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For Agent in Phoenix, the Cause of Many Frustrations [The New Tin-Foilers]
New York Times ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2002 | By JIM YARDLEY and JO THOMAS

Posted on 06/19/2002 1:27:13 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

The year was 1990, and of the thousands of newcomers arriving in Arizona, at least two were not lured by the blue skies and the dry desert heat. Kenneth Williams, fresh from the F.B.I. Academy, came as a rookie agent and would soon become the terrorism expert at the bureau's office here. Hani Hanjour, only 18, came to study English, and later flying. He would become a terrorist. Continues.

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The New Tin-Foilers

They're crawling all over C-Span's morning call-in shows. They scribble away feverishly at big city dailies, the New York Times and L.A. Times, among them. You'll find them ensconced under the Capitol Dome. They burrow through cyberspace -- Smirkingchimp.com and other fringe gullies, their niches.

Meet the new conspiracy tin-foilers.

Of the left, that is.

Mention the name John Ashcroft, and, instantly, eyes pop, veins swell, fists clench as they thrust into loony rants of mindless paranoia.

Or just whisper, 'George W. Bush.' The same burst of spasmodic hysterics follow. Again, as if on cue.

In this world of tin-foil conspiracy, nothing is too daffy, too silly, too crazy or too absurd. Or too paranoid. Irrationality, angst, panic, delusion, mistrust -- these are coins of the realm.

Got screwball ideas? The liberal tin-foil cabal would be thrilled to hear them. The more far-fetched, the more bizarre, the more half-baked, the more welcomed.

To liberal tin-foilers, the Bush administration is evil personified.

Thought 9/11 was hatched by al-Qaeda alone? Ha! Think again, say lefty tin-foilers. In reality, September 11 was a masterful plot, orchestrated from Washington, contrived by White House political strategist, Karl Rove. Osama was just a dupe, a patsy; al-Qaeda -- a tool, a pawn, a puppet to further Bush's nefarious political goals, and those of his henchmen.

Either that, or Bush knew 9/11 was coming, with specificity, and deliberately did nothing to stop it. Take your pick.

Why would Bush do a heinous thing like that, you ask?

Oh, C'mon, the lefties bristle. Why, he did it to jack up his poll numbers, don'tcha know? (Never mind that, in most polls at the time, Bush was at 55% job approval. Tin-foilers are immune to logic.)

But 9/11 was just phase 1 -- the opening gambit in the Bush plot. The "conspiracy" continues to unfurl, say the conspiracists.

The same paranoid, illogical fixation with conspiracy is used continually to "explain" the 'motive' for Terror Alerts: It's only distraction, carefully timed 'wagging-the-dog' -- designed solely to keep Bush's poll numbers up.

Dittos Bush's prime-time Homeland Security address to the nation earlier this month. (Never mind that the plan to merge 22 agencies into a single Cabinet Department took months of painstaking planning and preparation.)

"The timing of President Bush's address is no coincidence", huffed and puffed Dan Rather, tin-foiler extraordinaire, on the night of the announcement (as quoted by The Media Research Center.)

"It was imperative", said NBC's Tim Russert (again according to MRC) that "in the view of the White House...the President preempt...the discussion that's going on in Congress and around the country, about who knew what and when."

CNN's Paula Zahn smelled a conspiracy, too: "Some have questioned the timing of the President's announcement", she told White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card in an interview shortly after Bush's speech.

Howard Fineman of Newsweek, not to be out-done, brandishes his tin-foil cap, too: "Well, the timing, to say the least, is politically convenient for the White House."

But all hell broke loose with Ashcroft's Padilla announcement from Moscow a week ago.

"Who needs terrorists when we have John Ashcroft to scare us out of our pants?", frothed Dick Meyer, of CBSNews.com. He smeared the Attorney General as a fear-mongerer.

Oh, and (of course) the 'timing' was all part of a conspiracy, too.

Meyer: "That Ashcroft overstated the threat of the Padilla Plot...shows with egregious clarity how willing Ashcroft is to use scare-tactics to grab headlines, control the news agenda and make himself look good".

What explains the hatred, the venom, the rancor, the vitriol -- the uncontrollable animus -- on the left for Bush? This isn't partisanship as usual. Their poisoned attitude long ago crossed that line into pathological hatred.

The paranoia -- their tin-foil theories -- flow from that hatred. Everything is a plot, a trick, a hoax, a gimmick, an artifice, a trap, a prank -- if it comes from this administration. They curse the ground Bush walks on.

Los Angeles Times Columnist Robert Scheer illustrates this animus -- this irrationality -- perfectly. He is a hate-peddling wing-nut. His angry columns seethe with rage, drip with contempt, boil with hostility, brim with bile. If something -- anything -- goes wrong, Scheer knows exactly who to blame: Blame Bush. To Scheer, Bush is the enemy, Bush is a bad man, Bush is a jinx, Bush is a villain, Bush is a crook, Bush is the bete noire out to *get us*.

For sheer animosity, antipathy, ugliness, it's probably impossible to out-do Mr. Scheer (no pun intended).

But his obsessive belligerence -- rancid, fusty, grim, hateful, bellicose -- embodied in his writings, is typical of liberal militants today.

For the left, hate is the only game in town.

Small wonder they're losing the PR war.

Anyway, that's...

My two cents.....
"JohnHuang2"



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Wednesday, June 19, 2002

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1 posted on 06/19/2002 1:27:13 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; ...
Have a nice day...
2 posted on 06/19/2002 1:30:13 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated. ~ Hosea Ballou ~

Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected. ~ Bertrand Russell ~

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. ~ Buddha ~

3 posted on 06/19/2002 1:35:01 AM PDT by 2Trievers
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To: JohnHuang2; MistyCA
Hi John, thank you for the ping and your 2 Cents!!
4 posted on 06/19/2002 4:10:09 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: JohnHuang2
The left kept calling us Clinton-haters. How come nobody calls these guys Bush-haters?
5 posted on 06/19/2002 5:05:51 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: JohnHuang2
"The timing of President Bush's address is no coincidence", huffed and puffed Dan Rather, tin-foiler extraordinaire, on the night of the announcement (as quoted by The Media Research Center.)
Regarding Media Bias. . .

Dan Rather is the King of Biased Media:

The Free-Market's Solution to Media Bias: FOXNews
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/598124/posts

Also, see:
CBS: Gunga Dan Rather's Home Site
http://www.RatherBiased.com/


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More Media links:

“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
http://www.ratherbiased.com/bizarre.htm#kenneth

Hear R.E.M.’s Song/Lyrics: “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
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Gunga Dan in his Natural Environment

6 posted on 06/19/2002 5:49:13 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: JohnHuang2
Great Two Cents. And, as with the other tinfoilers, this cr*p falls on deaf ears, hopefully destroying the careers of some America haters in the process, nee Cynthia McKinney...
7 posted on 06/19/2002 6:48:27 AM PDT by eureka!
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for a wonderful piece. You always hit the nail right on the head!
I haven't had the time lately to respond, but I've enjoyed your articles very much. Keep up the good work! ;o)
8 posted on 06/19/2002 7:06:33 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: JohnHuang2
Well put , JohnHuang2. I'm saving this one.
9 posted on 06/19/2002 7:10:46 AM PDT by techcor
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To: JohnHuang2
Small wonder they're losing the PR war.

They're "mmeeeeelllting".
Thank you JH2 for the fabulous analysis!

10 posted on 06/19/2002 7:32:22 AM PDT by MaeWest
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To: JohnHuang2
It's the looney left simply doing what it does best - LIE.
11 posted on 06/19/2002 8:35:00 AM PDT by b4its2late
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To: JohnHuang2
At least the media bashing and left wing nuts are becoming so obvious that even the nearly comatose are beginning to pick up on it.
Thanks for the 2cents JH2. Wonderful as usual.
12 posted on 06/19/2002 10:32:54 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: JohnHuang2
I've been more than a little concerned about this WOT thingee, but if the liberals are this upset and anxious maybe now I can just relax a little and take some comfort in their misery and paranoia.

For putting us through eight years of clintonite H@@@, they deserve a century or more of conservatism (even if it is watered down, open-border nonsense).

13 posted on 06/19/2002 10:58:04 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: JohnHuang2
Great Two Cents, John !!

Stop the attacks by the wacko, extreme left-wing, media-nazis terrorist's on our Freedoms !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!

14 posted on 06/19/2002 11:32:58 AM PDT by blackie
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To: JohnHuang2
Boy, you hit this one out of the park JH2. It is amazing how much muck one can stir up when you've got the media on your side!
15 posted on 06/19/2002 8:14:49 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: JohnHuang2
Certainly hit the mark.Thanks
16 posted on 06/19/2002 9:29:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert
Thanks, friend.
17 posted on 06/19/2002 10:23:19 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Snow Bunny
You're welcome =^)
18 posted on 06/19/2002 10:23:48 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks, as always, for the links and pics, amigo.
19 posted on 06/19/2002 10:25:33 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: eureka!
Many thanks, friend.

And, as with the other tinfoilers, this cr*p falls on deaf ears, hopefully destroying the careers of some America haters in the process, nee Cynthia McKinney.

Amen to that.

20 posted on 06/19/2002 10:26:12 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: dixiechick2000
Thanks =^)
21 posted on 06/19/2002 10:26:34 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: techcor
Thank you =^)
22 posted on 06/19/2002 10:26:50 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: MaeWest
Thanks =^)
23 posted on 06/19/2002 10:27:08 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: b4its2late
It's the looney left simply doing what it does best - LIE.

Bingo.

24 posted on 06/19/2002 10:27:28 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Grammy
Thank you, thank you =^)
25 posted on 06/19/2002 10:27:50 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: meadsjn
For putting us through eight years of clintonite H@@@, they deserve a century or more of conservatism

My sentiments exactly ;^)

26 posted on 06/19/2002 10:28:46 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: blackie
Thanks, my friend.
27 posted on 06/19/2002 10:29:04 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: terilyn
Thank you, thank you =^)
28 posted on 06/19/2002 10:29:23 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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