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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-05 04:54 PM
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NY Times: "Bush Labor Economist Says 9/11 Engineered by Administration"
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That headline did not run in the New York Times. In fact, I'm pulling your leg to illustrate a point.

The headline is true. Morgan Reynolds, chief economist to the Labor Department under the Bush regime in 2001-2002, has in fact gone on record saying that 9/11 was an inside job and that the Twin Towers were likely demolished by explosives. This has been reported in two Moonie outlets, The Washington Times and UPI.

UPI treats the story as gossip, i.e. something of intramural interest to Reynolds's current and former fellow members in the Bush regime.

But do tell: Why isn't this bombshell in the New York Times?

The question is not whether Morgan Reynolds is "credible" or not.

What matters is that he was a fairly high member of the regime, a political appointee who was called into the administration because of his anti-union views.

For a moment, let's say that Reynolds is full of bullshit about 9/11.

Nevertheless, imagine if the chief economist to the Clinton Labor Department were to publish columns stating his belief that Bill Clinton copulates with small furry animals, or sold secrets to China. This would merit at least a cursory item in the New York Times, and would generate outcry by pundits pro and con.

When the chief economist to the Bush Labor Department says that the alleged President is one of presumably dozens of unindicted co-conspirators in the murder of 3,000 Americans, this also merits coverage and analysis. Even if you don't subscribe to the same premise.

The media silence is deafening.

Also revealing is the form of denial expressed by some Democratic Underground members.

In Reynolds we see one of "THEM" saying he thinks the Bush regime blew up the Twin Towers!

If Reynolds was revealing some arcane matter about who outed Valerie Plame or what fucked Jeff Gannon, you guys would be ALL OVER IT IN JOY. You wouldn't be complaining that he's a right-winger, or that the story was covered by the Moonie press.

I expect the reductio ad absurdum to arrive in the following form:

Cheney will confess to engineering the 9/11 air defense standdown. This will be published only in the Washington Times. David Corn will dismiss the Vice President's revelation as conspiracy lunacy. A bunch of DUers will point out that Cheney was always a liar, and the Wash Times is an untrustworthy propaganda tool of the extreme right. THe NY Times will entirely ignore the story. Assorted gatekeepers will slap each other on the back for not taking the bait of disinfo offered up by the enemy side. When Jeb Bush stands in 2008, they will call him a wimp but not a gangster. He will squeak in...

Former Bush regime member Reynolds's "traitorous" statements can be found here:

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