Thursday, June 07, 2007

Alex Jones

Now I'm starting to get annoyed at Jones. Remember, he's seen the video that we've all seen and yet he gets it completely wrong.

On Coast To Coast AM yesterday, Jones said (8:33 into Hour One, 6/6/07):

Jones: ...and they just said to Giuliani, hey, you told Peter Jennings that afternoon and we have the videoclip up on the website, that you guys got word that Tower 1 and Tower 2 were going to come down right after they'd been hit and to get out of Building 7. And so you did that. And the quote is 'We were operating out of there when we were told the World Trade Center is going to collapse. So we got out.' There's the quote, and then they walk up to Giuliani....

Alex, that is a hanging curve, and I'll whack it out of the park if you don't mind. First, the warning did not come "right after they'd been hit". Second they were not in Building 7. Let's go to the videotape:

Jones clearly misrepresents two major facts in the course of a brief clip. First the context makes it clear that Giuliani did not get warning when the planes hit; he was told to evacuate and before he could respond the South Tower collapsed. This times the warning at around 9:59 or so, which fits with other testimony. And the claim that they were in Building 7 is ludicrous; Giuliani clearly states he was in 75 Barclay. It's just an absurd mistake, a ridiculous and easy mistake to recognize.

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