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I am not a propagandist. I have no agenda. I have faithfully reported what I have observed. And I share some of letter writer and 9/11 Truther Paul Ellcessor's exasperation.
Shame on the Fox News Channel for abusing Ellcessor's intellectual peer Rosie O'Donnell over her bold statement, "It's the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel." Fox lowering the bar on rational, scientific discussion is entirely unhelpful.
In typical Truther imposture Ellcessor complains that I do not argue the "merits" of 9/11 "Truth" propaganda before implying that I am blindly obedient or completely naive. Ellcessor's complaint is as ridiculous as Roberts Braden's infamous cavil over the lack of civil discourse preceding his personal attack on Thomas Sowell. Parroting a remarkable sophistry that has become a Truther cliché, Ellcessor attempts to bestow a false glow of merit on Truther assertions by suggesting there is an equivalence between "the official conspiracy theory" and Truther propaganda. This silly argument suggests bin Laden's avowed conspiracy, extensive bragging about the deed, and continuing attack threats comprise merely another "conspiracy theory" no different from 9/11 Truth group gibberish.
I have already read Ellcessor's book suggestions and can report that they are well crafted constructions of misrepresentation, half-truth and outright lie. I won't accuse Ellcessor of conspiracy. My sources indicate he is small potatoes in Truther circles, has no access to the machinations of the inner core, and is probably just another ignorant dupe.
— David Walton, Chico