"Truthers" purposely Misquote 9-11 Witnesses

“Truthers” claim eyewitness accounts support the “bombs in building” theory, but as we see here, the “truthers” will either take the quote out of context or omit parts of the quote in a typical – and dishonest – “truther” tactic called quote mining.

Let’s take the following quote by firefighter Louie Cacchioli from here, which is the quote the 9-11 “Truth Movement” uses:

Louie Cacchioli, 51, is a firefighter assigned to Engine 47 in Harlem.

We were the first ones in the second tower after the plane struck. I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there was bombs set in the building.

9-11myths.com obtained this quote from Prison Planet, a site known to be heavily in favor of the conspiracy theories.

Notice, Cacchioli said, “We THINK there were bombs set in the building.” – That’s NOT the same as saying there were bombs in the building. However, we have the following quote from 9-11myths.com that disputes the CT claims:

Originally, on September 12, 2001, People Magazine ran a few short paragraphs about the 20-year veteran New York fireman hearing what sounded like bombs exploding in the north tower.

Short and sweet, that was it. A few short words about bombs exploding, but words that were repeated over and over again in story after story by writers and broadcasters who never even bothered to talk to him in the first place.

Furthermore, Cacchioli was upset that People Magazine misquoted him, saying “there were bombs” in the building when all he said was he heard “what sounded like bombs” without having definitive proof bombs were actually detonated.

Apparently, the 9-11 “Truth” Movement is unclear on the concept of a simile.

Or let’s take this quote from here by Jay Swithers- again, this quote is the one conspiracy theorists use:

I took a quick glance at the building and while I didn’t see it falling, I saw a large section of it blasting out, which led me to believe it was just an explosion. I thought it was a secondary device, but I knew that we had to go.

Go further down the page at 911myths.com and you see the REAL quote from Jay Swisher:

…an ambulance pulled up which was very clean, S0 I assumed that the vehicle had not been in the – what I thought was an explosion at the time, but was the first collapse.

Next, we have this quote from here, which is what the “truthers” say Dominick Derubbio said,

It was weird how it started to come down. It looked like it was a timed explosion…

9-11myths.com provides the portion of the quote “truthers” purposely dropped (the portion in bold was emphasized by 9-11myths.com):

It was weird how it started to come down. It looked like it was a timed explosion, but I guess it was just the floors starting to pancake one on top of the other.

As you can see, honesty is clearly NOT a strong suit of the 9-11 “Truth” Movement.  

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