Rosie O'Donnell Joins 9/11 Conspiracy Crowd
Depending on one's point of view, Rosie O'Donnell is either a silly comedian that uses humor and takes shots at politicians and celebrities for ratings or a shrill pundit that tries to cash in on others popularity to advance her agenda. I usually fall in the latter category, but her recent political commentary has revealed that she is quite short when it comes to the lessons of civics and the workings of the United States government.
But now it appears her toes are no longer just on the edge of the ledge of reason. Now O'Donnell has plunged into the dark world of 9/11 conspiracy theories and is set to blame the US Government for the attacks that took place on September 11.
She posts the very familiar copy and paste from the conspiracy crowd on her blog. In a post dated March 15, 2007 she writes:
[WTC 7] contained offices of the FBI, Department of Defense, IRS (which contained prodigious amounts of corporate tax fraud, including Enron’s), US Secret Service, Securities & Exchange Commission (with more stock fraud records), and Citibank’s Salomon Smith Barney, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and many other financial institutions. [Online Journal]
The SEC has not quantified the number of active cases in which substantial files were destroyed [by the collapse of WTC 7]. Reuters news service and the Los Angeles Times published reports estimating them at 3,000 to 4,000. They include the agency’s major inquiry into the manner in which investment banks divvied up hot shares of initial public offerings during the high-tech boom. …”Ongoing investigations at the New York SEC will be dramatically affected because so much of their work is paper-intensive,” said Max Berger of New York’s Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann. “This is a disaster for these cases.” [New York Lawyer]
Citigroup says some information that the committee is seeking [about WorldCom] was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attack on the World Trade Center. Salomon had offices in 7 World Trade Center, one of the buildings that collapsed in the aftermath of the attack. The bank says that back-up tapes of corporate emails from September 1998 through December 2000 were stored at the building and destroyed in the attack. [TheStreet]
Inside [WTC 7 was] the US Secret Service’s largest field office with more than 200 employees. …”All the evidence that we stored at 7 World Trade, in all our cases, went down with the building,” according to US Secret Service Special Agent David Curran. [TechTV]
I wish I could say that I feel sorry for Barbara Walters for hiring her as a commentator and continuing to 'dumb down' Walters' program 'The View', but I don't. She knew Rosie could deliver ratings with what many consider her racist rants and her habit of trying to piggyback on other celebrities to gain attention. Walters had to know that Rosie is an absolute embarrassment when she delves into politics. If she needed proof - just last week O'Donnell claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed only confessed because he was tortured. Fox news host John Gibson pointed out that the confession was witnessed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, and Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan.
On his show on Friday Gibson said, "Now Levin is no Bush fan. He's certainly no fan of the Iraq war. But you have not heard a peep out of him about anything being wrong with the KSM confession. Not a word. He and Graham walked in, sat down and watched as KSM was brought in before military judges and made his confession. Who in their right mind would think that Carl Levin would sit by silently if someone were tortured in front of his very eyes in order to get a confession?"
Gibson added, "This is what happens when you hate the president and the administration so much that even the world's most evil people look to you like little angels next to George W. Bush."
Indeed. I guess it should come as no surprise that she has wandered over the blame America for 9/11 crowd.
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