Geraldo Rivera brought two Truthers onto his show Saturday to discuss the controlled implosion of 7 World Trade Center. It was a turnaround for the mustachioed personality, who once said 9/11 Truthers were “into restroom gay sex” and told them “get a life.”
Instead, they found their way onto Geraldo’s set and got a mic.
Geraldo’s change of heart came on the heels of comments actor Ed Asner made on Adam Carolla’s Nov. 9 podcast in which Mary Tyler Moore’s boss said the World Trade Center towers had been loaded with explosives.
“I think there’s a certain area of government that participated in [the 9/11 attacks],” said Asner. Asner has been a vocal Truther for some time now, “wondering” about the government’s involvement as early as 2004.
So why the sudden high-profile attention given to Truthers? Did Oliver Stone get stiffed by a New York City taxi driver the week before and suggest Hugo Chavez broadcast revealing new facts about the terrorist attacks?
The short answer is “no,” if only because the most recent theses on the terrorist attacks are the same ones the country as heard before. The theories have prominent supporters, too. They include porn enthusiasts, drug addicts, Minnesota politicians, fans of Harriet the Spy or — in an odd but somehow understandable way — a combination of all four.
In case one had successfully forgotten for even a small chunk of time, here’s a quick recap of some other famous Truthers.