Monday, September 12, 2005

Always Good For A Laugh

That crazy Air America Radio, they're always good for a laugh. For today's example, consider the brief two or so minutes that I tuned into the station this morning. During this time, the hosts were talking about explosive residue that was found on one of the levees in New Orleans. Apparently the theory is that the levee may have been intentionally blowed up by someone, as opposed to having been broken open via natural forces.

Clearly this is quite a newsworthy story, so when I got to my destination this morning I did a Google News search for explosive residue levee so I could read all about it in all the online news outlets. Unfortunately, there was only one result. It would seem that Air America's source for this story is a site called Conspiracy Planet. Here's an excerpt from the story in question:
Divers inspecting the ruptured levee walls surrounding New Orleans found something that piqued their interest -- burn marks on underwater debris chunks from the broken levee wall.

One diver, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saw the burn marks and knew immediately what caused them.

He secreted a small chunk of the cement inside his diving suit and later arranged for it to be sent to trusted military friends at a The U.S. Army Forensic Laboratory at Fort Gillem, Georgia for testing.

According to well placed sources, a military forensic specialist determined the burn marks on the cement chunks did, in fact, come from high explosives.
Uh-huh. So, let me make sure I've got this straight. "Divers" were inspecting the levees and "found" burn marks, so "one diver" "secreted" a chunk of the debris, and rather than tell a superior about it or show it to someone else, he sent it to "trusted military friends" for "testing." Of course the "testing" pointed to explosives, and we know about all of this thanks to "well placed sources." Yup, sounds about par for what I would expect to read at a site called "Conspiracy Planet" and it definitely sounds like just the kind of thing that Air America loves to talk about. Maybe I'll tune into Coast to Coast AM tonight for updates on this stunning find that is sure to be swept under the rug by the corrupt Bush administration (which by the way is pure evil).
Categories: News, Politics, Humor


Blogger Jesta said...

I always enjoy a Beauty and the Beast reference.

10:19 PM, September 12, 2005  
Blogger Erin said...

What, you mean that you trust those radio pundits? They're just working for the man too, man.

8:34 AM, September 13, 2005  

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