History

Will History Channel and/or Matt Damon Get to the Bottom of 9/11?

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Via Drudge, Patrick Courrielche takes a few swipes at the History Channel's new celebrity-filled documentary based on Howard Zinn's atrocious A People's History of the United States. The book is a favorite of actor and insufferable lefty Matt Damon, who produced the film and managed to get big name stars like Viggo Mortenson, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Danny Glover, and Casey Affleck to participate (Incidentally, the moment Damon's mawkish class war movie Good Will Hunting collapsed was the scene in which the genius-janitor-hero displayed his depth of knowledge by referencing Zinn's "mind-blowing" book). Courrielche should have mentioned that Zinn isn't just a bad historian, he's also a 9/11 truther:  

Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor: "David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9-11 attacks. It is the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event."

Endorsement of Debunking 9/11 Debunking: "Considering how the 9/11 tragedy has been used by the Bush administration to propel us into immoral wars again and again, I believe that David Ray Griffin's provocative questions about 9/11 deserve to be investigated and addressed."

And yes, I realize that Zinn, like Sarah Palin, is allowing himself enough wiggle room to claim that he is only suggesting that "questions remain" and that the insane writings of David Ray Griffin should be "answered" by responsible historians.

I blogged Zinn's revisionist history for kids here, which pointed out that People's History is so awful even the socialist magazine Dissent dissed it.