Friday, May 19, 2006

Scaife, Judicial Watch, and the Pentacrash

A thread at smirkingchip.com started by ‘superyumancrew’ attempts to discuss Judicial Watch:

“Judicial Watch, which recently released video supposedly showing a plane hitting the Pentagon, is essentially a tool of Richard Mellon Scaife, who has given 8.5 million dollars, at least, to support this organization. Though officially a watchdog group, Judicial Watch got its start by filing over 50 nuisance lawsuits against the Clintons.

By a curious coincidence, Barbara Olson, wife of Ted Olson the Solicitor General of the United States, was supposedly aboard the plane that supposedly struck the Pentagon. And Ted Olson purportedly received a phone call from Barbara Olson. And Ted Olson also ran the Arkansas Project for Richard Mellon Scaife - a several million dollar project to harass and build public support for the impeachment of Bill Clinton, as reported in Joe Conason's excellent book The Hunting of The President.

It seems curious how many connections there are from Richard Mellon Scaife to the plane that supposedly hit the Pentagon. First, the guy who ran Scaife's Arkansas Project gets a phone call from his wife, who was supposedly on the plane. Now, his pet ‘watchdog group’ shows up with a (not very informative) video that they claim lays to rest any conspiracy theories about the Pentagon.”

I might add that Scaife also supports Regnery Publishing, and, by remarkable coinkydink, Alfred S. Regnery is one of the famous ‘witnesses’ to the fact that Flight 77 was involved in the Pentacrash.  The thread deteriorates into a discussion of some nut named xymphora, at which point the moderator, smelling a conspiracy to tread on forbidden ground, and probably thinking of the mental health of the readers, wisely shut it down.

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