Friday, June 12, 2009
An East Coast 9/11 truth activist is preparing to file a defamation lawsuit against TV / radio personality, Glenn Beck, the producers of the Glenn Beck Program, and the Fox News Channel.
Specifically, Greg Hoover will be suing the above-described defendants in Federal Court for Beck’s having repeatedly broadcast statements characterizing those who question the government’s official version of the events of 9/11 as, “anarchists,” “terrorists” and as persons denying the Holocaust.
The complaint will note that – on October 22, 2007 – Beck suggested that those identifying themselves as associated with the 9/11 truth movement are “dangerous” “anarchists” who deny the Holocaust, and are “the kind of group that Timothy McVeigh would come from.”
The suit will also note that during Beck’s June 10th broadcast Beck linked the murder of the Washington D.C. holocaust museum guard with “9/11 truthers.”
As I have previously written, suing people for defamation who falsely claim that 9/11 activists are terrorists could be a good way to stand up to these bullies.
Hoover told me by email:
Copies of my actual initial filings will be available for media distribution within the upcoming week…
I do so having now cast off all other personal concerns. Having chosen sides… I’ll stand with the patriots.
Godspeed, Mr. Hoover.
I will update this post with links to Mr. Hoover’s complaint as soon as it is available.
Note: Mr. Hoover has not requested either legal or financial assistance. However, if you are an attorney experienced in defamation claims, please let me know, and I’ll pass on your name.
The REAL Holocaust Deniers Are Those Who Accept the Government’s Version of 9/11
Friday, June 12, 2009
A reader named Patrick made a very insightful comment about the propaganda effort to link 9/11 truth activists with holocaust deniers (edited for readability):
Glenn Beck – while no more than a good telepromt reader – as opposed to reporter or commentator, made some disturbing parallels between the 9/11 truth movement and a crazed gunman. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have found, in my experience, that 9/11 truth members are polite, courteous, and friendly. They want nothing more than a criminal investigation of the events of 9/11.
Beck labels many as unpatriotic for not going along with the status quo. As if our government can do no wrong. It goes along with the notion that no one needs to be blamed for anything.
A form of bias that is, in fact, most common is uncritical patriotism, which leads people to believe that their political leaders never knowingly do anything terribly evil. One example is the fact that although credible reports about the genocide against Jews being perpetrated by the Nazis were circulating within Germany in the 40s, many Germans refused to believe the stories, holding that the leaders of their highly civilized nation could not commit such atrocities. Indeed, these Germans were the original ‘Holocaust deniers’.
In the 9/11 case, it is acknowledged that a national government committed a heinous crime; in the other case, the claim that a national government committed a heinous crime is denied. The true parallel with Americans who accuse the Bush administration of complicity in the 9/11 attacks is, therefore, with those German citizens who accused the Nazi leaders of conspiring to commit genocide. And the true parallel with the original Holocaust deniers would be with those Americans who deny their government’s responsibility for 9/11.
As Jon Gold, a Jewish 9/11 activist, wrote last year:
How many times have you seen someone try to compare [the 9/11 truth] movement to “Holocaust Revisionists” (Holocaust Deniers)? I’ve seen it too many times to count…
None of us deny that 2,973 people were brutally murdered on 9/11. We deny the bogus story we were told about how and why it happened…
The individuals that try and connect the 9/11 Truth Movement with “Holocaust Deniers” are essentially trying to rationalize, justify, protect, and defend the polices of the Bush Regime.
If I were to compare the 9/11 Truth Movement to anything, it would be to the White Rose.
According to Wikipedia, the White Rose “was a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of a number of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s regime.” […] “Today, the members of the White Rose are honoured in Germany as some of its greatest heroes because they opposed the Third Reich ….”
And see this.