Tony Bennett

Michael Moore and Bill Maher defend Tony Bennett’s 9/11 comments

by Andrew Jones
RawStory.com

Two people who aren’t afraid to agree with Tony Bennett’s controversial comments about 9/11 are Bill Maher and Michael Moore.

Harking back on their own experiences of getting condemned for provocative statements, both Maher and Moore defended the singer’s 9/11 comments on Real Time Friday evening.

In reaction to panel guest John Avlon saying “he was offended” by Bennett’s statements and labeling them “bulls–t,” Moore came in to vehemently defend the 85 year old crooner.

WATCH: Video from HBO, which aired on September 24, 2011.

“I’m not offended by what he said,” Moore said. “I think it was a brave thing to say, because what he was saying was much more complex. He wasn’t blaming and saying, ‘We’re responsible for our people getting killed.’”

Tony Bennett On 9/11: “They Flew The Plane In, But We Caused It”

In an interview with Howard Stern, legendary singer Tony Bennett disagrees as to the premise for the 9/11 attacks. Although it appears that he takes a bit of the "Ron Paul" approach to 9/11 in that it was blow back, one wouldn't know that from the headline offered. Sadly, Mr. Bennett was already being raked over the coals by the Fox News morning shills which will undoubtedly be parroted throughout the day. The comments weren't very supportive either. I tried to posting some support for Mr. Bennett but I doubt my injection of truth will get past the 9/11 comment police. Worth a try, no registration required.

http://youtu.be/ue8kPul1sC4

The legendary Tony Bennett appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show and talked about his antipathy to war, borne out of having served in WWII.
“But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right,” Bennett said.
In a soft-spoken voice, the singer disagreed with Stern’s premise that 9/11 terrorists’ actions led to U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.