17 August 2013

9/11 pyrotechnic or Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey reviving dead horses?

The time flies or, possibly even swishes. I have just checked when the last post on the life and deeds of Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey was written on this blog, and that happened an year and a half ago. Granted, most of you don't remember (or simply don't know) that name, as I did (or didn't) know some seven years ago. Of course, being a pale and lazy modern version of Lord Haw-Haw, Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey can't pretend to the former's popularity. After all, he is not a radio broadcaster (thank deity for small favors), just a small cog in Pravda's smelly innards.

And I am not all that sure that Pravda is happy with him lately. Even by the lax standards of this tabloid he became too sloppy, besides being a total loss where imagination is concerned. So bad is his situation in imagination department that he is forced to sloppy fourths, gnawing on some dried-out bones of old conspiracy theories to make a living. Like he has done in a recent article 9/11: The pyrotechnic and explosive link. The article brings up one of the many harebrained 9/11 conspiracy theories, according to which "highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material" was discovered in the debris of the WTC.

Of course, the mere fact that his "discovery" is based on a thoroughly debunked article from 2009 either didn't register in Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey's brain or, which is more likely, he was desperate for a topic. (For a good sample of debunking this crap go there). The true measure of our hero's desperation could be also seen in his poor sleight of hand when fiddling with facts, like in this sentence:

One of the editors resigned after the publication of this particular article, claiming publication did not have his permission but the fact remains it is a journal which publishes works from recognized scientists.
That when the real story is that Prof. Marie-Paule Pileni "accused the publisher of printing it without her knowledge and that she'd already had suspicions that the "Bentham Scientific" publisher ran pseudo-scientific journals". But this only adds to the general picture of Timothy's* desperation.

All in all, I think that Timothy, who proudly presents himself as "one of the leading English song-writers of the 1980s", should stick to lyrics, esp. with a comic bend, such as the following example he prominently displayed in his recent article on demise of Hugo Chavez:
A visionary like Fidel, Hugo Chávez is freed from his intolerable discomfort but his star and its message will shine forever, lighting the night sky, proof that Heaven has gained an angel.
Stay with funny lyrics, Timothy, and who knows: we may yet  see (and hear) your songs performed in the EuroVision contests. By the Russians, of course, on subjects such as love, freedom, hate of capitalism and the greatness of totalitarian leaders...

(*) Cannot abide that "Bancroft-Hinchey" monstrosity anymore. I shall switch to Tim soon, I feel it in my waters. The way he tends to grow on you and all that...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yup, that Hugo was a visionary. Still is. He just needs more powerful lenses now than he did before.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Unless being in the better world equips one with new powers we cannot even guess.