Question of the Day: Loose Cogs in the Propaganda Machine Edition

Okay, I’m not posting this because I believe it—I’ve not heard anything like this before, so I cannot remotely comment on whatever scientific debate is supposedly going on, and who the debaters involved are and whether they’re credible or not. In all honesty, I don’t know squat about Morgan Reynolds, either. The reason I’m posting it is because it’s in the Washington Times, in the “UPI hears…” section. How the hell did this make into the Moonie News?
A former Bush team member during his first administration is now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11. Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7. Reynolds, who also served as director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and is now professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said, "If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling." Reynolds commented from his Texas A&M office, "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of the collapse of the twin towers and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either. The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings."
(If you want to read more about Reynolds’ thoughts on the subject, go here.)

The question of the day, however, is not “Is Morgan Reynolds a crackpot?” (although maybe it should be); the question of the day is: With the Moonie News slowly but surely turning against the administration, and former loyalists becoming increasingly bolder in their outspokenness against Bush & Co., do you think that Fox News will follow suit, or will they stay steadfast in their allegiance and go down in flames with the radicals?

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