Los Angeles-Actor Charlie Sheen stirred controversy Thursday night during an appearance on "Larry King Live". Dressed in nothing but a pair of briefs and a tin foil hat, Sheen lived up to his commitment to a panel of three "so-called" 9/11 "debunkers".
Early last September, Sheen challenged his detractors to appear with him live on the show but could find no takers. Desperate to get someone to take the bait Sheen announced during an appearance on the "Alex Jones Show" "If you're intimidated by me I can understand. But they say that you can overcome a fear of public debate by imagining your opponent in his underwear. Well, I'll tell you what. I'll make it easy for you."
The temptation proved to be too much for at least three of many dis-infotutes Charlie had been calling out over the last few weeks and when they took him up on the challenge they agreed with one additional condition: that he wear a tin foil hat. Sheen agreed and what transpired next made for some bizarre but never-the-less interesting television.
The panel consisted of three so-called experts on the 9/11 tragedy.
Not ready for prime time host of FOX's "Red Eye", "Gutless" Greg Gutfeld was among the panel.
"Gutless" (a nickname coined by fellow UC Berkley students who claim that campus police escorted him to his car from class each night for a week because he was scared of a bully) has an impressive resume of getting fired from a number of brain candy magazine's like STUFF and MAXIM (whose bulk of subscribers are incarcerated in jails and prisons because it's the closest thing to porn that they are allowed to get. seriously. I'm not kidding about this).
An expert at losing readership, Gutless now works his same magic on the viewership over at FOX NEWS.
With his trademark frat-boy name calling and spoiled rotten brat arrogance, "Gutless" never once (during his giggling tirade) criticized or addressed any of the bullet points from Sheen's letter to the president. Instead, he ripped into Sheen for being everything that magazines like STUFF and MAXIM say are cool: sex, drugs, Rock N-roll. Thus concluding that this alone debunks the theory that 911 was an inside job.
Also on the panel was Meghan McCain, the largest of Senator John McCain's daughters, who weighed in (no pun intended)with her knowledge on the subject.
An accomplished twitterer and text messager, McCain also recently criticized Sheen's past lifestyle and used that as the basis why she believes no further investigation into 9/11 should be conducted.
McCain made these remarks during an appearance on the women's program "The View" (which had to be modified to fit your screen) where she was promoting her "McCain/Palin 2010" celebrity mud wrestling tour.
Last, and certainly least, was James Meigs, editor of "Popular Mechanics" Magazine (proving that you don't have to be popular nor a mechanic to work for "Popular Mechanics"). Meigs, who has no scientific background at all, is one of the most highly regarded experts on 9/11 and actually has produced a remarkable film on the subject called "How to Make your own Music Video". James can talk fancy and memorize stuff really good and looks real smart in glasses.
The interview got off to a rocky start when Meghan McCain viciously attacked sheen saying "What makes you an expert on 9-11, Charlie? You're just an actor. And you wouldn't even be an actor if your dad wasn't famous".
Sheen quipped back with "Oh, really, Meghan. And if it wasn't for your dad, you'd be serving up plates of chicken wings and shots of Jagermeister at the Phoenix TGI Friday's."
King, playing umpire, got in the middle of the two and put the discussion back on course.
Charlie's first question to the panel was from the many bullet points contained in his "20 Minutes with the President". Charlie asked "What is the meaning behind the following quote attributed to Dick Cheney which came to light during the 9/11 Commission hearings? The passage is taken from testimony given by then Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out." "The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to "the plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the Vice President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"
As the plane was not shot down, in addition to the fact that armed fighter jets were nowhere near the plane and the Pentagon defensive system was not activated, are we to take it that the orders were to let the plane find its target?"
To that question Meghan McCain quickly raised her hand and said "I'll take that one Larry". She then faced the camera and with the animation of a "Stepford Wife" stated "I personally believe the U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh...people out there in our nation don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and...I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., err, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our..."
Before she could finish, the show went to break and when they returned, Charlie directed his next question to Gutfeld, asking "Mr. Gutfeld you claim that anyone who questions the official story of 911 is a whack-job! How do you take into account all the credible voices raiseing their concerns? People who actually sat on the 9-11 commission like Max Cleland and John Farmer, not to mention the dozens of senior military officials, 700 plus architects and engineers, over 200 pilots and aviation officials, hundreds of survivors and family members, even the Japanese Diet…"
Gutfeld interrupted Sheen and replied "Well, I never did like the Japanese Diet. All that raw fish and sticky white rice. I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy. And what the hell is a soft shell crab anyway?"
At that point the camera cut back to Sheen who was holding his face in his hands and shaking his head.
The questioning continued along those lines and when Sheen finally got around to quizzing James Meigs on the free fall collapse of building 7 into it's own footprint, Miegs responded by saying "I'm sorry it's our policy not to debate the subject of 9-11".
This infuriated Sheen to the point of standing to his feet and starting towards Meigs but then stopped short when he produced a DVD of "Terminal Velocity" and asked Sheen "I'd really appreciate if I could get this autographed . Its not for me its for my wife. Its her favorite movie. She just loves you. Big fan. Always saying "why can't you have hair like that?"…bitch".
It was definitely compelling stuff and really should be seen with one's own two eyes to be fully appreciated. You might find a clip on You Tube.
In the end no questions were ever really answered though I suspect the panel will go back to their respective propaganda ministries and claim victory with countless stills of a naked tin capped Charlie looming large in the background.
Such is life in this big three ring circus we call the main-stream media.