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Old 22nd April 2017, 05:34 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Myriad View Post
Fail to do what?
This has always been a problem point for them.

They want an "independent investigation" they can't define. All they claim is the "official investigations" are wrong while not providing a viable alternative.
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Old 24th April 2017, 08:19 AM   #42
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Why did the Truth Movement fail ?
Not enough auto-fellation!!!!!!
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Old 24th April 2017, 10:37 AM   #43
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Blowing their own horns as it were................
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Old 24th April 2017, 11:40 AM   #44
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It was not a failure. It succeeded fairly well in separating some fools from their money. Richard Gage appears to have secured his financial future, David Ray Griffin made a decent bundle in retirement. Alex Jones pays his ex-wife $43,000 in alimony. Every month.

If your question is why didn't it succeed in changing everybody's mind about what really happened on 9-11, there are three main factors:

1. Obama's election.

2. The end of the Iraq war and the shift to the back burner of the Afghanistan war.

3. The "Truth" Movement constructed an elaborate Potemkin Village out of tissue paper which blew away the first time any wind hit it. I'd like to say that debunking was a challenge, but to be honest it was like playing tee-ball against a bunch of toddlers.
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I think we also have to consider the behaviour of truthers themselves. The way that the truthers I have encountered, both here and on Facebook, present their arguments only serves to alienate the unconvinced. Requests for evidence are met with evasion or insult; disagreement is met with derision, accusations of imbecility, docility or membership of some government agency, and there is a breathtaking level of ignorance of the facts, coupled with an almost complete absence of expertise in any relevant field, which nonetheless does not prevent an attitude of sneering superiority. Quite why they think this will convince anyone to join their cause is beyond me.
Truthers have only themselves to blame for the failure of their "movement".
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Old 25th April 2017, 08:48 AM   #46
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Why did the Truth Movement fail ?

Because truthers were very gullible and easily duped with disinformation, misinformation and outright lies.
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