Yes Cosmos Did Present Himself As A Family Member
Remember the whole bit a few months back about Cosmos claiming to be a nephew of Mickey Rothenberg? Well, after I called him out on it based on information developed by a pair of loathsome toads named Adam Syed and Hang 'Em High Kevin Barrett, Cosmos retorted hotly:
I have never referred to myself as a “9/11 family member”. During 2007 and 2008, I hosted a radio show called Truth Revolution Radio. I only mentioned Mickey a few times during the run of the show, but each time I did I noted the exact nature of my relationship to him. There are dozens of documented examples showing that I’ve frequently and publicly clarified my connection to Mark Rothenberg.
(Italics in original).
Syed had come up with a couple examples of Cosmos presenting himself as having lost an uncle on 9-11, like this one (starts about 6:30):
But you know how it is, some people do refer to a family friend as "my uncle", so it was hard to say that Cosmos was being completely untruthful. At least, until I remembered this clip (skip ahead to 8:00):
"I'm a family member. My uncle died on 9-11, what do you mean I'm spitting on his memory? I resent that. I really resent that."
Note in particular that Cosmos uses his supposed familial relationship in exactly the way I suggested:
IMHO, Cosmos just used "Uncle" Mickey as a shield. How dare anybody question him; his uncle was murdered in the attacks!
Oh Cosmoooooos! You got some 'splainin' to do!