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Statesman Implies Infowars Supported Austin Plane Attack

Posted By admin On February 19, 2010 @ 10:05 am In Featured Stories,News In Focus,Paul Watson Articles | Comments Disabled

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com [1]
Friday, February 19, 2010

Buried near the end of an article about how the Internet and social media networks covered the unfolding aftermath of the Austin plane attack yesterday, the Austin-American Statesman implies that Infowars were behind Facebook fan pages that expressed support for pilot Joe Stack’s violent actions.

“Infowars was part of a flood of quickly sprouting blog posts and Facebook pages examining theories such as “Austin TX plane crash was STAGED???” or supporting Stack’s alleged point of view (“The Joe ‘Take My Pound Of Flesh’ Stack Anti-IRS Fan Page”).” wrote the Statesman’s Omar L. Gallaga [2].

Of course, the use of the word “or” in the middle of the sentence gives the Statesman plausible deniability, but the impression created is clear – that Infowars was behind not only “conspiracy theories” surrounding the attack but also messages of support for the perpetrator, since the two concepts are seamlessly intertwined in one sentence.

While the Statesman targeted Infowars, the New York Daily News attempted a broader smear [3]by publishing comments by people who hailed Stack as an anti-government hero, claiming that the “Internet lit up with government haters” cheering Stack’s suicide attack.

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Statesman Implies Infowars Supported Austin Plane Attack 190110banner4 [4]

Stack was not a particularly political person [5] and his actions came as a result of a bitter 20-year plus personal dispute with the IRS, not as some harbinger of a wave of right-wing domestic terror across America as many in the media have portrayed.

In addition, publications like the NY Daily News aren’t so keen to create stories out of comments left by people cheerleading for an attack on Iran, an assault that would cost the lives of millions of people.

According to the corporate media’s response, cheerleading acts of terrorism are only acceptable when that terror is being directed by the United States government against brown people in the Middle East.

If both the phony left and right wings stopped exploiting yesterday’s tragedy to try and score points against their political adversaries, maybe we could spend some time trying to understand exactly what drove Joe Stack to the edge instead of obsessing about whether he is a socialist terrorist or a right-wing terrorist.


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[2] wrote the Statesman’s Omar L. Gallaga: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/social-media-speeds-up-news-gathering-in-plane-251892.html

[3] New York Daily News attempted a broader smear : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/02/19/2010-02-19_kamakazi_pilot_hailed_by_loonies_as_antigov_hero.html

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[5] Stack was not a particularly political person: http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02/18/crimesider/entry6221053.shtml

[6] Widow of Austin plane crash victim sues pilot’s wife: http://www.prisonplanet.com/widow-of-austin-plane-crash-victim-sues-pilots-wife.html

[7] Austin Plane Crash Labeled “Right-Wing Domestic Terror Attack” By Obama Supporters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/austin-plane-crash-labeled-right-wing-domestic-terror-attack-by-obama-supporters.html

[8] Plane Crashes into Northwest Austin Office Building: http://www.prisonplanet.com/plane-crashes-into-northwest-austin-office-building.html

[9] Official: Plane crash into office building ‘a criminal act’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/official-plane-crash-into-office-building-%e2%80%98a-criminal-act%e2%80%99.html

[10] Doomsday Plane Terrifies Austin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/doomsday-plane-terrifies-austin.html

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