Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Discrediting by Association

Pat Curley of the Screw Loose Change blog asks the rhetorical question "How Indeed Could We Think of the Truthers As Kooks and Weirdos," pointing to these articles posted on 911blogger.com yesterday.


An anonymous commenter on Pat's blog first made note that above the 911blogger post in question it is clearly stated:

Entries in this section are created by individual users who register with this site and are largely unmoderated. Content in this section should not be interpreted as being supported by 911blogger.com, or by any other members of this site, and should only be viewed as a posting of the individual who created it.
This person then pointed out how one comment at 911blogger called Webre a crackpot and how none of them were supportive in any way (exluding Webre's comments, which were supportive of himself). This was also the case, with only one exception, when Pat's Jedi nemesis Jon Gold posted a warning on 911blogger a year ago to "Be Aware Of Disinformation Being Promoted By Alfred Webre."

Pat's anonymous contributor closed his comment, stating:

How sad, and how opportunistic to lift this out of context as if Webre has any following. Obviously, Pat will latch on to anything. Actually, this goes to the core of what SLC is about: focus on the fringe: enlarge, then present as the whole.

In fact, this is what MSM does as well. Interviews with the 9/11 family members? First responders? Survivors? Let's not go there.

Too transparent.
One of Pat's regulars, "Billman," chimed in stating that the above commenter almost made a good point but was nullified, because as Pat noted, David Ray Griffin co-authored a memorandum with Webre suggesting 9/11 treason trials to Congress.

As Victoria Ashley has pointed out on 911blogger before, this is the tactic of discrediting by association, "which Griffin often walks right into."

I do not agree with all of Griffin's choices, or research, but I know one thing, it's easier to attack his credibility than it is to debunk his good work.