if anything that would be overwhelmed by the online right arguing the left did 9/11
for example, jerry falwell said we got 9/11 because gay people. and andrew sullivan said the left was an internal "fifth column" sympathetic to al qaeda.
its a little difficult to find andrew sullivan's blog post on the left being a fifth column on 9/11 but here it is web.archive.org/web/2002041623…
people have memoryholed what an absolute bush fanboy sullivan used to be.
the odd thing is that even i, who tends to be a liberal hawk and supported a military response to 9/11, could nonetheless see how insane sullivan's post was. and it was quite in the mainstream for circa 2001 america.
and heres jerry falwell and pat robertson blaming 9/11 on gays and abortion. people dont like to bring this up. impolite, i suppose. abcnews.go.com/Politics/story…

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