Ben Swann Drinks the Kook-Aid
Never heard of this guy before, but surfing over to his website, I see he's kind of a kinder, gentler Alex Jones. Lots of fear-mongering about Agenda 21, the Federal Reserve, Obama's gonna take your guns, etc. He announced last week that he was going to "take on" the Rethink 9-11 Campaign, Richard Gage's latest effort to reanimate the corpse of 9-11 Troof.
I had little hope for this to begin with; about the best that could be anticipated was that he would yammer something about how the Truthers were distracting people from the very real dangers we face because (insert alternate paranoid fantasy here).
Instead, he took on the task of sucking up big-time to the Truthers, repeating every talking point from Gage and the others like a trained parrot.
Rethink 911 is the first ever global 9/11 anniversary campaign. Sponsored by a coalition of more than 40 organizations, ReThink911 is placing ads in 11 major cities around the world this September 2013.And it goes downhill from there. Tony Zamboni gives the usual bs about how no building in history every came down that way that wasn't a controlled demolition, and works in his usual spiel about the missing jolt. Bob McIlvaine repeats his bizarre claim that his son died before the planes hit:
But what is there to rethink? According to a group called Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, you need to start by rethinking the third building that fell that day.
I can say with confidence that Bobbie died, and I can say with confidence before the planes hit. So the point is, the planes had nothing to do with his death and I could prove that in a court of law pretty easily.And they've got a new poll!
According to that poll, 38% of Americans have doubts about the official account of 9/11 and 10% do not believe it at all. That is compared to only a minority of those polled, 40% who are completely satisfied.Well, that's giving a very generous reading to the actual poll results (PDF file)
40% I am completely satisfied with the government’s account38% I have some doubts as to whether the government’s account fully explainseverything10% I do not believe the government’s account at all12% I don’t know/ Not sure
Some doubts as to whether the government's account fully explains everything? That's not tinfoil hat territory by any means; I might even go along with that statement. They want you to lump the 38% who are reasonably skeptical that everything has been disclosed, with the 10% who are nutters. I'd say that the 38% should go with the 40%; call them people who are generally satisfied with the government's explanation, but may have minor doubts about some of the details.