A few weeks back, a listener laid into me for no apparent reason. I’d had the previous day off for a charity event, and couldn’t figure out why I had just been called a ‘tool’ randomly.
This person and I have gone back and forth about a couple of issues, and he doesn’t like me much. The reasons … I don’t like Alex Jones, and I don’t believe 9/11 was an inside job.
I’ve provided countless examples of Alex Jones lying to his audience, or plain being wrong. I’ve also said that Jones is a good radio host, who has also been very correct on certain issues. However, I can’t trust him as a source for news given his track record of being wrong, and in some cases deliberately misleading his audience. Kinda of like I can’t trust MSNBC for the same reasons. His heart being in the right place isn’t enough for me.
Anyway, this listener posted this video with his insult:
I responded by telling him I’d seen it before. He called me a liar, and said it was brand new. If it is new, it used recycled clips to highlight that the media is all saying the same things. I’ve seen the ice cream, and gas prices montages before, or, at least, nearly identical montages. The age of the video isn’t the point, however.
Let me explain why you hear the same words used by news anchors first.
This isn’t some grand conspiracy to control your mind by the news … it’s laziness. I’ve told you countless times on my show that news anchors are just reading what some intern put into their teleprompter. Sad fact is … that’s true.
In radio, there are show prep services that many hosts pay to have access to. The services do all the work for the host. They find the stories, provide an angle, sometimes even a question to throw out to the audience. Ever wonder why so many hosts sound exactly the same? That’s why. They are customers of the same show prep service. No, I don’t use any of these services. Though I am starting one. Yes, the GOP sends out their talking points every morning too. So do the Democrats. Television has the same thing. So do newspapers. That’s what the AP is.
If you are a Fox affiliate, you get Fox’s wording. Same goes for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and everyone uses the AP.
It’s not a grand conspiracy, it’s humans taking the path of least resistance, and doing as little work as possible. Their stories come directly to them, already written. It’s plug and play news.
After a brief exchange, I finally told this listener to send me some questions. I’d answer every one of them. These are his questions, with my answers:
1. Do you believe that the Bilderberg meetings dictate global policies and events?
No … and yes. Do the Bilderbergs control all policy? Not even close. Do they have a say, and influence? Absolutely. As do thousands of other groups, big and small, who have regular meetings to discuss how to influence government policy. The various tea party groups, the NRA, and MoveOn.org all have these meetings to discuss how to influence government policy to suit their needs. These various groups use lobbyists, and money, to get that done.
I used to belong to the Third Tuesday Coalition. It was a conservative group that met once a month to discuss how to influence local politics via advocacy. We succeeded sometimes, we failed sometimes.
It’s also important to note that Bilderberg members don’t all agree with each other. Nor will all members benefit from all ideas advocated within the group. Think of it as a meeting place for ideas, and some of those ideas are awful.
Truth is, theories that one shadowy group controls all of society have been around for centuries. It’s an attempt to blame an unseen force for all that is wrong in people’s lives. The reality is far more depressing. Human beings are selfish, lazy, and envious. As a result, they will vote for, and support policies, that will make their lives easier, and make themselves richer.
“A person is smart, people are dumb.” – Casey Hendrickson
2. Do you believe False Flag operations have happened?
Remember the Maine!
Of course false flags have happened. History is riddled with them. Himmler, Mukden, Northwoods … all false flag operations that were either used, or proposed. However, we can’t just run around and say every bad event that led to war was a false flag. We have to have evidence of such, and frequently, we don’t.
3. Were you aware that fire has NEVER destroyed a steel structure?
I wasn’t aware of that … because it isn’t true. Why does this debunked myth persist?
I’ll forgo the discussion on steel building design, and the x-factors of jumbo jet impact, and fuel.
McCormick Place’s steel structure failed due to fire. It was just the roof, but illustrates that steel can be weakened by fire, and collapse.
From 1970 – 2002, 6 structural steel buildings collapsed due to fire according to the Historical Survey of Multi-Story Building Collapses Due to Fire.
Here’s a steel building on fire, and it’s partial collapse:
Fire has indeed destroyed steel structure buildings several times.
4. Why are they not releasing any proof they killed bin laden when they say they did?
Good question. One I’ve asked many times on my show. Preventing bin Laden’s martyrdom isn’t a good enough reason.
There is a rumor that he was killed under Bush, but it wasn’t confirmed so there was no announcement. Just a rumor.
I find not releasing the images very concerning, but I also have faith that the Tier 1 community wouldn’t be peddling a lie.
We know there was an operation in Pakistan that day, we know SEAL Team 6 was involved, we know al Qaeda has tried to paint their picture of what happened, so something went down. The pictures should be released.
5. Why did Larry Silverstein give the command to pull it?
He’s referring to Larry Silverstein’s quote in a 2002 documentary, America Rebuilds. Silverstein’s quote is:
“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, ‘We’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.’ And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.”
Seems to me that he meant pull efforts to save the building (WTC 7). Why is this a conspiracy? There were no people needing rescuing inside, and the building was likely going to have to come down anyway given the structural damage from falling debris.
Regardless, Silverstein’s people felt the need to issue a statement on this anyway.
On September 9, 2005, Mr. Dara McQuillan, a spokesman for Silverstein Properties, issued the following statement on this issue:
Seven World Trade Center collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on September 11, 2001, after burning for seven hours. There were no casualties, thanks to the heroism of the Fire Department and the work of Silverstein Properties employees who evacuated tenants from the building.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a thorough investigation of the collapse of all the World Trade Center buildings. The FEMA report concluded that the collapse of Seven World Trade Center was a direct result of fires triggered by debris from the collapse of WTC Tower 1.
In the afternoon of September 11, Mr. Silverstein spoke to the Fire Department Commander on site at Seven World Trade Center. The Commander told Mr. Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building.
Later in the day, the Fire Commander ordered his firefighters out of the building and at 5:20 p.m. the building collapsed. No lives were lost at Seven World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
As noted above, when Mr. Silverstein was recounting these events for a television documentary he stated, “I said, you know, we’ve had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it.” Mr. McQuillan has stated that by “it,” Mr. Silverstein meant the contingent of firefighters remaining in the building.
Seems cut and dry to me.
6. Who profited the most generally speaking from 9/11 in your opinion?
The government … without question.
Massive new spending, massive increase in government workers, massive new taxes, massive new power to discard our constitutional rights.
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
– Rahm Emanuel