MSNBC debuted a new program, Monday, featuring a 9/11 truth
conspiracy theorist as a co-anchor. Toure Neblett will be one of the
hosts for The Cycle, airing at 3pm EDT on the cable network. Toure (who doesn't use his last name on MSNBC) has tweeted his suspicions about whether the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an inside job.
One entry on Twitter reads: "How could a plane crash into the Pentagon? And not appear on video cameras?? And leave little wreckage??? #Don'tbuyitfiremenow." Another tweet features a paranoid video claiming that the Pentagon was hit by a missile: "This fascinating video raises questions about the Pentagon attack: 757 or missle [sic]? http://bit.ly/12AOlN"
Regarding former green jobs czar Van Jones (whose name appeared in a
9/11 truther website), Toure tweeted, "Van Jones was forced to resign
partly bc questions the truth of 9/11 but that Pentagon attack is really
Toure has refused repeated attempts via Twitter to explain his 9/11 trutherism. He can be reached here. He has also stopped discussing the subject.
The journalist and author has also indulged in other, more standard conspiracy mongering.
On August 27, 2011,
he speculated that a hurricane might be the fault of global warming:
"When you talk about an unusual weather event happening in New York and
this sort of thing, is this really evidence of global warming to see
this sort of a massive storm happening here?"
Considering how outraged hosts on MSNBC became over so-called birtherism, it's shocking that the network would give a program to someone who promotes such an outrageous theory.