9/11 Truth Let Down — Bill Moyers Punks Out and Engages in Intellectual Dishonesty
I made a post last week suggesting people head over to Bill Moyers Journal blog and vote for one of David Ray Griffin's books for their "contest" for what book, other than the Bible (typical Xtiancentricity — I didn't see anyone call them on that, and no other religious books were counted in the final report — that's probably telling as well), that "we" would take and/or the next president should take with him/her to the White House.
The "results" were going to be reported on this week's show. And they were. But Bill Moyers punked out and took the lesser, low road rather than the high road. Instead of being the brave, courageous man many think him to be, and garnering a special place for himself in history, he went Ron Paul on us.
Although we got an off hand, indirect, non-specific mention by Bill Moyers, and you can see DRG's "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" several times during a montage of the replies being scrolled on the screen, that was the best they could do. The mention was this:
"We detected only one organized campaign behind a certain book and we disqualified it as a result."
So, instead of intelligently and logically thinking that a group of several hundred people (I don't know the exact count) are passionate, dedicated and committed enough to take the time to en masse suggest a single book that simply (obviously) represented the 9/11 Truth and Justice issue and perhaps that makes it something they should seriously consider and let people know about, they instead (ostensibly) chose to use that as an excuse to disregard and dismiss the whole thing.
And so they commented on a bunch of mamby-pamby mostly semi-worthless or worse books, only a few of which had any real zing to them. (apparently "If I Ran The Zoo" by Dr. Seuss is worthy of mention over any of the other 9/11 Truth and Justice and related books by DRG and others that were mentioned in the replies)
This was intellectual dishonesty to the max, if not worse, perpetrated by Bill Moyers on himself and on us all. (and also smacked of infotainment, as well)
Shame on him. Although, at this point, I doubt if he has any real sense of shame. Others have claimed that he is a sell-out and a so-called "left gatekeeper", and people like me have stood up for him. But perhaps he really did only come back because he wanted a new car, or he got hit real hard in the real estate market investment scandal and lost his "retirement", or who knows what. But he obviously did not come back to "make a difference" and "because he was needed" like he claimed and implied.
I figured they would do something like this. But it was worth a try. Even I didn't think Bill Moyers would sink this low.
But, we can hope that people will wonder "what book did they disqualify" and go look on the blog (assuming they didn't delete all of the entries — I don't think they did) and perhaps that will make some more people aware and informed who wouldn't have been so otherwise. (and we can always hope that there was some subconscious effect from the several mentions visible during the screen montage, which, I suppose, if you want to be "anti-paranoid" one could wonder if 'they' did that on purpose because someone there thought otherWise and wanted to give us a shout out (or it could be random coincidence))
Isn't there anyone with backbone and balls around these days in positions where they can make a real difference? Or are they all effectively, if not actually, worthless like Bill Moyers and his ilk?