Wednesday, May 10, 2006

An Unlikely Conspiracy Doubter

Dr Mike Newcomb is an Air America radio host in Phoenix. He's quite liberal, but he's not a fruitcake. This morning as I flipped over to his program during a commercial on my regular station, he was talking to a full-on moonbat who was going on and on about the controlled demolitions of the two towers and the missile that hit the Pentagon and how Flight 93 landed in Cleveland.

And Newcomb quite bluntly told the guy he didn't believe it. He has a friend that died on 9-11, apparently on one of the planes, and so he asked, what happened to that person? He quite rightly noted that if you believe Loose Change, then you have to conclude that the government killed his friend, and that was a belief he could not endorse.

Of course, that is not going over well with the nutty folks on Newcomb's forum.

Hey I am being converted after hearing Dr. Mike today reject the Loose Change/controlled demolition/theory in favor of the guvmint's lie about 09/11. It looks like someone got to him.

Whatever the case, what I can't understand is, if you're going to forsake the truth for some pragmatic reason, why not at least communicate subtly to the listeners that you're doing so.

Here's another unlikely debunker:

After many hours watching videos this weekend of long presentations by David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones and James Fetzer , several other videos both affirming and rejecting "the official version" (OV), and reading numerous articles, it appears to me that the OV of the destruction of the World Trade Center is not credible. Too many anomalies are not explained. A closer look at the conspiracy theories (CTs) indicates that these too can not be true. Too many improbable assumptions. Thus one must conclude that the 9/11 attack on the WTC never took place.

No wait, that’s absurd. Of course it took place! So what we are left with is an abundance of contrary claims, unconfirmable “evidence” leading to utter confusion and no firm conclusions -- none, that is, regarding the World Trade Center attack. The Pentagon attack, however, should present little doubt: American Airlines Flight 77 struck the building.


While I think he's a little overly critical of the "OV" (for example, he cites the suspicious put options on United, Boeing and American which have been debunked long ago), he's clearly not going along with the "CT" crowd.

4 Comments:

At 10 May, 2006 12:34, Blogger atomistlogician said...

All you do in this post is express somebody's feelings, not any facts. We all may feel that there are extraterrestrials out there, but that gives no indication as to the yes or the no of it.

 
At 10 May, 2006 12:49, Blogger James B. said...

Whatever the case, what I can't understand is, if you're going to forsake the truth for some pragmatic reason, why not at least communicate subtly to the listeners that you're doing so.

That is too funny. What exactly is the distress code for Air America radio hosts? Does he tap on the microphone 3 times? If only he had been to SERE school, he would know this type of thing.

 
At 11 May, 2006 06:10, Blogger JoanBasil said...

I'm sure that Air America radio hosts are exactly like Rush Limbaugh who frankly admits that he is "just trying to find an audience and keep it."

 
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