A Few Notes

The following relate to the last two entries.

* Regarding yesterday’s, headed “News Breakthrough,” at least three things are worth noting:

(a) In a 2017 opinion piece occasioned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks engineering department’s then-ongoing study of the WTC Building 7 collapse on Sept. 11, 2001, writer Dermot Cole of the Anchorage Daily News couldn’t resist loading it up with highly suspect elements of the phony government narrative; a feeble attack on AE911Truth founder Richard Gage; and general all-purpose junk about conspiracy theorists. Maybe it was the only way Cole could get anything in the paper on 9/11 truth. He did spell Gage’s name correctly.

(b) In a 2019 report, “Fire did not cause World Trade Center Building 7 to collapse, UAF study suggests,” KTVA reporter Liz Raines stuck to the facts about that engineering study led by Prof. Leroy Hulsey. It’s worth looking at and reading.

(c) Even the Daily Commercial News article published this May 20 on the UAF study and AE911Truth’s filing of a Request for Correction with the National Institute for Standards and Technolody (NIST) for its report on the Building 7 collapse contained something that hasn’t been nailed down. Without attribution, it states that on Sept. 11, 2001, “two hijacked planes hit WTC 1 and WTC 2.” Oh, really? That’s far from proven, and it was NIST that reported on the Twin Towers’ miraculous collapses.

* Although they never met, the stars of “It Says Here …,” syndicated writer Curtis Honeycutt (“The Grammar Guy”) and Berkshire Eagle reporter (later managing editor) Thomas O. Morton have a least one other thing in common than appearing on page B2 last Sunday: a thorough grounding in correct English usage.

“Leave it lay where Jesus flang it,” Morton said more than once in the Eagle newsroom, in one breath illustrating three incorrect elements of the language and potentially riling any overly sensitive follower of Jesus present.

— Mark Channing Miller

 

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