; our government is as CORRUPT as Pol Pot's; our government is as CORRUPT as Stalin's; our government is as CORRUPT and our leader, or the present leader, and [SIC] Barack Hussein Obama, is as maniacal as Adolf Hitler. We must stand; we must be encouraged; and I pray that my word's today are meaningful and that we can now march forward as a people who now have a new direction and a new unity as birthers and 9/11 truthers. UNITE!"

Source: YouTube: Birthers & 9/11 Truthers Unite .

 
At 19 September, 2010 07:27, Blogger Ian G. said...

The article says that over a 10-year period $1.7 billion went to campaign contribs and $3.4 billion went to lobbyists. I suppose you think the $3.4 billion is just the kinko's bill?

Do you have a point to make, Petgoat, or is this just another time where you babble endlessly about nothing and move the goalposts halfway around the world in a desperate attempt to show that you're not wrong? The time you claimed there was a pyroclastic flow at the WTC was a classic example of this.

 
At 19 September, 2010 08:18, Blogger ConsDemo said...

Birthers & 9/11 Truthers Unite

That's like asking urine and feces to unite. In any case, the twoofers are desperate to latch onto any other group to give themselves some sort of respect and legitimacy. They've been trying the latch onto the anti-war movement with limited success. Whose next? flat-earthers? Those who advocate sexual relations between adults and children. Actually, twoofers might fit pretty well with both those groups.

 
At 19 September, 2010 08:32, Blogger avicenne said...

" We will not rest until every CIA report has been reviewed by a commission that has been established by the unity of the birthers and the truthers..."

What a world that would be.

Like the rest of the army of the morons, Manning clearly has some difficulty in his interpretation of reality. He should fit in quite well.

Do the 'truthers' ever wonder why insane assholes like Manning and the alleged hunger striker Dick Gregory are jumping on the bandwagon, or is all publicity good publicity?

 
At 20 September, 2010 07:58, Blogger Philip said...

OMG GuitarBill that video is PRICELESS!!!!!

 

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