Sherlock Holmes Would Be Rolling Over In His Grave
If he weren't a fictional character. Jon Cole, David Chandler's partner in Troofiness, has created a video:
I like to use a little metric called TFLOM, for Time to First Lie Or Mistake. This one probably sets the all-time speed record, as less than 3 seconds in, he shows this quote: "Condemnation before investigation, is the highest form of ignorance."-Albert Einstein. There are two problems with that quote: a) Einstein didn't say it, and b) that's not the proper quotation.
The actual quote goes something like this: "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is, contempt prior to examination."
Cole's video doesn't get better. Thirteen seconds in he spews the "some of the hijackers were alive" meme. Then we get the Rex Tomb "quote" about no evidence tying Bin Laden to the attacks 26 seconds in. At this point, I was beginning to think this must be one of those "how many errors can you spot" contests, especially since the next bit is about the gas pipeline across Afghanistan.
And then, after establishing that he's a full-on kooky kook mckookster, Cole gets into the sort of "evidence" that we'd expect an engineer to present on buildings and collapses. The missing jolt, etc.
What's the term the Troofers like to use for this sort of video? Turd in the punchbowl is what Alex Jones calls it. See, you have this delicious punch (the controlled demolition "evidence") but in the middle of it, you place an enormous turd, so that nobody wants to drink the punch. The assumption here is that you discredit the good stuff with the bad, and that the person doing it must be a disinfo operative.
And I do have to wonder. What else would explain Cole starting off his video with all that zany stuff?
Oh, snap! He's a kooky kook mckookster!
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