despite recent breakthroughs, the media continues to paint 9/11 truthers & others as dangerous terrorists
from corbett report: Recent months have seen numerous breakthroughs for the truth movement in the corporate media, from Fox 26’s interview with Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth to 9/11 Press For Truth being aired on local television in Colorado to coverage of this year’s Bilderberg conference in major British newspapers. Despite these positive developments, however, primetime TV dramas are continuing to portray those skeptical of the official 9/11 story (a clear majority of the American public according to poll after poll) as deranged terrorists who are likely to commit acts of violence.
video: olbermann says von brunn part of hate crime trend
from raw replay: The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok discusses whether the Holocaust Museum shooting is part of a larger pattern of right-wing hate crimes emerging across America. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast June 11, 2009.
video: gop contributing to dangerous ‘birther’ movement
from raw replay: James Von Brunn, who was charged Thursday with the shooting death of a guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., was a “birther,” part of a fringe movement that doesn’t believe that President Obama was born in the United States. Salon’s Joan Walsh joins Rachel Maddow to talk about the danger of the “birther” movement. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast June 11, 2009.
the tragedy & farce of collective guilt
from freedom in our time: The tenuous, gossamer link of distant association described by Dark Helmet works as a piece of throw-away satirical comedy. Under the doctrine of collective guilt being promoted by our would-be cultural commissars, that relationship would also be sufficient to serve as a “link” connecting Lone Star to the crimes committed by Dark Helmet. Lest it be thought that I’m exaggerating, consider Keith Olbermann’s effort to connect Ron Paul – a man devoted to peace and protecting the individual rights of everybody, a man who seems biologically incapable of malice – to James von Brunn, the troubled 88-year-old man accused of carrying out the murderous shooting rampage at the Holocaust Museum. Olbermann, who looks like one of Eugene Levy’s SCTV caricatures and (to my disappointment) appears to have the soul of an East German prosecutor, grimly informed his viewing audience that “von Brunn switched his website domain on May 1 to a man who shares a phone number with a woman who was listed as the Michigan coordinator for former presidential candidate Ron Paul.” What does that make the actual relationship between von Brunn and Dr. Paul. As Dark Helmet would say: Absolutely nothing.