Michael Moriarty

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  • Breitbart Blogger Moriarty Fled To Canada Because Of "Unanswered Questions" Over 9-11 And Oklahoma City

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    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.

  • Breitbart Defends Posting The Rants Of 9-11 Truther Michael Moriarty

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    On Tuesday, Andrew Breitbart defended his decision to feature the writings of former Law and Order actor Michael Moriarty, who believes the September 11 and Oklahoma City attacks were inside jobs. Breitbart said that while he opposes Moriarty's 9-11 conspiracy theories, he believes in "more voices, not less, unlike the left."

    "If he decides to try and take his 9-11 Truther stuff to my site, he'll be laughed off the site on that argument alone," Breitbart said at a talk for The George Washington University's College Republicans. "He fights a very selective battle on that thing, and he's just one voice out of many. I believe in more voices, not less, unlike the left, that's why I created the Huffington Post."

    Breitbart added: "I have more voices, not less. I didn't fight when people exposed that. I didn't know that when he first started writing, but he does not have a platform to put that on my site."

    While he has not done so with Moriarty, Breitbart has previously shown a willingness to remove a contributor for off-site opinions.

    In August 2010, Breitbart's BigGovernment began posting the writings of Dr. Kevin Pezzi, who had written bizarre and overtly racist statements prior to joining Breitbart's BigGovernment website. After Pezzi's writings were exposed, BigGovernment removed Pezzi as a contributor because "we have been made aware of other writings from this author which do not reflect the principles and values of this site."

  • Breitbart still featuring the rants of 9-11 Truther and Oklahoma City conspiracy theorist Michael Moriarty

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the extreme views of former Law & Order actor and current Andrew Breitbart blogger Michael Moriarty. Among Moriarty's stated beliefs: the September 11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing were inside jobs; Presidents Clinton and George H.W. Bush were running illegal guns and drugs, and laundering money out of Arkansas; and Islam is "evil" and a "Gestapo."

    Moriarty has also pushed extreme views on Andrew Breitbart's "Big" websites, where he's suggested he'll feel "comfort" when President Obama is killed, claimed "Red Islam" has "literally invaded our Holy of Holies!!" through "evil" Obama and, while discussing politicians and abortions, wrote that Roe v. Wade "is worldwide suicide. Legalizing murder ultimately means legalizing your own assassination."

    Breitbart and his "Big" websites have castigated 9-11 Truthers, and criticized those associating with them. Yet Breitbart is still hosting Moriarty as a valuable contributor. Breitbart's Big Hollywood website posted another bizarre Moriarty post, this time claiming -- well, I'm not really sure what it's claiming:

  • Breitbart blogger (and ex-L&O actor) Michael Moriarty: 9-11 and Oklahoma City were inside jobs

    Blog ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    A frequent contributor to Andrew Breitbart's websites said he believes that the September 11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing were inside jobs, and suggested he'll feel "comfort" when President Obama is killed.

    Appearing on the radio program Deadline Live in February 2007, Michael Moriarty, who played assistant district attorney Ben Stone on Law and Order, was asked by host Jack Blood if he believes "that 9-11 had fingerprints of [an] inside job." Moriarty responded with his "theory" that before 9-11, President "Bush talked to the Bin Laden family in Riyadh" and said he needed "probable cause" to invade Iraq; the "Bin Ladens," in turn, told Bush that "we'll give you probable cause." When asked if he had any doubt that the Oklahoma City bombing 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."

    Moriarty's 9-11 and Oklahoma City views aren't the Breitbart contributor's only controversial remarks. On Deadline Live, Moriarty said he believes as "fact" that Presidents Clinton and George H.W. Bush were running illegal guns and drugs, and laundering money out of Arkansas. Moriarty has also castigated Islam as "evil" and a "Gestapo."

    Writing for Breitbart, Moriarty likened Obama to "Robespierre" and added, "The only comfort is that Robespierre eventually had to face his own favorite solution: the guillotine." Discussing politicians and abortion, Moriarty wrote that Roe v. Wade "is worldwide suicide. Legalizing murder ultimately means legalizing your own assassination." Moriarty has also written that a "Spirit of Evil" "owns" Obama -- who "dwarfs the endless lies of Hitler, Stalin and Mao" -- and that "Red Islam" has "invaded" the country through the president.

    Despite housing Moriarty as a contributor, Breitbart and his websites have castigated 9-11 Truthers and those who associate with them. Media Matters has documented Breitbart's apparently non-existent vetting of its contributors.