Even questioning the events of September 11th is too much for the Huffington Post, thought of by many as a progressive news source.
VENTURA ON 9/11
[Note for WoP readers: Huffington Post is considered a progressive medium, in contrast to the mainstream media; who day and night publish / project news, views, features, issues, every thing from a particular angle, a set mindset all aimed to motivate their readers to be carried away with all what they want them to. Much to my astonishment and other readers of this publication, the management decided to refuse Jesse Ventura’s upcoming post.
Now had Ventura been a young journalist, a novice seeking to gain a foothold in the realm of journalism by bringing up some sensational news item or digging out a scandal to become popular overnight, I would have thought the HuffPost guys are smart enough to sift facts from faction. But Jesse is not a young amateurish intern in journalism. Here is a brief, excerpted from Wikipedia on this seasoned man and his achievements. [Nayyar]
James George Janos (born July 15, 1951), best known as Jesse “The Body” Ventura, is an American politician, previous governor of Minnesota, retired professional wrestler and color commentator, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host.
In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998, running as an Independent and member of the Reform Party, he was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota and served from January 4, 1999 to January 6, 2003 without seeking a second term.
VENTURA ON BUSH/CHENEY ADMINISTRATION AND TORTURE
In a May 11, 2009 interview with Larry King, Ventura twice stated that George W. Bush was the worst president of his lifetime, adding “President Obama inherited something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. You know? Two wars, an economy that’s borderline depression.” On the issue of waterboarding, Ventura added:
[I]t’s a good thing I’m not president because I would prosecute every person that was involved in that torture. I would prosecute the people that did it. I would prosecute the people that ordered it. Because torture is against the law. …
[Waterboarding] is drowning. It gives you the complete sensation that you are drowning. It is no good, because you — I’ll put it to you this way, you give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders. … If it’s — if it’s done wrong, you certainly could drown. You could swallow your tongue. You could do a whole bunch of stuff. If it’s it done wrong or — it’s torture, Larry. It’s torture.
Ventura then stated that he had no respect for Dick Cheney because he is “a guy who got five deferments from the Vietnam War. Clearly, he’s a coward. He wouldn’t go when it was his time to go. And now he is a chickenhawk. Now he is this big tough guy who wants this hardcore policy. And he’s the guy that sanctioned all this torture by calling it ‘enhanced interrogation’.”
Ventura also expressed interest in being appointed ambassador to Cuba should U.S. relations with Cuba continue to improve. On a May 18, 2009 appearance on The View, Ventura asked Elisabeth Hasselbeck if waterboarding is acceptable, why were not Oklahoma City bombers, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols waterboarded.
“We only seem to waterboard Muslims.” Comparing the waterboarding of detainees to the North Vietnamese torture of American P.O.W.s, Ventura asserted, “We created our own Hanoi Hilton in Guantánamo. That’s our Hanoi Hilton.“ “‘Enhanced interrogation’ is Dick Cheney changing a word. Dick Cheney changed a word to cover his ass.”
On May 20, 2009, Ventura appeared on Fox & Friends. When Brian Kilmeade told Ventura that he would stop supporting waterboarding when “they’re dead”, Ventura responded, “Really? Have you enlisted? Have you enlisted or are you just talking?… Go walk the walk, don’t talk the talk.”
VENTURA HAS QUESTIONS ON 9/11
In April and May 2008, Jesse Ventura, in several radio interviews for his new book, Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me, expressed concerns about what he described as some of the unanswered questions of the September 11 attacks. His remarks about the possibility that the World Trade Center was demolished with explosives were also repeated in newspaper and television stories following some of the interviews.
Ventura was interviewed on the Alex Jones radio show on April 2, 2008 where he said that he felt that many unanswered questions remain, and he believes that World Trade Center Building 7, which was not struck by a plane, collapsed on the afternoon of 9/11 in a manner which resembled a well executed controlled demolition Ventura stated:
How could this building just implode into its own footprint five hours later? That’s my first question. […] The 9/11 Commission didn’t even devote one page to that in their big volume of investigation.
He also states the Twin Towers appeared to be pulverized to dust, that they fell at virtually free-fall speed, and that no other massive steel-framed buildings had ever collapsed in this manner due to fire before.
On May 18, 2009, when asked by Sean Hannity of Fox News, how George W. Bush could have avoided the attacks of September 11, 2001, Ventura answered, “Well, you pay attention to memos on August 6th that tell you exactly what bin Laden‘s gonna do.”
CONSPIRACY THEORY WITH JESSE VENTURA
Main article: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
In August 2009, it was announced that Ventura would host TruTV‘s new show Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. “Ventura will hunt down answers, plunging viewers into a world of secret meetings, midnight surveillance, shifty characters and dark forces,” truTV said in a statement. On the program, which debuted on December 2, 2009, Ventura travels the country, investigating cases and getting input from believers and skeptics before passing judgment on a theory’s validity. According to TruTV, the first episode drew 1.6 million viewers, a record for a new series on the network. Contd…
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