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October 15, 2003
Demosophia: Mr. Moore's Neighborhood

I avoided commenting on the latest foolishness spewing forth from Michael Moore during an appearance on CNN's Crossfire, with Robert Novak and Julian Epstein, who sounds as if he couldn't suck up enough to the pseudodocumentarian.

EPSTEIN: And, in your book -- I love you. I think you say a lot of useful, important things that need to be said to shake the system up.

Yeah, well. Anyway, Moore said in the course of the interview:

MOORE: I'd like to ask the question whether September 11 was a terrorist attack, or was it a military attack? We call it a terrorist attack. We keep calling it a terrorist attack.

But it sure has the markings of a military attack. And I'd like to know whose military was involved in this precision, perfectly planned operation. I'm sorry, but my common sense has never allowed me to believe since that day that you can learn how to fly a plane at 500 miles per hour. And you know, when you go up 500 miles an hour, if you're off by this much, you're in the Potomac. You don't hit a five-store building like that.

You don't learn how to do that at some rinky-dink flight training school in Florida on a little video game with PacMan buttons. I'm sorry. I just don't buy that.

The folks over at Demosophia take apart the idea that the attack on the WTC was so complicated only a military pilot could possibly have done the trick, and they do a fine job. They do leave out the fact that pilots of all stripes (including at rinky-dink flight schools) routinely target structures that are so narrow they're only a few feet wider than the wingspan of the aircraft. They're called runways. Just another example of how Michael Moore poisons the environment. (via Roger Simon)

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 15, 2003 10:52 PM

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