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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ed fisks Fisk

Robert Fisk is now a truther. While you would think that Fisk by now would have learned to research what he writes about he still doesn't, and claims,
I am talking about scientific issues.
While we all know the answer to Ed's question, Isn't Robert Fisk A Journalist?, Ed explains several of the points Fisk in his total ignorance raises in The Independent article.

The particular item that irks me the most is the "steel melts" argument. Get it through your head, Robert: In order for a building to collapse, steel doesn't need melt, all it needs is for its structural integrity to be compromised.

Anyway, before I go off on a rant, allow me to recommend Popular Mechanics'
Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report
Popular Mechanics examines the evidence and consults the experts to refute the most persistent conspiracy theories of September 11

and book:

For further truther demolition, listen to Ed's podcast from last Tuesday Aug. 21.

UPDATE, Sunday 26 August
Via Dr. Sanity, Victor Davis Hanson:
Two observations come to mind.

First, we know why there is now a colloquial verb in English "to fisk."

Second, The "Even I" of Fisk's title should read "Especially I."

These are sad times in the West, but the inevitable wages of a quarter-century of elite postmodern thought.



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