Stunning Example of Dis-Information at Work -- Knocking the Strawman Over
by Michael Wolsey
December 15, 2007
If you have seen the film, 9-11 In Plane Site, you are familiar with the man known as Mike Walter of USA Today, even though you may have never heard his name. He is the man who was an eyewitness to the crash at the Pentagon and many have dishonestly used an interview he did on CNN on September 11th, 2001 to justify the idea that a missile, not AA77 hit the Pentagon on 9-11. Below is an excerpt from that interview that appeared in the 9-11 film, In Plane Site at approximately 6 minutes, 45 seconds into the film:
Now, lets compare this to the full clip of the interview from September 11th, 2001, with the collapsed area of the Pentagon clearly visible in the background:
My friends, whether you choose to admit it or not, this is blatant disinformation and all well meaning people who recommend this film are guilty of spreading misinformation, which is hurting the 9-11 movement.
Below is a stunning example of how this is being done. Taking Mr. Walter’s statement out of context like this is the classic straw man argument, where a “straw man” is set up, and then easily knocked down. Dave von Kleist and others were very successful in setting up this straw man around the words of Mike Walter. Many, without doing the research, have picked up this disinfo and spread it around far and wide.
So SURPRISE -- SURPRISE, when The History Channel Hit Piece steps up to swat down the straw man. At 35:00 minutes in on the below video, producers of this film have no problem at all knocking the strawman over, easily showing that Flight 77 did hit the Pentagon and the idea that it was not a Boeing 757, but a missile or something else which struck the Pentagon is complete disinformation. Please watch the following example of how it’s done: (Editors note: Apparently the History Channel hit piece is no longer available on youtube)
Finally, Mike Walter has publicly responded to his words being taken and used out of context.