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Video: Alex Jones On CNN Showbiz Tonight

Watch Alex's appearance on CNN's Showbiz Tonight in which he not only successfully defends Charlie Sheen but also on the 9/11 inside job.
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SHOWBIZ TONIGHT

Sheen 9/11 Comments Spark Controversy; Investigators Unraveling Mystery of Princess Diana`s Death; Students Spend Spring Break Helping Out ; ABC`s "Extreme Makeover" Remakes Town Devastated by Katrina; "Rolling Stone" Goes Behind The Scenes with "American Idol"; Growing Phenomenon of the Office Spouse

Aired March 23, 2006 - 19:00:00 ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: New information about the death of Princess Diana. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.
BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. And a look at a workplace phenomenon, the office spouse. TV`s only live entertainment news show starts right now.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

HAMMER (voice-over): On SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Charlie Sheen speaks out on a controversial theory that the government covered up what really happened on 9/11.

CHARLIE SHEEN, ACTOR: Taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets. That feels like a conspiracy theory.

HAMMER: Tonight, we dig even deeper. The host of the radio show on which Sheen leveled his startling allegations joins us live right here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. Plus, the overwhelming response from you, the viewers.

Rebuilding communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Tonight, how a TV reality show is going in to fix what some say the government could not.

HARRY CONNICK JR., SINGER/ACTOR: I`m Harry Connick Jr. If it happened today, it`s on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

HAMMER: Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer, live in New York City.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson, live in Hollywood.

A.J., it`s been incredible. Pretty hard to believe, actually, the response we got today to the incredible story SHOWBIZ TONIGHT broke last night. Actor Charlie Sheen`s startling claims that the government may be covering up what really happened on September 11.

HAMMER: So many e-mails coming in. We`ve been really overwhelmed today. Between the e-mails, the blogs, the web sites, everybody is writing and talking about it.

Charlie Sheen made the comments during a hard-to-believe interview on a radio show. And don`t move because in just a moment the host of the radio show, the guy who actually spoke with Sheen, is going to join me live here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. But first let`s get you up to speed on the latest developments.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

SHEEN: The more you look at stuff, especially specific incidents, specific events, in or around the fateful day, it just-- it just raises a lot of questions.

HAMMER: The questions Charlie Sheen is raising about the 9/11 attacks are raising a lot of eyebrows. Our e-mail inbox immediately started to overflow. And the coverage on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is getting a lot of attention.

The web site 9/11 Blogger calls SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s coverage, quote, "The first time a major news station has covered 9/11 questions in any reasonable format."

It all started with a radio interview Sheen gave to GCN Radio Network host Alex Jones, a cult hero of sorts to 9/11 conspiracy theorists. During the interview, Sheen made clear that he backs Jones` views.

SHEEN: We`re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue. It seems to me like, you know, 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory.

HAMMER: Sheen also made another shocking suggestion: that we may not know the full story about the collapse of the World Trade Center.

SHEEN: I have a hard time believing that a fireball traveled down the elevator over 110 feet and still had the explosive energy to destroy the lobby like it was described.

I said, "Hey, call me insane. But did it sort of look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?"

If I was your age, I could only dream about my parents splitting up.

HAMMER: As the star of the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," Sheen is seen weekly by about 10 million people. And many of them may end up paying attention to his controversial comments about 9/11.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

HAMMER: As I mentioned the radio host who interviewed Sheen is Alex Jones of the Genesis Communications Network. Alex joins me live from Austin, Texas, to talk about Sheen`s riveting comments.

Alex, as I mentioned, the response that we got from doing this story last night absolutely shocking. So I want to know how it actually all came about. How did the interview with Charlie Sheen actually happen? Did you guys reach out to him? Did he call you? What was the deal?

ALEX JONES, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Well, just to make something clear, Mr. Sheen has amazing courage to do what he`s done. And he contacted me. He`s been watching my documentaries for years. He`s one of the most informed people that I`ve talked to in Hollywood on this subject.

Listen, for years Hollywood`s been on fire with people knowing the truth about 9/11. And I was the first to expose 9/11 on the day. In fact two months before I had intel that elements of the military industrial complex were going to carry out the attack. I said they`ll use bin Laden, the known CIS. That is their patsy to take the blame for attacking the towers.

So Mr. Sheen is only exceptional in that he has courage in going public. Courage that no one else in Hollywood had.

I mean, here`s a CNN poll from Anderson Cooper a year and a half ago where they said is the government covering up 9/11? Could they be involved? Ninety percent when the poll closed on CNN said this.

So listen I have my own syndicated show. I`ve done 4,000 radio interviews in the last 4 1/2 years. Almost no one calls in and disagrees now. We have the majority view and we have the evidence.

And bottom line, there are declassified U.S. government documents like Operation Northwoods that ABC News reported on back in 2000. Operation Northwoods. Google it.

And in there the U.S. government -- an element of it -- said we want to hi-jack jets by remote control, crash them and blame it on the Soviet Union in Cuba. Now that was decades ago. This is why we believe this.

Then you look at the official story. The firefighters, the police, hundreds of them saying there were bomb in the buildings. They were told to shut up. You look at building seven, detonators going off. You can see the explosion.

HAMMER: And Alex, a lot of this is what Charlie Sheen was covering. I`m actually just curious. Did he reach out to you guys? Is he the one who put the call into you and how he wound up on your show?

JONES: Sure. Sure. He called me a few weeks ago and said that -- said that he loves this country. He has nothing to gain from this. In fact it`s dangerous for him to do.

HAMMER: Sure, sure.

JONES: He said, "I love this country and my kids so much that I`m going to do this, Alex."

And I said, "God bless you" because now it makes for other Hollywood people who`ve got major pull who know the truth to start going public.

HAMMER: And dangerous indeed to do. Because a lot of what he said makes a lot of people sort of sit back and say, "Whoa, I don`t know about that."

And what`s really important here. You may not agree with everything that Charlie Sheen had to say. I personally think it`s a good thing that he did go on your show, so he could go public with his point of view. Because it does get people talking.

You know, there are a lot of people who may look at this, however, and say there just goes another Hollywood nut job shooting off his mouth.

JONES: Listen -- listen...

HAMMER: I imagine that you think, though, having a Hollywood actor on your side is a good thing and, as you mention, may bring some more people to the table talking about this.

JONES: Sure, sure. If you knew some of the Hollywood names that are aware of 9/11. We`re talking some of the biggest people.

HAMMER: Any you can tell us about that you`ve been in contact with?

JONES: No, I can`t. Because -- because people in Hollywood contact me because I have integrity, and I`ve been in a few films and they know me. And they know I keep my mouth shut.

You know, it was kind of like back in high school. I learned to keep my mouth shut about girls I was dating and all the girls started liking you.

Look, it`s really simple. Let`s understand this, OK? Nine-eleven was an inside job. It was a self-inflicted wound. And -- and what Charlie Sheen is doing is just amazing, and he can only be commended for it. And all he`s calling for is a real investigation.

I go further at InfoWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com. We lay out how it happened and what took place.

And it`s not just Charlie Sheen I`ve interviewed. CNN has interviewed some of these people, the only network that I`ve seen doing it. You guys have interviewed. There have been physics professors that have gone public. There have been the heads of mining colleges that have gone public.

George Bush Sr.`s top CIA adviser who briefed him and Ronald Reagan, one of the highest little guys at the CIA, says our government is clearly involved in carrying out terror to blame it on foreign enemies.

Did you know that on CIA.gov they admit that they carried out terror attacks in 1953 to blame it on Mohammed Mozadek (ph) in Iran as a pretext to overthrow Iran?

HAMMER: Alex -- I`m going to rein -- all good stuff and all stuff that needs to be talked about. But I`m going to rein you back in here to the topic at hand.

JONES: Sure.

HAMMER: One thing that I think is interesting. You know, as I mentioned we`ve gotten this overwhelming response. The e-mail has not stopped coming in. Most of the e-mail I`ve been getting has been supporting the fact that we are bringing attention to something that is rarely talked about in mainstream media.

JONES: Yes, sir. You have courage. No one else has done what you`re doing.

HAMMER: And I appreciate you saying that. So the question is why? Why have so many of the major media outlets not talked about these alternative theories that exist behind 9/11? Why is that?

JONES: Mark Twain said that, "In the beginning a patriot is a scarce man, hated and feared and scorned. But in time when his cause succeeds, the timid join him, because then it costs nothing to be patriot."

A lot of people don`t have the courage that you have, A.J. A lot of people don`t have the courage of Charlie Sheen. They don`t have the courage of the German defense minister, Andre Van Bulow (ph), who two years ago went public...

HAMMER: What do you think is afraid of that`s going to happen to them?

JONES: They`re afraid of being beaten up by the hordes of neocon intimidators who try to go out there with their Gestapo Nazi tactics to try to bludgeon everybody with their blogs and radio shows to shut up.

But they`ve lost, pal, because people have learned that they`re a bunch of liars. They lied about WMDs. They lied about everything. And now their credibility is totally blown.

The new White House memo just came out where Bush is talking about staging the shoot down of American planes to get -- to blame it on Saddam. That`s public. That`s admitted.

HAMMER: Let`s talk about some public documents. Because obviously experts, government commissions, countless officials have all come out and supported what is the official line.

JONES: Yes, they call it Henry Kissinger independent.

HAMMER: Right. Well, we know that those documents are out there and that people are supporting them. So I guess what some people watching us tonight may be thinking is, well, why the heck should I be listening to Charlie Sheen or to Alex Jones and his web site on this matter?

JONES: They shouldn`t. They shouldn`t. They shouldn`t believe me. They shouldn`t believe you. They shouldn`t believe George Bush. They shouldn`t believe the Keane Commission where almost the entire commission has conflicts of interest and was appointed by Bush. You`ve got to love this. He appoints his own commission, and then the media calls it independent.

Did you know that the "9/11 Whitewash Commission" claims there were no columns in tower one and two when they had 47 of the biggest columns in the world up until that time? They won`t say why building seven had blast points going off down the side.

HAMMER: Well, Alex -- Alex, I`m afraid I`ve got to cut you off because we`re out of time. But as I said, it`s sparking debate. It`s getting people talking. And I appreciate you help bringing it up.

JONES: Thank you. Go to InfoWars.com, sir. Find out the truth at PrisonPlanet.com.

HAMMER: Alex Jones, live from Austin.

And as I mentioned we`ve gotten so many e-mails on the subject. We`ll read what some of you have to say coming up a bit later in the show.

Nine eleven also happens to be the subject of a new movie that`s coming out in theaters soon. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has your first look at "United 93." That`s coming up in a bit in the "SHOWBIZ Showcase."

YES 24.Mar.2006 01:09

Alex Ansary

Watch the media eat him alive.....

He overstepped the boundries. They will make an example of him.
This is how telling the truth can mean career suicide.

Gatekeeping is real, Look around.


Oh well, that's showbiz 24.Mar.2006 08:30

Converse Murdoch umlaut@idir.net

As to CNN's intentions: This comes off as more of a promotional piece for Charlie Sheen than a 911 inside job expose. C'mon, look at the context, the Showbiz segment. The propaganda machine routinely sets up icons for the resistance. It's a herding technique for the disgruntled.

CNN is still a business. It's possible that they're trying to recapture some of the audience that they have lost by spewing their blatant Bush propaganda.

So does anybody now think that Charlie Sheen is the man whose going to fix America ? Is anybody going to watch CNN now more than they did before ? Will Alex Jones start promoting CNN on his radio show ? We'll have to see where they're going with this. Time will tell.

wrong 24.Mar.2006 09:40

rAT

this is the beginning of the end of the Bush regime. It's an ideological civil war that is developing. Whether or not it morphs into a true national nightmare is up to the media in the long run. CNN is at least giving it a shot. Don't get too nihilistic. Remember, all Americans are not the fools they're portrayed to be. We've all seen 'JFK' and 'Conspiracy Theory'. When a living-room TV icon says something controversial it always makes the news. When one of them claims Bush & Co. were the planners of 911, the public really rears up and takes notice. I'd say the cat's head is out of the bag right now. Let the media crucify him! The Sheen's have been fending off flack from warmongers for decades. It's no big deal to them. Career suicide? Are you kidding or what Alex? The guy is a HUGE primetime TV star, and a movie star to boot. This is a new paradigm we're entering. Hollywood is the center of the American Universe in many essential ways, especially it's ability to dramatize basic American values. Our present rulers are so out of step with these historic articles of faith (especially those regarding human rights), that the public is more than primed to give someone like Sheen a fair hearing. Did you think the truth 'movement' was going to remain an internet hobby forever? This is serious shit- you're talking about treason at it's worst. I just wonder when the other shoe is going to drop. Go Charlie. So where's that Academy Award winner George Clooney? Don't tell me he doesn't know the truth too. Now is the time to bum-rush the media with all your might. Strike while the iron is hot. Will 'liberal' Hollywood leave Sheen dangling? Will his Dad enter the fray? We'll stay tuned.

Charlie Sheen - Patriot 24.Mar.2006 10:58

Eric Blair

Yes. It may be true that Charlie Sheen has committed professional sucide, but what a fine and noble death it will be.

thanks for the original post 24.Mar.2006 12:13

data miner

Sheen's image is seen by 10 million each week in the United State through his TV shows.

And there have been tons of emails according to Shobiz Tonight pouring in.

Their impromptu poll querying these thousands shows that of the TV audience tuning in, 65% agree with Sheen and only 35% (about the same percentage that still in their hardwired support of Bush regardless of his destruction of their country) still have any faith in the official story.

Fascinating visual example of two different journalistic styles--internet factual journalism with reporter passion and detailed information at his fingertips, versus TV elite driven pablum for the masses journalism withotu any information except surface reactions--physically coming face to face pretty much for the first time in history.

This is a real watershed event in the history of the internet as well as 9-11 coverage realities in the TV world.

seems that 24.Mar.2006 16:56

drago

Seems that David Ray Griffin was right when he appeared on CSPAN last year, saying that his appearance on national tv might be the beginning of something really big. It's looking that way for sure now. Also at the same time remember what a rabid beast will do when it's cornered...

Should another catastrophic event take place, the powers that are should expect for a huge percentage of Americans to suspect "inside job" and perhaps take direct action in the streets, igniting a movement even more Revolutionarily palpable than that of the 60's and of course Seattle.

We're entering into some extraordianrily MAJOR times. Bob Dylan's ditty sure wouldn't be able to wrap itself around THESE a 'changin times...

Data minor , the figures are 82 percent agree with Sheen 24.Mar.2006 17:22

brian

'Sheen tipped his hat to A.J. Hammer and CNN's Showbiz Tonight for having the guts to cover the story and give 9/11 skeptics a balanced platform on which to discuss the issues. He called the CNN poll showing around 82% support his stance on 9/11 an "inspiration" and "staggering" but Sheen also outlined the fact that he was not entirely surprised by the outcome. Sheen said he was encouraged by the support shown on blogs and message boards across the Internet.

The 82 % is about 22000 persons so far.

Does It Matter? 24.Mar.2006 17:25

George Orwell

So, a Hollywood bigshot gets on a insignificant talk show and says he believes the Bushistas are to blame for 9-11. You folks think this will change the paradigm? How desparate our persecuted progressive minds have become. I agree with Alex, Mr. Sheen will be marginalized and most likely will face inner circle retribution from his Hollywood peers. Their silence will be the likely response to his statements, and yes, he will be hung out to dry. If these revelations spread rapidly and gained momentum in the mainstream malaise, what then? Will the apathetic and cozy middle class of this country rise up? We all know the answer, no. I fought for 20years in the forest wars and learned early on about the insidious activities our tax paying dollars pay for. I learned most importantly that the government is not for the people, but for keeping the status quo and its elite constituency in positions of dominance. We're all programmed to believe what we hear through the "official channels" and so many of us do not have the critical skills necessary to question our government. I knew from the moment it happened that 9-11 was an elitist inside job. Call it what you want, "New World ORder", Neo-Con, American Taliban, Military Industrial Complex and so on.... The powers that be saw in Seattle in 1999 what was happening and it scared the holy shit out of them. They got togethewr and first rigged the election so a stooge would be put in place and then they started their Simon Bar Sinister 9-11 game plan .The rest is history or whatever is left of it.

. 24.Mar.2006 21:54

.

Yes, it does matter. A critical eye can easily turn to cinicism and defeatism.

to brian 25.Mar.2006 06:13

data miner

thanks for the update, brian.

more on what brian is talking about here. The above image capture was only the poll in the video--among all who responded to CNN Showbiz program only.

This next thing is a CNN click poll, showing even larger splay of 82% for "covering up the 9-11 attacks."

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/03/336629.shtml

* Truth to Power * 25.Mar.2006 16:21

John

In the effort to 'do the right thing' and bring 'truth to light', true patriots are always going to be met with scorn and ridicule. This is especially true for those of us involved in the "9/11 Truth Movement". When truth is scary and people feel threatened by it, it seems clear that society's first reaction is to go into 'denial-mode'. Then, as is always the case when faced with facts people perceive as dangerous to their well-being and realize will affect their future in a 'big way', they run the gamut of emotions until finally they arrive at the 'stage of acceptance'. It is only when we reach this level of understanding 'COLLECTIVELY' within society that we can move forward and take positive steps to begin the task of redeeming our country and begin taking back control of it, and giving the power to the people- where it belongs.

Naturally, as is always the case after people pass through the 'denial stage', they move into the 'attack stage' where they'll do everything in their power to 'discredit and vilify' anyone who speaks out and forces them to face head-on and be confronted by information they see as negative and would rather not think about. The sad fact is, they don't realize that by not facing 'truth' they are putting themselves and loved ones in peril. This is the reality of things, friends. Denial is dangerous. People want to be able to retreat back into what they see as their safety zone in their 'denial stage'. This is a complete false sense of security and accomplishes nothing. You can't hide from the truth forever. Is it not better, if something is a threat, to face it earlier rather than later? We need to get real.

Popular culture, and of course the corporate mainstream media, have made it so there is such a massive disconnect in our society, relating to people's ability to be really 'clued-in' and aware of the true nature of reality. It is pretty scary when you think about how uninformed the average person is. Thankfully, there are alternative and independent media sources available. This is the only way in which people can be legitimately educated about the world in which we live.

Because of the strangeness of our society with people's obsession and unhealthy/twisted fascination with celebrities, I see this as a positive move towards finally waking up the slumbering masses, with Charlie Sheen stepping forward in regard to '9/11 Truth'. It's not a part of my own reality, but I know people 'love and idolize' so-called "stars" and consider their views more important and relevant than those of average people. Bizarre as this seems to me, it's just the way things are. A lot of people are pathetic and view 'so-called celebrities' almost like royalty or god-like. It's disturbing, but it's what we've been reduced to. Does it show that I'm not a fan of popular-culture? I see it as the 'root-cause' for why so many people appear so hopelessly dumbed-down. Even though many people appear as dumb 'blindersheep', they have to wake up eventually.

As for Charlie Sheen, even if he's perceived negatively in the eyes of the idiots at first, I'm sure he'll bounce back successfully. In his field of work, even bad publicity can be turned around and made into a positive thing. Especially when the position he's taken in support of 9/11 truth is righteous. Ultimately, he will be vindicated. As will all of us who were brave enough to put our reputations on the line by speaking 'truth to power' even though it's not popular to do so. . .YET. Here's an idea - LET'S MAKE TRUTH POPULAR. Won't it be embarrassing for people who took forever to finally "get a clue" about "9/11 being an inside job"? Really, C.S. can't fail on this because truth always has a way of coming out. Although, the fact is, we really don't have time to waste in bringing forth the truth on this, now do we??? More power to C.S. for having the courage to speak out. Maybe more "celebrities"-gag, will do the same. These seem to be the only people the masses pay any attention to.

For me, personally, I have much more respect for the "unsung heroes". The average, everyday people like those who 'post' here on PIMC in the effort to bring truth to power and enlighten people to the reality in which we all live. "We Are All" the ones we've been waiting for. It's only through unity that we can change our world for the better. We really do need to put aside our differences to make it work.

Alex A. - More power to you and all your hard work and bravery on "Outside the Box". It's from people like you and Clyde L., Larry J., Courtney S., Mike S., Sadie G., Jim L., etc. etc. etc. that I get my inspiration and courage to speak out. Watch public-access TV, you can learn a lot, seriously. Even though I still struggle to speak publicly, with the exception of writing here and on 'blogs' regarding 9/11 Truth; I have let my voice be heard regarding my views to EVERYONE I KNOW- Much to the dislike of many. Even though I'm not really very popular, right now anyways, among family, friends, neighbors concerning my beliefs - sometimes you have to go 'out on a limb' and expose yourself to persecution if you believe strongly enough in a 'cause'. I can't think of anything more noble than speaking out and defending truth and justice. As Alex always says every week, there is a "War for Your Mind" going on. What way are you going to go? I choose the way of truth.

There is a backlog of truth waiting to come out. It's up to all of us to unite and work together to open the 'floodgates'. To hell with the "gatekeepers". People need and deserve the truth and all it encompasses. It's our god-given right! We need to claim what is ours, and in doing so take control of OUR COUNTRY. Power to the people. . .always.

>>>  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/02/333328.shtml


"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain

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Sad Reality 26.Mar.2006 19:17

wondering

Waiting on celebrities to save us- cool. Can the world really wait for this?