Mainstream Journalist: I Was Wrong On 9/11 Truth
September 12, 2007
Blogger apologizes for ill-informed faulty research after urging readers to give truthers the finger
A mainstream journalist who yesterday urged his readers to give 9/11 truth protesters in Seattle the finger has completely reversed his position, apologized to the protesters and promised to help get the word out on full disclosure of 9/11 truth.
In our article yesterday , we chastised Seattle Post-Intelligencer blogger Ron Schott for saying 9/11 truth activists were insulting the victims, heroes and family members of 9/11 when in fact many victims, first responders and family members now lead the 9/11 truth movement.
This prompted a barrage of comments on Schott’s blog which was initially removed from the website altogether.
However, yesterday evening Schott posted a retraction and an apology , stating that his “Generalization of the activists was harsh and unwarranted.”
“The posting of my blog was a spur of the moment decision that I now know was done without forethought and without proper research,” writes Schott.
Groups like 911truth.org and many others are not the normal “9/11 was a conspiracy” people you see ranting on the street, but rather are grassroots organizations working toward full-disclosure of the facts surrounding the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001. It was my uneducated assumptions that tied these groups to the outlying activists that I lumped them in with and I apologize for that.
I would like to personally apologize to Paul Joseph Watson of PrisonPlanet.com, Patrick St James, and John Karlo of We Are Seattle Change, as they were the only respondents to leave their names. I invite any of those men to contact me regarding future information about their organizations and the work they are doing to benefit those affected by the events of Sept. 11.
In Schott’s response to the comments underneath the blog, he offers to work with 9/11 truth activists to get the word out and says he has undergone a “paradigm shift” as a consequence of his research into information presented to him by truthers.
In recognizing the error of his ways, Schott has displayed more cohones than 99% of so-called mainstream journalists who would never admit to a mistake and indeed make a living from recycling ignorance and spin fed to them by the system. He deserves our utmost respect and also provides hope that there are millions of others like him out there who are just waiting to be brought out of their state of unconsciousness.
So when hit pieces like this one in the Edmonton Sun today tell us to ‘lay down GI, you’ll never see you sweetheart’ and try to deflate our progress, just remember that there are countless others who are still waiting to be touched by the truth and join the ranks of those who are attempting to be the change they want to see in the world, as Mahatma Gandhi said.