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Response to FourScore (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:06 PM

16. No worries, apology accepted

There are plenty on the debunker side who will attack the poster rather than the argument, but to my knowledge that has never been the hallmark of the DU debates.

The reason I keep debunking on 9/11 at DU, is my belief that lies, if let unchallenged, will inevitably accepted as the truth. And especially concerning 9/11, a lot of the lies being paraded around as 'truth' ARE pretty damn convincing, unless they are put into their proper context. See the above sentence I quoted, where I could point out several half-truths and downright lies, that would otherwise easily be accepted.

Videos such as the one linked one of the 'smoother' ways that the truth movement has been able to recruit followers (if one can call it that). Hell, I was suckered in by Loose Change 2nd Edition back in the day. That is, until I took the time to actually go over the claims made in it, and realised how it relied on either half-truths, distortions, or downright lies in order to make their point.

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