As the ReThink911 Canada Tour winds down next week, I’ve had time to reflect on how the tour was received by Canadians and in particular Canadian Journalists thus far. It was perplexing to me how the CBC, CTV, Global and our local radio stations here in Saskatoon had absolutely NO interest in covering the story of Richard Gage AIA and his national tour to spread awareness of the third World Trade Center tower that fell on 9/11. Strange given the hub-bub created when Toronto subway platforms displayed the message about the “3rd Tower” and a loop-reel of the collapse of building #7 on 300 monitors to waiting passengers. Not a peep from journalists here in Saskatchewan or elsewhere, despite the numerous tweets, e-mails, posters, and direct messages sent to outlets with an official press release about the tour. That is until, SUN NEWS NETWORK’s Michael Coren decided to do a Piers Morgan impression by attempting to appear like a serious journalist only to later dissolve into a contrite, boorish and disrespectful Brit. I had held out hope that the interview might have given some credit to Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architechts and spokesperson for over 2100 Architects and Engineers calling for an independent investigation into the collapse of the Trade Center towers. But those hopes were dashed at 2:30 in the YouTube video below, when Coren resorts to what we in the ‘truther-industry’ would call “BEING A SHILL”. It is at this moment (when Coren asks Gage about Jews being told on that day to NOT to come to work), that Coren creates a fallacy of reason. What Coren hopes the average SUN Network viewer won’t realize is that their brain will automatically make the connection between Coren’s question about Jews and that Gage (simply by answering and by being a ‘conspiracy theorist’) is accusing the Jews of being behind the events of that day. It is subtle, to be sure, but a tactic used by many professional shills to discredit otherwise reputable people. Coren was clever enough to lump in Israel and the British Government for good measure, asking Gage if he knew (or suspected) who was behind 9/11. Clearly anyone who is a loyal SUN fan and ardent Conservative would rather die than think a bad thought about the beloved Queen or the great state of Israel and I noticed he was careful to label ANYONE who questions the events of 9/11 as ‘those people’. Coren could only have been more disgusting in his behavior if he’d asked Gage if he was a racist, sexist and a homophobe. Now what was really interesting was that Coren stated that the more ‘aggressive’, anti-Zionists had a lot to say….the only problem was that SUN News chose to NOT show any of those people in the 12 minute segment and I have to wonder why? I mean, if you are a trust-worthy, truth-exposing, REAL NEWS!!! kind of media outlet…. AND you want to expose all those pesky ‘truthers’ for who they really are, why would you NOT show a clip or two of those aggressive anti-Zionists just to prove your point???? Could it be because you’d made the whole thing up Coren? Enter next, Jonathan Kay, author of Amongst the Truthers, and ardent Right-Wing Conservative, joining the fray with his own article in the National Post calling Richard Gage “a preacher to a dying breed”. Kay, who gloriously provides free publicity to the 9/11 Truth movement, fails epicly when he accuses critical thinkers of religious conversion. Fact of the matter is that for most cities that Gage visited so far on his cross-Canada tour had many paid-attendees who had never heard of WTC building 7 falling that day. Is it ironic that such an ardent defender of Christian values, the nationhood of Israel and on any subject or persons ‘Jewish’. It is this ‘hot-button’ topic that people like Kay press like a Jeopardy button to discredit ‘Truthers’, using those with anti-semitic leanings within some conspiracy circles to draw negative attention to the movement. Kay could care less about those who believe that NO Planes hit the buildings, like Dr. Judy Wood and her followers or those who think UFO’s were involved. Instead, Kay set’s his laser sight squarely on Richard Gage, who has over 2100 Architects and Engineers putting their support and reputations behind the AE9/11Truth movement. Kay and Coren could care less about the growing numbers showing up to hear Richard Gage, or maybe they care a lot…. why else would they use the time honored tradition of “labelling” and fear mongering with the use of language like: communism, zionism, and anti-semitism. Or is the greater conspiracy is that Kay is actually a truther in disguise, bringing new topics to the public mind that would not be explored unless SOMEONE appeared to be speaking against the Conspiracy-of Conspiracies, publicly. I mean, after-all, how many people (before Kay’s article of March 21) would know about ‘false-flag’ operations, the Sandy Hook and Boston Marathon hoax conspiracies or Alex Jones, let alone the evidence for controlled demolition of three high rises. Truly there is no such thing as bad publicity, as Kay demonstrates with the 716 comments at the end of his article, and I’m a firm believer that the truth shines it’s light in ALL dark places. Kay and Coren may be trying to discredit this searching light, but reality is that fewer and fewer people are choosing to remain in shadow.