Breitbart Blogger Moriarty Fled To Canada Because Of "Unanswered Questions" Over 9-11 And Oklahoma City
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Last week, Andrew Breitbart defended using Michael Moriarty as a contributor on his websites, despite the actor's belief in Oklahoma City and 9-11 conspiracy theories, because he's an "important" voice who "fled the United States to Canada because of the torment that he experienced trying to express his conservative beliefs."
In a recently posted column, Moriarty makes clear that his conspiracy theories play a central role in why he's fled the United States. Moriarty wrote on EnterStageRight.com -- which is not produced by Breitbart -- that the "unanswered questions over the Oklahoma City Bombing and Attorney General Janet Reno's early reporting of it persuaded me to seek shelter in Canada. The unanswered questions of 9/11 have kept me here in Canada."
Moriarty's remarks came in response to questions from me about his past statements about 9-11 and Oklahoma City. In 2007, Moriarty said that his theory about 9-11 is that President Bush and the Bin Ladens conspired together before the attacks to get Bush probable cause to invade Iraq. When asked if he had any doubt that Oklahoma City was an "inside job," Moriarty replied: "None! There were two seismic reports of explosions, there were no federal -- there were no children of federal employees in the building at the time in the daycare center, and the ATF were nowhere to be found."
Breitbart, who said he's opposed to Moriarty's 9-11 Truth views, said that if Moriarty tries to "take his 9-11 Truther stuff to my site, he'll be laughed off the site on that argument alone. ... I didn't know that when he first started writing, but he does not have a platform to put that on my site." In his February 11 column, Moriarty wrote: "How successfully George Soros has alienated me from writing for the Breitbart Publications remains to be seen."
Breitbart has previously shown a willingness to remove a contributor for off-site opinions, as he did with Dr. Kevin Pezzi, but conspiracy theories about 9-11 and Oklahoma City apparently don't rise to that level.