Reader Al, our resident conspiracy theorist, must be pleasuring himself to this post.
You gotta hand it to 9-11 truthers– they’re fucking determined. It’s been 13 years and the mainstream public still doesn’t take them seriously,* but they keep trying. Mostly. I went to the World Trade Center Memorial in Lower Manhattan in the cold and snow last weekend, and they weren’t there. Was kind of disappointed that even the truth has snow cancellation numbers. Shame.
Anyway, Truther Matt Mills, incredibly, got into the Seahawks’ post-game press conference last night and got his message across, quite literally to the entire world. From a truthing strategy standpoint, it’s genius. From a security at the Super Bowl is really great! standpoint, it’s fucking terrifying.
Then the self-described 9/11 truther saw an employee bus at Secaucus Junction and hopped aboard.
Around Mills’ neck was an old credential from a festival he covered, a rectangular badge that, at quick glance, didn’t look too dissimilar from the ones issued to media members, team employees and others who worked the Super Bowl.
He also used a common refrain whenever hassled by security, which is supposed verify each credential or ticket with a barcode along with putting attendees through other security screenings.
“I just said I was running late for work and I had to get in there,” Mills said. “It was that simple.”
Mills said he got through multiple layers of security using that bogus story.
“I didn’t think that I’d get that far,” Mill said. “I just kept getting closer and closer. Once I got past the final gate and into the stadium, I was dumbfounded.”
After the game concluded, Mills walked into the media tent, where players and coaches were brought for interviews.
“I just saw my opportunity to get my word out there and I took it,” Mills said.
It’s amazing that he didn’t even have a ticket to the game. I just figured he snuck into a restricted area after the game by posing as media and found his way to the press room– sadly, a relatively easy thing to do if you’re dressed nice enough (Mills wasn’t) and you act like you’re in a hurry. But nope. Crashed the entire game with a festival badge. Even the aforementioned Ground Zero memorial site had better security than the biggest sporting event on Earth, played just across the river. And it’s things like this that unfortunately, ironically, demonstrate just how easy it would be for someone who meant actual harm to get access to secure events.
*Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to admit that they do, at the very least, raise a few questions – about details of the investigation and explanations, not who was behind the attacks – that have never been adequately answered. Still, there are so many reckless, unsupported, and often contradictory, claims that it’s hard to take anything they say seriously. Sort of like the Occupy movement in that regard.