Saturday, August 18, 2007

More Huffington Post 9-11 Nuttery

I'll say one thing for the Daily Kos; they pretty quickly take care of the 9-11 kook contingent that posts over there. But the Huffington Post seems to wallow in their stupidity.

Riffing off a photo published by the New York Times in a Karl Rove retrospective, Michael Shaw writes:

If Bush's actions confirm his incompetent, pre-formulated, performance-by-rote, what, in addition, might the craft and composition of the photo indicate? In this moment of extreme crisis; 13 minutes before Flight 77 would slam into the Pentagon; with the atmosphere rife with speculation that numerous highjacks (sic) were in progress, can anybody say there wasn't still time for posing?

Only White House photographer Eric Draper could tell us for sure, but with the President centered in the shot, now seemingly down to business (because the kids must be served -- again); the American flag neatly framed under Dan Bartlett's arm; Bartlett, at that very moment, happening to point out the replay of the WTC attack (as if to say, we're on it!); Deborah Loewer, director of the White House Situation Room, doing her situationing perfectly situated behind the boss; and with the two suits to the left standing at attention and ready for action, I'd say this scene is strangely burdened by the sense of what it is supposed to look like.

(Italics in original)

To pick just the obvious, if they were staging their reaction to 9-11, wouldn't they have had Bush immediately jump up when Card told him the second plane had hit? Wouldn't they have had him give a terse speech about how America was under attack, but he was taking charge?

Check out in particular the moronic comments that follow; David Ray Griffin quickly comes up, as does the crockumentary Zeitgeist.

If you happen to run into Michael Shaw, do me a favor? Kick him down the stairs.

Hat Tip: Penraker

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