I am a fan of Thom Hartmann. I think he is the most intelligence voice on the radio. He endorsed one of my books years ago because I also honored his writing. So what I want this blog to be about is not a critique of Thom but an encouragement for him to change a policy he seems to have in which he ignores, dismisses, avoids or refutes any opportunity to dialogue about the overwhelming facts about 9/11 and the absurd conclusions about it from the official commission.
In addition to numerous university professors who have published criticism of the official story (see http://patriotsquestion911.com/professors.html), many firefighters, engineers, pilots, military personnel, and others have written extensively about how the official story cannot be true. Documentaries, books, book chapters, articles of all sorts bring facts to bear that reveal the absurdity and fraud of the official commission report. Considering that just today Thom talked about the cost of post-9/11 reactions (the two wars, etc.) and that Obama refers to "what happened on 9/11" continually to rationalize policy, and that Bush laws like the Patriot Act, all based on the lies of 9/11, affect virtually everything Thom talks about, I want to say that this policy of avoidance should no longer be tolerated by his loyal fans. I know that once Ed Shultz said, "Conspiracy theories are the death knoll of talk radio" and this may be a clue as to why none of the left wing hosts give an authentic audience (including Amy Goodman) to this topic, to buy into how the right wing has appropriate a bonafide legal concept to scare people from talking about this topic is far below Thom's courage level.
Until we can truly face the ultimate corruption of the Bush administration and talk about the most horrible aspects that continue to impact us today, all the other conversations are ultimately little more than ventilation exercises. If we dismiss the facts of the Pat Tillman case, the assassinations of Martin Luther King or Paul Wellstone (See my own book on the latter entitled, American Assassination) because we cannot prove it may be a legitimate position (although I do not think it is), but the evidence that the 9/11 Commission Report is a fraud CAN and HAS been proven. We now only need the will to do something about it, like the NYCCAN.org folks are trying to do.
Please use this blog to show Thom that you agree. It is time for Thom to start interviewing the many people who have devoted their lives to this topic, not the cranks or the misinformation specialists, but the legitimate scholars. It is time for us all to wake up to the deceptions that rule us before it is too late.
Thanks for listening.
Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D.