Monday, February 19, 2007
The truth is out there
I loved the X-Files. I admire investigative journalism. The maxim of questioning power is a mighty one. But I actually felt quite sick watching BBC 2's Conspiracy Files last night. It was a patient and painstaking piece of television that must have left many nutters watching it quite frustrated that the programme didn't endorse a single mad theory about 9/11. If you don't want to believe that Mohammed Attah and his twisted death cult pals could do that, then you will invent evidence to say they didn't, and ignore the overwhelming weight of proven facts that proves they did. Equally, if you believe in a twisted ideology of superhuman order and the supremacy of an aryan master race, then it's quite hard to sell that door-to-door if everyone believes there was a holocaust in Europe in the 1940s.