Skip to comments.AP Describes Controlled-Demolition Wacko as 'Scholar' and 'Sept. 11 Theorist'
Posted on 10/23/2006 12:30:27 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Ah, the refined sensibilities of the Associated Press. Far be it from that paragon of journalistic impartiality to insert itself in the controversy over whether George Bush & Co. intentionally murdered thousands of Americans on 9-11 via the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center.
And so it is that AP entitled its article about the decision of 9-11 conspiracy nut Steven Jones to retire from his BYU professor's post:
"BYU Scholar, Sept. 11 Theorist, Resigns".
A "scholar" and a "theorist." Impressive! Might that be some kind of hybrid between a 'gentleman and a scholar' and a theoretical physicist, perhaps? Now, in fairness, I wouldn't expect the AP to adopt my "conspiracy whack job" nomenclature in its headline - although it would be entirely accurate. But the utter neutrality of "theorist" coupled with the honorary title of "scholar" seems excessive. Would the AP describe David Duke as a "racial theorist," for example?
I think AP could and should have found a way to communicate in its headline the extreme controversiality of Jones' views. Something, perhaps, along the lines "9-11 Controversialist Retires From BYU Post".
Those wanting to see for themselves just how "out there" the good ex-professor is can check the web site of "Scholars for 9/11 Truth," the organization he founded to promote his lunacy.
I edited and expanded my original NewsBusters item so much that I asked the Admin Mod to delete the original thread, and thus am re-pinging the 'new and improved' version.
Theoretically speaking, that is ;-)
Yes of course. It's still in it's formative stages. I need a grant to continue my work...
At a department seminar held on September 22, 2005, Jones presented the substance of the paper that would become "Why Indeed did the WTC Buildings Collapse?". His hypothesis is that on September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center towers and Seven World Trade Center collapsed as a result of controlled demolition, not the impact of the airplanes that hit them or the fires that followed. The paper does not claim to prove this hypothesis, but calls for further scientific investigation to test it along with the release of all relevant data by the government. Shortly after the seminar Jones made the paper available on the website of the physics department of Brigham Young University and it would eventually be published in a book of essays critical of the official version of the September 11, 2001 attacks, 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott.
Jones has been interviewed by mainstream news sources and has made a number of public appearances, including the 9/11 + The Neo-Con Agenda Symposium, which was held in Los Angeles on June 24-25, 2006. While Jones has urged caution in drawing conclusions, his public comments have suggested a considerable degree of certainty about both the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center and the culpability of agents working within the U.S. government. In an article published on September 5, 2006, Jones told The Guardian that the attacks were an "inside job". His name is often mentioned in reporting about 9/11 conspiracy theories.
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"Never in the history of the world has *any* steel framed building failed due to fire, but on 9/11, a total of *three* buildings did exactly this."
Never in History have two Airline Jets slammed into buildings, either....WHAT'S YOUR POINT?
Somethin' smells fishy here.......
How many times in history have buildings been rammed at 550 mph by fully fueled 757s?
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So you are a "conservative" who believes Pres. Bush murdered thousands of Americans on 9-11?
Perhaps the screen name "Hooey4You" would be more fitting.
Perhaps you could provide us with data from other 110 story skyscrapers that were hit by fuel-laded passenger airliners.
We'll wait patiently.
Ushering in a new standard in scholarship in America. You must assimilate - no fair knowing that buildings don't fall down.
You're correct - using the phrase "Airline Jets" is extremely fishy.