Surprise: Jesse Ventura's a Truther

As my esteemed colleague once said of him, “he’s not terribly bright, nor is he terribly interesting.” True, but he thinks he is, which is the first step down the path to Truth. Here’s the proof from Prison Planet, which has audio too if you’re willing to sit through a meeting of the minds between Ron Paul’s chat buddy and a guy who used to wrestle in a feather boa.

“I kicked myself when it initially happened that the light didn’t go off but I was so shocked that this thing had even taken place that I apologize for not being more aware,” said Ventura, adding that watching Loose Change at the insistence of his son was part of the catalyst for his wake up call…

“When I finally did watch it I went through every emotion you could imagine, from laughing, crying, getting sick to my stomach, to the whole emotional thing,” said the former Governor.

“To me questions haven’t been answered and are not being answered about 9/11,” said Ventura, before highlighting the collapse of Building 7, a 47-story tall skyscraper that was not hit by a plane but collapsed in its own footprint in the late afternoon of September 11…

“Two planes struck two buildings….but how is it that a third building fell 5 hours later?” asked Ventura, “How could this building just implode into its own footprint 5 hours later – that’s my first question – the 9/11 Commission didn’t even devote one page to that in their big volume of investigation,” added the former Governor.

Here’s how the building fell five hours later, with apologies to his expert opinion as a structural engineer ex-Navy SEAL that “there’s no doubt that that building was brought down with demolition.” Am I mistaken in thinking he’s the first, ahem, “major” politician — governor, senator, or emeritus — to out himself as a free-thinkin’ fool on this subject? I can recall congressmen who have flirted with it (Kucinich, McKinney) but no one any higher on the totem pool. Congrats, Jesse. Exit question: Guest shot at Truthstock?

Jazz Shaw Jul 06, 2022 9:01 AM ET