Friday, June 23, 2006

FOX News interview backfires: James Fetzer on H&C

Here is what was supposed to happen:

Colmes: Joining us is Dr. James Fetzer, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and University of Minnesota professor. Dr. Fetzer, isn't it true that several major universities are offering some courses about 9/11 conspiracy theories?

Fetzer: Yes Alan, we believe that...(interrupted)

Then the melee begins with the usual "liberal professors, poisoning young minds, etc."
But instead, this happened.
WMV format, 4:11 running time

The amazing thing is, both of them shut up long enough to let him really stick the key points in. At one point, North interjects with a feckless retort of "Osama bin Laden himself claims that, I mean, they didn't manufacture those tapes." Was he referring to this tape? Fetzer counters with the FBI's own recent admission that bin Laden is not officially connected to 9/11 because of lack of hard evidence. And then, as if some guy in a dark control room had ordered it, Colmes jumps in and cuts it off before any more damage is done. Surprising--they usually deliver when it comes to guest control.

1 comment:

Josh said...

I was just probing through Fetzer's background and discovered this from his website:

His initial faculty appointment was at the University of Kentucky, where he received the first Distinguished Teaching Award presented by the Student Government to 1 of 135 assistant professors.