Monday, April 11, 2011

Troofer Media Panel Without Troof

This is a media panel at the recent WTC-7 conference in Hartford. The panel is mostly notable for not discussing the 9-11 attacks in any serious fashion; instead they talk about their own personal conspiracy theories, and how the fact that the media won't cover those stories is the same as the problem facing the "Truthers".

One of the panelists authored (with Robert Kennedy, Jr.) the ridiculous Rolling Stone article claiming that Bush stole Ohio in 2004. I covered that story a long time ago on my politics blog. Relevant passage:
And that's where Kennedy's claim is exposed for the nonsense that it is. You see, these really are rural counties so the idea of shaking an 80,000 vote swing out of them is contrived. Bush got 382,000 votes in those counties, so we reduce that to 302,000. And we up Kerry's 168,000 to 248,000. So Bush got 54.9% in those twelve counties, as compared to his 67.4% the prior election a 12.5 percentage point decline in Bush's share of the major party vote in those twelve counties between 2000 and 2004. How does that stack up with the rest of Ohio? Well, actually Bush didn't lose 12.5 percentage points compared to 2000 in any other county. His worst performance was about a 5 percentage point drop.

I kind of enjoy the ditzy blonde newsbabe; note that she gets her biggest applause when she says something about how someone told her that in order for the conspiracy to succeed, Americans have to be the stupidest people on the planet.


At 11 April, 2011 15:34, Blogger Garry said...

Of course Bush stole Ohio in 2004. He did it by encouraging his close allies in the British media to rustle up support for him:

(NB: For the idiots on this site - such as Brian Good - I am being a bit ironic).

At 11 April, 2011 15:49, Blogger Triterope said...

I kind of enjoy the ditzy blonde newsbabe

Did she talk about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye?

At 11 April, 2011 15:56, Blogger texasjack said...

Did she talk about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye?

Does she come on at five?

At 11 April, 2011 21:46, Blogger Pat said...

Oh, Garry, I remember that bit! The best thing about that stunt was that
Clark County ended up being the only county in Ohio that voted for Gore in 2000 and Bush in 2004.

At 12 April, 2011 13:49, Blogger Garry said...

I don't count myself as a right-winger, but the 'Clark County' fiasco still makes me laugh.

At 13 April, 2011 12:00, Blogger Jim S. said...

1. I don't know if you folks have brought attention to this already, but there's a Bugs Bunny cartoon where he's in a plane being piloted towards two buildings, which he then manages to pass between. So I guess Bugs is in on the plot too. It's at about 6:50 in this cartoon:

2. Re: the video that came out about a year ago showing the first plane strike at the twin towers from inside the building.
Is it real? What's the story on it? Did someone just discover it, or was it already known and just unreleased?

At 15 April, 2011 10:00, Blogger David said...

Completely O/T but entertaining as hell:

Nutjobs calling the nutjobs nutjobs - CLASSIC!

At 15 April, 2011 15:27, Blogger Richard Gage's Testicles said...

Also mostly OT: Lenny Dykstra arrested.


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