Huffpo Hires "Former" Truther and Football Player as National Security Blogger
Of course, the Trutherism is being highlighted by critics:
Stallworth, a wide receiver in the NFL since 2002, is currently an unsigned free agent and has not played in any games since 2012. As a 9/11 truther, he has publicly stated that Osama bin Laden was not responsible for the attacks and that the Pentagon was not hit by a plane.
"NO WAY 9/11 was carried out by 'dying' Bin Laden, 19 men who couldn't fly a damn kite. STILL have NO EVIDENCE Osama was connected, like Iraq," Stallworth tweeted in 2009. Stallworth also tweeted, "Gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ ppl who actually believe a plane hit the pentagon on 9/11... hole woulda been ASTRONOMICALLY bigger, God bless lost lives."
The Huffpo claims all that is in the past. Reading between the lines of this Washington Post piece, it appears that the real attraction of Stallworth to the Huffpo was his support for gay football player Michael Sam.
Vis-a-vis Stallworth’s qualifications, Grim said that “his LGBT work brought him to our attention and impressed us.”One would think that a more basic qualification for a national security blogger would be a rudimentary understanding of the worst terrorist attack in US history.