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David Ray Griffin's review of John Farmer's "The Ground Truth"

This is a scathing, one-star review of a book which pretends to be a truth seeking/telling book, and at this moment, 63 of 68 people found the review helpful!

Dr. David Ray Griffin's Review of

"The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11", by John Farmer

Although John Farmer's "The Ground Truth" has attracted a lot of favorable attention, it is a deeply flawed book, containing misleading claims and providing an extremely one-sided account of 9/11.

Much of the attention received by the book has been prompted by misleading claims made by Farmer and his publisher. The book's dust-jacket calls it the "definitive account" of 9/11, but it actually deals almost entirely with only one question about that day: why the airliners were not intercepted.

Also, the book's subtitle calls it "the untold story" of 9/11 and its dust-jacket says that it "breathtakingly revises" our understanding of that day. In reality, however, it simply provides new support for the story told about the planes in "The 9/11 Commission Report," which appeared in 2004, and in two publications that appeared in 2006: Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton's book "Without Precedent," and Michael Bronner's essay in "Vanity Fair."

Most provocatively, Farmer presents his book as a rejection of the "official" account of 9/11, which was given by "the government," by which he means primarily the FAA and the Pentagon. But this rhetoric is misleading for three reasons....

(read the full review on amazon.com at:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R744LFV6PFZ3E/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R744LFV6PFZ3E)

Excellent and concise review by DRG

Thanks for posting Adam.

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow

Please go there and comment

The comments are mostly good -- thoughtful, low-key, appreciating Griffin's work, adding helpful details.

This provides a good opportunity for helpful comments/education.

great that drg reviewed farmer's book. . .

. . . which was being hailed by a number of 911 truthers who apparently had been taken in by some of the quotes about the book, and had not read the book itself. recently, a favorable review of "the ground truth" appeared in the ny times, thereby signaling that the book could not possibly be any good. drg's review confirms that. his introductory quotes are below my signature, but be sure to read the entire review, which is excellent.
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"Although John Farmer's "The Ground Truth" has attracted a lot of favorable attention, it is a deeply flawed book, containing misleading claims and providing an extremely one-sided account of 9/11.

Much of the attention received by the book has been prompted by misleading claims made by Farmer and his publisher. The book's dust-jacket calls it the "definitive account" of 9/11, but it actually deals almost entirely with only one question about that day: why the airliners were not intercepted.

Also, the book's subtitle calls it "the untold story" of 9/11 and its dust-jacket says that it "breathtakingly revises" our understanding of that day. In reality, however, it simply provides new support for the story told about the planes in "The 9/11 Commission Report," which appeared in 2004, and in two publications that appeared in 2006: Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton's book "Without Precedent," and Michael Bronner's essay in "Vanity Fair."

Most provocatively, Farmer presents his book as a rejection of the "official" account of 9/11, which was given by "the government," by which he means primarily the FAA and the Pentagon. But this rhetoric is misleading. . . "

DRG Review Now at OpEdNews