A visitor to the Louvre’s newest extension, in northern France, has been detained after scrawling an inscription in marker on the famed canvas of Eugene Delacroix Liberty Leading the People. According to Le Figaro newspaper, the woman wrote “AE911″ near the bottom of the canvas. The inscription stands for “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth," Complete Story - http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/02/08/911-truther-vandalizes-statue-of...
According to Le Figaro newspaper, the woman wrote “AE911″ near the bottom of the canvas. The inscription stands for “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth,” a group of individuals who believe George W. Bush is responsible for the collapse of the Twin Towrs in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. The group comprises architects, engineers and demolition experts who believe there is empirical evidence to suggest 9/11 was an inside job.
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An activist and 9/11 Truther since 2007,
Jonathan Kay claims knockdown of what he calls 9/11 Truthers’ “microspheres” thermite propagandists"
"An excellent, concise, knockdown counterargument to the 9/11 Truthers’ “microspheres” thermite propaganda" says Jonathan Kay, managing editor of Canada's National Post and author of "Among The Truthers"
Canada's largest right wing newspaper has published an article on the Toronto Hearings. The article is biased toward the official story of course. There is a comment section which has a lot of ill-informed and offensive comments. Initially they allowed commenting without registering, however now they require you to register.
Originally published in backofthebook.ca
AMONG THE TRUTHERS
By Jonathan Kay
368 pages, $32.99 hardcover, $25.99 ebook
Reviewed by Frank Moher
On the evening of Saturday, June 26, 2010, Jonathan Kay headed out on his bike into the streets of Toronto to see what was up with the G20. What he saw, he wrote early the next morning in the National Post, convinced him of “”the extraordinary professionalism of the police patrolling Toronto this week.” The city was intact: tourists thronged Yonge Street, a band played on the corner. He toodled west along Queen, where he found a line of police staring down protestors. But: “There wasn’t any violence — at least none that I saw.”
Er, not so much.
We know now, of course, that the police were engaged in widespread brutality and violations of civil liberties all over Toronto that day. But Jonathan Kay didn’t see any of it and, so, of course, the police acted with “extraordinary professionalism.” Or perhaps he would argue that a little head-bashing and snatch-and-grabbery is not really violence, as in, you know, violence, and the police and state agree with him, and so that is that.
We don’t really know what Kay was thinking in the wake of the G20, as he didn’t blog much about it after that, except to call Toronto a “city of wimps.”
And so we come to Mr. Kay’s latest item of “reporting,” a book titled Among the Truthers: A Journey into the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings and Internet Addicts.
By Sonny Bunch - Book Review - "Among The Truthers" By Jonathan Kay
The most disheartening aspect of the 2012 election cycle (so far) has been Donald Trump's effort to press the "birther" argument, claiming that President Barack Obama may not have been born in Hawaii in 1961 but somewhere else—Kenya, perhaps. A survey in February recorded that 51% of GOP primary voters believed Mr. Obama to be a non-native son. In a victory for common sense, support for the position plummeted with the recent release of Mr. Obama's long-form birth certificate.
Liberals should avoid crowing too loudly, though, since they have their own share of nutters. In 2007, pollster John Zogby asked Democratic voters about the terrorist attacks of 9/11; 42% of respondents said that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney either allowed the attacks to happen or deliberately caused the attacks to happen, presumably for political gain or to reap a financial windfall by waging a war for oil in the Middle East.
Elizabeth May's moment of truth
National Post · Friday, Oct. 29, 2010
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May deserves praise for urging four of her party's current and former candidates to cancel an Ottawa conference that is showcasing apologists for Iran's government. But Ms. May should do more: She should eject these individuals from the Green party.
Inside the brain of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Jonathan Kay, National Post · Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010
When the phrase "conspiracy theorist" is used, most people imagine an anti-social, mentally unstable nut, along the lines of Mel Gibson's taxi-driving paranoiac in the 1997 movie Conspiracy Theory.
Jonathan Kay on the sad descent into 9/11 conspiracism of former Toronto Sun columnist Eric Margolis
September 14, 2010 – 4:49 pm
Chris Selley, National Post
Earlier this month, Union Montréal — mayor Gérald Trembaly's party — put out a press release of the "Top 10 statements made by Richard Bergeron, Party Leader of Projet Montréal," and would-be successor to Mr. Tremblay. The number-one statement involved Mr. Bergeron not being totally convinced man ever walked on the moon. The number two and three statements involve his not being totally convinced the 9/11 attacks weren't "a simple act of state banditry of titanic proportions." I'll concede it's tough to rank the lunacy of these two propositions, but I think I'd have reversed them.
As Michèle Ouimet notes in an astonishing interview/article in La Presse, Mr. Bergeron suggested in 2005 that the plane crashes at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania were nothing but "a macabre farce" — a pretext to "seize, once and for all, all the oil reserves in the Persian Gulf."
Jonathan Kay: Don't insult 9/11 'Truthers' by comparing them to brain-dead 'Birthers'
Posted: July 31, 2009, 2:27 PM by Jonathan Kay
Ever wonder what happened to all those right-wing loonies who sent you email in 2008 insisting that Barack Obama was a Muslim? Turns out they now have greater ambitions: They're trying to convince the world that Obama isn't even a "natural born citizen of the United States," and so is ineligible to be President.
Amazingly, these debunked conspiracy theorists not only have created a large Internet-based movement in recent months, they've also managed to convince some Republican members of Congress that there is real doubt about the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency.
The movement has been dubbed the "Birthers" — a play on the word "Truthers," who believe that the September 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job perpetrated (or known about) by warmongering elements within the U.S. government and/or military.
(Edit: I changed the headline of this blog from an insult directed at Kay generally, referring to how big of an 'a-hole' he is, to something a little less offensive, and a little more apt. My apologies, Mr. Kay, you are just ignorant. -rep.)
He admits he's never read the 9/11 Commission Report or any of its rebuttals.
Jonathan Kay on the humbling frustrations of debating 9/11 "Truthers"
Posted: October 27, 2008, 1:30 PM by Jonathan Kay
Want to fill up your inbox? Write a column denouncing the “9/11 Truth Movement.”
The National Post is like Canada's version of The Washington Times, a neocon rag.
Conspiracy theorists thought election could bring their 'issue' to the fore
Adrian Humphreys, National Post Published: Monday, October 20, 2008
The spreading ripples of conspiracy to silence those dismissing the official version of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, got one ring larger recently: this newspaper was dragged into the subterfuge when an article on 9/11 conspiracy theories in the federal election campaign was delayed due to space limitations.
It did not take long for the missing story to add to an already complicated plot for a number of 9/11 skeptics who had been contacted for the story -- and who were already deeply mistrustful of the mainstream media.
"Who got to you?" one wrote to the reporter after the story was not in the newspaper the next day. He then suggested the reporter was never really working on a story but rather gleaning information on the movement for some unspoken purpose.