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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:23 AM

Ari Fleischer Uses 'Truther' Slur to Blunt Criticism Of NY Times story.

Ari Fleischer Uses 'Truther' Slur to Blunt Criticism That the Bush White House Received More Bin Laden Warnings Than Were Previously Known
Matt Welch|Sep. 11, 2012 9:46 am

In The New York Times today, journalist Kurt Eichenwald writes a 9/11 anniversary op-ed asserting that there are many more pre-Sept. 11 documents aside from the infamous Aug. 6, 2001 presidential daily brief warning the Bush administration that Osama bin Laden was planning to attack the United States. The nut of Eichenwald's argument:

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Regardless, these two reaction-tweets to the op-ed by former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleischer are just crazy-wrong:

Disgusting op-ed in NYT by a truther implying Bush knew of 9-11/let it happen. NYT decries lack of civility, then adds to it.

Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2012
How can the NYT ridicule birthers then make their op-ed page home to a truther??

Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2012


To state what should be the obvious, asserting that there was more relevant pre-attack intelligence than previously known, and criticizing the administration for undervaluing it, is an entirely different category of commentary than claiming that "Bush knew." If Eichenwald is a "truther," there is no evidence of it in this op-ed. Fleischer's blurt is the kind of mistake that immediately calls to mind the phrase "reading incomprehension," but I think it's something a bit more insidious than that.


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Reply Ari Fleischer Uses 'Truther' Slur to Blunt Criticism Of NY Times story. (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 OP
HughBeaumont Sep 2012 #1
spanone Sep 2012 #2
Bluenorthwest Sep 2012 #3
riderinthestorm Sep 2012 #4
eShirl Sep 2012 #5
lastlib Sep 2012 #6
Berlum Sep 2012 #7

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Hey, let's all hear what the Spinmeister to the worst admin EVER has to say!!!

Because America can't go on even ONE SECOND on the anniversary of the worst attack on American soil without hearing from the BewSh B.S. slinger himself! Please, Ari, keep covering up and spinning your way around the massive incompetence that was the Rice/Rummy/Cheney/Wolfowitz/Little Boots regieme. PLEASE, TELL US HOW BEWSH DID THE BEST JOB HE COULD WHILE IGNORING THE MULTIPLE WARNINGS!!

Jagoff.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. if 'truther' means getting closer to the truth, amen

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. Ari should watch what he says....

he is after all the mouthpiece of those who failed to keep America safe.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. I'm hopeful truther becomes the title of a hero who exposes 9-11 truths, rather than a pejorative



The NYTimes story goes a long way towards that goal.

We have much to learn about 9-11. Hopefully this story helps people begin to lift the fog and maybe begin doing some real research.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:38 AM

5. Why does he sound guilty of something?

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Response to eShirl (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:43 AM

6. "Methinks he doth protest too much."

STFU, Ari! Your boss and his neocon buddies did NOTHING to stop it--despite NUMEROUS WARNINGS!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:46 AM

7. "We did not have LIHOP with that, um, 9/11 thingy. Wink wink, nudge nudge." - Ari FishyLiar (R)

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