The Mikey Metz Non-Debate
Would you be interested in debating Mike Jackman and I on a radio show next Friday? We promise to give you equal time, etc. The topic I'd like to discuss is whether or not the 9/11 Commission provided "the fullest possible account of the events surrounding 9/11," and whether or not the commission, along with individuals and departments within our government are participating in a cover up in regard to 9/11.
If this sounds like something that interests you please message me back. However, if you're just going to spend the hour attacking my character and making unfounded accusations that I have somehow been a incompetent leader of www. sst911. org then you need not bother.
I look forward to hearing back from you and hope you accept my invitation.
P. S. The station is 91. 3 WKNH in Keene, NH and has quite a few listeners...
www. sst911. org"
I posted the challenge on 9/11blogger.com and Metz became upset. He posted a response to my challenge on his blog that I now refer to as the "fake accept." Here is his post with additional commentary from me appearing in bold:
"So Justin Martell has challenged me to a debate. Since he's young I'm 21 years old, Metz is, to the best of my knowledge, in his early 20's as well, he assumed that MySpace would be the best place to lay out the actual challenge (despite me posting here more regularly), but I really have better things to do with my time than surf around on MySpace. I actually found out about it on 9/11 Blogger, which covers this as "news," although I never remember them covering my Letter of Resignation back in September. For whatever reason Metz believes that his letter or resignation was "news" to the Movement...it's statements like these that make Metz's insinuation that I am the one who is narcissistic look ridiculous.
For the record, Justin, I will gladly debate you anytime, anywhere, so long as it fits into my schedule Oh yes, Mikey, you are the only one with a full schedule... Unfortunately, I work on Fridays and there's no way of getting out of it. Perhaps we can reschedule. But, if you ever actually want this to happen, I suggest you retract all your BS about me being a coward from Blogger and wherever the hell else you posted it. That might show some intellectual integrity. Judging by the fact that you've run away from this debate, my "BS" about you "being a coward" appears to have been correct.
And also, it's going to be me vs. you, one-on-one, not because I can't handle the two of you, but more because I can't stand the sight of Jackman 1. What does Jackman's appearance have to do with 9/11? 2. I challenged you to a radio debate, therefore, you wouldn't ever have to look at Jackman. 3. This is also interesting, because not only did Metz talk about the way Mike Jackman looks, but he's also commented on my appearance over at Screw Loose Change...take a look at the picture of Metz I posted at the top of this entry and please let me know if he looks like someone who should be critiquing the looks of others. Yeah, I know you want a little phone interview on your own turf, but I'd much rather do it in person. How about in neutral ground like NYC? Mikey, didn't you just say in the paragraph above that you'd debate me "anytime, anywhere," as long as it fits into your "schedule?" If you're as good as you say you are you should be able to "debunk" Jackman and I regardless of what format or environment in which you appear. Additionally, for the record, Eric Jackman and I hosted a 9/11 Debate on OUR television show at Franklin Pierce University. I'd say we were pretty respectful to the defenders of the official story, a courtesy that Metz would undoubtedly not afford us if the situation were reversed. His inappropriate personal attacks and insults have made that quite clear.
Damn Justin, do you have a life? Yes. You've spent the last 5 days screaming from the rooftops that I haven't accepted your Internet challenge. And you still haven't. Do you have a job? Yes. Do you focus on your schoolwork at all? Yes, I do quite well, thank you for your concern. Girlfriend? Yes. Friends, for that matter? I believe you've actually met quite a few of my friends, so I don't understand why you would ask me that. What do you have to say now that I accepted your challenge?" Well actually, Mikey, you didn't accept my challenge. You danced around and made a couple of demands.
Here was the response I left in the comments section of his blog:
"Mikey, I'm glad you accepted the debate challenge. Unfortunately, I live in New Hampshire so I don't go to NYC often. Can we reschedule for the radio? As I said, I promise to give you fair time, etc. I don't know if you've ever seen the debate I did with some OCT's on my school's t.v. last year? That was on my own television show (my "turf) and I was more than fair.
As far as calling you a coward, if I were you I'd ask the people who post in the comments section of this blog not to answer for you. I was merely responding to their unfounded, pseudo-intellectual, hypocrisy. I'm not sorry for the way I responded to people who have tried to speak for you, however, I am sorry if what I said offended you. I never took you to be a coward, that's why I was surprised when I didn't hear back from you...
...Anyway, are you only willing to debate in person? Or is there any way we can work this out for the radio? Perhaps a different radio show with a more "neutral" host (although I don't know where we'd find a neutral host on this subject)? I'm also willing to make it just you and I, no Jackman (also, you're not really the best looking so just chill. What we look like has nothing to do with this at all, this is a clash of ideas not a beauty contest). So how about it? No Jackman. Just you and I. I can also reschedule the radio for a different day (preferably Mondays or Wednesdays). This may be my "turf," but again, you have my word that you will be given equal time and respect. Deal?
If you want to email me to get this set in stone my email is Martellj@franklinpierce.edu.
The ball is in your court."
Metz responded simply by saying:
"Retract your story from 911Blogger, and we'll discuss a new date for the radio debate."
I agreed to do so, and as someone who remains true to his word (a trait that Metz apparently does not possess), I decided to humor Metz and retract the comments I made over at 9/11 blogger that hurt his feelings:
"I would like to officially retract any statements in my previous post that insinuated Metz was too cowardly to debate, he is not."
Since my retraction I have heard NOTHING from Metz about rescheduling a new date for the debate. The only people that I have heard from are his new found "debunker" friends who have tried over and over again to make excuses for Metz by telling me that I'm a "nobody" and suggested that I'm not worthy of debating. Here is an example:
"Problem is numbnuts - nobody wants you - you're a joke - nothing more - nothing less..." - Max Powers, February 12, 2008 8:20 PM
They've also tried over and over to get me to participate in a debate with them in the comments section of Metz's blog. I explained several times that I issued the challenge to Metz and not them. I then received comments like this:
"What ever floats your boat truther faggot, why don't you just go whack off to loose change again..." - William, February 18, 2008 3:58 AM
Only in the world of the "debunkers" can the individual asking for an open and honest debate be spun to look like a coward. After waiting for over a month, I'm giving up, and have now washed my hands of this. Thank you, Mikey, for showing your true colors. Next time you go to write something negative about myself, Michael Jackman, or Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, please remember that it is you who ran away, as I said you would. You disappoint me, Mikey.
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Note: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of Justin Martell and do not aim to represent the views and opinions of all the members of Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth.