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Kay vs. Barrett: The knock-down, drag out heavyweight 9/11 truth battle of the century?

[I will be interviewing Jonathan Kay, who savages me in his book Among the Truthers, on The Kevin Barrett Show this Thursday, July 21st, 8 to 9 pm Pacific (11 to midnight Eastern) on The show will then be archived here.]

Gordon Duff thinks Jonathan Kay is a “lightweight.”*

But as anti-9/11-truth polemicists go, Kay is one of the contenders for the heavyweight title.

So far as I know, there are only four books, and one peer-reviewed mainstream article, that attack or attempt to refute the 9/11 truth movement. (Compare that to the dozens of excellent pro-9/11-truth books, three of them peer reviewed and put out by major university presses, and the many more dozens of first-rate pro-9/11-truth articles, dozens of which are peer-reviewed and/or in mainstream journals or major university press books.**)

The four anti-truth books are:

(1) Popular Mechanics’ Debunking the 9/11 Myths (the culmination of a project launched by Zionist-extremist Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff’s cousin).

(2) Matt Taibbi‘s The Great Derangement.

(3) Pro-Israeli propagandist David Aaronovitch‘s Voodoo Histories.

(4) Jonathan Kay’s brand new Among the Truthers: A Journey into the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings, and Internet Addicts.

Taibbi may be a better writer, but I think Kay’s ponderous title alone makes him a presumptive shoo-in for the heavyweight crown.

Kay’s book is a rambling ad-hominem attack against the 9/11 truth movement in general, and selected 9/11 truth luminaries in particular. I have the pleasure of reporting that I am tied with Ken Jenkins, only slightly behind Mike Ruppert, and just barely ahead of David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage, as the most-discussed 9/11 truth leader in Kay’s book.***  I think I am safe in calling myself the most intensively vilified (indeed the most egregiously libeled) of the book’s cast of characters.

I am tempted to say that Kay deserves consideration for the Larry Silverstein Chutzpah Award — for telling so many stinking lies about me, and then having the unmitigated audacity to come on my radio show ; – )   Seriously, I think it argues well for Kay’s courage and sincerity that he is willing to have a public conversation with me. Were he to refuse to do so, I would be inclined to view Among the Truthers as one gigantic Straussian ignoble lie. (Yes, I think that sincere Straussians, if that isn’t an oxymoron, could very well struggle to keep the lid on 9/11 for the “greater good” of Israel and/or the US empire…but I will extend to Kay the courtesy of assuming that he is sincere in his apparent inability to rationally weigh the facts of 9/11 and draw the obvious conclusions.)

Why I am extending this courtesy to Kay I’m not sure. He certainly did not extend the same sort of courtesy to me. On the contrary, he seems to have assumed my bad intentions; and he makes so many errors of fact and judgment in his discussion of me — errors that could easily have been corrected by a few minutes of research — that I almost wonder if he isn’t part of a benevolent conspiracy to discredit his own book, and give the 9/11 truth movement a shot in the arm, by setting himself up for the mother of all libel suits.

In any case, he’s a brave man to wade into the ring with me.

So, get a ringside seat! Tune in to this Thursday at 10 pm Central (8 pm Pacific, 11 pm Eastern) and get ready for some rock ’em sock ’em 9/11 truth action.

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* Gordon said that near the end of last night’s radio show.

** Books: Paul Zarempka (ed.), The Hidden History of 9/11 (published by Elsevier, Europe’s leading scholarly publisher); Anthony Hall’s Earth Into Property (published by Mcgill University Press, a leading Canadian academic house); and Peter Dale Scott’s The Road to 9/11 (published by one of the top US academic publishers, University of California Press).  Articles: Many excellent scholarly articles from a pro-9/11 truth perspective can be found in Zarembka’s book, the Feb. 2010 issue of American Behavioral Scientist, and the Journal of 9/11 Studies.  Several pro-9/11-truth scientific articles have been published in mainstream scientific journals, including Harrit and co-authors’ nanothermite paper, and Jones and co-authors’ Fourteen Points of Agreement. And no survey of the literature would be complete without mentioning the eight magisterial books and countless articles of the unofficial Dean of 9/11 Studies, David Ray Griffin. Taken together, this amounts to a formidable scholarly literature debunking the official account of 9/11. There exists nothing remotely as impressive — in fact, there is essentially nothing serious whatsoever — arguing against the pro-9/11-truth case and defending the official version. 

* * * According to the index, Kay devotes fourteen pages to Ruppert, twelve pages to me, twelve to Ken Jenkins, eleven to Richard Gage, ten to David Ray Griffin.

11 Thoughts to “Kay vs. Barrett: The knock-down, drag out heavyweight 9/11 truth battle of the century?”

  1. Anonymous

    A professional wrestling bout? Get Jesse Ventura on your tag team.

  2. Anonymous


    Congratulations on being Jonathan Kay's number one target!

    That's quite an honor. You must be scaring the bejeezus out of them.

    Keep your powder dry, my friend.

  3. Anonymous

    Hard to imagine he could possibly defend the official story logically, oh wait, I know how it'll go 1. Freefall – It's all too complicated, you have to be a physicist….EXCEPT when it comes to impossible column chain reactions 2. Name exactly what explosive, how it was done and the colour of the head demolitions guy's underwear otherwise all the evidence of CD doesn't mean anything. 3. Conspiracy theorist! 4. Kook! 5. Nanothermite is just paint – yeah..explosive hi tech paint used nowhere else! 6. No explosions were heard or recorded – um multiple eyewitnesses including first responders on tape as well as videos that have had the sound tampered with released by the government. 7. Bring up everything that even NIST discounted (pancake theory theory-core would still be standing, diesel fuelled fire-no) 8. Conspiracy theorist! 9. There's no evidence of explosives in the WTC7 rubble- self consuming nanothermite charges emit intense heat and minimal ignition electronics would be vapourised. 10. Kook!

  4. Anonymous


  5. My money's on you Kevin. You have the truth on your side. Truth always wins in the end.

  6. Anonymous

    Kevin – just want to thank you again for putting yourself on the front line fighting for the truth every single day. I think this is probably the most important issue of our time and the truth needs to come out otherwise this country is living a lie which is insanity You are a hero for the work you do and your passion and bravery and commitment. I know you probably have to take a lot of knocks; I just wanted to take a minute to express some words of encouragement and praise and gratitude.

  7. Anonymous

    Hey Kevin-
    I recently got a blackberry- sprint was giving them away- actually, I'm doing this e-mail on it. While for some reason I've been having trouble being able to listen live, I have been able to listen to them when they get archived and I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed them. I watch Washington Journal a lot in the early morning, or as they should call it, the Don't Say Israel Show. It is such a breath of FRESH AIR to listen to your shows and hear real conversations about REAL TRUTH. The show with Fraknlin Lamb was fantastic. I especially wanted to compliment you on the show with the christian journalist. Your respect for the TRUTH, and your courage to speak up for it is inspiring. The Founding Fathers would be proud to know you. When I can, I'll send you this MORONIC diatribe a bass player I know wrote to and about me on the internet. He started spewing crap about muslims at which point I told him that muslims had NOTHING to do with 911, and that he didn't know what he was talking about- if you google Teddy Woodward, it pops right up. As a muslim, I'm sure you wouldn't like it. Brainwashed Americans- he mentions his education, and when I first saw it, I couldn't HELP but think of you. You're doing a great job, and you are a credit to REAL HUMANITY. Your fan and friend- TW

  8. Anonymous

    Please don't forget to mention the Emet Group, Please. Search, {Emet Group, apfn} Joel C. Rosenberg 18 August 2001,, Flash Traffic Political Buzz from Washington…Please !!

  9. Hi, Kevin;

    Wondered if you were aware of this. Keep on keeping on! You have a following up here in Canada!



  10. Anonymous

    Barrett is Kay's number one target because he's an easy target, a walking straw man.

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