Thursday, February 05, 2009

Fox News Commentator Rips Into Daniel Sunjata

As George Monbiot said, "The great virtue of a fake conspiracy is that it calls on you to do nothing.". FoxNews commentator Greg Gutfield takes a similar theme:

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.

How fringe do you have to be to get the Guardian and FoxNews to agree that you are a nut?