Monday, November 21, 2005

Cracks in the mirror

A journalist in Pittsburgh establishes his credentials by making the usual nervous jokes about "conspiracy theories", but proceeds to give an unusually fair summary of the paper he links to:

"You can drive yourself nuts with conspiracy theories. Many of our fellow Americans already have. Just go to the nearest PC and start googling. [...] Who knows what really happened? How can a good citizen ever find out the truth or anything close to it? Even with the wonders of the Internet, it's somewhere between hopeless and impossible.

Look what happens when you read the academic paper questioning the official version of the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings that Brigham Young University physics professor Steven E. Jones recently posted at"

Professor Jones really did his science homework. He supplies links to slow-motion video of collapsing buildings, discusses their well-engineered innards at length and doggedly critiques the official explanation. Jones isn't the first to make this shocking/unbelievable claim (see But it's hard to imagine anyone making it clearer."

- Bill Steigerwald

[NOTE: Post edited to remove the unnecessarily snarky commentary. This is a positively heroic effort by comparison with most of what appears in the corporate media.]


  1. That's damn impressive, indeed heroic, for appearing under the byline of an editor at the Tribune-Review, which is Richard Mellon Scaife's rag.

    Steigerwald skews libertarian, if I remember from my days of reading that paper (my dad's a subscriber). If libertarians persist in their folly, they will become wise.

  2. Interesting blog. Enjoyed reading it.


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