PERFECT: The Huffington Post Hires 9/11 Truther to Cover National Security
The Huffington Post’s new national security reporter is Donte Stallworth. He’s a professional football player and 9/11 truther. Oh, and he also killed a guy with his car and he’s a vaccine truther.
Dylan Byers of Politico reported today…
The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security.
Stallworth, a wide receiver in the NFL since 2002, is currently an unsigned free agent and has not played in any games since 2012. As a 9/11 truther, he has publicly stated that Osama bin Laden was not responsible for the attacks and that the Pentagon was not hit by a plane.
The Huffington Post’s response? Dude that was like five years ago…
After it was exposed that the Huffington Post hired former NFL player, convicted manslaughterer and 9/11 truther Donté Stallworth to cover national security, Arianna and the gang have been in damage control mode.
Ryan Grim, HuffPo’s Washington bureau chief, told Politico, “That doesn’t represent how he (Stallworth) thinks today. You know, that was five years ago, and people say dumb things, but that shouldn’t define him.”
Sure, yes, mistakes made years ago should be an anchor around your neck your whole life (unless you’re George W. Bush and you got a DUI 30 years before an election, then it’s fair game).
The HuffPo’s claim is total BS. Stallworth’s 9/11 truther tweets were as recent as last fall.
Do you know why liberals don’t care about this?
It’s because as recently as 2011, more than half of all Democrats were also 9/11 truthers.
Here’s BuzzFeed Ben before he left Politico…
More than half of Democrats believed Bush knew
I’ve been looking for a good analogue to the willingness of Republicans to believe, or say they believe, that Obama was born abroad, and one relevant number is the share of Democrats willing to believe, as they say, that “Bush knew.”
There aren’t a lot of great public numbers on the partisan breakdown of adherents to that conspiracy theory, but the University of Ohio yesterday shared with us the crosstabs of a 2006 poll they did with Scripps Howard that’s useful in that regard.
“How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?” the poll asked.
A full 22.6% of Democrats said it was “very likely.” Another 28.2% called it “somewhat likely.”
That is: More than half of Democrats, according to a neutral survey, said they believed Bush was complicit in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Stallworth should fit right in at the Huffington Post.
Frankly, I can’t wait to read his “reports” on national security.