The Comedy Continues
At the Philly paper that did the write-up on Jon Gold. As usual, the comments section provides the most hilarity. David Chandler puts Jon Gold in the fringe section of the Troof Movement:
Every movement has its fringe elements. We are not a top-down organization. Some bring their expertise to the table. Others bring only their enthusiasm. It is shoddy journalism to poke fun at the fringes and ignore the solid core. (Jon ["f--k science"] Gold is not entirely on the fringe, but his comment that this is a balanced article is pretty far out there.)
Gold responds with something that I could have written, minus, of course, the profanity:
F*ck science that is sold to us as "peer reviewed," but published in a pay-to-play journal. F*ck science that is sold to us as "peer reviewed," but is partially peer reviewed by someone claiming the 9/11 victims are alive and well and living on a tropical island receiving a Government stipend. F*ck science that is originated by someone advocating man-made earthquakes and perpetual motion machines.
But even better is when Adam Syed fills in a piece of the puzzle. Chandler and Frank Legge have written an article debunking CIT's "North of the Citgo" claims for Flight 77. But they are reportedly having trouble getting it "peer-reviewed". Guess who Waterboy, editor of JONES, sent the paper to:
Kevin Ryan at the Journal of 9/11 Studies submitted the Chandler/Legge paper to the Pilots organization, and retired fighter pilot Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford reviewed the paper. Here is part of his conclusion:
"There is nothing wrong with this paper that a trip through a shredder, and a sincere apology to CIT and the 9/11 Truth community could not cure."
Oh, my, that is too rich for words. Kevin sent the paper to one of Rob Balsamo's rubber roommates at Pilots for 9-11 Troof?
Of course, being a paranoid nutter, Syed goes on:
How could Chandler do such good work on the WTC and such pseudo-scholarship on the Pentagon? Were they gotten to? Were they plants from the beginning whose job was to gain "credibility capital" by doing good work to gain the 9/11 research community's trust, in order to expend that capital later in an assignment to split and slow down the progress of the movement?
Yes, Adam, Chandler and Legge are on the payroll; Cass Sunstein suggested we hire them.