Rescue Me Works 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Into Its Plot - 2-2-09

Rescue Me Works 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Into Its Plot

Word has leaked that in an episode for the upcoming season of the FX firefighter drama Rescue Me, the womanizing fireman Franco—one of the show's main characters—espouses theories that 9/11 was an inside job, carried out as part of a neoconservative plot to change the definition of "preemptive attack" and control the world's oil. The Times says that it marks "the first fictional presentation of 9/11 conspiracy theories by a mainstream media company." Star of the show Denis Leary says that the scene is not far off from scenes in actual fire houses "where some of the younger members don’t even have to completely buy into the theory of 9/11 being an inside job, but want to discuss it."

What is more striking than the fictional plot line is that the show is using the real-life conspiracy beliefs of the actor who plays Franco, Daniel Sunjata, to promote the storyline. In a press tour, Sunjata said that he “absolutely, 100 percent” supports the assertion that “9/11 was an inside job.”

The Kansas City Star dug further and discovered that Sunjata's beliefs don't stop there. Last year at a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, the actor stated the following in a speech:

"A government that will tell you that air is safe to breathe after a national emergency when they know that there is asbestos floating around in the a government that has no regard for human life...If they do that to open Wall Street just three days after the 9/11's not a far leap to think that they would have pulled off the attack themselves. Obviously they're psychopathic sadists with absolutely no regard for human life...(During 9/11 memorial telecasts), you know that there's somebody sitting back—some media executive, some military intelligence expert...knowing that they themselves had a hand in carrying it off, in planning it, in murdering the very people."

Executive Producer Peter Tolan says that the show thought it would be interesting to use subject matter that Sunjata (a Tony nominee who also played Reggie Jackson in The Bronx is Burning) was so well-read and passionate about. Below is the clip of Sunjata's entire speech from the campaign rally.

Former NJ Governor Christie Todd Whitman was found not to be liable for asserting that air was safe following the attacks. A report last year addressed one of Sunjata's main criticisms, the alleged destruction of Tower 7. And last summer celebrities such as Ed Asner and musical group Arrested Development allied themselves with the group 911 Truth in calling for a new 9/11 investigation.

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celebrity neutralization

Celebrities who work in the MSM are subject to the legal constraints defined by their contracts. Below is an example taken from Jesse Ventura's interview on the Howard Stern Show. Ironically, Jesse Ventura is now associated with TruTV on a 9/11 Truth project. Imagine the legal gag order in his contract.

Here's an excert from his interview.

HS: "You know why we haven't seen Jesse Ventura for awhile. He signed a deal with MSNBC for three years, and then, according to you [Jesse Ventura], they cancelled your show when you opposed the Iraq war, and because you were under contract you couldn't appear anywhere else."

JV: "That's absolutely true."

HS: "So are you a free agent?"

JV: "I had a contract that didn't allow me to do any news shows, nor anything on cable or satellite."

HS: "Wow, and they silenced you."

JV: "Yeah, well obviously they did, because if you recall back, remember when Phil Donahue was on for that short time?

HS: "Yes."

JV: "Okay Howard, you know ratings. The highest rated show on their network they ever had and they pulled him."

HS: "No kidding?"

Robin Quivers: "He opposed the war."

JV: "He opposed the war. Nobody was allowed to be on the air in this country who was opposed to the invasion of Iraq."

HS: "Isn't that horrible? I remember even the Dixie Chicks took so much crap because they opposed the war and they spoke out against President Bush."
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Re: celebrity neutralization

thanks for this post.. fascinating interview with jesse ventura. do you have a url link for it, and do you know the full name of HS conducting the interview?

rosie and charlie sheen were two other examples of celebs silenced.. but thankfully they have not neutralized the truth totally. And now the celebrity truth community is stepping forth. Daniel Sunjata has eyes wide open, and knows his role is with the people he is portraying rather than for the almighty buck. , thank goodness.. and that a television network is participating now is likely, partly due to the results of the 2008 election and ragged constitution that finally got got the corrupt Bush regime out of office. How much are they still pulling the strings? This article regarding the financial undertow can illuminate some of the scope of such problems confronting us:

[[|OBAMA Being Used As A
False Front By The Crooks]].

The ny times article on rescue me showed an unusual open-minded interview.

Truth is leaking out and will inevitably breach the dam of denial and betrayal. I would welcome the whole truth to come out, all the false flags, blunders and all.

Another article I would recommend reading an article on Truth & Reconciliation from an interview with David Ray Griffin. It shows a possible way to help expose and heal from the events of September 11, 2001.

How we deal with the truth is just as, or perhaps, even more critical than simply just exposing the truth. We got to find as many win/wins as possible like in South Africa to end apartheid. Truth and justice must go hand in hand. Crazy people with fingers on pandemics and WMDs must be dealt with consciously to make sure we have the chance to deal with our problems from a humane perspective. At least that is my hope.


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one correction to the Gothamist article:

Ed Asner has been a fearless voice in the 9/11 Truth Movement for a bit longer than since last summer, and so has Daniel Sunjata. Gothamist also neglects to mention Martin and Charlie Sheen, Rosie, Willie Nelson and so many others, no doubt due to space limitations!
Ed Asner – Seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor. Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Roots, Rich Man, Poor Man.

Open letter 4/26/04: " I would like to suggest to you emphatically that the 9-11 truth movement is the most pressing issue of the peace & justice movement today. ...

There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media, Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission. These include accountability for the massive breakdown of air defense and plane intercept procedures as described in FAA and DOD regulations, which were violated on 9-11.

This breakdown and astounding unpreparedness by U.S. domestic defense agencies is puzzling to say the least, given the detailed reports our government had of the coming attacks, that were bizarrely suppressed by key officials. ...

I urge all to read The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David Ray Griffin, and endorsed by Howard Zinn, and to view "The Great Deception" documentary by acclaimed Canadian television journalist Barrie Zwicker. ...

We must look deeply at the events leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full 9-11 truth."

Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:
"We want truthful answers to question. … As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry."


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