GRAVESTANDING: Is Louise Mensch Lying About Her 9/11 Story?
(UPDATE: Photo confirms that WTC towers not visible from Flatiron Building area)
Louise Mensch, a Heat Street writer and promiscuous former British MP, is no stranger to political grandstanding and will often cite her own eyewitness account of 9/11 when justifying her remarks…but does her story hold any water?
Mensch claims that she watched the towers fall from the streets of Manhattan with her own eyes, but in other accounts, she says that she only watched one tower fall.
I watched the towers fall on 9/11 with my own eyes, not on TV. Get checked by a doctor Rudy https://t.co/cRQC9u7U2r
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) August 15, 2016
On 9/11 I stood on the streets of Manhattan and watched the Towers fall with my own eyes. I will never forget the need to fight terrorism.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 11, 2009
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 20, 2016
Notice how her previous accounts stated she had only seen the second tower fall.
@nineteencanteen I only just clicked on your picture. I watched the second tower fall in NY that day. Will you replace? Gross and offensive
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 8, 2012
…the place was already a ghosttown. I was stranded. Watched second tower fall with my own eyes. Praying for all the victims today. #9/11
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 11, 2011
Another gaping flaw Mensch’s story is that she claims she was standing near the Flatiron Building in NYC when the second tower collapsed on 9/11.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 7, 2015
Let’s take a look at what her view may have looked like from that Flatiron vantage point on the ground.
The Flatiron Building is nearly three miles away from where the towers fell. That isn’t a flat plane, either. It’s a heavily-populated area with large buildings and infrastructure that might block her view of the collapse. Perhaps a Google Street View search will give us a more enhanced perspective.
This certainly raises some questions as to how valid Mensch’s 9/11 story is and it wouldn’t be the first time somebody’s lied about 9/11 for the purpose of self-aggrandizement. A 2012 documentary entitled The Woman Who Wasn’t There tells the tale of Alicia Head, a prominent “9/11 survivor” who was found to have completely fabricated her tale for monetary gain, sympathy, and notoriety.
Is Louise Mensch just a mild version of Alicia Head?
UPDATE: Photo from morning of 9/11 confirms that neither of the WTC buildings were visible and the only thing that was visible was the smoke.
— WildGoose (@WildGooseAbuse) September 21, 2016