June 01, 2004


If you were creeped out by Richard Neville’s SMH piece on the murder of Nicholas Berg, prepare to be completely revolted by the extended version now available at Neville’s site, which includes this update:

The cast of characters now swells to include Michael Moore, who interviewed Nick Berg prior to his departure for Iraq.

No, he didn’t. Pay attention, you hopeless old bong attachment.

(Via Man of Lettuce)

Posted by Tim Blair at June 1, 2004 05:30 AM

Surely, if the evil Americans can stage a video why not the terrorists ? It is just as advantageous for terrorists to convey the impression, via all the anomalies Dickwit identifies, that the Americans did it. Indeed the Koran sanctions such misrepresentations via the doctrine of taqiyya [deception] and kitman [dissembling],

We may gain much honesty in public controversy and debate by exposing the tactics of Islamic spokemen and identifying their public use of centuries-old deception techniques, taqiyya [deception], kitman [dissembling], and 'outwitting' as part of their defense and denial of the nexus betwen Islam and terrorism.

Posted by: jafa at June 1, 2004 at 06:08 AM

WTF with this guy? He can't even get the facts of his conspiracy theory right.

Also, is it evil that I'm really starting to not like Michael Berg? I really do feel horrible for him and his family, but some of his comments seem so political. I can understand being harsh in your grief, but political?

“the al-Qaeda that killed my son didn't know what they were doing …. "They killed their best friend”.

What would possess anyone to say such a thing?

Posted by: Dash at June 1, 2004 at 06:14 AM

Dash, its not evil to feel that way. you probably feel more remorse for nick than his father does.


Posted by: Oktober at June 1, 2004 at 07:41 AM

Michael Berg's comment about how the fuckers who cut off his son's head looked into his eyes, while Bush never did, really creep me out.

Posted by: Sean M. at June 1, 2004 at 07:49 AM

You mean to say you don't find some of the issues raised by the conspiracy theorists at least slightly compelling?

Something's not quite right it seems, and no, it does not necessarily mean you hate America if you are curious about some of these anomalies.

Posted by: fubar at June 1, 2004 at 08:09 AM

There’s something odd about Berg’s father, A.N.S.W.E.R., & Michael Moore, all right, but I doubt it has anything to do with a government conspiracy.

As for Richard Neville, it’s beginning to dawn on me that many people get & hold jobs for which they are & remain unqualified.

Posted by: ForNow at June 1, 2004 at 09:20 AM

fubar, I'd probably take your post semi-seriously if you had a different blog name and a real e-mail address.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at June 1, 2004 at 10:08 AM

Mickal Moore has swelled up even bigger?

Posted by: Bilal at June 1, 2004 at 10:08 AM

The only reason Moore didn't include the interview footage in his latest "documentary" was because he couldn't use it to make Nick Berg come off seeming like a stupid American hell bent on warprofiteering.

"[The interviewer] does ask him at one point about the money and he said no one's denying there's money to be made. But it's very clear when you watch it, Nick knew he wasn't going to make a lot of money."

Posted by: Lawrence at June 1, 2004 at 10:23 AM

Michael Berg, stop telling us what Nick thinks. If you do want us to know what Nick thinks, ask Mike Moore to release the video.

Posted by: Andjam at June 1, 2004 at 11:44 AM

"hopeless old bong attachment"

i'll just wipe the coffee off my screen now, and carry on regardless.

Posted by: chico o'farrill at June 1, 2004 at 12:07 PM

"hopeless old bong attachment"

What a cracker! that phrase will now be in common use in my circle of friends.
Love it! (certanly applys to the asswipe its aimed at though)

Posted by: Yasonas at June 1, 2004 at 12:28 PM

Compare and contrast Richard Neville's article on Saturday and Kareem Fahim's story in last week's Village Voice:

Posted by: Marcus at June 1, 2004 at 01:35 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Michael Berg sacrificed his son to some pie-in-the-sky-leftist-utopian-impossible ideal, by teaching him that if you're nice to the natives, they'll be nice to you (regardless of their own deep-seated agenda of hatred). And Richard Neville, whoever he is, is indeed creepy. A bong attachment, at least, has a purpose.

Posted by: Rebecca at June 1, 2004 at 01:43 PM

"hopeless old bong attachment"

what a gem!

Posted by: kae at June 1, 2004 at 02:15 PM

"hopeless old bong attachment"

A now indispensible phrase...

Posted by: CurrencyLad at June 1, 2004 at 03:59 PM

"Tsk. Look at that, would ya? Sun's hardly up and already Neville's had more than he can handle..."

Posted by: mojo at June 1, 2004 at 05:13 PM

Fap fap fap. CHOO-OO!

Posted by: Max at June 1, 2004 at 09:26 PM

"Bong attachment" implies that Richard Neville has a use, of sorts. I have yet to be persuaded that this is the case.

Posted by: Anthony at June 2, 2004 at 02:32 AM