Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In Defense of David Ray Griffin

An interesting little troofer war is going on at 911 Blogger, where Jon Gold is criticizing David Ray Griffin for citing Christopher Bollyn, known anti-Semitic kook, in his writings. Now in this case I have to agree with Gold, and point out that he is one of the few people in the movement who is actually concerned with the fruits and nutcases in it. I just disagree with Gold in that if you remove the fruits and nutcases, you don't have much left.

In one case where I actually have to defend Griffin, in a sort of way, is where Gold states this:

Do you think David Ray Griffin honestly doesn't know what Christopher Bollyn is about? Focusing entirely on Israel and the nasty Zionists, etc...? Do you think DRG honestly doesn't know? I think he's even been approached about sourcing Bollyn before by other people.

Knowing as much as I do about Griffin's writings, and how poorly researched and sourced they are, I think it is entirely possible that Griffin honestly does not know who most of his sources are. This after all is the guy after all who insisted for years that there were multiple people who saw and heard a missile hit the Pentagon, based on sources that he had never actually checked.

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