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'Rescue Me' From 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday, February 04, 2009
By Greg Gutfeld

An upcoming episode of the drama "Rescue Me" is about 9/11 being an inside job. The actor who spews the theories on camera, Daniel Sunjata, actually believes in it too. "They're not discussed a lot in the press," Sunjata says of the theories, in between eating his own hair.

But, that's not what chaps my chaps.

I just hate how the media treats those who spout such theories as risk-takers — when they're really just cowards.

Peter Tolan, the show's producer, defends Sunjata as "well read" and thinks it's great that "he's passionate about it." I guess if you feel strongly about something, then it's OK if you're wrong. See Mark David Chapman.

Look, the fact is, actors who barf this crap are doing it for their own egos. It makes them feel smart, because for once they're spouting something provocative instead of puerile. Never mind that it's an insidious insult to the victims of 9/11 — as it is to the rest of us, who may or may not be guilty, according to Sunjata's theory.

And what's that theory, exactly? Well, Sunjata's character accuses a neo-con government of the pre-emptive attack — something the actor really believes. So basically he's accusing a large group of Americans of killing a larger group of Americans. It's like saying Jews were behind the Holocaust — which Sunjata would probably believe too, if it were the 1940s.

He'd make an awesome Nazi.

And if you disagree with it, then you sir are worse than Hitler.

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"an insidious insult to the victims of 9/11"

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

fox reporter ain't ready for prime-time

"Greg Gutfeld hosts "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" weekdays at 3 a.m. ET"

3 am? Lot's of competition in that time slot.

I think

the only reason I know about it is because I'm over here on the west coast, pacific time.

Fox host: 9/11 truthers are 'mentally ill' David Edwards and Ste

Fox host: 9/11 truthers are 'mentally ill'

David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster
Published: Thursday February 5, 2009

When the New York Times explored the political beliefs of Daniel Sunjata, an actor on the FX network's show "Rescue Me," it was under the banner of a "sinister theory."

The "sinister theory" that a group of neoconservative politicians may have colluded to allow, or bring about, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

On Thursday's Fox and Friends, Greg Gutfield, provocative host of Fox's late night program Red Eye, called individuals like Sunjata, who question the events of 9/11, "mentally ill."

"[Sunjata] believe that 9/11 was a preemptive strike by a neoconservative government," said Gutfield. "I think that means Bush. What angers me about this is people are treating it with respect."

The 9/11 issues are major plot lines in the first 10 episodes of Rescue Me season 5, set to air in April.

"The New York Times ran a piece about it," said Gutfield. "They interviewed the producer -- the producer described the actor, the actor believes this stuff, that the actor is well-read, very passionate about it.

"They say this sort of thing about conspiratorialists all the time, but they never say these people are idiots, they're mentally ill, they shouldn't be treated with respect.

"It's an insult to people that were victims of 9/11 and their families. It's an insult to firefighters. I am surprised they are doing this."

Of course, Gutfield, as a professional media water and commentator, shouldn't be surprised at all.

In 2005, the Fire Department of New York saw its Muslim Chaplain resign after espousing views similar to Sunjata's.

"I've heard professionals say that nowhere ever in history did a steel building come down with fire alone," said the Chaplain in an interview with Newsday.

"It takes two or three weeks to demolish a building like that," he said. "But it was pulled down in a couple of hours. Was it 19 hijackers who brought it down, or was it a conspiracy?"

And the former NYFD Chaplain is not along in his ranks. A group named Firefighters for 9/11 Truth has called for:

"A truly independent investigation with Subpoena and Contempt Powers to uncover the complete truth of the events related to 9/11/2001 – specifically the collapse of WTC Tower 7 and the possibility of explosive demolition. The investigation to follow the national standards so clearly outlined in the National Fire Protection Association guidelines, specifically, NFPA 921 to include thorough analysis of the steel for the presence of 'exotic accelerants.' Congress to honor the promises made to the rescue workers of 9/11 by passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2008. Prosecution of all individuals willfully involved in the planning, and execution of the murders committed on September 11, 2001. Prosecution of all individuals willfully involved in the Obstruction of Justice and Destruction of Evidence surrounding the events of September 11, 2001."

"'They’re not discussed a lot in the press,' Daniel Sunjata, the actor who plays Franco Rivera on “Rescue Me,' told reporters at a television press tour last month," reported the Times. "He predicted that the episode would be 'socio-politically provocative.'

"... Mr. Sunjata’s character delivers a two-minute monologue for a French journalist describing a 'neoconservative government effort' to control the world’s oil, drastically increase military spending and 'change the definition of pre-emptive attack.' To put it into action, he continues, 'what you need is a new Pearl Harbor. That’s what they said they needed.'"

Furthermore, Gutfield's assertion that the families of 9/11 victims would be offended at the questioning of the official story in popular media is particularly revisionist, if he was referring to every family.

While some family members are critical of President Obama's decision to shut down the Guantanamo prison, widows of 9/11 victims were instrumental in forcing the formation of the 9/11 Commission, which was ultimately run by Bush transition team adviser Philip Zelikow after Bush's first choice, Henry Kissinger, resigned under intense fire from the widows.

The 2006 film 9/11: Press for Truth tells the tale of those widows, whose efforts to have their litany of questions answered went unheeded under the Bush administration.

"People are too scared to confront the 9/11 conspiracies," said Gutfield. "Cause, it's like the crazy guy on the subway, you don't want to make eye contact, but eventually you gotta make eye contact. You gotta tell that guy to get lost."

The hosts failed to note that the FX network, which is airing "Rescue Me," is owned by News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News.


“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Let's hope we are close to winning this stupid battle.

Weak Hit Piece Is Free Publicity

The debate is kept alive by this. And intelligent readers may look past the venom and investigate the matter for themselves.

Reprehensor: Can you change the title?

I accidentally called him "David" Sunjata, when his real name is "Daniel". Sorry.

Fox News Logician of the Year

"So basically he's accusing a large group of Americans of killing a larger group of Americans."

Yeah, that's never happened before. (See "Native Americans")

Instead, this idiot compares Sunjata's skepticism with the Holocaust?? Uh, so 3000 dead is the same as 6 million?

How does one get a show on Fox News? Just ask?

What is with these Fox News

What is with these Fox News weasels and appeasers, and what's with their continual siding with the real terrorists? The "awesome Nazi" accusation sounds like guilt creeping in: I cannot think of a more "awesome Nazi" that Bill O'Reilly, just for one. Just imagine living in a nation where Bill O'Reilly, for example, was dictator..... or Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and the rest of the fascist apologists on the corporate media. Sorry if I spoiled anyone's dinner....

Re. Holocaust...The death toll (conservatively) is between 11 and 12 million, and some scholars estimate anything between 12 and 25 million.

eating his own hair?

am I missing something?

Godwin's Law invoked. Gutfeld LOSES.

Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one....There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself)[2] than others invented later. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically "lost" whatever debate was in progress. This principle itself is frequently referred to as Godwin's Law...."


Greg Gutfeld appeared on Fox & Friends yesterday to hawk his pitiful excuse for a show by attacking Daniel Sunjata. I just sent the following message to the show:

I am saddened that you would allow Greg Gutfeld to appear on your show and call Daniel Sunjata an idiot and “mentally ill” for his views on 9/11. I have heard Mr. Sunjata speak on these issues and his points are well-researched, well-reasoned and scientifically supported.

If the Fox News credo of “fair-and-balanced-we-report-you-decide” is indeed policy and not simply lip-service, I request that you invite Mr. Sunjata to appear on Fox and Friends to present his findings. Your viewers deserve better than the rantings of Mr. Gutfeld…they deserve the opportunity to decide for themselves.

their addy is Write and let them know you would like to hear Mr. Sunjata speak for himself on their program.