Thursday, April 19, 2007

Rob Breakenridge on Gleeson

Our buddy Rob Breakenridge (on whose program The World Tonight I appeared twice last year) deconstructs the editor of the Winnipeg Sun:

In a truly stunning display of ignorance, the editor of the Winnipeg Sun, John Gleeson, has penned a column that is as equally laughable as it is disgraceful. Trotting out as many thoroughly discredited myths as he can cram into one column, Gleeson attempts to give some credibility to the so-called "9/11 Truth Movement" (i.e. 9/11 conspiracy theorists).

Rob does a terrific job of debunking Mr Gleeson; we look forward to seeing the latter's apology column any day now. Read it all!

Update: Rob advises me that Gleeson will be on his program tonight at 8:05 Mountain Time. If you're not lucky enough to live in the Calgary area, you can tune it in over the internet here.

Hat Tip: Reader Gary (in the comments).

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At 19 April, 2007 10:08, Blogger killtwoofers said...

Mr. Gleeson is a far left nut that hates America. They have no problem spreading disinfo. Their hatred of America trumps their common sense.

At 19 April, 2007 12:34, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

I have a nagging suspicion you will not hear an apology. If he is a truther nut, he will be in full blown denial, and will likely try to "spread the word" rather than apologize on any show he goes on.

The only hope is that enough people write into the paper and complain, so the man is forced to issue a retraction and apology.


At 19 April, 2007 12:43, Blogger Civilized Worm said...

Could you give the "they hate America" stuff a rest? It really doesn't help.

At 19 April, 2007 12:53, Blogger babatundeamoda said...

The Winnipeg Sun is a right-wing paper, for one.

You could try writing in, but this is the type of bilge that ended up in the paper today.

Too good to be true

Re: Scholars debate 9/11 findings (John Gleeson, April 18).

Following Mr. Gleeson's previous editorial, War on Terror looks like a fraud, he now strikes at the heart of the matter, the event that launched the "War."

9/11 was too good to be true for the neoconservative entourage that George Walker Bush brought with him to run the country after he "won" the 2000 presidential election. It was during the year 2000 that the neoconservative think-tank "The Project for a New American Century" announced that America needed a "catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor" to kick-start their project, which amounts to: global hegemony under supposedly benign guardianship.

With half a million dead Iraqi citizens laying in the wake of the neocon bulldozer, I think it's fair to say that this scramble for global oil reserves is anything but benign, anything but honest, anything but decent.

I think that we have been had.

Allan Giles

Rowlett, Tex.

At 19 April, 2007 14:03, Blogger Pat said...

TAM, that was me in sarcasm mode. ;)

At 19 April, 2007 14:25, Blogger Alex said...

Could you give the "they hate America" stuff a rest? It really doesn't help.

It's certainly accurate in most cases though.

At 19 April, 2007 14:56, Blogger Unknown said...

That one of the biggest crocks of camel cral I have ever heard, of course you have proof to back it up

At 19 April, 2007 15:07, Blogger Alex said...

Eh? You're not talking to me, are you?

At 19 April, 2007 15:43, Blogger Civilized Worm said...

It's certainly accurate in most cases though.

I disagree. I think these love America and truely believe that they doing the right thing to protect it.

They do say that we always hurt the ones we love.

At 19 April, 2007 16:30, Blogger Alex said...

Sort of how the abusive husband really loves his wife, and only beats her "for her own good"?

Sorry, I don't buy it. People who act that way do it because they love their idea of what their victim should be. Or they do it because they're in love with their delusions. Or they're simply mentally unbalanced. They certainly don't do it out of love for their victim though.

At 19 April, 2007 16:41, Blogger Civilized Worm said...

Love makes people irrational.

Then again I've never been big on patriotism, it seems a bit daft to love a land mass because you happened to have born on it.

At 19 April, 2007 18:38, Blogger ConsDemo said...

Could you give the "they hate America" stuff a rest? It really doesn't help.

I'm not sure it is trying to help. Killtwoofers is probably another version Kernel Jerky, who has nothing better to do than go around blogs exhibiting multiple personalities.

At 19 April, 2007 18:47, Blogger Alex said...

Then again I've never been big on patriotism, it seems a bit daft to love a land mass because you happened to have born on it.

Well, there's your problem. I wasn't born in North America. I love my adoptive nation for the opportunities it has given me, and I love the US for the values it embodies. So yeah, you're absolutely right - it makes no sense to "love a land mass because you happen to have born on it". Either figure out a BETTER reason to love your nation, or find another country which you can love for a valid reason.

At 20 April, 2007 13:39, Blogger shawn said...

Then again I've never been big on patriotism, it seems a bit daft to love a land mass because you happened to have born on it.

Patriotism is love of the nation, which is the people (country being the landmass).

At 20 April, 2007 15:53, Blogger Civilized Worm said...

Well I don't see the the point of that either.

I agree with Alex though, it's far better to be passionate about the principles that the nation was based or good principles in general.

At 24 April, 2007 18:02, Blogger Jenny Quarx said...

Let's see, none of you lot had a problem with "killtwoofers"--except for civilized worm. Right-- that, and his/her civil emails--makes them the only debunk I'll let alone.

Less than 20hours at this point--can't say you lot weren't warned...

At 25 April, 2007 21:51, Blogger Jenny Quarx said...

Time's been up.

I do not endorse the message that follows. I appologize if anyone is offended or frightened. However it is the example of the sort of thing self appointed debunkers feel is an acceptable way to attack 911activists.

>>>Thursday, April 19, 2007
Jenny Sparks. Wouldn't it be Great?

Wouldn't it be great to wake up with the following news....

Jenny Sparks found dead. Each of her nipples had been bitten off. Her left eyeball had been removed with a pair of tweezers. Two fingers on each hand, along with two toes on each foot had been cut off with scissors. She layed sprawled out on the floor. Her arms nailed to the floor, crucifiction style. Carved into her torso were the word "DIE TWOOFERS" over and over again. The official cause of death was drowning. Her lips had been superglued together and a continuous flow of water was seeped into her nostrils.

Wouldn't it be great?........<<<

You can find the original at

Note--to the best of my knowledge not ONE debunk has flagged this blog or complained to Google--the most efficient way to catch the perp, even if it really was me, as they claim.


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