Dares Millions of Viewers to “Do your own research”
Prison Planet | April 15 2006 URL: http://prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/150406defiantsheen.htm (video available at http://prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/150406sheentv.htm)
Actor Charlie Sheen made history when he first questioned the official story of 9/11, calling it the “biggest conspiracy theory of them all.” Sheen’s comments sent shockwaves across the alternative media and have been one of the biggest stories on the internet for weeks. The story also garnered prime time coverage by major news outlets including CNN, FOX News, and hundreds of newspapers worldwide.
Following his brave step into the spotlight over his 9/11 questions and the ensuing backlash of attacks and hit pieces, Sheen issued an email statement to the media demanding that he be challenged on the facts instead of junior high name-calling. Not one single mainstream media outlet has had the nerve to take Sheen up on his challenge.
Only a few days after Sheen’s story broke in the mainstream press, sources within FOX News and CNN told Alex Jones off-the-record that there was a concerted effort from their companies’ management to “kill” the Sheen story and to end any favorable coverage of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Producers were given this dictate despite the record high ratings and positive audience feedback that was received from coverage of the Sheen 9/11 story.
On Friday, April 14th on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show, Sheen once again brought forward his questions about the official story to tens of millions of Americans. When asked by host Jimmy Kimmel about the statements he made on The Alex Jones radio show, Sheen succinctly remarked, “I just had questions, I had a lot of questions.”
He went further, decrying the media’s treatment of his statements, noting that “[the mainstream media] didn’t really take a look at any of the stuff I was asking them to look at, any of the evidence or any of the stuff that generated those questions…” instead they spun it into the story of whether or not he was “qualified” to question the government.
“I felt the only real validation that I needed was being a tax paying citizen that loves my country,” Sheen expressed to a powerful round of applause from the studio audience. Sheen continued, “What happed to the time in this country when we were entitled, when we had a constitutional and a God-given right to be curious about things that didn’t make sense.”
When asked by Kimmel what had brought him to pose his questions about the official story, Sheen replied, “I’ve done a lot of research,” then referred to the growing number of high-profile individuals who have already bravely stepped forward to ask questions about 9/11, stating “…its not just me, its the people that have come before me – the experts and the engineers, the physicists and the scientists and the scholars, that raised a lot of these things and I took a look at their research and said yeah, it doesn’t add up, a lot of it doesn’t add up, hence these questions.”
Before Kimmel moved the discussion to another topic, Sheen was careful to remind the audience, “There are two areas: Building 7 and the five frames from the Pentagon. Don’t listen to me, do your own research.”
Following the broadcast of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, Alex Jones spoke with Sheen about his views concerning the interview. Sheen made the following statement:
“This is a landmark moment in the 9/11 Truth Movement. We have fired a flaming arrow into the heart of the myopic propaganda posing as the irrefutable official story. Come one, come all, the floodgates have opened! Reveal your patriotism.”
In response Alex Jones stated, “In my 12 years of broadcast, I have broken hundreds of stories that have gained national attention, but none have captured the imagination of the people like Charlie Sheen’s statements on 9/11. Universally people recognize that his courageous stand has smashed the floodgates and the tide has now turned. The 9/11 Truth Movement saw its birth over four and a half years ago and it witnessed an unprecedented infusion when Charlie Sheen spoke out. ”
“The bottom line is that people resonate with Charlie Sheen’s courage. The average man or woman understands that Sheen is taking a risk by saying aloud what they have only thought about in secret: 9/11 was an inside job and the foundational event for the police state growing in America and the pretext for the ongoing wars for global empire.